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Noise Complaint

Loud, unnecessary or unusual noise at any time of day or especially between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. should be reported to Police dispatch.

Contact Name: Kenton County Communications Center
Contact Phone: 859-356-3191

Animal Control

For requests pertaining to the welfare and control of domestic, exotic and wild animals, please contact Kenton County Animal Control.

Contact Name: Kenton County Animal Control
Contact Phone: 859-356-3191

Trash Collection - Large Items

A large item is any item that is too big to fit inside your cart such as furniture, appliances, or mattresses.

Residents can place up to 12 large items for curbside collection each year, at no additional cost. To avoid citations and/or fines, follow the procedures below:

  • Prepare large items for collection. For example, mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture should be wrapped and sealed in plastic. If wrapped together, one mattress and one box spring are considered one large item. Freon should be properly removed from appliances.
  • Alert Rumpke 48-hours prior to the collection day of their intention of disposing of a large item.

Residents who require the collection of more than 12 large items per year should contact Rumpke at 1-877-786-7537. Additional fees will apply.

Contact Name: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Contact Phone: 1-877-786-7537
Contact E-Mail: covington@rumpke.com

Residential Trash and Recycling

Residential trash and recycling services are provided by Rumpke Waste & Recycling. Residential service includes:

  • The collection of a City-issued 95-gallon trash cart
  • The collection of a City-issued 65-gallon recycling cart
  • 12 large items/excessive trash pick ups per year (if properly prepared and stickered)
  • 1 real Christmas tree pickup
  • 2 bulk clean up days per year (dates TBA)

To learn more about residential trash collection please visit click on the "Residents" tab above then "Trash & Recycling." 

Recycling is collected every week on the same day as your scheduled trash pick-up. Curbside recycling is available to all Covington households at no additional charge. To sign-up for service, contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171.

Contact Name: Rumpke
Contact Phone: 1-877-786-7537
Contact E-Mail: covington@rumpke.com

Vacant Property Maintenance

Please use this service request type to request trash removal and/or grass cutting on lots with trash or high grass/weed issues. Please also use this request type to secure a structure on a vacant property, such as an open door or window.

Contact Name: Code Enforcement
Contact Phone: 859-292-2323

Parking Ticket Payment

Parking tickets are issued by the Police Department and ABM, the City's Parking Manager. 

Tickets can be paid at Midtown Garage at 25 East 5th Street (corner of 5th and Scott Blvd.) or online at https://covington.rmcpay.com/.


Contact Name: ABM
Contact Phone: 859-431-7049

Trash Cart - Repair or Replacement

Please use this request type to request repair or replacement of a trash or recycling cart for residential or business use.

Rumpke can fix issues with wheels, lids and cart lift bar. Cart may be temporarily or permanently replaced depending on the nature of the damage. 

If you believe your trash or recycling cart has been stolen, Please follow the following steps to obtain a new cart:

  • Contact Rumpke to alert them of the incident and get the serial number for your cart.
  • Download and complete the City of Covington Missing/Stolen Cart Form.
  • Before returning the form, check your neighborhood to see if you can locate your missing cart based on the serial number.
  • If you are unable to locate your missing cart, return the completed form to Rumpke via regular mail at P.O. Box 575, Alexandria, KY, 41001 or by faxing to 859-448-0521. The form can also be sent electronically by emailing covington@rumpke.com.

Your claim will be reviewed and a replacement cart ordered.  Multiple claims may result in denial or fees.

Contact Name: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Contact Phone: 1-877-786-7537
Contact E-Mail: covington@rumpke.com


Rumpke is the exclusive service provider of open top dumpster rentals for Covington residents and businesses.

You must obtain a dumpster permit from the City before having one delivered and placed on the sidewalk or street. 

If you want to report an illegal dumpster or container, contact Community Services at 859-292-2323.

Contact Name: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Contact Phone: 1-877-786-7537
Contact E-Mail: covington@rumpke.com

Leaf Collection

Please use this service request type to request collection of leaves. The autumn leaf collection program runs between November and January. No Parking Signs will be displayed in the area of pick-up by Department of Public Improvements (DPI) 24 hours in advance. Residents are asked to blow their leaves to the curb for the City's leaf truck to come by and vacuum them. Residents should pile leaves neatly and the curb and not bag them. 

For service outside the typical collection program period, please use the 'Yard Waste' service request type.

To view the Residential Leaf Collection Schedule and Map, click here.

Contact Name: Allison Donaldson
Contact Phone: 859-292-2292
Contact E-Mail: adonaldson@covingtonky.gov

Yard Waste Removal or Pickup

Yard waste can be placed in your City-issued brown cart for disposal. If you have more yard waste than what your cart holds, follow the Large Item Collection or Special Pick-up procedures.

You can use one of the City’s Large Item Pickup stickers to dispose of up to six, 30-gallon bags of yard waste. 

Loose shrubbery or tree limbs must be bundled and tied in lengths no larger/longer than 4 feet long and 2 feet wide.  Bundles should not exceed 50 pounds and be marked with a Large Item Sticker. 

Residents are encouraged to alert Rumpke 48-hours prior to the collection day of their intention of disposing of a Large Item.

Contact Name: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Contact Phone: 1-877-786-7537
Contact E-Mail: covington@rumpke.com