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Christmas Tree Recycling Program Confirmed for Covington Residents; Free Mulch Available

    COVINGTON, KY - The Department of Public Improvements Solid Waste and Urban Forestry Divisions, and Keep Covington Beautiful, in conjunction with Republic Services, the City's waste management vendor, are pleased to announce the first annual curbside Christmas tree pickup for all citizens of Covington starting December 29, 2014 and running through January 9, 2015.   Natural Chri...

The Way Things Work: Snow and Ice Removal in Covington

Covington, KY – The Department of Public Improvements works hard to keep the streets safe during ice and snow emergencies and has been preparing since November to combat Mother Nature this winter season. In order to be efficient in snow plowing efforts, the Department of Public Improvements divides the city up into 12 different plow routes. These routes were designed to overlap in some areas...
Tags: snow, ice, winter

City Gets Serious About Trash Management

COVINGTON, KY - The City's Solid Waste Division is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness on the role that property owners play in trash management. This month, the City mailed courtesy letters to all Covington landlords to remind them of their responsibility, and benefits, associated with taking an active role in trash management. The campaign was created to address the increasing amount of c...

Roadwork Update: Russell Street

The City has hired Eaton Construction to resurface Russell Street from 6th  to 18th Streets.  Work will begin Monday, October 27 at 8am and is anticipated to last two weeks.   There will also be some minimal resurfacing work to cover the areas where the water main has recently been replaced by the Northern Kentucky Water District on 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, ...

Fountain Fixed in Time for Riverfest

Thanks to the Department of Public Improvements, the broken fountain in George Rogers Clark Park is once again flowing and this just in time for RiverFest when the riverfront sees the highest pedestrian traffic of the year. Insects and birds are happy to hear the news too; when we went on site, there was a praying mantis taking a quick drink and birds were also enjoying some time perched at the to...

Sinkholes and Sewer Laterals Addressed in New Partnership Agreement

SD1 Will Cover Cost of Exploratory for Sewer Lateral Damage in New Program COVINGTON - SD1 has includ...

City Moves Forward on Basin Improvements in Flood-Prone Areas

Public invited to attend Project Briefing 6 p.m. August 6 COVINGTON - The City of Covington and Sanit...

River Sweep 2014 This Saturday

COVINGTON - Approximately 70 volunteers will be picking up litter this Saturday along the Ohio and Licking River banks in Covington.  Toyota, the Northern Kentucky Sierra Club, Cub Scout Pack 721, Covington residents and Keep Covington Beautiful will be participating. The annual River Sweep is organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and has three locations in Covin...

Great American Cleanup This Saturday

Community Prepares for Biggest Volunteer Day of the Year; Sign-Up Still Possible Keep Covington Beautiful is hosting its Great American Cleanup is this Saturday 9am-12pm and is expecting  800 volunteers to participate at 30 different sites throughout the City. The event is poised as the City’s collective spring cleaning community event. Volunteers will be out in the community working to...

Weatherwatch: Easy Care for Catch Basins and Storm Drains

April showers are here and Covington is scheduled for some rainy weather. It's important to know that catch basins are our friends!   What are catch basins/storm drains? Catch basins, otherwise known as storm drains, are on almost every street corner and allow rainwater to drain from our streets.  They are especially useful during storms when the high water volume fal...
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