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Since our early beginnings, Rumpke has provided one of society's essential services – trash collection and disposal. It was the early 1930s, when brothers William and Bernard Rumpke began collecting trash to feed to their hogs. As their business evolved, the Rumpke’s adapted, and traded in their hog farm for a landfill. Today, we are pleased to offer a total waste solution, including trash and recycling collection and disposal– as well as a variety of sustainability services – to residents, businesses and municipalities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

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Quick Facts

What services do you offer in my area?
Rumpke offers many services to keep your homes and businesses clean and green, such as curbside trash and recycling, temporary dumpster rentals and even portable restrooms. Services vary by region, please contact Rumpke customer service for specific information in your area.

Are there items I shouldn’t put in my garbage can?
Glad you asked! According to federal law, Rumpke is not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as hazardous. Bulky materials including drywall, concrete, bricks, dirt or rocks are not accepted curbside.

How do I dispose of large items?
While we hope you seek out reuse and recycling options for many of the large items, we are happy to accommodate large item pick-ups. Please contact Rumpke at least 24 hours before your regularly scheduled collection to request a pick-up for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. Please note that television sets cannot exceed 32 inches for curbside pick-up. Any mattress or upholstered furniture that may be contaminated with bedbugs must be encased in disposable plastic for removal. Appliances containing Freon must have Freon removed prior to collection. Removal certification paperwork is required. Additional fees may apply.
How do I start service?
Starting service is easy. Drop us an e-mail today and we will get the ball rolling.
How do I pay my bill?
In addition to our online payment options Rumpke offers a variety of payment options

When is my bill due?
Rumpke invoices residential customers quarterly. Payment is due upon receipt.
Can I tour your site?
Yes! Rumpke offers free public tours of its landfills and recycling centers. Learn more about our educational opportunities. 
What can I recycle?
Lots of stuff! Did you know that more than 60 percent of your trash can be recycled? Rumpke accepts a great deal of common household items in its curbside and drop box recycling programs, including: plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, paperboard and paper. Our acceptable item list varies slightly by region, so be sure to visit to learn what can be recycled in your area.
Why can’t I recycle everything?
The truth is, anything can be recycled IF there is someone willing to turn the item into something new.  While there are companies actively converting plastic, aluminum and paper into new and useful products, their need for the material depends largely on the demand for their products. A lack of demand for their products limits the type of materials that are acceptable in recycling programs, which in turn limits the types of items residents can recycle. At Rumpke, we know that providing residents with greater recycling options is key to conserving our natural resources and landfill space for the future. We will continue working to identify markets for additional materials. Please review the list of acceptable material here  and concentrate on maximizing the amount of these items your family puts in your recycling bin or cart each week.  
Do you really recycle?
Yes! At Rumpke we are committed to reducing the amount of waste entering our landfills through increased recycling efforts. Rumpke has invested millions of dollars into our recycling operations. But for us to be able to recycle materials, we need our customers to separate recyclable material from their trash. Click here to schedule a tour of our material recovery facility or click here to watch a video of a Rumpke Recycling processing facility.
How do I get a trash cart?
Rumpke trash carts are available for lease or purchase. Rates vary by region, please contact us for specific prices.
Are you hiring?
Yes! If you are looking for great coworkers, competitive pay and rewarding work – then look no farther. We update our job listings every week. Visit our careers section. 
Have a question not listed here?
Send us an email and we will be happy to answer your question.


Featured Review

On a windy and cold morning in Northern Kentucky, I fully expected to return home that evening faced with a search of the neighborhood for my trash can, which would have been emptied that morning by Rumpke. Imagine my surprise when I found it and its lid, neatly tucked up against the house protected behind some low bushes. While the front of our home is very close to the street, I was still amazed that a Rumpke employee would take the time to tuck it safely away, especially since it was so cold, windy, and snowing that morning. In a day where Customer Service is generally so-so, I am amazed when an individual understands it is really an attitude, not a department.  
-  Northern  Kentucky Resident
Almost all of Frisch’s restaurants have compactors that operate from inside the stores. I know that with one phone call I can get service on a machine in a timely fashion. The service is done correctly and efficiently.
 -  Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. 

I wanted to send a note regarding the amazing gentleman who services Turpin Hill Dr. around 7:30a.m. on Friday mornings.  He is the definition of strong work ethic!  He works quickly, efficiently and with a friendly wave.  With no one looking over his shoulder, he gets the job done with clear pride... Since you can't be there to see him, I wanted to send a note.
- Cincinnati Resident  

I was late putting my trash out this morning and missed the pick-up. The truck was going by a second time and the driver saw me putting the trash out and stopped to pick-up. Great employee. Thought you would want and should know.
-  Cincinnati Resident
Rumpke has been a wonderful partner in environmental education with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. Thanks Rumpke for helping us grow green habits!
-   Keep Cincinnati Beautiful