TOWN OF COVINGTON NEW TRASH AND RECYCLING GUIDELINES
EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2021
NEW TRASH AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
Program Highlights Include the Following:
• Weekly Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection
• Weekly limit of five (5) bags or resident provided cans of trash
• Weekly collection of recyclable material
• Weekly collection of 1 bulk item
Effective March 1st, 2021, the Town of Covington is pleased to provide curbside trash and recycling service to the residents of Covington. This serviced is contracted through Waste Management.
You will be allowed to place up to five (5) trash bags or trash cans out for collection each week. Each trash item cannot exceed sixty (60) pounds. Trash cans cannot be larger than a standard 30-gallon container. Hazardous waste, appliances with refrigerant (unless professionally removed and labeled) and electronic waste will not be collected through this program.
Your recyclables should be separated from your trash and placed in a container that is clearly defined as recyclable. Recyclables cannot be bagged and should be loose in the container. Please break down and flatten any cardboard to sizes not to exceed 3 foot by 3 foot. Please review the list of acceptable recyclable material.
One bulk item will be collected each week in addition to your trash. Bulk items are larger items such as furniture and appliances (without refrigerant). Please refer to the additional guidelines provided with bulk items.
Trash Set-out Limits
All trash must be containerized in a bag or garbage can. Trash cart must be placed within 2 feet of the street/curb line by 6:00am of your collection day. Any items beyond the five (5) item limit will not be collected.
Please place all your acceptable recyclable material in your container for collection. Please use an 18- gallon recycling container, or container of similar size. Only clean material that is listed as acceptable will be collected as recyclable. Cardboard needs to be broken down and flattened in sizes no larger than 3 foot by 3 foot. All Styrofoam and packaging material is required to be removed and placed in with your trash.
For Customer Service, please call Waste Management at (800) 972-4545
Bulky Waste and White Goods (Appliances)
Waste Management will collect one bulk item each week. Refrigerators and freezers must have doors removed.
• Carpeting must be rolled in lengths of 4 feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than 18 inches.
• Large items must be of size that can easily be handled by two employees.
• Additional acceptable items include small furniture, bedding and mattresses, hot water tanks, and appliances.
• Bulk item collection does NOT include additional regular trash bags, microwaves, air conditioners, and regulated material covered by the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, such as televisions and computers.
Unacceptable waste includes, but is not limited to, dead animals, explosive and flammable materials, compressed gas cylinders, aerosol cans, motor oils, regulated and non-regulated hazardous, asbestos, paints, acids, pesticides, antifreeze, pathological, medical, infectious, construction, remodeling, and septic waste, sludge, junk automobiles, recreational vehicles (ATV’s). TIRES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Recognized Holidays that Affect Collection
Waste Management observes the following holidays. If a Holiday falls on your service day or later in that week, your collection, and the remainder of the week’s collection will be delayed one day.
New Year Day Thanksgiving Day Memorial Day
Independence Day Christmas Day Labor Day
We need the right things to end up in your recycling to make a difference.
So the next time you put something in your recycling, follow these three rules:
Recycle all empty plastic bottles, cans and paper.
Keep plastic bags out of the recycling bin.
NO BAGGED RECYCLABLES.
For more information, visit RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com.
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS
THE COVINGTON TOWN BOARD has been discussing refuse pickup in our Town. We realize that there are several options available to the residents. We know that a lot of residents use the Facilities in Pavilion. Recently there have been issues with the Pavilion Refuse/Recycle facilities.
At the November 10, 2020 Board meeting Don Roberts from Wyoming County Curbside Pickup Program presented the Wyoming County Program to the Board and attendees. After the presentation, there was a public hearing and discussion on joining the County program. After the Public Hearing was closed, the town Board voted 4 to 1, to join the County program.
The is a cost for the County Curbside Pickup will be itemized on the 2021 County Taxes. The cost for the County Curbside Pickup will be itemized on the 2021 residential tax bill. The annual Fee will be $258.28 for 2021. The Town of Covington WILL NOT BE STARTING THE COUNTY PICKUP UNTIL MARCH 1, 2021. The fee for the 2021 year will be prorated to $215.28. The reason is that the County was finalizing the bid process for a new contract beginning in 2021 and the County had to give Waste Management sufficient time get equipment and schedule a pickup day,
As information becomes available it will be made available on the Town’s Facebook and Website. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any the Town Board Members.