Residential Trash & Recycling

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Resident Trash & Recycling Service Basics

If you are a new resident, please contact Rumpke Waste & Recycling directly at www.rumpke.com or 1-800-828-8171 to establish service for your address.

Whether you select standard curbside collection or premium house-side service, the City of Kettering contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling guarantees savings on trash and recycling collection services for Kettering residents.

Complete details about Residential Waste & Recycling for Kettering residents can be found in the Rumpke brochure or by visiting www.rumpke.com .

Rumpke Waste & Recycling Pricing

Effective July 1, 2020

SERVICE LEVEL

WM

MONTHLY RATE

NEW

MONTHLY  RATE

MONTHLY INCREASETOTAL ANNUAL INCREASE

STANDARD

CURBSIDE SERVICE

$13.82$15.25$1.43$17.16

PREMIUM

HOUSESIDE SERVICE

$30.81$33.00$2.19$26.28
QUALIFIED SENIOR CURBSIDE SERVICE**$6.91$7.63$0.72$8.64
QUALIFIED SENIOR HOUSESIDE SERVICE**$15.41$16.50$1.09$13..08

Trash & recycling carts for regular customers are still available in any combination of 95 gallon, 65 gallon and 35 gallon sizes.  Qualified Senior Rate customers may select any combination of 65 or 35 gallon trash and recycling carts. Additional cart rental fee is $4.00/month per cart. Please call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 to request changes.

Qualified Senior Rate

The City of Kettering contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling offers a reduced rate for income eligible and age qualified seniors.

To be eligible for the Qualified Senior Rate, participants must be 65 years or older and must have reported less than $35,000 in all sources of income on the previous year’s tax returns.

If you are a Kettering senior who meets both requirements – all members of your household are 65 or older AND you reported less than $35,000 in income last year:

Please bring a photo ID and last year’s tax returns to the Kettering Government Center (3600 Shroyer Rd) any weekday from 8 AM to 5 PM to enroll in the program.

City staff will verify your documentation and return it to you.  You do not need to bring copies.

If you are currently enrolled to receive the Qualified Senior Rate you do not need to do anything.  You will remain enrolled in the program.

Rumpke Customer Service

To set up trash service or to speak with Rumpke directly, call 1-800-828-8171. To speak with a City staff member regarding Rumpke, call our trash hotline at 937-29 TRASH (937-298-7274). You can also go online at  www.rumpke.com.

Do I have to use a Rumpke provided cart?

Yes. All service levels must use Rumpke provided carts. All material placed out for collection must fit in your Rumpke provided carts or a Rumpke specific overage bag.

Where are residents expected to keep their carts?

Rumpke offers carts in various sizes to accommodate a wide range of both trash volume and storage space.  The ideal location for cart storage is within a garage or indoor structure.  If stored outside, City of Kettering ordinance requires that carts must be kept on the side or in rear of property.  Carts may not be kept at the curb, on the driveway, sidewalk or front of property.

Both refuse and recycling carts are available in 95, 65 and 35 gallon sizes.The dimensions for carts are as follows:
95 Gallon Cart:  Height: 46”   Width: 26”   Depth: 34.5”
65 Gallon Cart:  Height: 41.5”   Width: 24”   Depth: 27”
35 Gallon Cart:  Height: 36.75”   Width: 19”   Depth: 26”

Rumpke Collection District Map

Special Programs for Qualified Customers

The contract also provides discounted waste removal programs for those who qualify. To learn more about these programs, please review the qualifications to see if you are eligible:
Qualified Disabled Resident Rate
Qualified Senior Rate

Rumpke Customer Service

To set up trash service or to speak with Rumpke directly, call 1-800-828-8171. To speak with a City staff member regarding Rumpke, call our trash hotline at 937-29 TRASH (937-298-7274). You can also go online at  rumpke.com.
 
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