Recycling Truck

Contact Info Department of Public Service
50 W. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215-9005
Office :  (614) 645-3111
Fax :  (614) 645-7805
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Information about accepted items, collection schedule, and cart placement.

How To

Accepted items

Here's what goes in the blue cart:

Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Plastic bottles/jugs.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.

Here's what doesn't:

No trash or yard waste.  The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No syringes/needles.
No Styrofoam.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No food.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.

Tips:

No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.

Collection schedule

Recycling is collected every other week along with yard waste.  Yard waste continues to be collected in biodegradable bags or a separate rigid container, not in the blue cart.

To check your collection date, call 614-645-3111, visit the 311   website .

Cart placement

Recycling is collected in the same location your trash is collected.  Containers must be placed within 1 foot of the curb or alley, with the arrow facing outward for collection, and at least 3 feet from trash or recycling carts, or any other obstructions; for alley collection place container at the alley behind your own property; Recycling must be placed out for collection by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.  After collection, containers must be removed and stored within 24 hours.  If your collection is missed or to report a damaged or stolen cart, contact the  311 Service Center