Residential Garbage Pickup Near Covington, Kentucky

Waste collection in Covington is getting a big upgrade. Since taking over Covington Transfer Station in 2020, Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been providing Covington residents with more competitive pricing and expanded waste collection services than ever. And look forward to even more benefits: Rumpke will also remodel the City's Public Works complex as a headquarters for its Northern Kentucky hauling operations.

So don’t hesitate to rely on us for your household waste management needs. We’re conveniently situated right down the street from Latonia Centre shopping mall. 

Residential Garbage Services Offered in Covington

Rumpke offers a wide range of solid waste disposal services in Covington, including:

Learn more about all Rumpke services in Covington.

How does trash pickup service work in Covington?

The City of Covington contracts with Rumpke for all residential waste collection and recycling services. You can either call us at 1-800-828-8171 or submit a service request form online to signup for service. 

Each Covington household is provided with a City-issued trash cart. Material should be bagged and placed in the cart and lid should shut. Additional carts are available to use. Residents participating in curbside recycling will receive a city-issued recycling cart. There are multiple sizes available. All material should be placed in the recycling cart loose. Contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 for more details.

Residential Garbage Removal in Covington FAQs:

How do I schedule garbage service in Covington?

Start by filling out our service request form online. Once you’ve indicated what your trash and recycling needs, our friendly team will send you information regarding pricing and collection schedule. . 

What is the price of garbage pickup? 

Rumpke partners with the City of Covington and other Northern Kentucky communities to provide residents with friendly, reliable service. Contact us at 1-800-828-8171 to learn about the services and pricing in your area. 

Do you offer household hazardous waste disposal?

Per federal law, Rumpke cannot accept hazardous materials, including:

  • Batteries

  • Fluorescent light bulbs

  • Paint

  • Antifreeze

  • Freon

  • Combustible materials like gasoline and used motor oil

  • Any other items identified with “Danger” or “Poison”, including pool chemicals, insecticides, and some cleaning supplies

The best way to dispose of such items is to use them up as intended. The worst? Throwing them out in the trash or down the drain. This is not just harmful to the environment, but can also cause dumpster and trash truck fires, especially during warmer seasons.

Thankfully, Kenton County—together with Boone and Campbell Counties—is a member of the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area (NKSWMA). That means that as a Covington resident, you can simply bring your items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, typically held the first Saturday in November. 

There are many other options for getting rid of household hazardous waste, all clearly and conveniently detailed in the comprehensive Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Resource Guide

How do I schedule bulk trash removal, such as for moving or renovations?

You can always rent one of our roll off dumpsters for bulk trash collection. Just make an appointment online here on our website. 

Alternatively, you can also drop off any bulk trash at: 

  • Our location here at Covington Transfer Station, near the Walgreens on Winston Avenue

  • Pendleton County Landfill in Butler, just down the street from Rose Hill Farm Winery

  • Colerain Township Landfill in Cincinnati, off of Colerain Avenue 

How do I dispose of large items like furniture, mattresses, and appliances for disposal?

If you would like to have larger items picked up curbside, make sure to let us know at least 48 hours before your regularly scheduled collection. A few notes:

  • We cannot do curbside pickups of televisions larger than 32 inches.

  • Mattresses and upholstered furniture must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for removal.

You can also bring larger items to: 

  • Our location here at Covington Transfer Station, near the Walmart Supercenter at Valley Plaza Parkway

  • Pendleton County Landfill in Butler, next to the Pendleton County Animal Shelter

  • Colerain Township Landfill in Cincinnati, off the intersection of I-275 and US 27

How do I find my trash pickup schedule?

You’ll be assigned a once-a-week curbside trash and recycling pickup day when you register for our services. Holiday schedules may vary, so check with us online to see how you might be affected.

How do I get recycling?

Rumpke uses single-stream recycling, where we collect your recyclables together in a single container. That makes recycling easy for you, since you don’t have to separate out your different recyclables. In general, you can recycle:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs and tubs

  • Glass bottles and jars

  • Aluminum cans

  • Steel cans and lids

  • Paperboard (like cereal boxes)

  • Cardboard

  • Office paper

  • Envelopes and junk mail

  • Newspapers, magazines and inserts

  • Telephone books and catalogs

  • Cartons