Holiday Recycling Guide

Live Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Dublin makes it easy for you to get rid of those real trees with our curbside pickup and residential yard waste composting program.

Collection will take place each Monday in January. Please remove all decorations and place Christmas trees at the curb, free of any wrapping or bags, by 7 a.m. on Mondays. Trees should be cut to lengths of no more than 4 feet.

Christmas trees can also be composted at home or used in the backyard in a variety of ways. The branches can be cut and used to cover perennial gardens, acting as extra protection from the cold weather. Trees can also provide wild birds and animals temporary perches or resting sites with extra protection from cold weather.

The City of Dublin is committed to providing its residents with comprehensive recycling and yard waste diversion programs to reduce and recycle our waste stream and increase environmental protection and awareness.

For details of the Christmas tree recycling program or the City’s recycling, yard waste diversion and composting programs, call 614.410.4750.

Recycle it or Trash it?

For a complete list of what you can recycle in visit: https://dublinohiousa.gov/city-services/trash-and-recycling-collection/

Lithium batteries are a fire risk at Rumpke recycling facilities and in Rumpke trucks. They should always be disposed of at a household hazardous waste facility or event. SWACO.org has information on HHW collection.

Recycle your e-waste at the Dublin Service Center, 6555 Shier-Rings Rd.

Naughty vs Nice List

Holiday weeks, including the weeks following Christmas, are extra busy at Rumpke’s recycling centers. Their recycling centers will see a 20 to 30% increase in the amount of material collected and processed. But remember, not everything St. Nick places under your tree is recyclable. Please take a moment to review our naughty and nice recycling list before tossing an item into your recycling container. And please, break down your cardboard boxes.

Naughty

  • Ribbons
  • Tissue paper
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic toys
  • Ornaments
  • Christmas lights
  • Aluminum pie and roasting pans
  • VHS tapes (when you upgrade to DVDs and Blu-Rays)
  • Batteries (do not belong in your trash or recycling)

Nice

  • Wrapping paper (not foil)
  • Gift boxes
  • Gift bags (not foil)
  • Wrapping paper rolls (cardboard)
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Christmas cards and envelopes
  • Newspapers and sales ads
  • Junk mail
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Paperboard (like cracker boxes)
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum and steel food and drink cans

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.

Submit a Public Records Request

Mission

We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.

Vision

A global city of choice. Vibrant. Innovative. Engaged.

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.

Service Center
6555 Shier Rings Rd

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chipper Service Hotline (24 hours)
Phone 614.410.4780

City Forester
Phone: 614.410.4701 | Fax: 614.761.6512

Parks & Recreation
Phone: 614.410.4700 | Fax: 614.761.6512

Recycling
Phone: 614.410.4750 | Fax: 614.761.6512

Streets & Utilities
Phone: 614.410.4750 | Fax: 614.761.6512

Street Maintenance
Phone: 614.410.4750 | Fax: 614.761.6512

Trash Collection
Phone: 614.410.4750 | Fax: 614.761.6512

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