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Residential Trash Pickup FAQs

Contact Rumpke to request information about residential trash removal service, or if you need help with waste management for your business or event. Rates can vary based on waste services requested, but we offer competitive pricing and will be happy to help you get scheduled for dependable weekly trash pickup.

Request trash pickup now for an estimate based on your location and service needs.

As an added convenience, multiple payment options are accepted. You can also pay bills online.

Regular collection includes weekly pickup. Collection schedules can vary based on where you’re located.

We’ll give you a schedule for garbage collection and curbside recycling, so you’ll always know when you should plan to put out items. We recommend putting trash cans and recycling bins by the curb the night before to accommodate early-morning pickups.

The holiday schedule is updated on our website, so you’ll always be able to plan for potential service changes.

Rumpke takes municipal solid waste in its trash program, including:

  • Plastic trash bags
  • Styrofoam items including packing materials, containers, and cups
  • Wearable items of clothing including shoes
  • Non-recyclable food packaging including overly greasy pizza boxes, takeout food containers, multilayer bags, and candy wrappers
  • Paint solidified with cat litter or sawdust
  • Broken glass or light bulbs (must be properly contained)
  • Large items, such as TVs, mattresses, furniture and certain appliances (please contact Rumpke in advance to schedule pickup of bulky items and to find out any preparation instructions)

Bulky materials including:

  • Drywall
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Rocks
  • Drums or barrels
  • Motor oil or cooking oil

According to federal law, Rumpke is also not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as household hazardous waste.

Keep in mind that yard and household containers are not acceptable trash containers and will be assumed trash if placed at the curb.

Our teams try to accommodate oversized items within the same week they are notified. Contact Rumpke to request this service and schedule a pickup at least 48 hours before your regularly scheduled collection to request large item pickup for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash. Any mattress or upholstered furniture must be completely wrapped and sealed in disposable plastic for removal.

For even larger bulk trash pickups, scheduling an appointment with our junk hauling service, Haul-it-Away, for an additional fee may be necessary.

Artificial trees cannot be recycled or composted.

For real and artificial trees, please remove all tinsel, ribbons, lights, and other decorations.

For trees longer than 6 feet, please cut it into smaller pieces, bundle it, and place it curbside the night before your regular collection day.*

In some areas, composting options are available for retired, live Christmas trees. You can find the most accurate information for your community by checking with your county’s solid waste management district. Many districts offer free yard waste and tree drop-off stations. You can also check with your local municipal offices.

*Please remember to check with your municipality for clarification about local rules and regulations for tree collection.

Residential Recycling FAQs

Recycling regulations vary across states, cities and municipalities. Rumpke is on the front-lines of the movement and committed to improving recycling rates with our single stream recycling process. We have made significant investments to make recycling available for residents and business throughout our service territory.

Rumpke currently offers recycling services in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

Glass comes in many shapes and sizes. Rumpke accepts glass bottles and jars in our recycling programs.

Many items made of glass melt at different temperatures by chemical design and cannot be recycled in a single stream system. Non-recyclable glass includes glass objects, window glass, and drinking glasses.

Please refer to Rumpke’s list of acceptable items for recycling. You can typically recycle the following items:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans and lids
  • Paperboard (like cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Envelopes and junk mail
  • Newspapers, magazines and inserts
  • Telephone books and catalogs
  • Cartons

Choosing Rumpke to provide residential recycling pickup means you’ll get much more than just that one service. Rumpke offers many value-added services. We’re equipped to handle regular garbage pickup, recyclables, and much more including yard waste, and dumpster rental.

When it comes to choosing a commercial recycling service for your business, know that we offer a full range of services to meet your needs including office trash removal and recycling, industrial waste management, haulers, and construction site waste management services.

We’re one of the most experienced and knowledgeable waste management and recycling collection companies in the industry. In everything we do, we’re committed to keeping communities clean and the environment healthy.

We use the most responsible and innovative practices for our customers, whether you are a homeowner or a business seeking commercial recycling services. We have nearly 100 years of experience and know-how in the waste and recycling business, which means we know what it takes to create cleaner and greener communities.

If you want to learn more about what we can do for you or if you’re ready to request service, contact us to learn about our competitive collection costs.

Rumpke offers curbside recycling and public recycling drop boxes throughout its service region.

Residential Dumpster Rental FAQs

Renting a dumpster and having it on-site at a single-family home is usually possible, but it’s always best to do your homework. Our team can help you confirm if you need a permit or advise if you’ll need permission from your HOA based on your address. We can also help you plan where to safely place the dumpster in case blocking shared driveways or utilities is a factor in the decision process.

Pricing for roll off dumpsters varies based on your location and the size of your dumpster container.

Our team strives to provide competitive upfront pricing, and will take factors including your address, and the expected weight and volume of your refuse into account. Factors also include how long you plan to keep the dumpster, and how many times it will need to be removed and replaced over the duration of your project.

Weekly and monthly dumpster rentals are available to suit your needs. If you fill up your dumpster earlier than expected or need to extend your dumpster rental period, get in touch with our team so we can help coordinate based on your needs.

Dumpsters are usually placed on solid, flat surfaces. They should not be stored on uneven ground or soft soil, or in a spot that poses a threat to underground utilities or septic tanks. It's usually most convenient for home projects to have the dumpster placed alongside the house close to the door, or in the driveway. Our vehicles must be able to access the dumpster easily for drop-off and pick-up.

If you need to put your dumpster in the street, be sure to research any laws and guidelines based on your municipality.

Roll off dumpsters can accommodate non-hazardous waste, debris, and general junk. Items that fall into these categories:

  • Packaging
  • Yard waste (including branches and leaves)
  • Mattresses
  • Toys
  • Cloth
  • Furniture (wooden, metal, or PVC)
  • Cabinetry
  • Paper
  • Metal
  • Hardware and fixtures (such as lights and sinks)
  • Siding
  • Drywall
  • Construction debris
  • Carpeting or flooring

It’s always best to discuss the types of items that you’re planning to dispose of before you rent a dumpster, so that our team can help you scope size, and forewarn you of anything that may not be accepted at the landfill.

Customers commonly ask, “What can't I throw away?

Never add flammable or hazardous items to a dumpster. That includes batteries, paint cans or lacquer containers, oil or oil-soaked rags, refrigerators, hot water tanks, tires, or medical waste.

If you’re disposing of heavy, solid items such as large volumes of dirt, gravel, bricks, or concrete, let us know! We can arrange the best size container to avoid overage charges.

Yard Waste Pickup FAQs

Yard waste consists of organic material. Yard waste is a simple by-product of landscaping, and it is easily biodegradable if properly managed.

Zoning may prohibit the burning of organic matter. Choosing safe ways to discard organic waste is better for the environment.

Properly disposing of yard waste can also boost your property’s curb appeal. A healthy lawn and well-maintained landscaping add value to your home.

Homeowners: Yard cleanup gets messy

Residential property needs vary based on property size and the amount of foliage. Many homeowners quickly realize that they need an extra hand in getting rid of grass clippings, bagged leaves, shrub trimmings, or fallen branches from storm damage. Rumpke makes it easier for homeowners to dispose of the organic debris that comes along with maintaining their property.

We help families and communities coordinate a collection schedule to keep neighborhoods looking their best.

Business owners: Landscaping, construction, and more

Business owners, landlords, and construction crews of all kinds may encounter scenarios where they need a dedicated partner for yard cleanup. Landscaping crews who regularly prune trees and trim shrubs produce a high volume of organic waste. Removing it swiftly helps get the job done right.

Small businesses depend on reliable landscaping and grounds clean-up to attract customers. When you need a partner you can count on, contact the team at Rumpke.

Yard waste should never be put in Rumpke recycling carts and bins.

Single-stream recycling systems, like those that Rumpke invests in, are only for recyclable materials, not organic debris. Biodegradable waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, and branches, can contaminate the recycling process.

Rumpke will help homeowners and business owners dispose of:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree limbs (cut and bundled with string or twine)
  • Small Bushes
  • Tree and shrub trimmings
  • Christmas trees (remove all ornaments/tinsel and cut in half)
  • Other vegetative or organic material

Yard waste collection usually includes the pickup of small branches, but it can vary based on location and the size of the tree branches. Some municipalities have separate programs to help with tree cleanup. Contact Rumpke to learn about options in your neighborhood.

Yard waste cleanup guidelines can vary by area. Put leaves and grass clippings in biodegradable bags, such as compostable paper, for curbside collection. Cut branches to less than 6 feet in length and tie into bundles with string or twine.

Junk Removal FAQs

While junk removal is not a part of Rumpke’s curbside program, there is a chance that your large item may be able to be picked up curbside. Please contact us to learn if this is an available option for you, and be sure to abide by Rumpke’s curbside guidelines.

It depends. Rumpke customers with curbside service may be able to have their large items picked up with their other curbside material. Contact us to determine if this is an option for you and what steps must be taken to ensure pickup.

In order to make the best decision for your situation, we recommend that you contact us and talk to one of our waste and recycling experts. If you’re a local business, we offer waste and recycling audit services to help you answer this question and profitably manage your waste.

  • Furniture
  • Wood (fencing, firewood and old timbers)
  • Construction material (debris, tiling)
  • Garden refuse (branches, tree and brush clippings)
  • Appliances (with and without CFCs)
  • Renovation refuse (walls, windows, floorboards, drywall, carpet, plasterboard and frames)
  • Computers, televisions and other electronics
  • Tires
  • And more!

HOA Waste Management Services FAQs

Typically, curbside trash pickup is scheduled once a week in HOA communities to minimize truck traffic.

Residents in HOAs can reduce waste by also selecting Rumpke’s single-stream curbside recycling program. Learn more about acceptable items for recycling to see if we might be a good fit for your community.

Yes, Rumpke offers open-top dumpsters in a variety of sizes (measured in cubic yards) for weekly or monthly rental. All of our dumpsters for residential use are constructed with heavy-duty materials to withstand the toughest usage.

Let us help you choose the dumpster size that suits your needs:

  • 15-yard dumpster
  • 20-yard dumpster
  • 30-yard dumpster
  • 40-yard dumpster

If you don’t feel that you need a full dumpster or aren’t able to place dumpsters in the neighborhood, consider Haul-it-Away, our residential junk hauling service, which is available in many areas. The full-service collection team can remove construction debris and other large items from anywhere on your property.

Plastic Recycling FAQS

Rumpke is dedicated to keeping neighborhoods beautiful, which is why we offer hassle-free and reliable curbside pickup for homeowners. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help confirm the best recycling service for plastic materials, or read our curbside guidelines for more information.

Yes, all bottled water containers are made to be recycled! Companies can reuse the plastic to make new products.

Be sure to check our Rumpke’s list of acceptable items for recycling, which includes plastic bottles, plastic jugs, plastic tubs, and plastic cups. Rumpke offers single-stream recycling so that materials don’t need to be separated into different bins for pickup. Just be sure to rinse out any plastic food and drink containers to eliminate food getting mixed into the stream.

Families and business owners looking to maximize their recycling efforts should sign up for service with Rumpke. Our single-stream programs focus on all recyclable materials – glass recycling, plastic recycling, and more – not just individual pre-sorted materials. Many communities also have public recycling drop-off boxes to make recycling easier.

This comprehensive approach helps divert the greatest volume of recyclable materials from landfills.

Sorting plastic by type is no longer necessary! Recyclable plastics are bottles, jugs, tubs, and cups. Unlike dual-stream recycling programs, Rumpke’s single-stream program allows residential recyclables to be mixed together and sorted later at an advanced recycling facility.

While many material manufacturers are working to produce only recyclable plastic, not all plastics are recyclable in our recycling program. Currently, we are only able to accept plastic bottles, jugs, tubs, and cups.

Contaminants on recyclables is another reason that items–and large batches of material from the same shipment–are often denied from the recycling process. Unwashed food containers, greasy pizza boxes, plastic grocery bags, toothpaste tubes, paper towels, styrofoam, and toilet paper are items that are often mistaken as being recyclable materials, but instead disrupt the entire recycling system.

Glass Recycling FAQS

Yes, but there are many limitations to consider. Container glass, including jars, liquor bottles, and soda bottles are most easily recycled to make new glass containers.

That said, there are many other types of glass known as non-container glass, safety glass, or “treated glass,” that are treated to be more durable. These glass products, such as used in Pyrex or other cookware pieces, feature chemicals that increase the melting point. If non-recyclable glass were to be recycled with glass bottles, the non-recyclable glass wouldn’t melt.

Though it may seem that many types of glass are not recyclable, tons of glass are reused every year. Recycling facilities like ours make every effort to reduce waste and increase sustainability to improve communities. Please see our list of acceptable items, or contact us with questions.

Yes, recyclable glass can go directly into the container bin. Rumpke uses "Single-Stream" processing so that materials don’t need to be separated into different bins for pickup. Just be sure to rinse the glass containers to reduce chances of food getting mixed into the stream.

Make it easier to maximize your recycling efforts by signing up for service with Rumpke. Our single-stream recycling programs focus on all recyclable materials – glass recycling, plastic recycling, and more –not just individual pre-sorted materials. If you use recyclable glass containers, our comprehensive approach will help you divert materials from landfills.

In addition to curbside collection, many communities have public recycling drop-off locations to make recycling easier for residents.

It’s not necessary to sort your glass by color. Our recycling technology will help do that for you.

  • Any glass mixed with other materials, such as decorative leaded glass
  • Mixed-color glass
  • Dirty containers with unrinsed food waste
  • Ceramics, Pyrex, and other types of heat-resistant glass
  • Window glass and mirrors
  • Crystal
  • LED and halogen light bulbs
  • Computer or television screens

Battery Disposal FAQs

Batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries, can harness a small amount of charge even after they no longer work. When damaged or punctured, this charge can lead to battery combustion and cause fires and damage affecting vehicles that transport batteries, workers, and the community landfill. Batteries should never go in the trash or recycling.

Batteries should never be placed in your trash or recycling. Please check with your local solid waste district for proper disposal procedures.

Batteries can break and cause fires, resulting in significant damage to collection vehicles and recycling facilities, while also posing a safety risk for the motoring public. Batteries should never be placed in your trash or recycling. Please check with your local solid waste district for proper disposal procedures.

It’s increasingly important for communities to reduce waste and improve their efforts to help the environment. Residential and commercial customers alike can benefit from adopting safe disposal practices for used and damaged batteries. Batteries should never be placed in your trash or recycling. Rumpke recommends checking with retail stores and your local solid waste district to identify the best disposal options.

Hazardous Waste Disposal FAQs

Contact your solid waste district for local options for disposing of household hazardous waste like yard treatments, wood stains and cleaning supplies. 

  • Use fewer hazardous waste materials by opting for more natural products. Once cleaned, packaging for natural materials can safely be processed through the Rumpke recycling program.
  • Try to use fewer single-use products and opt for reusable items, like rechargeable batteries. 
  • Look for ways to reuse products as much as possible, rather than throwing them into your trash bin. Check local websites or social media pages to see if you can donate certain materials or products rather than tossing them completely.
  • Identify which items are acceptable for recycling. Choose to use products and packaging that’s easily recycled to limit waste. 

Construction Waste Collection FAQs

Rumpke offers a wide range of container options to help manage construction waste on job sites. We have a large variety of heavy-duty containers that can accommodate any size job. We’ll work closely with you and the crew to schedule regular pickups, so construction waste never becomes an issue. 

While haulers can handle a large volume of materials including yard waste, drywall, and shingles, it’s important to remember that hazardous waste items cannot go to the landfill. As you manage waste on your construction site, we ask that none of the following items be tossed in an job site dumpster:  

  • Flammable materials: propane tanks, batteries, gasoline, oil, fuel, or other chemicals 
  • Herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides 
  • Industrial drums 
  • Paints, solvents, stains, and varnishes 
  • CFL light bulbs and fluorescent lights 
  • Thermostats and thermometers 
  • Asbestos 
  • Corrosive materials, such as sulfuric acid 

If you’re unsure if an item can be placed in the dumpster, please contact the experts at Rumpke for assistance.  

The scheduling teams at Rumpke will work with you to create a schedule that fits your needs. We can accommodate daily, weekly, bi-weekly and on-call pickups and work closely with you to right-size the dumpster so you have the space you need, when you need it. 

Rumpke offers the following roll off dumpster sizes (measured in cubic yards): 

  • 15-yard dumpster: This is about four or five pickup trucks’ worth of solid waste, making it perfect for smaller construction projects.  
  • 20-yard dumpster: This is about six pickup truck loads’ worth of construction debris and demolition waste.  
  • 30-yard dumpster: This can fit nine pickup trucks’ worth of construction debris. 
  • 40-yard dumpster: Our biggest trash containers can hold as much waste as 12 pickup trucks. If your job site produces a high volume of waste, ask us about pricing for a large dumpster rental.

Commercial Recycling FAQs

There are many different types of commercial recycling bin options. Depending on your waste and recycling needs, you can choose recycling bins that are the right fit for your business. There are indoor deskside bins, recycling carts, front load and pen-top recycling containers.

A commercial recycling bin is just any recycling bin used to collect recycling at your business or company.

Roll off containers are generally rectangular open-top containers. These containers come in different sizes than regular dumpsters and will require a Rumpke truck to move.

Roll off dumpsters are not used for everyday waste. They are generally used by construction crews working on houses or large-scale construction projects. Homeowners might temporarily rent them for special home remodeling or construction projects. Businesses rent roll off dumpsters for special projects, such as renovations and inventory cleanouts.

When it comes to choosing what size recycling container you should get for your business, you’ll first need to understand what type of waste you have, the amount of solid waste you’re producing, what kind of solution you may need (permanent or temporary), and the space available for a recycling container. Rumpke’s team of sales experts have the knowledge to help make the best decision for your business.

If your state or local government requires recycling through an ordinance, you are legally required to recycle. However, there is no nationwide recycling law that requires businesses to recycle in the U.S.

Commercial Dumpster Rental FAQs

The rental price of a commercial roll off dumpster depends on the size and the rental period. Other factors like the type of debris and the level of customization you need, may also affect the rental price. Other costs may include overload fees, extra days, and special item fees.

In most cases, commercial roll off dumpsters do not require a permit, especially if you place them on your property. However, you will need a permit to place the dumpster on public property. Public property includes sidewalks, city-owned property, parking areas, and public streets.

Your local municipality may give you a right-of-way permit to place the dumpster on a public street. When applying for the permit, you should state how long you need to have the dumpster in the public space.

At Rumpke, commercial customers can rent a roll off dumpster for as little as one day or as long as a month. We have daily, weekly, or monthly rentals at different prices. You should estimate how long your project will take so you can rent the commercial dumpster for the proper duration.

You should place the commercial roll off dumpster in an area with enough room for the dumpster and access for the delivery truck and sufficient use. The immediate area should ideally be flat, stable, and free from obstructions. Placement selection should also keep the dumpster out of the way of danger and avoid posing any threats to adjacent property and passer-bys.

You also need to consider whether the commercial roll off dumpster will obstruct traffic or cause other safety concerns. If you're placing the commercial dumpster on your property, make sure it's not in an area that customers or other users come into contact with, as this could be a safety hazard.

If you are placing the commercial roll off dumpster on public property, it should be close to the commercial site but far enough from traffic to avoid accidents or injuries.

There are certain items to avoid putting in dumpsters because they require special care for removal and disposal. These include any hazardous materials. You're also not allowed to put adhesives, fluorescent light bulbs, wet paint, batteries, medical waste, tires, or other items you cannot safely discard.

Hydraulics & Machining FAQs

The cost of hydraulic cylinder repair varies considerably depending on the type of repairs needed and the size of the cylinder. Rumpke’s prices for any hydraulic repair are highly competitive.

Please contact us to set up an inspection and we can provide a free, custom quote for your hydraulic cylinder.

The process for repairing a hydraulic pump depends on your issue. Before any work begins, an experienced technician should determine if repair is necessary, rather than a rebuild or a remanufacturing process. After you’ve established that your hydraulic pump needs repairing, an experienced technician will identify the best repair process for that particular pump.

In addition to our vast hydraulics offerings, Rumpke also offers machining capabilities, including:

  • Band Saws
  • Engine Lathes
  • Horizontal Boring Mill
  • Hydraulic Press: 80 ton hydraulic press capabilities
  • Inside Diameter Hones
  • Torque Bench Capabilities up to 33,000 foot pounds
  • Portable Line Boring
  • Microfinishing Machine
  • CNC Lathe Mills
  • …and More! Contact us.

Restaurant Services FAQs

Pricing for waste collection can vary based on the type of restaurant, size of restaurant, volume of trash and recycling produced, number of locations, dumpster sizes and pickup frequency.  

Rumpke offers a wide variety of commercial dumpster sizes (measured in cubic yards). Common sizes for restaurants include: 

  • 2-yard dumpster 
  • 4-yard dumpster 
  • 6-yard dumpster 
  • 8-yard dumpster 
  • 10-yard dumpster  

Rumpke will work with restaurant owners to determine the best placement of dumpsters at your location, along with any corral enclosure needs. 

Restaurants already accumulate many recyclable materials, such as paper cups, plastic cups, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass bottles and jars, and cardboard.  

Customers are increasingly supportive of changes that can help reduce their overall carbon footprint. Restaurants who use reusable serving utensils or have separate trash bins and recycling containers marked with clear signage can easily make a difference in the waste stream. 

We can help you learn more about acceptable items for recycling. 

Yes, Rumpke works with hundreds of restaurant franchises and chains throughout its service territory. We recognize the importance of creating a comprehensive waste and recycling program to meet the needs of multiple locations.  

School Services FAQs

Paper waste, plastic bottles, yogurt cups and aluminum cans are common in schools. Each classroom can receive its own recycling container to make it easier for teachers and students to participate in recycling programs.

Pricing for schools and other education facilities can vary by the student body size. Discounts may be available for larger contracts with multiple buildings across a school district. The knowledgeable teams at Rumpke work hard to make sure waste management programs are priced competitively so that schools can count on Rumpke’s reliable service all year long.

Cleanliness in schools is important, and it’s even more important to partner with a trusted waste and recycling company that can keep your facilities free of trash. We know that schools and districts frequently bid on their waste collection contracts. Get in touch with Rumpke next time you need to explore costs and options, and we’ll create a competitively-priced waste and recycling service plan based on your needs.

Different schools have different needs. At Rumpke, we work hard to match individual campuses with the right type of waste disposal containers. Many schools use:

  • 65- and 96-gallon wheeled carts to handle smaller volumes of both trash and recyclables in classrooms
  • 2 to 8 cubic yard waste containers for extra disposal space in cafeterias
  • Commercial trash dumpsters and roll off containers around loading docks or at secondary entrances where supplies are commonly delivered

We recommend keeping dumpsters nearby loading docks or close to any entrances used by food service deliveries. The team at Rumpke will always consider the needs of the school and make sure that the placement of your dumpster is convenient for both the pick-up crews and your custodians.

Dumpsters can be emptied weekly, or more frequently based on the size of the dumpster and the materials discarded throughout the week. Food waste is best managed before food begins to spoil or attract rodents. To scope total volume, it might help to understand acceptable items for recycling vs. solid waste. We’re dedicated to helping you keep your educational institution clean and well-maintained.

E-Waste Recycling FAQs

E-waste refers to electronic products that are no longer in use. It’s important that consumers consider how they can donate or reuse technology, but if the product is broken or no longer usable, consider recycling so it can be disassembled and used to create new electronic products.

Electronic waste is accepted in many forms. Items commonly accepted include:

  • Small appliances, such as electric cookers and microwaves
  • Refrigerator, with freon properly removed
  • Air conditioners, with freon properly removed
  • Televisions
  • VCR and DVD players
  • Stereos
  • Desktop computers and laptops
  • Cell phones
  • Keyboards
  • Hard drives
  • Circuit boards
  • Computer monitors and flat screens

There are strict guidelines for managing e-waste from businesses, schools, and other commercial locations. The William-Thomas Group offers consultation and management options. Please contact us for details.

For commercial customers, Rumpke collects e-waste via on-site collection and shipping containers. 

We offer several options for commercial e-waste management, and also encourage residential customers to drop off e-waste at e-waste recycling and disposal centers identified by the local solid waste management districts.

(Check out how to properly dispose hazardous waste.)

No! Improperly discarded e-scraps contain toxic chemicals, metals including lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, and other hazardous materials. Instead, contact the local solid waste management district for disposal and recycling options.

Anything containing mercury or lead requires special handling and should not be mixed with e-waste. LCD televisions and monitors, as well as older TVs (pre-1991, per the EPA) may contain mercury. Old cathode ray tube televisions also contain lead and cannot be recycled.

Rather than recycling lithium-ion batteries, you can usually return those directly to the manufacturer to save a step in the process.

It’s always best to separate e-waste from regular recyclables and solid waste. E-waste is not accepted in Rumpke’s curbside recycling program.

Tire Recycling FAQs

Rumpke collects tires from automotive and tire stores as well as tire cleanups throughout our service region. The tires are transported to our tire recycling facility outside of Hamilton, Ohio, where they go through a series of machines to prepare them for end use.

First, the tires are loaded into a rough cut machine to break the tires down to approximately 8 to 10 inches wide by 24 inches long. These pieces then travel a conveyer to be fed into another shredding machine that will cut the tires into smaller pieces. At the end of the process, the tire shreds will be less than 4 inches long. Once complete, the tires are shipped to Rumpke sites to be beneficially reused in landfill construction.

Rumpke always strives to protect the environment and human health. By adopting tire recycling at a local and regional level, we can:

• Eliminate homes and breeding places for mosquitos, rodents, ticks and other animals that spread disease.
• Reduce chances of tire fires.
• Beneficially reuse the material in landfill construction.

All rubber tires from vehicles can be recycled, including:

• Car tires
• Truck tires
• Tractor tires
• Bicycle tires

Portable Restroom FAQs

  • Standard portable toilet units
  • Wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant toilet trailers:  These restrooms provide ground-level floors, self-closing doors, handrails, and a more spacious interior for mobility-impaired users.
  • Deluxe and VIP restroom trailers: Luxury portable restrooms with stereo systems, air conditioning, lights, sinks, and flushing toilets for special occasions like weddings and high-school reunions
  • High-rise and rolling high-rise units: Restrooms equipped to for hoisting by crane at high-rise construction job sites that would otherwise be hard to reach

All units will arrive promptly in clean and welcoming condition and pricing will include disposal services.

  • Infant care stations
  • Portable urinals
  • Hand washing stations: Units with two- and four-person sinks, fresh water, soap dispensers and paper towels at every hand-washing station
  • Hand sanitizer stations: Units with four separate hand sanitizer dispensers per station
  • Trailer units (with hitch): Units made for easy hauling with an SUV or pickup truck
  • Barricades: Temporary fencing to surround your bathroom trailer rental
  • Holding tanks:  Tanks to place under porta johns and use with other holding tank units
  • Water tanks:  Tanks for use when there’s no running water nearby (not for drinking or cooking)

Portable restrooms are available for a full range of scenarios. Customers hosting an elegant event, such as a wedding or corporate event, will value a luxury restroom trailer. Other special public events, like festivals and concerts must consider accessibility for patrons. Secondary wash stations might also be valuable at large events.

Crews working disaster relief not only benefit from a portable restroom trailer, but they also need portable sanitation.

Commercial and residential construction sites often need portable toilet rentals to accommodate crews. Contractors and foreman, as well as individual homeowners, can rent portable restrooms to service the job site for the duration of almost any project. Portable restrooms are also available for worksites that need to accommodate crews working on high rise construction.

Customers can rent individual portable restrooms or opt for multi-station trailers. Larger units are available as two-, four-, or eight-station restroom trailers.

Our large and diverse inventory guarantees our ability to meet your requests, with a product that caters to your specific needs.

Units are built to withstand the elements and crowds of all sizes, but cleaning schedules are always based on the circumstances of the rental.

Standard units include a 60-gallon capacity, and the cleaning frequency is twice per week, for up to eight people over a normal work week. If you’re working on a construction site waste management plan, you might expect to have the portable restrooms cleaned up to three times a week based on the size of the crew.

For larger events, the team at Rumpke may recommend a daily cleaning schedule to meet the needs of the venue and accommodate the expected attendance. Daily cleaning for larger events will ensure sanitary conditions inside your restroom for all users and includes replenishing of supplies.