Recycling in Kenton County

Big Blue Bin Locations

There are several Kenton County recycling bin locations that are managed by Public Works. See the map below for their locations and accepted materials.

Comingle Bin - fibers, glass, plastic, & metal recyclables 
Cardboard Bin - cardboard recyclables 

Available locations include:

Kenton County 
Government Center

1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY 41011

3375 Madison Pike, 
Fort Wright, KY 41017

Kenton County Public Library Erlanger Branch
Comingle & Cardboard

401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018 

Historic Kenton 
County Courthouse


5272 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051 

Piner Elementary

2845 Piner Ridge Road, Morning View, KY 41063 

Kenton County Public Library Independence Branch 
Comingle & Cardboard

1992 Walton Nicholson Rd, Independence, KY 41051 

Taylor Mill Public Works

5225 Taylor Mill Road, 
Taylor Mill, KY 41015

Kenton County 
Public Works 

Comingle & Cardboard

420 Independence Station Road, 
Independence, KY 41051

Middleton-Mills Park
Comingle & Cardboard

3415 Mills Road, 
Covington, KY 41015 

Recycle Guidelines

What is recyclable?

Newspaper, books, envelope, and notepad paper icons.

Fibers (Mixed Papers)

  • Newspapers
  • Copy paper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Junk mail
  • Notebooks

Glass jar, glass soda bottle, glass wine bottle icons.


  • Clear, brown, green and blue glass food and beverage containers.
Please remove caps and rinse. Paper labels do not need to be removed.

Unaccepted glass items:
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs 
  • drinking glasses or mugs
  • Oven-cooking glassware (Pyrex).

Various plastic recycle icons.


  • Detergent bottles displaying the recycling logo with the number 1 or 2
  • Laundry detergent bottles
  • Plastic milk containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Water bottles

Metal soda can, metal soup can, metal food can icons.


  • Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans
  • Steel soup and food cans
  • Empty aerosol cans are accepted. Please rinse and drain cans. 
Labels do not need to be removed. Lids may be placed inside cans.

Unaccepted metal items:
  • Pots & pans
  • Coat hangers
  • Scrap steel

Cardboard box icons.Cardboard

  • Cereal boxes
  • Toilet Paper rolls
  • Boxes
Remove styrofoam or plastic liners. 

What is not recyclable?

Styrofoam container, cup and packing peanut icons.Styrofoam

  • Cups and plates
  • Packing peanuts
  • Containers
  • Coolers

Food, manure, organic material icons.Organics

  • Food
  • Manure 
  • General trash
  • Waste
Tires, paint and chemicals icons.

Hazardous Waste

  • Paint
  • Tires
  • Chemicals
  • Roof shingles
Television, computer, phone, and game controller icons.


  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Phones
  • Video game consoles

Pile of leaves, dirt and tree branch icons.Yard Debris

  • Leaves
  • Dirt
  • Tree branches
  • Grass clippings
Plastic bag, plastic toy, plastic cup and plastic silverware icons.

Other Plastics

  • Plastic flatware
  • Children's toys
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic cups
  • Large, plastic tubs or storage containers

Other Recycling

Recycle Materials - Ink CartridgeRecycling Printer & Toner Cartridges

Bring your used printer and copier toner cartridges to:

Kenton County Public Works:
420 Independence Station Road
Independence, KY 41051
Phone: 859-392-1920

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