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The Presidents Day Holiday will Affect Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedules in Columbus

City trash service in Columbus will not be provided on Monday, February 18, 2013, in observance of the Presidents 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 by one day the week of  the Presidents Day Holiday as follows:
  • Monday, February 18:            No Collection
  • Tuesday, February 19:           Ruby
  • Wednesday, February 20:      Gold
  • Thursday, February 21:          Gray
  • Friday, February 22:               Navy
  • Monday, February 25:            Pink

The color-coded schedule will rotate again on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 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 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
  • Reminder:  Under the citywide bi-weekly recycling program, recycling is collected every other week with yard waste collected on alternate weeks

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 www.columbus.gov

Drop off Yard Waste Options

Columbus residents can dispose of their yard waste at any one of nine free yard-waste drop-off locations (please 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
  • 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

For more information on trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, residents can:

  • Call the Columbus Call Center at (614) 645-3111 (311 from many home phones) for information about trash pickup
  • Call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 for information about the collection of yard waste and subscription recycling
  • Can look up their collection days on the Columbus 311 website at www.311.columbus.gov