Garbage Pickup

Garbage is picked up at the curb between the sidewalk and the street or on the road edge once a week at no cost to the resident. Garbage must be drained, wrapped in paper, and placed in metal or plastic watertight containers. Containers are not to exceed 45 gallons capacity and must weigh no more than 70 lbs. Rubbish must be placed in similar cans, but garbage and rubbish need not be separated. Newspaper and magazines must be tied in bundles. Do not place them in cans or boxes. Ashes must be cold and placed in separate containers with adequate covers. Paper boxes must be broken down and tied in bundles.

There is a limit of 10 containers or items for trash removal. The containers cannot weigh more than 75 lbs. loaded, must be sturdy enough to hold the contents, and must have handles. No loose garbage is to be set out. No garbage is to be put into cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes must be broken down and flattened out and tied or taped together.

Pickup Schedule
All containers must be placed at the curb or edge of street right-of-way no later than 7 a.m. on the morning of pickup.
Garbage is collected between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nothing may be placed at the curb or on the road edge sooner than two hours before dark on the evening before your regularly scheduled garbage collection day.

If your regularly scheduled garbage collection day falls on a holiday, your garbage still will be collected on that day, except Christmas and New Year's Day. The collection for these two holidays will be scheduled on the day following the holiday. Empty garbage cans must be removed from the right-of-way as soon as possible.

Special Items
Acidic or caustic materials, dry or liquid, including lead-acid batteries (car, marine batteries, etc.) must not be put in with regular garbage. These items, as well as tires, must be disposed of by the resident. Needles and syringes must be disposed of in a sharps container or in a plastic container (such as a detergent bottle or a 2 L bottle) with a lid.
Refrigerators, ice makers, window air conditioners, freezers or any other appliance containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants must have the CFC removed before it will be picked up. The certified technician will need to put a sticker on the appliance showing the CFC has been removed. Also, tape documentation to the appliance, verifying that a certified technician has removed the CFC.

Due to possible bedbug infestations, our trash policies have also changed in the past year. All mattresses, box springs, couches, and chairs out for pickup must be encased in plastic and sealed with masking or duct tape. Bags may be purchased at U-Haul in Sharonville for about $3-$5 per bag. Residents might also consider having the new furniture delivered to their homes and the furniture companies remove the old pieces as a service. Several companies do this for their customers.

If the collector fails to pick up your garbage, call 563-1177 to report it as soon as possible.

Contact Us

  1. Kempe Joe 2014

    Joseph Kempe

    Director of Public Works

    Ph: 513-563-1177
    Fx: 513-563-0617


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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