Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is adjusting its trash collection schedule for Christmas and New Years.

Residents and businesses whose regular curbside waste collection day falls on a holiday will be serviced on either the Monday or Wednesday before their regular collection day. Those impacted by the holiday schedule change should place their carts out after 4 pm the day prior to ensure collection.


3 trash bins in front of a houseChristmas Eve
No collection: Tuesday, December 24
Makeup day: Monday, December 23

Christmas and New Year’s Day both fall on Wednesdays, which are not residential collection days. Therefore, those holidays do not impact the collection schedule.


The city’s Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center, and Haley Pike Waste Management Facility will be closed on all those days, as well as on the following Saturdays: Nov. 30, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

No yard waste will be collected the weeks of December 23 and 30, only trash and recycling.


Instead of throwing the Christmas tree in the trash, recycle it to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. There are drop-off points across the state where old trees can be brought (Lexington: Jacobson Park). The trees will be combined to become brush reefs, which provides nesting and rearing habitat for gamefish. It also creates homes for invertebrates and smaller fishes that provide food for larger fish. Be sure to clean all decorations off before you drop off.


What if you forget a last minute ingredient on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Here’s what’s open and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including a list of grocery stores, post offices, movie theaters, and more.

Here’s a list of Lexington dining options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2019.

Want to attend a Christmas Service this holiday? Click here to see when churches are having their services.


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