Trash Amnesty Week: Your green stickers no good here

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington residents who need to throw away bulk trash items or extra yard waste from the spring cleanup around their houses should take advantage of Trash Amnesty Week.
This coming week - April 23-27 - the City is relaxing garbage restrictions to celebrate the upcoming Great American Cleanup Day and to help residents get rid of leaves and other yard waste accumulated over the winter.

In addition to the trash contained inside the City-issued trash carts, during Trash Amnesty Week residents can place up to three large items and ten 30-gallon bags of trash at the curb 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.
  • Freon should be properly removed from appliances.
  • Leaves and grass clippings should be contained in either paper or plastic bags.
  • Branches, loose shrubbery or lumber should be bundled and tied in lengths no larger than 4 feet long and 2 feet wide, and they shouldn’t weigh more than 50 pounds. 

Bagged yard waste counts toward the 10-bag limit.

Outside of Trash Amnesty Week, residents must use one of their 12 City-issued green stickers to dispose of bulk items and trash that doesn’t fit inside their cart. Each green sticker allows residents to dispose of one large item or an additional six bags of trash. See instructions printed on the green stickers for additional details.

Covington adopted the green sticker program to help keep neighborhoods and City streets and sidewalks clean. 

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

Additional 2018 Trash Amnesty Weeks are scheduled to take place the weeks of:

  • July 23-27
  • Oct. 22-26
  • Dec. 24-29
For more information, regarding the City’s Trash & Recycling programs click here.