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Furniture? Your furniture has two options: a second life or in a landfill. If you can't donate or sell your furniture, you will have to take it to the landfill. Most places will charge a fee. Please refrain from dumping on the side of the road and keep Boone County clean.
  • Bavarian Waste (12764 McCoys Fork Road, Walton, KY 41094): 859-485-4416
  • Best Way Disposal Transfer Station (1505 Resources Drive, Burlington, KY 41005): 1-800-354-1830

Concrete or dirt? These items can be donated, sold, or taken to a landfill.
  • Bavarian Waste (12764 McCoys Fork Road, Walton, KY 41094): 859-485-4416
  • Best Way Disposal Transfer Station (1505 Resources Drive, Burlington, KY 41005): 1-800-354-1830

Yard waste or tree limbs?
  • Affordable Landscape Supplies (4346 Bullittsville Road, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-586-9142
  • Ohio Mulch (5519 KY-237, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-586-1173

My vehicle?
If you have a junk vehicle, you can contact these businesses to set up removal and recycling:
  • Boone County Auto and Truck Salvage (3902 Hathaway Road, Union, KY 41091): 859-384-1164
  • Union Auto Parts (1354 Frogtown Road, Union, KY 41091): 859-384-3381
  • Cohen Walton Recycling (13229 Dixie Highway, Walton, KY 41094): 859-363-8300
  • Webster's General Contracting: 859-393-4890
  • Independence Goodwill (6435 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051): 859-356-5591
  • Florence Goodwill (7855 Tanners Lane, Florence, KY 41042): 859-371-1238
  • Union Goodwill (9990 Old Union Road, Union, KY 41091): 859-384-0430
  • Bellevue Goodwill (15 Donnermeyer Drive, Bellevue, KY 41073): 859-291-1333
  • Cold Spring Goodwill (4691 Alexandria Pike, Newport, KY 41076): 859-441-0803
  • SellMax (Regional office in Lexington): 1-800-225-7500

Used motor oil? Most instant oil change businesses accept used oil, but call beforehand.
  • Boone County Public Works (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-334-3600 **also oil filters**
  • Kenton County Public Works (420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051): 859-392-1920

Tires? Most tire dealers will take old tires, but call beforehand. Most places will charge a fee.
  • Bavarian Waste (12764 McCoys Fork Road, Walton, KY 41094): 859-485-4416
  • CSI Waste Services (1528 Gest Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203): 513-771-4200
  • Rumpke Waste and Recycling: 513-472-7339
  • During certain cleanups: 859-334-3151

Needles? Place needles in a thick plastic bottle, like a laundry detergent bottle. Duct tape the container lid shut and place in trash bin. If you are out during a community cleanup, contact Boone County Emergency Management (859-334-2279).

Prescription drugs? Please refrain from flushing drugs, as they can affect plant and animal life downstream. There are several medication drop-boxes located around Northern Kentucky, listed below.
  • Boone County Sheriff's Office (3000 Conrad Lane, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-334-2175
  • Campbell County Police Department (8774 Constable Drive, Alexandria, KY 41001): 859-547-3100
  • Covington Police Department (1 Police Memorial Drive, Covington, KY 41014): 859-356-3191
  • Dayton Police Department (335 W Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402): 859-333-2677
  • Edgewood Police Department (385 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017): 859-331-5911
  • Erlanger Police Department (505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018): 859-727-7599
  • Florence Police Department (8100 Ewing Boulevard # 42, Florence, KY 41042): 859-647-5420
  • Ft. Thomas Police Department (130 N Ft Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075): 859-441-6562
  • Ft. Wright Police Department (409 Kyles Lane, Covington, KY 41011): 859-331-2191
  • Highland Heights Police Department (176 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076): 859-441-8956
  • Kenton County Police Department (11777 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051): 859-392-1940
  • Newport Police Department (998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071): 859-292-3622
  • Park Hills Police Department (1106 Amsterdam Road, Park Hills, KY 41011): 859-431-6172
  • Southgate City Building (301 W Walnut Street, Southgate, KY 41071): 859-441-0075
  • Villa Hills Police Department (719 Rogers Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017): 859-341-3535
 
Bank statements and other private paper paraphernalia? You can shred it at a few locations throughout the year.
  • Document Destruction (4511 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229): 513-772-1114 or https://docdestruction.com/
  • Shred-It (6838 Fairfield Business Center Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014): 513-301-0505 or https://www.shredit.com/en-us/service-locations/cincinnati
  • Office Depot (6825 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042): 859-746-3151
  • Florence Staples (7659 Mall Road, Florence, KY 41042): 859-525-2331
  • Crescent Springs Staples (2310 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs, KY 41017): 859-341-5585
  • During certain cleanups: 859-334-3151

Packing peanuts and bubble wrap? Contact your local shipping store to see if they accept these materials at this time.
  • Florence UPS Store (8459 US-42, Florence, KY 41042): 859-746-1182
  • Newport UPS Store (187 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071): 859-261-5777
  • Crescent Springs UPS Store (2335 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs, KY 41017): 859-341-9215
  • Florence FedEx (7901 Mall Road #700, Florence, KY 41042): 859-746-0561
  • Florence Turfway FedEx (7120 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042): 859-647-1300
  • Crescent Springs FedEx (2412 Baxter Avenue, Crescent Springs, KY 41017): 859-341-0079

Old appliances? These "white trash" or "white goods" and metal items are accepted year-round.
  • Boone County Public Works (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-334-3600
  • Kenton County Public Works (420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051): 859-392-1920 **call 859-392-1930 to have it picked up - Kenton County residents only**
  • Campbell County Road Department (1175 Racetrack Road, Alexandria, KY 41001): 859-635-9100
CFL bulbs? You can take small bulbs to Home Depot or small and large bulbs to Lowe's!

Cell phones? Many retailers will accept cell phones - this includes Best Buy, Cincinnati Bell, Home Depot, Office Depot, Sprint, Staples, Target, Verizon Wireless, and Cincinnati Zoo. Please contact the retailer for more information.

Ink and toner cartridges? Most major office supply stores will accept empty cartridges. Please contact the retailer for more information.
  • Boone County Public Works (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005): 859-334-3600
  • Kenton County Public Works (420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051): 859-392-1920
 
Electronics? You can get rid of your old TVs, computers, printers, and more at several locations. Most places will charge a fee.
  • Tri State Escrap (6001 Dry Fork Road, Cleves, OH 45002): 513-240-2521 or http://www.tristateescrap.com/
  • Apex Technology Solutions (7960 Kentucky Drive, Suites 4 & 5, Florence, KY 41042): 859-485-4444 or https://apexitad.com/ **No TVs, only computer electronics**
  • Blair Technology Group (4314 Boron Drive, Suite D, Covington, KY 41015): 859-823-6757 or https://btgasset.com/
  • Cohen Electronics (13229 Dixie Highway, Walton, KY 41094): 859-363-8300
  • USA Green PC (7900 Decoursey Pike, Unit C, Taylor Mill, KY 41015): 859-314-9360 or http://www.usagreenpc.com/
  • Best Buy (100 Meijer Drive, Florence, KY 41042): 859-525-7118 **tube TVs up to 32" or up to 50" for a fee**
  • During certain cleanups: 859-334-3151

House paint?
You can stir in cat litter, shredded newspaper, sawdust, or similar material to solidify the paint. This can then be left out for curbside pickup. Please leave the lid off or make it known that it is solidified! If you don't want to do this, you can take it to these places instead:
  • Matthew 25 Ministries via 7 Hills Church (7300 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042): 859-371-9988 **Call beforehand for cleanup days and times**
  • Environmental Enterprises Incorporated (4650 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232): 1-800-722-2818

Other hazardous waste?
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Not seeing your item on this list or have another contact that should be on this list? Contact Megan at mclere@boonecountyky.org or 859-334-3151.