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2016 Spring Trash Amnesty Weeks

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Please note: This article pertains to the City's 2016 Amnesty Week calendar. To view the City's 2017 Amnesty Week calendar, click here.

COVINGTON, KY – In anticipation of spring cleaning and yard work, the City of Covington has scheduled two trash amnesty weeks for the weeks of April 11 and May 9, 2016.

In addition to the trash contained inside the City-issued trash carts, residents can place up to three large items or ten 30-gallon bags of trash at the curb during amnesty weeks without using a green sticker. This trash will be collected during regularly scheduled trash days.

Residents should still prepare large items for collection. For example, mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture should be wrapped and sealed in plastic and Freon should be properly removed from appliances.

Leaves and grass clippings should be contained in either paper or plastic bags. Branches should be bundled and tied in stacks no larger than 2 feet wide and 4 feet long. Each bundle counts as one large item. Bagged yard waste counts toward the ten bag limit.

To dispose of additional trash outside of amnesty weeks, residents must use one of the 12 City-issued green large item stickers. Each green sticker allows residents to dispose of one large item or an additional six bags of trash. Covington adopted the green sticker program in an effort to help keep neighborhoods and city streets and sidewalks clean. 

When placing additional material or large items at the curb outside of amnesty weeks, the City encourages residents to notify Rumpke by calling 1-877-786-7537.