Trash Amnesty Week Scheduled for Nov. 9

COVINGTON, KY – In anticipation of fall yard clean up, the City of Covington has scheduled a trash amnesty week for the week of November 9, 2015.

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 this amnesty week, 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.

“We will offer these events throughout the year to help residents dispose of extra trash,” Sheila Fields, Solid Waste Coordinator, said. “Our next amnesty week event will be scheduled around Christmas.”

To dispose of additional trash outside of amnesty weeks, residents must use one of the 12 City-issued green large item stickers. Stickers were mailed to residents earlier this month, and each green sticker allows residents to dispose of one large item or an additional six bags of trash. 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.

Covington adopted the green sticker program as a direct effort to clean up neighborhoods as well as educate the community about recycling. “Recycling everyday waste such as plastic bottles, jugs, glass food containers, paper and cardboard food packaging can reduce your trash by half,” said Fields. Households that do not already participate in recycling are encouraged to contact Rumpke to sign up. 

Click here more information about the City’s trash and recycling program.