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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Recycling Program Suspended

Big Blue Recycle Bin

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. To obtain a Trash Voucher, visit the website. Residents may also contact the office at (859) 392-1920 for assistance.

Several Kenton County Fiscal Court departments may be experiencing a change in office availability. A full list is available here. 


Solid waste collection is a critical and essential job as part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can help protect the health of the men and women who collect your trash and recycling during this vital time. The virus may survive for up to 24 hours on cardboard and two to three days on plastic*. With a few simple steps, you can protect sanitation workers by reducing the possibility they will come into contact with potentially contaminated items. Visit the Solid Waste Association of North America’s website for tips.

More information

You can also follow Kenton County on Facebook (@KentonCounty) or on Twitter (@KentonCounty)  for the most up-to-date information regarding closures and services

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Northern Kentucky Health Department website or follow the NKYHD on Facebook (@nkyhealth) and Twitter (@nkyhealth).

Kentuckians can find regular updates and resources including more information about when to seek medical attention and courses of action for those in counties with positive cases at the Kentucky COVID-19 website. They are also urged to visit the CDC website for up-to-date information. Kentuckians who want advice can call the state hotline at 1.800.722.5725 or call their local health care provider.

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