Trash Collection


The City contracts with Rumpke, Inc for weekly trash removal for all Middletown residents. The current fee is $16.50 per month and service includes household refuse collection (maximum of 5 35-gallon containers, 1 large item, and recycling container - unlimited bagged leaves will be added in the fall), curbside recycling and large item pick-up with the exception of bricks, concrete and building materials. Collection hours are between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service will be provided on all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. When those holidays fall during the week, refuse collection is delayed by one day.

Acceptable Items

Household trash must be at the curb in bags or containers with lids or wire bottoms: maximum 33 gallon / 70 pounds. For appliances and furniture including but not limited to:

  • Chairs
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Mattresses
  • Refrigerators
  • Sofas
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Water Heaters

Please contact Rumpke for disposal instructions or visit their website for proper disposal instructions.

Trash Truck


Any appliance containing Freon must display sticker that Freon material has been properly removed by a certified technician (check the yellow pages) and the Rumpke Refrigerant Recovery Statement (available in the lobby of the City Building, Public Works and Utilities Administration at 513-425-1860, or download on the Rumpke website).

Brush & Yard Waste

Brush and other yard waste can be set at the curb on any regular trash day, provided that limbs, etc. are cut to 4 feet lengths, tied in 2 feet bundles and do not exceed 70 lbs. Grass, leaves, etc. should be placed in a container or garbage (can be co-mingled with refuse).

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

175 Westheimer Drive
Monroe, OH 45044


Every Thursday from July 14th to the end of October
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.