Attention Covington residents and businesses! We're taking your old or broken electronics, papers you need shredded, and new this year, polystyrene foam (think Styrofoam peanuts or packing materials)! 

2021 Recycling Drop Off Event

Saturday June 26, 10 to 1

@ Holmes High School - entrance on Madison Avenue

*Due to the rapidly increasing costs for recycling these materials safely, we will charge a $10 cash fee for all CRT (non-flat screen) TVs and computer monitors. 

Keep Covington Beautiful is contracting with professionally certified recyclers to handle your hard-to-dispose-of items. NAID-Certified Shred It will destroy your documents on site, and then turn them into new paper to further protect you and the environment. R2 RIOS Certified Cobalt responsibly disassembles and disposes of all of your electronic waste, which can contain hazardous materials like lead, cadmium, or mercury. The polystyrene foam will be brought to Eco Development where it is condensed and made into new usable products.

At our 2020 event, a total of 398 vehicles dropped off 42,982 pounds of materials for recycling! We are encouraged by that number and hope to do more this year! The rapid growth of this event and the rising cost of recycling these materials comes at a very large cost to Keep Covington Beautiful, which is why this year we are charging a $10 cash fee for non-flat screen TVs and computer monitors. This doesn't cover our costs but does help offset some of the fees we pay. Last year every vehicle that came through cost us an average of almost $30 to dispose of their materials. If you value this service and have the means to support this event we will be able to take additional donations on site.

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What can I bring?

Electronics: 

  • All computers and equipment: towers, laptops, keyboards, mice, monitors, servers, routers, modems, power cords

  • Keyboards, mice, speakers, cables

  • Telephone equipment, cell phones

  • Printers, fax machines, copiers

  • Stereo equipment

  • TVs, VCRs, Betas, DVRs, and remotes

  • Cable and satellite boxes

  • Video game systems

  • Microwaves

  • Batteries

  • Fluorescent & compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs

Paper:

  • We recommend shredding documents like bank statements, tax records, pay stubs, credit card statements, medical records, insurance records, home documents, expired warranties, voided checks, and utility bills. 

  • Anything containing social security numbers, birth dates, passwords or PINs, signatures, home address, email address, full names, or other confidential information should be destroyed. 

  • Must be loose and dry, staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.

Foam:

  • Must be clean, with no tape, stickers, or food residue.

  • We will accept packing peanuts, cups, take out containers, coolers, and styrofoam packaging.

Do not bring:

  • Thermostats and mercury switches

  • Equipment containing biological waste, chemicals, oils, or fluids

  • Radioactive material, asbestos or PCBs

  • Equipment with tanks or sealed units

Email info@keepcovingtonbeautiful.com with any questions about the event. 

RECYCLING DROP OFF EVENT