Clean & green made easy

Drop-off events help residents with problematic waste disposal
COVINGTON, Ky. - Five special drop-off events in the coming weeks - with one starting Thursday - will give Covington residents additional opportunities to properly dispose of tires, appliances, yard waste, old cleaning chemicals, and other problematic materials.
The events: 
  • The Kenton County Public Works Fall Clean-up, (at its garage in Independence). Thursday through Saturday. Accepted items include appliances, furniture, yard debris, scrap metals, antifreeze, and other materials. Info, HERENote: You have to unload your own vehicle, and bring proof that you live in Kenton County.
  • Kenton County 2020 Waste Tire Collection Event, (Pioneer Park). Oct. 9-10. Info, HERE.
  • Covington tire collection, (at the Covington transfer station on Boron Drive). Oct. 24. Details pending.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, (Florence Y’alls Stadium, Florence). Nov. 7. Info, HERENote: You need to fill out a form, and expect a line.
  • Covington Yard Waste Collection, (at the Covington transfer station on Boron Drive). Nov. 21. Details pending. 
“These events make it easier for residents to do their part to protect and improve the quality of life where they live, eliminate illegal dumping, and divert from our landfills,” said Sheila Fields, Covington’s Solid Waste and Recycling coordinator. “This is especially helpful for those hard-to-recycle items that are not accepted in Covington’s curbside program.”
Fields said the two Covington-based events are new this year, courtesy of the City’s expanded contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling, including its new management and ownership of the transfer station.
“Rumpke is proving to be a good partner, and we look forward to holding many such events for Covington residents with the goal of keeping our neighborhoods clean,” she said.
Details on those events will be released later.
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