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.
Don't just recycle. Recycle Right.
What Can Be Recycled?
• New in 2021! Plastic bottles and jugs (butter, sour cream and cottage cheese tubs as well as yogurt and fruit cups) are now acceptable in Rumpke’s curbside and drop box programs. For more information on this service expansion, click here to visit Rumpke's website.
• Paper and cardboard (Please flatten)
• Plastic bottles and jugs (Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, milk jugs, and soda bottles)
• Glass bottles and jars (All colors accepted)
• Metal cans (remove aerosol tips)
• Cartons (rinse and remove lids)
What Can Not Be Recycled?
• No 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
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'. Once a toter is purchased, it is yours to keep. Forever!
Toter Sizes and Prices
- 96-gallon: $30
- 64-gallon: $20
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, or can be 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
Toters can be delivered to your property for an additional $10 or can be picked up at the Bexley Service Garage on Delmar Drive for no additional cost. Toters are delivered on Friday, and we must receive your payment by Thursday of the same week.