Rumpke and the City of Columbus partner to provide residential recycling and yard waste services.|
Citywide Residential Recycling
The City of Columbus now offers citywide residential recycling for single-family residences of four units or less. The new program will be implemented in five phases throughout 2012-2013. Rumpke is the service provider for the program. When this program begins in your neighborhood, place the blue recycling cart in the same location as your trash container for collection. For complete program details, visit www.recyclecolumbus.org.
Click here to view a calendar for the new program.
Subscription Recycling: $8.25/month
Rumpke will continue offering weekly subscription recycling for City of Columbus residents during the roll-out of the new citywide program. Call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 to sign-up. Or, complete this online form.
For current subscribers, this letter provides details about the end of the subscription program when the new citywide program begins in your neighborhood. (Click here for the letter)
Acceptable Items for Recycling
Rumpke accepts the following items for recycling:
(Click here for printable version of Acceptable Items List)
Yard Waste Service
Rumpke provides curbside yard waste collection for City of Columbus households. Visit http://311.columbus.gov/colorday/ to find out your day of collection. All yard waste materials should be placed at the curb before 6 a.m., or preferably the evening before collection.
If the City's new residential recycling program has started in your neighborhood, yard waste is collected every-other-week at the curb.
If the City's new residential recycling program has NOT started in your neighborhood, yard waste is collected weekly at the curb.
What is considered yard waste?
Yard waste typically consists of organic waste generated during regular household gardening and landscaping activities, such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, shrubbery and other garden residues.
How should yard waste be prepared?
* Loose Material: Place it in biodegradable (paper) bags or rigid containers marked “Yard Waste.” Bags are generally available for purchase at home improvement or grocery retail stores. Please do not line the paper bags with plastic bags.
Branches: Cut branches to less than 4 feet in length. Tie the branches into bundles with string or twine. The diameter of each bundle should not exceed 2 feet.
* Weight Restrictions: Each container, bag or bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds. Containers meeting this requirement will likely have a 30-35 gallon capacity.
* Unacceptable Items: Examples include rocks, dirt and plastic bags. Please contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 if you are uncertain about a type of material.
Is there a weekly limit for collection?
No, but all bags, bundles and containers must adhere to the guidelines.
When is my collection day?
Please contact the City of Columbus Customer Service Center by calling 311 or (614) 645-3111.
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