The Village of Mariemont has a contract with Rumpke for pickup of garbage, recycling, yard waste (in can clearly marked “yard waste” or brown paper leaf/lawn bags), and large items.  Residents do NOT need to call Rumpke to establish new service.  A monthly fee (see “trash fee” below) is required from all households. In addition, trash stickers are required for a can to be emptied.

Trash Fee

The annual trash fee is now MONTHLY.  For residents occupying a single family, two family or three family home is $8.33 per month paid through the Greater Cincinnati Water Works bill. Multiple units serviced at a common collection point in a 4-19 unit apartment building is $5.33 per month per unit paid through the Greater Cincinnati Water Works bill.  Collection for outstanding amounts is handled by Greater Cincinnati Water Works who can be contacted through their website,by email at help@mygcww.org or by phone at 513-591-7700.

Landlords that wish to suspend trash service billing for a unit facing extended vacancy can email or call the Village offices at 513-271-3246 and request a suspension of the fee for the duration of the extended vacancy.

Trash Stickers 

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, Ace Hardware, or the Village offices.

Trash & Recycling Schedule

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

Recycling is picked up once per week on Tuesday, as are large items, yard waste and limbs (click here for limb collection schedule).

Trash cans are picked up from the rear of the house/building. Do not place trash cans at the curb. Recycling, large items, yard waste and limbs may be set out at the curb 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.

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.

Guidelines for Waste & Recycling Pick-ups

If trash, recycling, yard waste or large item pickups are missed please call the Rumpke route manager directly at 513-851-0122 x 8751.

Recycling bins are available in 65 gallon and 95 gallon sizes, for free, from Rumpke.  Please call Rumpke at (800) 828-8171 to request a recycling bin be delivered to your home.

Trash cans are also available from Rumpke for an additional fee or you may purchase your own at one of the local hardware stores.

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 each week. One sticker is required for cans up to 45 gallons. Two stickers are required for cans larger than 45 gallons.

Recycling is collected from the front curb (mixed paper, newspaper, aluminum cans, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs, glass, corrugated cardboard) is collected once per week. Items should be placed in recycling bins and set out after 6:00 pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00 a.m. 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.

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 on Tuesday
  • Collected in 30-gallon lawn/leaf paper bag or a reusable container such as an old trash can CLEARLY LABELED YARD WASTE
  • See Service 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.

Limbs

(Branches and trimmings larger than 24” long)

  • Collected on the FIRST Monday & Tuesday of each month and the THIRD Monday & Tuesday of each month. (limb collection schedule)
  • Stacked in bundles not to exceed 8 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 by Rumpke once per week on Tuesday. Place at the curb after 6:00 pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00 am 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 Service Department. For a complete list of Household Hazardous Waste and/or for information about disposal of such materials call the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District at 513-946-7734 or 513-946-7777.

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, please remove plastic bags, stands, and ornaments.

Composting

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!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!