LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It has been five days since storms bringing historical winds swept through Kentucky, and for many, the cleanup process is just beginning.

Although the city of Lexington does have employees working overtime to clean up tree debris, officials ask that able-bodied residents clean up what they can so that workers can spend their time helping those who can’t.

Trees and other yard waste can be taken to the former Old Frankfort Pike Landfill at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, March 10.

Yard waste and debris can also be dropped off for free at the city’s Haley Pike landfill, located at 4216 Hedger Lane. This service will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be no limit on the number of loads of yard waste and storm debris a resident can transport to this site.


A Fayette County driver’s license or other proof of residence in Fayette County is required to use these free services.

If you are unable to get your trees and yard waste to one of the drop-off sites and are within the urban service area, you can stack debris between the sidewalk and the curb to be picked up. There are two ways to ensure this debris is picked up by city crews:

  • If you have city pickup, the material you leave at the curb will be picked up as part of your normal weekly service as long as it is cut into 4-foot sections.
  • If you do not have city pickup, or if you have debris that you cannot cut into four-foot sections, you need to call 311 and schedule a pickup. The maximum length of debris is 12 feet, and the material cannot exceed 16 inches in diameter.