The City of Dublin is making it convenient for residents to compost food scraps, yard waste and other natural materials with the new Dublin Compost program. With the help of a SWACO Community Waste Reduction Grant, Dublin is offering access to a free compost disposal site. All of the complementary composting buckets have already been assigned to the first 500 residents who registered for the program. However, any bucket may be used for collecting compost, and the drop-off service is free and open to all Dublin residents.

It is highly recommended that composters use 6-gallon BPI Certified Compostable Bucket Liners, which can be purchased at numerous locations, including Amazon, Whole Foods and Kroger. The liners can be emptied directly into the carts.

What is composting?

Composting is a natural process of recycling organic materials, such as food scraps and yard waste.

Why compost?

Composting has many benefits, including enriching soil, which helps retain moisture, reduces the need for fertilizers and helps plants grow. It also helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste together make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away, and can be composted instead.

Our goal is to divert 10 tons of compostable material from the landfill during the first year of our composting program.

How do I participate in the Dublin Compost program?

Any resident can participate by collecting food and yard scraps at home in a bucket. It is highly recommended that composters use 6-gallon BPI Certified Compostable Bucket Liners. Buckets may be dumped any time at our 24/7 waste drop-off location, which is located in the City of Dublin Service Center parking lot at 6555 Shier Rings Road. GoZero Services, a composting company, will operate the program and maintain the disposal/collection carts.

*All free buckets have already been assigned to the first 500 residents who registered. You may still register for the program and use your own bucket.

Compost FAQ

What is accepted for compost?

  • We CAN compost – Fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, baked goods, beans, coffee grounds, eggs, eggshells, dairy, cooked meat, wood, other plant- and animal-based* material, soiled non-coated paper/ fiber products, and WITH WRITTEN APPROVAL “BPI certified compostable” plastic products (i.e. trash can liners/bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws, and other service ware) are accepted. NOTE: If in doubt, don’t include it without first getting approval.
  • We CAN’T compost – The following may be subject to additional fees, and/or may not be received – pet waste, rocks, stone, glass, all plastics which are not “BPI certified compostable” (i.e. bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws, and other service ware), metal, steel, tin, aluminum, electronics, Styrofoam, personal health care products, pharmaceuticals, non-compostable packaging, and coated paper/ fiber products.
  • We USUALLY compost – Raw meat, bones, seafood, and shellfish are accepted on a case-by-case basis. GoZERO will be able to accept these items all the time at the community food waste compostery.

*Please note, for the safety of the individuals who sort the compost, please do not dispose of your pet’s waste in the compost containers.

Who can use the compost facilities in Dublin?

  • Residents of Dublin. You can use one of the complimentary GoZero buckets or any bucket of your own to collect your composting material and dispose at the designated composting site.

Who funded this program?

  • Dublin was awarded a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Ohio’s Community Waste Reduction Grant program (SWACO,) which is supplementing the costs.

Does it cost money to participate and compost in this program?

  • No. It is free to residents of Dublin.

How do I receive a free compost bucket?

  • Be among the first 500 residents to register for the program.

Does the City of Dublin offer a curbside composting option?

  • The City does not currently offer a curbside composting option. However, there are curbside composting options available if community members are interested. Below are two options of which the City is aware.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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