Holiday waste collection schedule for Lexington announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington’s Division of Waste Management has released its collection schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Curbside collections on Mondays and Fridays will be impacted by the holiday collection schedule. Monday customers will be serviced the Wednesday following the holiday, and Friday customers will be serviced the Wednesday preceding the holiday.

Those impacted by the holiday schedule should place their carts out on Tuesday after 4 p.m. to ensure collection on their make up day.

Holiday: No Service: Make-Up Day:
Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 22 Wednesday, Dec. 20

Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25 Wednesday, Dec. 27

New Year’s Day Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Residents with city waste collection can dispose of their Christmas tree by placing it on the curb the evening before their regular collection day. All decorations, ornaments and lights must be removed. Natural trees will be taken to the city’s composting facility where they will be converted into mulch. Artificial trees will be sent to the landfill or can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Tree collection will start Tuesday, Dec. 26 and will run through January 26. Natural wreathes, garland and gourds may be placed in the gray yard waste cart.

Fayette County residents can recycle holiday lights, computers, televisions and small appliances at the City’s Electronic Recycling Center located at 1306 Versailles Road. Learn more. These items should never be placed in the blue recycling cart, as they can damage sorting equipment.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on each of the holidays listed above. The City’s Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center and Haley Pike Waste Management Facility will also be closed on those days as well as on the Saturdays of those holiday weekends (Dec. 23 and Dec. 30).

For more information on holiday waste disposal, contact LexCall at 3-1-1 or (859) 425-2255.

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