Sometimes all it takes is one person to help keep Covington clean. You can be that person by adopting your very own spot! This could be your street, a parking lot, your block, a park, a trail, a storm drain, a community gateway, or pretty much any little spot you can think of. Adopt-A-Spot provides Covington residents, business owners, students, or other organizations with the tools you need to help make a difference in your community.



Awesome! We want to help you get started!

  1. Register your area or project/cleanup event using the "Register For Adopt-A-Spot" button to your right.

  2. Call 859-292-2121 or email ( and advise when you want to pick up supplies. Please give at least 3 days advance notice. Don’t forget to leave your group’s name or individual’s name and give contact number.

  3. Pick up your supplies at City Hall at: 20 West Pike Street, Covington KY 41011. During business hours Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.

  4. Review Safety Guidelines with all participants before starting. They are included with your Adopt-A-Spot kit.

  5. Clean and beautify your spot regularly (once a week is recommended) and update on our website.

Program Benefits

  • A cleaner community

  • A healthier and safer environment for residents and wildlife

  • A sense of community service and pride

  •  A better place to do business

  • Recognition by the Keep Covington Beautiful and the City of Covington

  • Community service credits for youth groups and other organizations  

Participate By

  • Control litter by removing trash and cigarette butts

  • Plant flowers and trees

  • Remove weeds

  • Remove illegally posted signs from utility poles or traffic islands

  • Create green space through beautification and landscaping


October’s Adopt-A-Spotlight: CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services

CTI Research Associates have done great work in Covington since registering for Adopt-A-Spot in March. They regularly clean from the CTI RiverCenter building to George Rogers Clark Park, and twice a month they also pick up trash along the river. Thanks to their hardwork, an estimated 20 bags of litter is picked up every month. When they aren't picking up trash, they are planting wildflower seeds and painting birdhouses for their spot. Thank you CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services for finding creative ways to keep Covington beautiful!


September’s Adopt-A-Spotlight: Rooted Yoga

Rooted Yoga has adopted a spot that stretches from the corner of Pike and Russell all the way to the corner of Pike and Madison. Every Wednesday volunteers join them for a complimentary yoga class at the studio. After class they grab their trash grabbers, garbage bags, and buckets and pick up trash and do some weeding.  Participants can then head to the The Hannaford for some great "CLASS TRASH DRINK" specials. Thank you to Rooted Yoga and friends for keeping Covington beautiful!


August's Adopt-A-Spotlight: The Party Source

The Party Source team is the perfect example of the "Work Hard, Play Hard" motto that we all strive for. This group loves Covington and adopted a spot this year for their Party Source "Gives Back" program. Since the adoption, they have successfully beautified their spot by picking up trash weekly as well as planting and maintaining multiple flower pots. When not cleaning their own spot, they are happy to help out at other clean-up events, such as our annual Ohio River Sweep. Thanks for keeping Covington beautiful, The Party Source!