FAQ Topic: Trash & Recycling FAQs

Where are residents expected to keep their trash & recycling 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 … Continued

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.

How do I pay my Rumpke bill?

All billing for residential trash and recycling is administered directly through Rumpke.  Please call Rumpke directly at 1-800-828-8171 or visit www.rumpke.com.

How do I dispose of my Christmas Tree?

Rumpke will collect Christmas Trees through January 15 of each year.  Simply place at the curb on your regular collection day. Please make sure to remove all ornaments, lights and tinsel.  Trees longer than nine feet must be cut in half.

Is recycling included with my trash pick-up?

Yes, recycling is included with trash pickup.  For more information regarding trash removal or recycling services, please contact Rumpke Waste & Recycling. You may also visit our trash and recycling page regarding trash services within the City of Kettering.

How do I obtain a recycling cart?

Rumpke Waste & Recycling handles trash collection and recycling within the City of Kettering. Your recycling container will be delivered upon initiation of trash service. Please contact Rumpke at www.rumpke.com or 1-800-828-8171.

How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste can be disposed of at Montgomery County Solid Waste District’s  Moraine Transfer Facility located at 1001 Encrete Lane.  Please visit the MCSWD website or call 1-937-225-4999 for hours of operation and associated fees.

How do I schedule a bulk trash pick up?

Residents do not need to contact Rumpke to schedule bulk pick up.  Rumpke will collect up to three (3) bulk items each week without notification or scheduling. Rumpke will collect bulk items such as appliances, mattresses, box springs, sofas, large furniture items, etc. weekly on your service day.  Upholstered items including sofas and mattresses must be … Continued

How do I sign up for the qualified disabled resident rate for trash?

To be eligible, participants must provide the following: A signed note from their physician explaining that they are physically unable to take their trash to the curb. A signed affidavit stating they nor anyone else residing in the household are physically unable to take their trash to the curb. Signed physician notes and affidavits can … Continued

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