Trash and Recycling Services

The annual trash fee for residents occupying a house or townhouse is $75.00. The annual fee for residents of a unit in a building which has multiple units serviced at a common collection point is $45.00. Each year in May, residents are sent an invoice for the annual trash fee. This fee is due by July 1 and can be mailed to or paid in the Tax Office. Additional fees apply for late payments, so be sure to get your payment in on time.

Trash is picked up once per week following the schedule below. For a trash can to be emptied, a trash sticker must be affixed to the can. Trash stickers can be purchased for $2 at our local Kroger, MariElders, The Villager, Walgreens, or the Village offices.

Recycling is picked up once per week, as are large items, yard waste and brush.

Trash cans are picked up from the rear of the house/building. Do not place cans at the curb. Recycling, large items, yard waste and brush may be set out after 6:00 pm the day prior to scheduled pick up. All trash, recycling, large items, yard waste and brush to be picked up must be set out by 7:00 am the day of pick up.

Guidelines for Waste & Recycling Pick-ups

Trash (Household waste, food, non-compostable food, non-recyclable items, etc.) must be placed in cans with tight-fitting lids.

All cans to be emptied must have a clearly visible trash sticker attached. One sticker is required for cans up to 45 gallons. Two stickers are required for cans larger than 45 gallons.

Recycling (mixed paper, newspaper, aluminum cans, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs, glass, corrugated cardboard) is collected once per week (Mondays or Tuesdays depending on your street). Items should be placed in recycling bins and set out after 6:00pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00am the day of pick up. Cardboard boxes that will not fit in the bin must be broken down, bundled or placed next to or under the recycling bin.

For more detailed information on what can and can't be recycled, visit the Hamilton County Recycling website.

Trash and Recycling is collected from the back or side of resident lots (note: Rumpke will not enter garages to pick up cans or recycling).

You may also be interested in knowing the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District provides technical support to communities and education to residents to encourage recycling throughout Hamilton County.

Check out their Recycle Right” PDF which you can download, print, and post on your refrigerator for handy reference.

Thank you for supporting recycling in your community!


Yard Waste

(Grass clippings, weeds, pliable cuttings, Spring cleanup waste, leaves or other yard waste too small to be stacked or bundled)

  • Collected once per week
  • Collected in 30-gallon lawn/leaf paper bag or a reusable container such as an old trash can CLEARLY LABELED YARD WASTE
  • See Maintenance page for more details on Fall leaf collection

A helpful tip on grass clippings...these clippings contain nitrogen. So leaving them on your lawn versus bagging them actually fertilizes your yard. And by using a mulching mower or blade, thatch will not build-up.


(Branches, brush and trimmings larger than 24” long)

  • Collected on the FIRST Monday & Tuesday of each month and the THIRD Monday & Tuesday of each month. 
  • Stacked in bundles not to exceed 5 ft. in length or 50 lbs.
  • Do not place in boxes or cans
Large Items

(Items which cannot reasonably be broken down to fit into a 45 gallon can, including large and/or bulky household items such as appliances, furniture, carpeting)
Collected once per week. Place at the curb after 6:00pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00am the day of pick up.

Note: It is suggested that, whenever possible, residents have the company delivering a new appliance, furniture or carpeting, remove the old items or donate usable items to a charity that will remove them for you. This will save you the inconvenience of setting items out on pick up days.

Upholstered furniture and mattresses must be wrapped in plastic to prevent the spread of bed bugs.

Construction debris created during construction and/or remodeling, such as small pieces of drywall, lumber, bricks, broken asphalt roofing shingles, etc., should be removed by the contractor. When construction is done by the homeowner, please call Rumpke at 242-4401 for instructions & pickup schedules.

Household Hazardous Waste Items such as car batteries, used oil, unused gasoline or other fuels, oil-based paint, paint thinners, pool chemicals, etc., are considered to be Household Hazardous Waste and cannot be picked up by Rumpke or the Maintenance Department. For a complete list of Household Hazardous Waste and/or for information about disposal of such materials, please stop by the Village office for more information or call the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District at 946-7734 or 946-7777.


Christmas Trees


Beginning December 26th and continuing through February, Christmas trees left at the curb will be picked up by the Village and ground into mulch.




Since Mariemont uses a consumption-based fee system for trash, throwing away more means more cost to you. Conversely, throwing away less can save you money. Consider composting as a way to lessen weekly trash volume. Composting non-meat food scraps is simple, easy, and nearly odorless. Further, "cooked" compost is a great fertilizer for your garden and plants!


Why are tight fitting lids so important?


Several years ago, the Village of Mariemont passed an ordinance requiring all trash be kept in cans with tight-fitting lids. This helps to discourage wildlife such as raccoons, rodents and possum from coming into yards and green spaces. It also helps to avoid unsightly trash which detracts from the uniqueness and beauty that makes us proud to call the Village of Mariemont our home. If trash is set out in bags or in cans without lids, not only will you attract wildlife, but you could also face a fine of up to $100. So keep those lids tight!

Trash Schedule

Trash is collected from all residences and businesses on Tuesdays.  The only holidays when Rumpke does not collect trash are Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  In those cases, they will collect trash the day after the holiday.