Lexington has received national recognition for its stormwater program, winning the Program Management Award and the Overall Highest Score Award. The awards were presented to Jennifer Carey, the Division of Water Quality’s Stormwater permit coordinator.


The Lexington Fire Department Community Services Division will install 10-year lithium battery smoke alarms in all homes in Fayette County.  As part of the installation, the LFD will also conduct a fire safety inspection. Contact the Lexington Fire Department via email at or call (859) 231-5662 to schedule your appointment.


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.


Holiday Trash Pickup

Residences and businesses with curbside city waste collection will not be serviced on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. The make-up day for both will be on Wednesday, November 21. Please place carts out after 4 pm the day before the make-up day to receive service.


Leaf Collection

Lexington’s vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Monday, Nov 5. The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service. Residents should prepare leaves before collection begins in their neighborhood. Rake leaves into the area between the sidewalk and street. If your sidewalk is next to the curb or if you have no sidewalk, place the leaves on the edge of your lawn closest to the street. Never rake leaves into the street.

Lexington Leaf Collection 2018



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, November 1 through Saturday, November 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.


Ball Homes Night of Hope is November 1 at the Lexington Opera House.


Saturday, November 3

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate hosts a Fall Clean-Up Day on November 3. After volunteers help with the clean up, lunch will be provided with door prizes from area businesses.


Wilson Nurseries on Palumbo hosts a succulent wreath making workshop on November 3. This is a ticketed event.


Saturday, November 10

Lexington Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert featuring Silverback is November 10 at Equus Run Vineyards.


Athens Schoolhouse Holiday Show and Sale is November 10 and 11. You’ll find containers for presents, dining sets, vintage holiday decor and more.


Sunday November 11

Allen Kingsland of Wild Birds Unlimited will bring a selection of birdfeeders, foods and shelters that will suit our Central Kentucky feathered friends to the Eastside Library on November 11. Learn what sort of birds you can expect at your backyard feeder, and how to protect them over the winter.


Wednesday, November 14

Lexington Habitat for Humanity Bids 4 Builds Launch Party is November 14 at Relic, a new shop in the Pepper Distillery Rickhouse. Enjoy an evening of bidding, food, drinks, and entertainment. Get a first-look at some of the items that will be available during silent auction, running November 14-26. Please RSVP online.


Thursday, November 15

BIA’s Annual Salute to the Stars Awards Dinner is Thursday, November 15 at Embassy Suites. Celebrate Central Kentucky’s builders, realtors, remodelers, and vendors.


Saturday, November 17

Lexington residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded on Paper Shred Day on November 17 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. No wet material will be accepted.


Create simple fall decorations and make customized turkey placeholders to jazz up your holiday table at the Eastside Library on November 17.


Sunday, November 18

The Kentucky Holly Jolly Christmas Expo is November 18 at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton on Richmond Road.


Friday, November 23

Frying a Thanksgiving turkey? Never pour used cooking oil or grease down the drain. Lexington residents can recycle used cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss on November 23 at Redwood Cooperative School from 10 am to 2 pm.


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

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