Get the 311

311 Alerts is a system that allows residents to sign up for text or email notifications about city services and programs like curbside waste collection schedule changes; vacuum leaf collection dates and schedules; etc. Register through the LexCall app.


Plant by Numbers

Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services has developed Plant by Numbers, a DIY guide for pollinator-friendly landscaping. Plant by Numbers contains templates on what to plant and where. For templates, a list of participating shops, and tips on yard prep, visit (There is an accompanying art exhibit, Paint by Nature, at the Downtown Arts Center through October 21.

Tuesday, October 2

The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market, located in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot is open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm.


Tuesday October 6

Wild Ones Lexington hosts a Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium for home owners, gardeners, and professional landscapers on October 6.


Saturday, October 13

The City of Lexington offers Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste on October 13 from 6 am to 1 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste.


Green House17’s October U-Pick Day is October 13. There are two picking options. A limited number of early-pick tickets are available, then the fields will open for drop-in pickers.


The Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship is at The Henry Clay Estate on Saturday, October 13.


If you’re interested in volunteering, Green Force 101 Training for Bluegrass Greensource is Saturday, October 13. You will learn the basics of recycling, water quality, and energy conservation in the Bluegrass.


Urban Forest Initiative’s Tree Week is October 6 – 14. This week celebrates the roles trees play through creative, informative and fun-filled activities. Events at various locations around Lexington.


Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show is Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.  Shop vintage Halloween and seasonal decor, vintage baking and dining sets, furniture, rugs, and artwork for one-of-a-kind decor for your home.


Saturday October 20

Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday October 20, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the former landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. For a complete list of accepted items, go to event.


Friday October 26

October 26 through 28, Vintage Market Days of Lexington will be at the Kentucky Horse Park. Vendors will feature vintage goods, antiques, art, clothing, jewelry, home décor, outdoor furnishings, and seasonal plantings.


Thursday November 1

Fayette County residents and businesses that generate less than 5 percent of their revenues from tire sales are welcome to drop off unwanted tires from Thursday Nov 1 thru Saturday Nov 3 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. This event is NOT for tire retailers or scrap metal dealers. The Waste Tire Collection Program is sponsored by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and the LFUCG Division of Waste Management.


This article also appears on page 20 of the October 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.


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