Recycling in Kenton County
Due to the growing public health impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Kenton County Public Works is suspending the “Big Blue Recycle Bin” recycling program in Kenton County.
Kenton County has removed their bins from their locations. The safety and health of those involved in the program was a leading factor in this decision.
The Kenton County Public Works Campus is closed to the general public until further notice. Residents may still contact the office at (859) 392-1920 for assistance and questions.
Fibers (Mixed Papers)
Newspapers with glossy ad inserts, magazines, catalogs and telephone books should be placed together in a brown paper grocery sack. Place sack(s) inside or beside your bin, or - in case of rain - place under the bin. Not presently accepted are pizza boxes. Grease and food contamination of cardboard renders it unacceptable.
Clear, brown, green and blue glass food and beverage containers and jars are accepted. Please remove caps and rinse. Paper labels do not need to be removed. Metal lids may also be placed in the bin. Not presently accepted are window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses or mugs, and oven-cooking glassware (Pyrex).
- Detergent bottles displaying the recycling logo with the number 1 or 2
- Plastic milk containers
- Soft drinks
Please remove all caps or lids and rinse. Labels do not need to be removed. Not presently accepted are wide-mouth containers such as margarine bowls or whipped topping containers; plastic flatware; cassette and compact disc cases; children's toys; oil jugs, plastic bags and plastic buckets.
Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans, steel soup and food cans, and empty aerosol cans are accepted. Please rinse and drain cans. Labels do not need to be removed. Lids may be placed inside cans. Not presently accepted are pots or pans, coat hangers, and scrap steel.
Recycling Printer & Toner Cartridges
Bring your used printer and copier toner cartridges to:
- Kenton County Public Works:
420 Independence Station Road (Lincoln Ridge Park)
Independence, KY 41051
- Kenton County Building:
303 Court Street
Covington, KY 41011