Rubbish & Recycling
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 Opens a New Window. to Rumpke online.
Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Carts
The City of Westlake is excited to announce changes to solid waste collection. In August 2019, Rumpke will begin automated rubbish and recycling collection. Single family residents will receive one (1) rubbish and one (1) recycling cart from Rumpke. The carts will be delivered to your residence the week of July 29. Residents are required to use the carts once they are received. Residents in most multi-family area developments will use dumpster service. The change promotes a cleaner Westlake by minimizing blowing rubbish and recyclables on windy days, helps keep animals from opening cans and tearing bags, increases recycling, and eliminates the need for residents to purchase their own containers. The City is committee to making this transition a pleasant one. Please download the Rumpke Rubblish & Recycling Carts FAQ Sheet to learn more.
NEW for 2019: Residential City Services Brochure
The 2019 Residential City Services brochure Opens a New Window. 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. Please note this brochure does not include the new automated rubbish and recycling information.
The brochure was published in the January/February issue of Mayor's Newsletter. Printed copies are also available at City Hall and the Service Center.
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. 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 Opens a New Window. to determine your collection day.
Collection will be affected by the following holidays:
- New Year's Day 1/1/19 - 1 day delay for Tuesday - Friday routes only
- Memorial Day 5/27/19 - 1 day delay for all routes
- Independence Day 7/4/19 - 1 day delay for Thursday and Friday routes only
- Labor Day 9/2/19 - 1 day delay for all routes
- Thanksgiving Day 11/28/19 - 1 day delay for Thursday and Friday routes only
- Christmas Day 12/25/19 - 1 day delay for Wednesday - Friday routes only
- New Year's Day 1/1/20 - 1 day delay for Wednesday - Friday routes only
- 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.