Bexley's solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pickup service is provided through a contract with Rumpke. Trash and recycling is picked up on Mondays. For residents with alleys behind their property trash and bulk items need to be placed in the alley - recycle and yard waste are placed in the tree lawn. For residents without on alley trash, recycle, yard waste, and bulk items should all be placed in the tree lawn.
The amount of waste created by central Ohio residents and businesses is staggering. In fact, every resident generates an average of 9 to 10 pounds of waste each day, of which half comes to the landfill. With only so much landfill space available, it’s more important than ever that we reuse, recycle, compost or divert as much as we can.
Issues With Service?
If your recycling was not picked up by Rumpke, please fill out this form so we can assist you in getting your materials collected. If you have issues with the online reporting system, please call the Service Department at (614) 559-4220. All misses must be reported before 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
In Franklin County, there are five material types that are currently accepted for household recycling:
Plastic Bottles, Tubs, & Jugs
Lids and labels accepted
Glass Bottles & Jars
All colors accepted
Remove aerosol tips
Rise and remove lids and straws
Available for purchase at Bexley City Hall, we offer residents two different sized toters at a subsidized cost. We accept cash or check only – please make checks payable to 'City of Bexley'. Please note that it is not the City's responsibility to replace stolen or damaged toters. Once a toter is purchased, it is yours to keep. Forever!
Toter Sizes and Prices:
- 96-gallon: $40
- 64-gallon: $30
If you would like to purchase a toter, please fill out this form. Completed forms and payment can be processed in-person at City Hall, mailed in, or dropped in the water bill drop box in the parking lot of City Hall.
We have a limited availability of each size. Please call Bexley City Hall at (614) 559-4200 to see what we have in stock before making a trip in.
Bexley City Hall
2242 E. Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
Note: You may notice the price of toters has increased by $10. Delivery is now included with the purchase of new toter, and the Bexley Service Department will deliver toters to the address listed on the form. Pick up at the Service Garage is no longer an option.
If you have noticed any of your curbside waste was not collected on Monday morning, please fill out this form and we will coordinate a pickup with Rumpke or Innovative Organics Recycling directly. To view a step-by-step process of submitting a trash miss online, click the 'Online Recycling Miss Reporting' tab below. Alternatively, you can visit bexley.org/reportamiss for details.
All misses need to be reported before 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
Residents can now report a missed trash, recycling, yard waste, or compost pickup on their computer, smartphone, or tablet. Previously, any resident whose items were not collected during the normal pickup schedule had to call City Hall to report the miss.
To report a missed pickup online:
- Step 1: Visit bexley.org/reportamiss, or click the 'Report a Trash Miss' button on our homepage
- Step 2: Enter your information, including an email address or phone number if your report requires follow up
- Step 3: Press the 'Submit Report' button at the bottom of the page
Once an online report is made, the City immediately receives the information provided in the form. From there, we'll be able to send the report to the appropriate service provider–Rumpke or Innovative Organics Recycling–for pickup. If you'd like to report your miss over the phone, that's fine too! This new service is not mandatory for reporting.
If you have questions, check out the FAQ at the bottom of the page on bexley.org/reportamiss. If you still have questions, give us a call at (614) 559-4220!
Please keep these items out of your recycling:
• Plastic or foam food containers
• Pizza boxes with leftover food or grease stains (please throw in the trash if this is the case)
• No "tanglers" (Hoses, wires, chains, textiles, or electronics)
• No plastic bags (Return to retailer for proper disposal!)
• No cups (Coffee or party)
Keep your recycling loose and unbagged! This prevents further complications when being processed.
Household Hazardous Waste
Flammables, old paint, oil, helium tanks, etc.
SWACO provides Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. Most items are free to dispose of except latex and water based paints, which will incur a small fee for disposal. Identifying HHW is easy. Look for key words on the container such as poison, danger, caution, flammable, corrosive, or use in a well-ventilated area. Please consider buying less hazardous alternatives when possible. To find more information about this program, please click here.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Computers, tablets, stereos, television, etc.
To safely remove e-waste from the waste stream, SWACO created the E-Waste Diversion Program (PDF) to collect and recycle old, unwanted e-waste in an environmentally-responsible manner. SWACO's E-Waste Diversion Program is open to Franklin County government agencies and all the cities, villages, townships and school districts located within the County. Please email email@example.com to coordinate.