Animal Services

The City of Covington works in unison with St. Tammany Parish in protecting our citizens from the nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership and possible dangers of uncontrolled animals.  The information below will assist in keeping our neighborhoods safe from such animal issues.


Contact the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter at (985) 809-0183.
(Covington citizens may request an Animal Control Officer to provide service at their residence or they may bring unwanted pets or stray animals to the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter located at 31078 Hwy 36 in Lacombe Monday –Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except holidays).)


Contact the Covington Police Department at (985) 892-8500 or [email protected].
(Once declared dangerous or vicious by the Covington Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Animal Control Officers will provide assistance to the Covington Police Department during regular businesses hours and on nights, weekends and holidays for emergency situations.)


Contact the Covington Public Works Department at (985) 898-4700 or [email protected].

Emergency Services

In case of emergency, contact the appropriate entities listed below.

Covington Fire Department
Fire District 12 Covington
Fire District 13 Goodbee

Law Enforcement:
Covington Police
Sheriff's Office
Louisiana State Police

Garbage and Recycling

The City of Covington has contracted out waste disposal with Coastal Environmental Services.
Coastal Environmental Services
63209 HWY 434
LaCombe LA, 70445
Phone:  (985) 781-3171
Fax:      (985) 781-3191
Email: [email protected]

Garbage and Recycling Services

All household garbage, and bagged green waste is picked up on Wednesdays. Recycling is picked up on Thursdays. Recycle containers street side on Wednesdays will be picked up as garbage. All containers for garbage and recycling should be curbside by 5 a.m. Residents and businesses are also reminded to promptly store their trash and recycling carts after pickup, rather than leaving them curbside, encouraging all to "Be A Good Neighbor".

Sidenote: No glass or plastic bags in recycling.

Sidenote 2: Missed pick-ups should be reported week of the miss. If missed a second time after notifying Coastal, e-mail [email protected]

Commercial customers wishing to obtain dumpster services should contact Coastal Environmental Services directly at (985) 781-3171 or contact another provider to establish an individual contract for dumpster services.

Large Debris / Green Waste Services

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, green waste and bulk debris piles will now be picked up sporadically, if at all. Please bag as much green waste as possible (or place it in your receptacles).

Green waste defined:  Grass, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, Christmas trees, and tree trimmings that are generated by a Producer and not by a third-party contractor or commercial tree cutter.  Tree trunks and limbs shall not exceed 50 lbs. in weight or 12” in diameter.  Trees, limbs, branches, etc. need not be bundled or tied.  Leaves should be containerized or bagged.  All of the preceding in a pile not to exceed 15’ long, 6’ wide, and 5’ high.

Residents can call Coastal Environmental Services directly to notify them of a debris pile:
Coastal Environmental Services - (985) 781-3171