New Year’s Day Holiday Will Affect Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedules in Columbus

Columbus ohio recyclingCity trash service in Columbus will not be provided on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday.  Observance of the holiday will prompt changes in the collection schedule for City regular trash in Columbus as noted below.

For residents assigned a collection color:

  • Collection of trash in color-coded collection areas will rotate forward one day, the week of  the New Year’s Day Holiday. That means for Harrison West, our pickup will be on Friday January 4th, 2013.

Two-Day Collection Schedule

  • Residents not assigned a trash collection color have a two-day collection window
  • If your normal collection day falls before the holiday, your trash will be collected on the first day of the collection window
  • If your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your trash will be serviced on the second day of the collection window

Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

  • Bi-weekly recycling and yard waste and subscription recycling collection with a collection day that falls on or after the holiday will be delayed by one day during the week of the holiday, with Friday’s collection occurring on Saturday

Drop off Recycling Options

  • Residents can take recyclables to one of nearly 200 free drop-off recycling locations in and around Columbus
  • Drop-off locations are located at many Kroger and Home Depot stores, fire stations, recreation centers and most Columbus City Schools
  • For locations, call the 311 Call Center or visit

Holiday Trees Pickup

The Department of Public Service reminds Columbus residents that after holiday festivities are done and decorations are packed away for another year, Rumpke will pick up holiday trees free-of-charge at the curbside.

Tips for disposing of holidays trees in Columbus include:

  • Remove lights, ornaments, tinsel and all other decorations from the tree
  • Place the tree on the curbside by 6 a.m. on your yard waste collection day.  Residents can go online at or call 311 or 645-3111 to identify their yard waste collection day.
  • If your tree is eight feet tall or taller, cut the tree in half so it is a manageable size to fit in the truck collecting the tree
  • Holiday trees in plastic bags will not be collected

Columbus residents can also dispose of their Holiday trees at any one of nine free yard waste drop-off locations announced in April (call ahead for hours of operation):

  • Com-Til, the City’s compost facility:  7000 Jackson Pike, Columbus (614) 645-3152
  • Kurtz Bros. and Mulch Manufacturing Inc.:  Residents may be asked to show proof that they are a Columbus or Franklin County resident.
    • 2850 Rohr Road, Groveport (Kurtz Bros.); (614) 491-0868
    • 6055-C Westerville Road, Westerville (Kurtz Bros.);  (614) 882-0200
    • 6279 Houchard Road, Dublin (Kurtz Bros.); (614) 873-2000
    • 6747 Taylor Road S.W. (Mulch Manufacturing, Inc.); (614) 864-4004
  • The Ohio Mulch:  Please be prepared with a driver’s license or some form of documentation identifying you as a Columbus resident, otherwise you will be charged.
    • 4120 Roberts Road, Columbus (Ohio Mulch); (614) 921-9330
    • 4665 Westerville Rd. (Ohio Mulch); (614) 891-3242
    • 1600 Universal Rd. (Ohio Mulch); (614) 445-4455
    • 537 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd. (Ohio Mulch); (614) 863-0445
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