Covington to Host Free Yard Waste Drop Off for Residents Saturday

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you live in Covington, you can get rid of yard waste for free come Saturday, thanks to a first-ever drop-off event organized by the City of Covington and Rumpke Waste & Recycling.
Residents can drop off yard waste, Saturday, November 21, 8 a.m. to Noon at the Covington Transfer Station at 4399 Boron Drive, at the southern end of the street. To get to the site, turn right just before the City’s Public Works Garage. Collected yard waste will be transported to Rumpke’s composting site in Colerain Township, Ohio. There, the material is converted into mulch that is sold to a landscaping company or used at Rumpke’s site for a variety of applications.
You must be a Covington resident to participate. You will be asked to unload your vehicle while practicing social distancing. Businesses – such as landscape companies are not eligible for the free event.
The event was made possible by a new, expanded partnership between the City and Rumpke, which has taken over ownership of the transfer station. 
Accepted Yard Waste:
  • Brush and tree branches
    • Must be cut into manageable lengths, no longer than 12 inches in Diameter.
    • Must be bundled and no heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Yard trimmings must be brought in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. No plastic bags.
    • Containers and plastic bags will be returned.
Not accepted:
  • No Yard waste in plastic bags 
  • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups.
  • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted.
  • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted.
  • Yard trimmings in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments cannot be accepted.

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