Trash & Recycling Collection

2024/25 Holiday Trash & Recycling Schedule

2023/2024 Impacted HolidaysYard Waste DayTrash & Recycling Day
Memorial DayTuesday, May 28Thursday, May 30
Labor DayTuesday, Sept. 3Thursday, Sept. 5
ChristmasMonday, Dec. 23Thursday, Dec. 26
New Year 2025Monday, Dec. 30Thursday, Jan. 2

Trash Collection – Every Wednesday

  • Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds when full.
  • Refuse of a commercial nature (generated by businesses, contractors hired to perform services for homeowners, etc.) will not be picked up by Rumpke.
  • Bulk materials such as boards, fencing, paneling or carpeting should be cut into 3-foot lengths with all nails, staples and screws removed to prevent puncture wounds.  Please tie in 18-inch bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. Use the GoDublin App to schedule a bulk pick up.
  • Loose materials such as sod, dirt and sand must be placed in trash cans and weigh no more than 50 lbs.  Cardboard boxes used as receptacles will not be collected if they have become wet.
  • Not sure what to do with your pumpkins after Halloween? Since they are organic matter, Rumpke will pick them up with your regular trash. You can also place pumpkins in your gardens for composting. Composting is a great way to give your garden the nutrients it needs to thrive when the growing season begins. There is also a 24/7 compost site in the parking lot of the Dublin Service Center located at 6555 Shier Rings Rd. Do no put pumpkins with your yard waste.
  • Recycle furniture and appliances by donating them to a charity of choice. Rumpke will collect these items during regular pick up if they are placed at the curb. All upholstered items such as mattresses and furniture must be wrapped in plastic when placed at the curb.
  • The cost for disposing large appliances such as refrigerators is $65 per appliance. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), typically found in appliances that use a refrigerant (i.e., air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers), must be removed before the appliance may be recycled or disposed. Contact Rumpke directly at 800.828.8171 to make arrangements for disposal of CFC-containing appliances. This charge and protocol only pertains to appliances that contain CFC material such as refrigerators, freezers, and dehumidifiers.  All other non-CFC containing appliances such as stoves, ovens, grills and microwaves may be called into the Dublin Service Center as regular bulk pick up items.
  • Additional resources on recycling and repurposing available

Recycling Collection – Every Wednesday

New Items Being Accepted – Paper, Plastic and Aluminum Cups 

Effective February 1, 2022, paper, plastic and aluminum cups will be accepted for recycling in Franklin County. This includes poly-lined paper cups such as disposable “to-go” coffee cups. The paper sleeves frequently added to these cups are also accepted but their plastic lids should be thrown away. 

Plastic fast-food cups are also accepted. Empty them, remove straws and place the plastic lids back on. Please avoid throwing the lids loosely into the cart.  

Finally, aluminum cups such as those used at many stadiums and some dedicated outdoor refreshment areas (DORAs) are now accepted. Again, these items should be empty when put in with recycling.  

With the addition of cups, Franklin County’s current list of acceptable materials includes the following items: Paper and cardboard, plastic bottles, tubs and jugs, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, cartons and disposable cups.

What to Keep Out of Your Recycle Bin

In order to recycle these items correctly, it’s important to know which items are still not accepted for recycling in Franklin County’s curbside and drop-off recycling programs. Items on the ‘no-no’ list include disposable plastic party cups (“Solo” is one common brand), Styrofoam cups, K-cups, plastic coffee cup lids, straws, take out containers and clamshell containers like those used for strawberries and blueberries.  

Unfortunately, if you aren’t able to avoid using these items, the only current options for disposing of them are to either reuse them (look for someone in your local Facebook Freebies group who may use them for a craft, to organize art supplies or a school project) or put them in the trash where they’ll be safely disposed at the landfill.  

To learn more about all of the materials accepted as part of Franklin County’s recycling program, visit

Acceptable containers for non-recyclable refuse include:

  • Sealed plastic bags or sealed paper bags with a mill thickness of at least 1.5 and a maximum capacity of 30 gallons.
  • Metal or plastic cans or barrels with two handles and a tightly fitting lid.
  • Cardboard boxes for bulky or loose material other than garbage. Overloaded or wet boxes are unacceptable containers.

Yard waste, trash or recycling collection running behind?

Please leave your containers/carts at the side of the road for collection the next day.

If it is not collected the next day, please submit a request using GoDublin to notify us. Please report missed collections between 3 p.m. on collection day to 3 p.m. the day after collection day. This will ensure that your request is received by the City and communicated to Rumpke in a timely manner. Using the smartphone app or web portal, click “Request” and then “Create a Request,” which takes you to all of the options, including “Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste.” From there you can select which option is appropriate for your situation.

Another tip: Check to see if your neighbors’ waste has been collected. If the whole street has not been serviced, this is likely a Rumpke delay. If yours is the only missed collection, you should enter a service request using GoDublin right away, as this was likely a mistake.

Refuse and Recycling Bins

Trash and recycle bins should be removed promptly after pick-up and kept indoors where possible. If kept outdoors, they must be properly screened from view. If you are in doubt as to what screening may be needed contact us at 614.410.4750 for assistance.

Per Dublin’s contract with Rumpke, residents have two options regarding refuse containers.

Option 1 is for them to provide their own container. When doing so, there is a weight limitation of 50 pounds. There is no longer a 30-gallon limit. As long as the container weighs less than 50 pounds, it should be collected.

Option 2 for residents is to lease a container from Rumpke at $3.25 per month. Residents do not have an option to purchase a container from Rumpke.

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

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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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