Residential Trash Removal

Based near Cincinnati, Rumpke provides dependable, weekly curbside trash collection in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Illinois. We provide a comprehensive range of residential waste collection services, and can capably handle your family’s trash disposal and recycling collection needs.

Our residential waste collection solutions help ensure cleanliness on your property and community, and make it easier for you to reduce your environmental footprint.

With our full range of expertise and know-how, we can be your ultimate residential trash collection solution.

Why Choose Rumpke for Your Garbage Pickup

With nearly 100 years of industry experience, there’s no better source for residential solid waste pickup than Rumpke. Wherever we provide services, we’re dedicated to sustainability and keeping those communities cleaner and greener.

We use the most innovative and responsible practices across all our offerings, meaning we can be the answer to your residential waste disposal and recycling collection needs, no matter what they are.

A reliable residential garbage collection service that handles all the waste your family generates isn’t just nice to have—it’s a necessity.

Trash Collection Services

We offer:

  • Environmentally sound garbage collection
  • Affordable rates
  • Professional customer service team
  • Courteous, safe drivers
  • Curbside recycling program to keep more out of landfills
  • Yard waste collection
  • Bulk item collection, such as mattresses, furniture, and appliances
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Curbside Collection

To make it easy for homeowners to participate in our services, we offer full-service curbside collection. You’ll receive instructions on how to place your bins at the end of your driveway or in a predetermined spot prior to collection day. We'll schedule pickups so that you can plan ahead to have bins prepared and placed the night before.

Our teams rely on your willingness to help with accessibility of bins. We ask that you prepare waste and recycling collection containers ahead of time following our schedules.

As a reminder to new and existing customers, please review our service guidelines.

We provide you with a comprehensive range of residential waste collection services:

If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you better manage your trash disposal and recycling, reach out to us today.

Residential Trash Pickup FAQ:

How do I get residential garbage service, and what does it cost?

Contact us to request information about residential trash removal service, or if you need help with waste management for your business or event. Rates can vary based on waste services requested, but we offer competitive pricing and will be happy to help you get scheduled for dependable weekly trash pickup.

Request trash pickup now for an estimate based on your location and service needs.

As an added convenience, multiple payment options are accepted. You can also pay bills online.

When does the garbage truck come for pickup in my area?

Regular collection includes weekly pickup. Collection schedules can vary based on where you’re located.

We’ll give you a schedule for garbage collection and curbside recycling, so you’ll always know when you should plan to put out items. We recommend putting trash cans and recycling bins by the curb the night before to accommodate early-morning garbage pickups.

The holiday schedule is updated on our website, so you’ll always be able to plan for changes, such as delays in service because of holidays  like New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, or Christmas Day.

What items can I put into the trash?

  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam items including packing materials, containers, and cups
  • Wearable items of clothing including shoes
  • Non-recyclable food packaging including overly greasy pizza boxes, takeout food containers, multilayer bags, and candy wrappers
  • Solid paint
  • Broken glass or light bulbs (must be properly contained)

What items should I avoid placing in the trash?

Bulky materials including:

  • Drywall
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Rocks
  • Drums or barrels
  • Motor oil or cooking oil

According to federal law, Rumpke is also not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as household hazardous waste.

Keep in mind that yard and household containers are not acceptable trash containers and will be assumed trash if placed at the curb.

What items and materials are recyclable?

You can typically recycle the following items:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans and lids
  • Paperboard (like cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Envelopes and junk mail
  • Newspapers, magazines and inserts
  • Telephone books and catalogs
  • Cartons

How do I schedule pickup for heavy items (like mattresses and furniture)?

Our teams try to accommodate oversized items within the same week they are notified. Contact Rumpke at least 48 hours before your regularly scheduled collection to request large item pickup for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. For even larger bulk trash pickups, scheduling an appointment with our junk hauling service, Haul-It-Away, for an additional fee may be necessary.

Christmas Tree Disposal

See our complete Christmas tree pickup and disposal guidelines.

  • Artificial trees cannot be recycled or composted.
  • For real and artificial trees, please remove all tinsel, ribbons, Christmas lights, and other decorations.
  • For trees longer than 6 feet, please cut it into smaller pieces, bundle it, and place it curbside the night before your regular collection day.*  

*Unless specialized tree collection, composting or disposal is required by local legislation. Please remember to check with your municipality for clarification.

Other Waste Management and Disposal Services

In addition to traditional household trash removal and recycling services, Rumpke offers many other value-added capabilities, and commercial waste services, too.

Contact us if you need residential junk removal service, portable restroom rental for a party or construction site, dumpster rental, construction site waste management, industrial waste management, hydraulics, or to coordinate larger disposal needs.