When is trash pickup on Christmas and New Year’s?

When is trash pickup on Christmas and New Year’s?

a christmas tree in a garbage can

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Those impacted by the holiday collection schedule should place their carts out on Tuesday after 4 pm to ensure collection on their Wednesday makeup day.

Christmas Eve

No Collection: Monday, Dec. 24

Makeup Day: Wednesday, Dec. 26


Christmas Day

No Collection: Tuesday, Dec. 25

Makeup Day: Wednesday, Dec. 26


New Year’s Day

No Collection: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

Makeup Day: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019


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. Just be sure to clean all decorations off before you drop off.


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 be closed on those days as well as on the Saturdays of those holiday weekends (Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29).


Figuring out your holiday plans?

Here’s what’s open and closed, Where to eat and drink, and church services one Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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