Yard Waste Collection
Bexley's solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pickup service is provided through a contract with Rumpke. Trash, recycling, and yard waste are 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.
Bulk items are also collected on Monday, however, this requires advanced notice to Rumpke. To schedule a bulk pick up please call 1-800-828-8171.
Issues With Service?
If your yard waste 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.
Leaf Management Tips
Did you know that leaves left in the street every fall can harm Alum Creek?
Autumn leaves quickly decompose, and rain washes the natural fertilizers out of them. When this happens in a forest or on your lawn, they are recycled into the soil and trapped, helping plants grow in the spring.
When leaves, grass clippings, or other organic materials are dumped near streams or creeks, nutrients go right into our water, feeding algae and bacteria while depriving fish of oxygen.
Below are a few simple guidelines to follow to ensure leaves are picked up in a timely and efficient manner:
- Rake leaves to the back of the curb but not in the street. If possible, please avoid placing leaf piles near mailboxes, trees, lights or signs.
- Avoid parking in front of large leaf piles whenever possible. If piles are blocked, our crews will be unable to remove them.
- Leaves will be collected on a weekly basis as the city will deploy one crew in north, central and south Bexley. This program concludes in December after three full cycles throughout Bexley, weather permitting.
- Please keep leaves out of storm water sewers and stream banks. Leaves cause bacteria that depletes oxygen and can kill fish and other stream organisms.
- Leaves can also be collected during scheduled yard waste collection dates if they are placed in paper yard waste bags or in a container marked as “yard waste”.