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Covington Celebrates "America Recycles Day"

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Tuesday, November 15 celebrates "America Recycles Day!" The City of Covington and Keep Covington Beautiful encourage its residents and businesses to do their part in promoting recycling initiatives and in taking the pledge to recycle today.

Take the Pledge!

  • Download the social media sticker and post to your Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram page using the official America Recycles Day hashtag: #BeRecycled
  • Share ways in which you pledge to recycle and make Covington a cleaner and greener place. 

Click here to download the social media sticker.

How do you do your part?

“At Bouquet, we try to recycle as much as possible. All of our plastics, aluminum and cardboard get recycled every night. Glass bottles as well. We also try to find interesting reuses for items. Our empty wine bottles for example are picked up by a local artist and melted into sculptures he creates.” 

-- Bouquet Chef/Owner Stephen Williams

Recycling Tips

Below are several recycling tips to assist you in doing your part:

  • Help prevent equipment breakdowns at the recycling center by never placing recyclables in plastic bags or placing plastic bags in your recycling cart.
  • Commercial businesses that produce a high volume of recyclable materials should always use clear plastic bags.
  • Prepare a plastic bottle or jug for recycling by emptying it, crushing it (if possible) and reattaching the lid.
  • Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Remember, styrofoam plates and plastic utensils are not recyclable! Use glass or reusable utensils instead.
  • During the holiday season, more packages are sent and received than any other time of the year. Remember to recycle your cardboard boxes (breakdown boxes) and holiday wrapping paper!

Interested in Recycling? Sign-up Today!

Do your part, get a recycling cart and fill it with bottles, cans, cartons, cardboard and paper. Join the City and Keep Covington Beautiful in their efforts to make Covington a clean and green place to live. Pledge your Love for the Cov by recycling at home.

It’s easy to get started:

There’s no additional cost to recycle. Contact Rumpke at 1-877-786-7537, to request your 18 gallon bin, 35-,65-, or 95-gallon cart and start recycling today while supplies last. Place cart at the curb on your regularly scheduled trash collection day during your scheduled recycling week.

Do your part!

Check out how many residents in the City are doing their part by clicking here. Help this number continue to grow by signing up to recycle today!

For more information regarding the City's trash and recycling collection, click here.