The week of July 23 is Trash Amnesty Week in Covington, where residents can throw away bulk trash items without using the special green stickers normally required.
Through July 27, residents can place up to three large items and ten 30-gallon bags of trash at the curb to be picked up during regularly scheduled days. Worth noting: bagged yard waste counts toward the 10-bag limit. A few other guidelines of note from the city:
- Mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture should be wrapped and sealed in plastic.
- Freon should be removed from appliances.
- Leaves and grass clippings should be contained in either paper or plastic bags.
- Branches, loose shrubbery, or lumber should be bundled and tied in lengths no larger than 4-feet long and 2-feet wide and should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
The relaxed rules apply to single-family homes and multi-family buildings with four or fewer units. Two more Trash Amnesty Weeks are scheduled for October 22-26 and December 24-29.