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.  Yellow stickers are no longer required (per Ordinance O-19-21).  

On this page you may scroll down to read more about:

  • Trash Fee
  • Trash & Recycling Schedule (includes Rumpke’s holiday schedule)
  • Guidelines for Waste & Recycling Pick-ups
  • Yard Waste
  • Limb Collection
  • Large Item Collection
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Christmas Trees
  • Tight Fitting Lids
  • Composting

Trash Fee

The waste fee appears as an additional monthly charge on the water bill from Greater Cincinnati Water Works. 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. The details of the fee structure are outlined in Ordinance O-16-23.

Please note, the monthly fee will not always be the exact same every month as it is based on the number of days in the billing period. The formula used by GCWW to come up with the amount due each month is the annual waste fee rate divided by 365 days of service and multiply that by the number of days in the billing period.   While the amount each month will vary slightly, the monthly charges for the year will come out to equal the annual waste fee rate for your property.

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.

Trash & Recycling Schedule

Rumpke Trash cartsTrash is collected curbside on Tuesdays  (note: residents must set trash & recycling cans at the curb).

Recycling is also 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.  Collection time may vary during holiday weeks. Click HERE and fill in your zip code to determine if your regular pick-up schedule will be impacted.

Guidelines for Waste & Recycling Pick-ups

Missed Pick-Up: If trash, recycling, yard waste or large item pickups are missed please call the Rumpke route manager directly at 513-851-0122 x 8751.  

Trash cans (65 gallon) and recycling bins are provided by Rumpke. If you cannot fit all of your trash into the trash can you may put excess trash in a tied plastic bag but it may not be set out overnight.

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.

Rumpke’s guidelines of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable may be found HERE.  If you are in need of a flyer detailing accepted recyclables, you can find a printout here. Some plastic cups are now accepted!  Click HERE to view the acceptable hard-to-recycle plastic items in the Hefty ReNew program.

About Rumpke’s “Hefty ReNew” recycling program, as of November 2023:

Hefty ReNew™ is a hard-to-recycle plastics recovery program that offers residents and businesses served by Rumpke Recycling a convenient way to divert more waste from landfills. People who choose to participate can purchase Hefty ReNew™ orange bags at their local Kroger store or online at Kroger.com. For additional online options, visit HeftyReNew.com. Each orange bag features a list of hard-to-recycle items that can be collected in the bag for recycling. Simply fill the bag with those items and when it’s full, tie it up and then place the bag in a Rumpke Recycling bin or public recycling drop box for collection. It’s that easy! Rumpke will then collect the recycling bins, sort each material by commodity type as it typically does, while pulling out the Hefty® ReNew® orange bags. The bags will then be sent to specialized recyclers that will use the materials to create new and useful products including plastic lumber and
irrigation blocks. 

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.

Thank you for supporting recycling in your community!

Click HERE to view Mariemont’s 2022 Recycling Report.

Yard Waste

Grass clippings, weeds, pliable cuttings, Spring cleanup waste, leaves or other yard waste too small to be stacked or bundled

  • Collected on Tuesday by Rumpke; March 1 through mid-December. The last yard waste pick-up for 2023 will be December 12th.
  • Collected in 30-gallon lawn/leaf paper bag or a reusable container such as an old trash can CLEARLY LABELED YARD WASTE (Rumpke recommends that yard waste cans are labeled on the sides, not on the lid, so that the drivers can see the labels)
  • 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.

Limb Collection

(Branches and trimmings larger than 24” long)

  • Collected by the Village 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.

Any mattress or upholstered furniture must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for removal. Mattress bags are available at Ace Hardware.

*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.