Now that Christmas has passed, it’s time to take down all the decorations. Not sure what to do with your tree or lights? Lexington has a recycling program for natural and artificial trees and lights!
Natural Christmas Trees: January 3 – 27, 2024
- Remove all lights and decorations. Place at the curb on your regular collection day, from January 3 through January 27, 2024. Natural trees will be composted at the city’s composting facility.
- Fayette County residents without curbside city service can take their natural trees to the Haley Pike Waste Management Facility.
- The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources also has drop-off sites for natural Christmas trees at various locations, including Jacobson Park. Christmas tree drop-off sites will be open from December 26 through January 15, 2024. Check the Fish & Wildlife website for locations and more information.
Artificial Christmas Trees
- Those with city service can break down their artificial trees and place them next to your green trash cart at the curb on your regular collection day.
- Artificial trees in good condition can be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
- Visit Lexington Habitat for Humanity ReStore for details.
- Lights cannot go in curbside recycling carts or mixed recycling dumpsters. They get tangled in equipment, causing delays and damage at the Recycle Center.
- String lights, extension cords, light sensors, power strips, timers, electric candles, other electronics, and household batteries can be taken to the city’s Electronic Recycling Center year-round. The center is located at 1306 Versailles Road.
- Collection bins will be available throughout Lexington beginning Tuesday, November 21. The collection will end on January 14, 2024. See the list of collection locations here.