Waste Collection & Recycling Information
Trash service is provided by Rumpke Inc. The Pierce Township waste levy covers the costs associated with waste pick up which includes a 95-gallon trash bin and an 65-recycling bin. Contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 to set up a new service.
To schedule pick up for a large item, like mattresses, couches, etc. contact Rumpke at 1-800 828-8171. Please read the large item pick-up curbside guidelines below find out what items need to be wrapped prior to pick-up.
Please follow these simple guidelines when preparing your material for collection.
• Trash/recycling must be placed curbside the night before your scheduled collection. Drivers may not return to residences if materials are unprepared at the scheduled collection time.
• Rumpke’s service includes the collection of one, 95-gallon can per pick-up unless the resident requested additional cans. Cans should not exceed 50 pounds. Please do not place the trash at the curb in boxes. All boxes should be broken down and bundled. Rumpke is not responsible for damaged or missing plastic cans or lids.
• Please contact Rumpke at least 48 hours at 1-800-828-8171 before your regularly scheduled collection to request a large item pick-up for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. Television sets cannot exceed 32 inches for curbside pick-up. Any mattress or upholstered furniture must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for removal. Additional fees may apply.
• Freon-containing appliances require special handling procedures prior to pick-up. Please complete a refrigerant recovery statement and contact Rumpke for more details.
• According to Federal law, Rumpke is not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials, or any items identified as hazardous.
• Bulky materials including drywall, concrete, bricks, dirt, or rocks are not acceptable.
• Drums, barrels, and household containers are not acceptable trash containers and will be assumed trash if placed at the curb.
• Rumpke is not responsible for damage beyond the curb line.
• All rules and regulations may vary according to location. Please contact Rumpke if you have any additional questions.
Please bag yard waste and leave it outside of your container. Place brush at the curb and tied into bundles no larger than four feet long and two feet wide. Bundled brush and yard waste must not exceed a total of 50 pounds.
• Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
• Yogurt containers, butter tubs, and fruit cups – to view the tub fact sheet, click here.
• Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans with the lids and tips removed
• Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
• Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books, and catalogs
• Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth, and other cartons.
• Mix all items together – no separation required
• Empty all bottles, jugs, and cans
• No need to remove labels
• For plastic bottles, empty, crush, and reattach lids
• For cartons, remove plastic caps and straws
• NEVER place medical sharps or needles in the recycling
• DON’T use plastic bags
• No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, butter tubs, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal.
The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District attempts to make the disposal of hazardous household waste more convenient for County residents. Old motor oil, brake or transmission fluid, and antifreeze can be dropped off at the Clermont County Fleet Management garage, located on Filager Road just off SR 222 north of Batavia. These items are accepted for free from Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Other hazardous household chemicals such as paints, thinners, and solvents can also be disposed of properly. Unused latex and oil-based paint can be left open in the container and disposed of in general waste after it has dried. There are also local outlets for other materials, such as tires, car batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks, and more. You can search for disposal or recycling locations at http://oeq.net/recycling/.
If no local outlets are available, the Solid Waste District will issue Clermont residents a voucher, which allows them to take the material to Environmental Enterprises on Spring Grove Avenue in Cincinnati and the District pays the disposal fee. To obtain a voucher, or for more information on Solid Waste District programs, call 513-732-7744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Most Common Types of Household Hazardous Waste
Liquids and solvents such as toilet bowl cleaner, shower and tile spray, carpet cleaner, and rust remover are considered hazardous. Rumpke does not accept liquid waste, so it is always advisable to review the guidelines of your local solid waste districts to determine the best disposal options in your area.
Lithium-Ion batteries should not be discarded in your regular recycling or trash. These batteries are highly combustible and can pose serious danger to waste and recycling workers as well as the motoring public. Please contact your local solid waste district to learn about proper disposal procedures in your area.
Auto fluids, including antifreeze, fluids, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, polish, and waxes can’t go in the garbage. As noted earlier, Rumpke does not accept liquid waste. It’s important to note that these items can’t be flushed down the storm drain or into a septic tank, either. Please contact your local solid waste district for disposal options in your area.
Both oil-based and latex paint are toxic when improperly discarded. Different areas of the country enforce specific disposal requirements to protect the environment and surrounding communities. If you’re throwing out spray paint containers, popular craft chalk paint, wood sealant, or wood stains, you should also be careful to follow your local solid waste authority guidelines.
In most communities, getting rid of yard waste in a dumpster or trash container is prohibited due to potential damage to native plants, the possibility of lowering soil quality, and the risk of spreading invasive plant species. It’s important to remember that yard waste can also be considered chemical waste if it has been exposed to toxins like pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, and insecticides. Check with your local solid waste district to learn about the yard waste disposal options in your area.
There are a variety of other objects that are best left out of the garbage. These items include, but are not limited to:
CFL light bulbs and fluorescent lights
Sharp syringes and needles
Swimming pool chemicals
Thermostats and thermometers
Corrosive materials, such as sulfuric acid
E-waste, such as televisions, laptops, and cell phones