Turn those 'lovely branches' to mulch

One of the three drop-off sites has its first tree ...

Program keeps holiday trees out of landfills

COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s three days after Christmas, and the first discarded “natural” tree has arrived at one of the City of Covington’s drop-off sites.

Soon, it’ll find new “life” as a pile of mulch.

But it’s lonely. Last year we collected 213 trees, and we know we can do much better.

So, no matter when you elect to take down your tree, we can help you keep it out of the landfill:

Option No. 1: Set it out on your normal trash collection day Jan. 4-18 (if you call Rumpke at least 48 hours in advance at (800) 828-8171).

Option No. 2: Drop your tree off through Jan. 18 at one of three locations:

  • In South Covington, at the parking lot at Tripoli and Hands Pike, next to the park.
  • At the Urban Forestry Garage at 1700 Montague Road in Devou Park.
  • In the parking lot at 14 Pete Rose Pier, which is at the foot of Bakewell Street on the north side of the Ohio River floodwall.

For both options, make sure the tree is stripped of lights, ornaments, and tinsel.

And thanks to Rumpke Trash & Recycling, Keep Covington Beautiful, and the City's Urban Forestry Division for partnering with us on this activity.