Voucher Program

Changes for Clean-Up Events

Voucher Program

The monthly clean-up events have been modified to a Voucher System Program.

The monthly clean-up events have been replaced with a voucher system. Beginning in January 2019, unwanted waste can be taken directly to Bavarian Landfill (859-485-4416), instead of Kenton County Public Works. The voucher system will allow the community to dispose of their waste at Bavarian Landfill, Monday through Saturday, during normal business hours. Kenton County will no longer host monthly clean-up events.

Getting a Voucher

200 vouchers per month will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Vouchers will not be issued during months that have a clean-up event scheduled (spring and fall clean-up events).

Kenton County residents must provide a proper Kenton County ID with address that matches a current paid trash bill. Vouchers are not intended for businesses.

Vouchers can be picked up at the Kenton County Public Works office during normal business hours.

Limit 1 voucher per Kenton County residential address per month; not to exceed 10 per year.


Kenton County will still have the normal appliance pickup and drop-off options for metals, oil, and antifreeze, available to the public during normal business hours.

Options for disposal of items not accepted with voucher program:

Accepted Items

  • Glass
  • Large and bulky furniture
  • Mattresses are accepted with an additional $5 disposal fee (not included with voucher)
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Yard waste

Items Not Accepted

  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Liquids
  • Metals
  • Tires

Vans / SUVs / Pickup Trucks

Waste cannot be stacked higher than the cab.

Trailers up to 8 Feet in Length

Waste can be stacked no higher than 3 feet.

Bavarian has the right to turn away unacceptable items and loads that are too large.

If the load is too large (exceeds the value of the voucher) resident has the option to pay for load at the normal Bavarian Landfill rate and hold on to voucher for a smaller load.

No Credit Policy

  • Two vouchers max per drop off
  • Vouchers hold no monetary value

Kenton County Code of Ordinances

  • Chapter 50.031: Collection of solid waste, including bulky waste, from all generators, including residential, agricultural, commercial, institutional and industrial is mandatory.
  • Chapter 50.066: Open dumping of solid waste, including bulky waste, on all lands (that is, roadsides, hollows, river, streams, lakes, and the like) by any persons is prohibited.

Dropping items off at Public Works when there is no clean-up event scheduled is wrong and considered illegal dumping. If caught, you will be prosecuted and fined.