Trash, recycling pickup delayed by one day next week

Plus, programs keep holiday trees, lights out of landfills

COVINGTON, Ky. – Curbside trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by a day next week in Covington because of the New Year’s holiday.

In other words, carts normally serviced on Monday, Jan. 1, will now be emptied on Tuesday, which will push Tuesday pickups to Wednesday, and so on. So … set out your carts a day later than you usually set them out.

Transfer station

In addition, the holidays will affect hours at the Covington Transfer Station run by Rumpke Waste & Recycling at the western end of Boron Drive. The station, which accepts bulk items and waste, will be closed to the public on New Year’s Day.


Meanwhile, a few reminders to help reduce waste in landfills and mitigate the subsequent negative impact on the environment:

  • LIGHT STRING RECYCLING: If you have holiday lights that aren’t working, you can drop them off in recycling bins at City Hall and several other places.
  • TREE RECYCLING: If you put up a natural tree, we want to turn it into mulch after you take it down. There are drop-off and pick-up options.

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