Yard Waste

Regular Schedule

Yard waste collection takes place in Dublin every Monday, year round. There is no need to schedule this service. Grass clippings, leaves, weeds and garden plants may be placed in biodegradable yard waste paper bags or a container designated for yard waste only to be picked up by the City’s solid waste collection service. Collection can occur any time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each Monday. Be sure to have your bags or containers out to the curb by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Yard waste is organic waste generated during regular household gardening and landscaping such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, and shrubbery.

Yard Waste Guidelines

Unacceptable yard waste includes plastic bags, pots, food waste, rocks, dirt and pumpkins.

  • Branches: Cut branches to 3 ft. or shorter. Tie into bundles with string or twine (no wider than 2 feet). Branches longer than 3 ft. will not be collected by Rumpke.
  • Loose Material: Place in biodegradable bags or rigid containers marked “Yard Waste.” Do not line with plastic bags.
  • Weight Limit: Each bag, bundle or container should not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Holiday Trees: 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.

Please have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. Residents may also drop off  their yard waste and chipping material at Kurtz Bros., 6279 Houchard Road, at no charge. Residents are encouraged to leave grass clippings on their lawns to work back into the soil.

The refuse and recycling schedule may change during a holiday week. See the Holiday Schedule for exact weeks.

What is composting?

Composting is a natural process of recycling organic materials, such as food scraps and yard waste. Find out about the City’s Composting Program

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.

Service Issues

If you experience missed collection or any other service issues please GoDublin App or call Streets and Utilities at 614.410.4750

Yard Waste Diversion

Yard waste diversions reduce our reliance on landfills, while also protecting and enriching the environment by creating usable compost. Yard waste includes any natural material collected during the care of lawns, gardens, vines and trees. The City is not required to pick up yard waste placed at the curb, unless it is part of the curbside composting program or curbside chipper service. Dumping yard waste anywhere within the City, including public property such as parks, is prohibited and will be considered illegal dumping.

Yard Waste Companies

Don’t Bag It Lawn Care Plan

The City of Dublin discourages residents from bagging grass clippings. Through a regular yard care routine, grass clippings can be left on the lawn.

Home Composting

The City of Dublin encourages residents to compost yard waste products at home. For more information on home composting visit the following sites:

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.

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

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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