Solid Waste

Address: Campbell County Fiscal Court Building
1098 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41072
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Solid Waste Coordinator (859) 547-1866


The recycling bin previously located at the Campbell County Police Department has been relocated across the street to the Alexandria Pike TANK Park and Ride lot.


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Solid Waste Resource Guide – Click to find out how to dispose of almost anything!

The Campbell County Solid Waste Office directs the Campbell County Litter Abatement and Clean Up programs. The office can also be of service to any citizen who wishes to dispose of old appliances, leftover paint, oil, antifreeze, and abandoned cars or we can answer questions about one of the many solid waste issues that are out there. However, please note that we do not supply direct Solid Waste hauling services ourselves. Index:
I) Events & Fundraisers
II) Blight Complaints
III) Haulers and Landfills
IV) Recycling
V) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal
VI) Paint Disposal
VII) Links and Regional Organizations

I) Events & Fundraisers

Below is a list of FREE events available to Campbell County residents this fall. Please contact our Solid Waste Office at 859-547-1866 with any questions or visit

The Campbell County Cleanup is a free dump day for all Campbell County residents. Please call 859-547-1866 in advance if you have any questions or to inform us of excessively large items (e.g. boats) so arrangements can be made. NOT accepted: Paint, Liquids, Televisions, or CRT Computer Monitors See below for a list of items accepted at the three drop-off locations:

When: Friday, October 20th & Saturday, October 21st
Time: 8AM to 5PM

Campbell County Transportation Center
1175 Racetrack Road
Alexandria, KY 41001
Accepts: appliances, car batteries, electronics (NO TV'S), furniture/mattresses, propane tanks up to 20 lbs., scrap metal, tires (rims are OK), trash/debris

Campbell County Police Department
8774 Constable Drive
Alexandria, KY 41001
Accepts: Furniture/mattresses/trash/debris only

Pendery Park
4051 Mary Ingles Highway
Melbourne, KY 41059
Accepts: Furniture/mattresses/trash/debris only

When: TBD
Time: TBD
Where: TBD

The Campbell County Shred day is a free opportunity for all Campbell County residents to have personal documents shredded. The Cold Spring Police Department will also be on site collecting unwanted and unused prescription drugs to dispose of in a safe and secure manner.

Paper Limit: 5 boxes per vehicle

Prescription Drug Limit: NO liquids, vitamins, or other medical equipment

For more information, please call 859-547-1866.

**The 2017 Trash for Cash program will accept applications beginning April 1, 2017. Any application received prior to this date will not be accepted or considered for funding.**


If you have any questions filling out the initial documents, please call 859-547-1845. Please note that most questions can be answered while reading and initialing the Trash for Cash Agreement Form.


The Trash for Cash program is a fundraising opportunity for non-profit groups based in Campbell County. Once the initial documents are received (please see instructions) and a date chosen, your group will perform a clean-up of up to 10 miles at $100 a mile! Please note, 10 miles is the maximum per calendar year each group can apply for. Groups which share the same W9 information are limited to a total of 2 clean ups a year (example: "School A" Varsity baseball team and "School A" Varsity basketball team can each have a 5-mile clean-up, but no more). Groups are encouraged to split the effort with others from their organization. Each group does not have to turn in all liability waivers at the time of application; however, all waivers must be submitted before your event. The number of available slots each year is dependent on funding. Registration begins April 1st and groups are assigned dates on a first come/first serve basis. Registration continues until available slots are filled.


2017 Application
Preference Sheet
Liability Wavier (Each person must sign one)
Closeout Documents

When: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where will the event take place?: The event will take place at the UC Health Stadium (Home of the Florence Freedom). The address is 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, KY.

What can you drop off at the event?

We will only accept the following items at the event:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Corrosives/Flammables (fuel, kerosene, etc.)
  • E-scraps (computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, cell phones, etc.)
  • Ink cartridges/toner
  • Light bulbs
  • Oil
  • Paint (All types – limited to 10 cans per vehicle)
  • Paper (documents to be shredded)
  • Pesticides (2 gallon/ 2 lbs. only)
  • Propane tanks (20 lbs. only)
  • Televisions(limit 2 televisions per vehicle)

Please call 859-334-3151 for any questions or check www.nkyhhw.orgfor updates.

What is not accepted at the event?
We will NOT be accepting appliances, fertilizer, mercury containing devices, medications or tires. We also have the right to reject any item that you bring. Visit the “Resource Guide” on this website for proper disposal methods of these items.

Is there a cost for dropping off your hazardous items?
The event is FREE to the community.

How do I drop off my items?
You load your car, drive to the event and we’ll do the rest! We do our best to keep traffic flowing so we ask that all attendees remain in their vehicles. We have volunteers who will unload your car for you and sort the items appropriately. Please note - this event attracts a lot of people! While we work as fast as we can to get people through the line, please anticipate a wait. Thanks in advance for your patience and we appreciate you taking the time to properly dispose of hazardous waste.

Do I need to bring anything other than my items?
To speed up the process, we ask that event attendees bring a completed copy of our registration form, which uis available here. Knowing what you have with you allows us to direct traffic and efficiently sort the items you are bringing. Click here for a copy of the form.

II) Blight Complaints

Campbell County Solid Waste is the office charged with enforcing the County Blight Ordinance O-10-97. Blight is considered any item ‘dilapidated’ or ‘discarded’ on public or private property viewable from a right of way or neighboring property.

Please contact the Solid Waste department at 859-547-1866 or use our inquiry system if you believe a blight violation exists in the county.

III) Haulers and Landfills

In Campbell County, each city contracts out their own solid waste collection services. If you do not live in a city, you must contract with a Solid Waste Hauler yourself. Please use the list below to for contact information on haulers in our area.

Live in a city and don't know who your hauler is or when they come?

Easy! Find your information below, then call your city or talk to your neighbors to find out when what day of the week your trash day is.

IV) Recycling

Typical recycling in Campbell County happens at the curbside level. Normally, the type of services offered from a Solid Waste Hauler is determined by the city you live in. Please click the list below to find out who your provider is.

Unfortunately, many residents still do not have access to convenient recycling options. If you live in an apartment, odds are you don’t have recycling. Many times landlords will not contract for this service, nor will they provide collection dumpster for their residents to use. If you live in the unincorporated county (not in a city) odds are you don’t have curbside recycling either.

So how and where can I go to recycle?

Campbell County supplies two large recycling dumpsters for residents who do not have normal access to recycle their items. They are located at:

  • Alexandria TANK Park and Ride lot located at 9000 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001 across from the Campbell County Police Department

  • Campbell County Animal Shelter at 1989 Poplar Ridge Road, Melbourne, KY 41059

Please take note that your items will need to be placed in the recycling dumpster individually. Please do not deposit your bag which holds your recyclables.

What items can I recycle?
Rumpke’s website on recycled items provides a simple, general outline to follow. Please visit:

Large Item Recycling

Example: Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Water Heaters, Deep Freezers, etc.

Items like these are generally dubbed as ‘Whitegoods’. Many times local haulers will not take these items for free. So Campbell County developed a program which accepts Whitegoods all year round at 1175 Racetrack Road, Alexandria, KY 41001 if you can get it to us. (Freon is ok!)

Bring your Whitegoods anytime between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (M-F) to the address above. Simply drive to the far side of the complex and enter the set of normal doors by the flag poles. While there talk to the receptionist and you’ll receive further instruction on what to do. Oh yeah, its free!

Remember to call them before you show up! (859.635.9100)

V) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal

Example: Oil, Antifreeze, Gas, Insecticides, Pesticides

Many times you simply have chemicals that are unmarked or difficult to get rid of. If you know the type of waste please consult the Northern Kentucky Resource Guide for more information on your item:

If you have several types of chemicals (marked and unmarked) please look at page 8 of the Northern Kentucky Resource Guide. Environmental Enterprises, based in Cincinnati, specializes in taking a wide variety of chemicals off your hands for a small fee. Usually it is based on a per pound basis of materials you bring them. Environmental Enterprises can accommodate either industrial or individual amounts of Household Hazardous Waste.

Don’t forget!!!!
Normally, once a year in the Fall the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area hosts an HHW event, free for residents of Campbell, Kenton and Boone Counties. Please see the EVENTS tab above for more information as it becomes available every fall.

VI) Paint Disposal

Paint is the #1 item our residents call about. But did you know paint is not a hazardous material? If dry, paint can be placed out to your normal trash collection. Once the Solid Waste Hauler can see that it is dry, it will be taken to the landfill.

Also, please see page 8 of the Resource Guide linked above for places to take used paint.

So, you need to dry some paint?
Use an absorbent like: Sawdust, Kitty Litter or Paint Crystals.

Step 1: Mix it in, stir. Place in a safe area with the lid off, as drying takes several days.
Step 2: Sit for a day, stir again. Repeat step 2 as often as necessary until dry.
Step 3: Place by your normal trash, with the lid off.

Still puzzled? Check out this nationally acclaimed Youtube video from Hamilton County Solid Waste: video

VII) Links and Regional Organizations

Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Website
Northern Kentucky Household Hazardous Waste Action Coalition
The Green Umbrella Organization
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite 110
  • Florence, KY 41042
  • 859.525.4923

Sanitation District 1
Kentucky Division of Waste Management

Waste Haulers
Bavarian Waste Services
Best Way Disposal and Recycling
Republic Services Inc.
Rumpke Waste Services

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