Trash for Cash

Trash for Cash

The Boone County Trash for Cash Program runs from April 1st through September 30th each year. Boone County Solid Waste donates $200 to each county centerline-road (meaning both sides) mile the organization cleaned, with a maximum of 5 miles. Last year in 2020, our partner non-profit organizations picked up 328 miles of county roads and removed more than 6.58 tons of trash - that's over 13,000 pounds of garbage!

We will be accepting applications starting March 1st and ending August 31st. These applications will be reviewed and approved by Boone County Solid Waste. Please remember that this program is first come, first serve. The organization that is able to apply must be a federally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization and have your organization's W-9 ready to send. If you are not a 501(c)3, you can apply to be one here:

Trash for Cash Application

This application does require you to choose your top three preferred maps (if you have a specific area in mind, you are able to type it in the application). If you need a physical application, please contact Megan Clere at or 859-334-3151.

Available Maps


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Supporting Documents

Please review all supporting documents before applying and your cleanup. These documents will be given to you as a hardcopy in your Trash for Cash bin on pickup day.

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After Your Cleanup

For payment, you must return your cleaned supplies, complete the Two-Minute Survey, and submit your Trash for Cash Experience in a letter to the editor.

Two-Minute Survey

Letter to the Editor



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