TRASH STICKER PROGRAM:

The Village shall discontinue the current garbage sticker program 
effective May 1, 2021, per Ordinance O-19-21.

Information regarding refunds for unused stickers will be available on our website and in the May issue of the Town Crier.  

 

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, a trash sticker is 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.

As a result of the trash sticker program being eliminated effective May 1, 2021, the monthly waste collection fee will increase in May 2021 (per Ordinance O-19-21). The waste fee will continue to appear as an additional charge on the water bill from Greater Cincinnati Water Works. The $8-$10/month that had previously been spent on stickers will now be rolled into the monthly fee which is still based on a simple proration of the existing yearly waste collection fee with the added convenience of not having to purchase stickers. Single family homes/townhouses will see a monthly increase from $8.33 to $19. Multiple dwelling units will see an increase from $5.83 to $14.26 per month. Residents who have extra stickers after April 2021 will receive a full refund from the Village office. Information about the trash sticker buyback will be available on our website.

 

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 curbside on Tuesdays  (note: residents must set trash & recycling cans at the curb).

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

Trash cans, 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 (65 gallon) are provided by Rumpke. Only ONE trash sticker is necessary for the 65 gallon cart. If you cannot fit all of your trash into the trash can you may put excess trash in a tied plastic bag with one sticker per bag but it may not be set out overnight.

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 per can, regardless of size. Please note that the wording on the stickers is outdated; two stickers are NOT necessary 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.

Additionally, there are drop-off sites for yard trimmings:

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District contractually operates three Yard Trimmings Drop-Off sites; East at Bzak Landscaping, North at Rumpke Landfill, and West at Oakdale Elementary.  The North and West Sites will have new hours in 2021: 8:30 am – 2 pm.  The East Site hours will remain the same. Click HERE for more info about yard trimmings drop-off.

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

Large 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) are 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.  For residents whose trash is collected in the lane/alley behind the residence, large items must be placed on the curb in FRONT of the property and Rumpke (513-851-0122, ext. 8751) must be notified in advance that a pick-up is needed.

*Freon-containing appliances require special handling procedures prior to pick-up. Please complete a refrigerant recovery statement and contact Rumpke for more details at 513-851-0122, ext. 8751.

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.

Wreaths and/or pine roping containing wire cannot be put through the chipper.  It is NOT considered brush.  Please place wreaths and pine roping in your trash can.

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!

Composting

A composting program is available to Village of Mariemont residents.  Any interested person should contact Mandy Rohal  mandyrohal@yahoo.com for more information.