Trash, Recycling & Bulk Collection

Trash collection for the City of Columbus is managed by the Department of Public Service, Division of Refuse Collection. The City collects trash from more than 340,000 households using trucks with mechanical arms to pick up and empty collection containers.

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Illegal Dumping Case Viewer
View Current Illegal Dumping Cases.

Illegal Dumping Collection Dashboard
Illegal Dumping Collection Dashboard - Updated Daily.

About Refuse Collection
Find general information about the Division of Refuse Collection including policies, procedures, and FAQs.

Bulk Collection
Learn about our free bulk collection program including how to schedule as well as what is and is not accepted for bulk pick-up.

Find all the info you need about Columbus' recycling program.

Rotating Color Calendar
For residents who are assigned a color-collection schedule, find your annual collection calendar here.

Collection Day Lookup
Look up your refuse, recycling and yard waste collection days. Print custom calendars for your home and sign up for telephone, e-mail or calendar reminders.

Keep Columbus Beautiful
Learn about our efforts to end littering in Columbus and how you can get involved to help Keep Columbus Beautiful.

Yard Waste Collection
Information about yard waste collection.

Household Trash Collection
Information about household trash collection.

Unacceptable Items
What should not go into regular trash?