Covington holiday garbage, recycling schedules

Both weeks: One-day delay, starting Wednesday
COVINGTON, Ky. - Velvet-voiced crooners on “Christmas Tunes Until Your Eardrums Bleed” stations are singing serenely of roasting chestnuts, corn for popping, pretty paper, and horses drawing sleighs across peaceful landscapes glistening with snow on midnights clear.
In this universe, however, Christmas reality includes burned-out light strings ... cutting the wrapping paper too short ... changing side dishes because you can’t find green beans that are remotely fresh ... watching the empty wine bottles and boxes pile up ... and feeling guilty because the Smiths sent you a Christmas card for the 7th year in a row and cards are on your “can’t get to it this year” list.
(Need we go on?)
So ... to alleviate your stress (about the full cans, at least), City Hall is clearing up confusion and anxiety about solid waste and recycling collection in the City of Covington during the holidays.
In #LovetheCov, the schedule on both Christmas week and New Year’s week will be thus:
  • Monday and Tuesday: Rumpke will collect garbage and recyclables as usual.
  • Wednesday: No collection.
  • Thursday-Saturday: Service will be delayed one day (a la Wednesday routes are moved to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, and so on). 
And speaking of burned-out lights and wrapping paper: 
  • Thanks to Keep Covington Beautiful, there are two locations where you can recycle strings of lights that no longer work. One is at the Public Works office at 4399 Boron Drive in Latonia, 9 p.m.-4 p.m. (there’s a bin in the main hallway). The other is at Hub+Weber Architects, 200 W. Pike St., 8 p.m.-5 p.m. 
  • To avoid getting on Santa’s naughty list, see the image above for guidance on holiday-related waste and what you can (“nice”) and cannot (“naughty”) recycle.  
For general recycling tips, see HERE, and for general information on trash and recycling in the City, click HERE.
Now, back to those fantasy-filled Christmas tunes ...
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