Boone County Solid Waste

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Effective Monday, May 4th, 2020: The Recycling Center will be open during normal hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm). The Big Blue Bins will be back out at the Farmer's Market (1824 Patrick Drive) at this time. We will expand to other locations in the near future. The Spring Cleanup has been postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Clere at or 859-334-3151.

Boone County's Solid Waste Department oversees the County's recycling, litter, and illegal dumps. Solid Waste coordinates roadside litter cleanups and community cleanups, as well as prosecuting those who dump their garbage illegally. Additionally, we strive to educate people of all ages on environmental issues, proper disposal of waste, and how to recycle our trash. To learn more about Solid Waste and our citizen involvement, please contact Megan Clere or Mike Wilson.

Our mission is to conserve resources, protect public health and safety, and educate the community. This is made possible by our wonderful partners - public agencies, industries, businesses, schools, and - most importantly - YOU.

What's going on in 2020?
**All programs cancelled until further notice**
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February 27th @ 1:30pm & 6:30pm: Can This Be Recycled?
March 25th @ 10:00am & 5:30pm: Can This Be Recycled? CANCELLED
April 15th - 18th @ 8:00am: Spring Cleanup POSTPONED
April 22nd @ 5:00pm: Earth Day Cleanup CANCELLED
April 29th @ 10:00am & 5:30pm:
Can This Be Recycled? CANCELLED

May 7th - June 4th @ 6:00pm: Master Recycler Program CANCELLED
May 9th @ 9:00am: Community Activities Fair CANCELLED
May 27th @ 10:00am & 6:30pm: Recycling 101 CANCELLED

June 27th @ 11:00am: Family Nature Day CANCELLED
August 15th @ 8:30am:
River Sweep
October 21st - 24th @ 8:00am: Fall Cleanup
recycle manNovember 7th @ 9:00am: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Announced soon:
Waste Tire Collection Event