Rubbish & Recycling

Service Provider

Rumpke Waste and Recycling provides residential recycling and rubbish collection services for the City of Westlake. For more information about Rumpke, visit their website. For questions, concerns, or to report rubbish and/or recycling that was not collected, contact Rumpke at 800-828-8171. You can also report this information to Rumpke online. 
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2023 Residential City Services Brochure

The Residential City Services brochure is a quick guide to reference throughout the year for holiday schedules, recycling do's and don'ts, special collections, who to call about utilities and more. 

The brochure will be published in a future issue of the Mayor's Newsletter. Printed copies are also available at City Hall and the Service Center. Click the photo of the brochure to open it. 

Day and Time of Collection

Rubbish and recycling will be serviced on the same day each week, except when a holiday falls on or before your regular collection day. Then your recycling and rubbish materials will be collected one (1) day later. If the holiday falls on the weekend, it will not affect collection. Please place your rubbish and recycling carts at the tree lawn by 6 a.m. on your collection day, or preferably the night before, after 6 p.m. Place rubbish and recycling carts on opposite sides of your driveway.

Please refer to the Recycling and Rubbish Routes to determine your collection day.

2023 Residential Services Brochure Cover

Cart Placement

Do not place rubbish and recycling carts at the curb prior to 6 p.m. the night before your regular collection day. Be sure to remove from the tree lawn no later than 24 hours after collection. Your carts must be stored in a manner that they cannot be seen from the street.  Watch this helpful video for cart placement guidelines, Rumpke Automated Collection Trucks - YouTube,  or check out the graphic below. 

Rubbish Can Placement (click to enlarge)


Collection will be affected by the following holidays, unless the holiday falls on a weekend:

  • Memorial Day 5/29/23 - 1 day delay for all routes
  • Independence Day 7/4/23 - 1 day delay for Tuesday-Friday routes
  • Labor Day 9/4/23 - 1 day delay for all routes
  • Thanksgiving Day 11/23/23 - 1 day delay for Thursday and Friday routes 
  • Christmas Day 12/25/23- 1 day delay for all routes
  • New Year's Day 1/1/24 - 1 day delay for all routes

Helpful Hints

  • Mattresses, box springs, and upholstered furniture (couches, chairs, etc.) must be wrapped in plastic for health reasons. 
  • Collection will be after 6 a.m. Bulk items and large stops may be collected later in the day.
  • Streets do not have a specific time of collection and collection times may vary due to volume, construction, time of year, weather, etc.