Heavy & Bulky Refuse


Rumpke will pick up bulky items weekly, on your regular collection day. Please make sure items are placed out by 6 a.m. and are next to your rubbish cart (not recycling). Notify Rumpke 24 hours in advance, 800-828-8171. 
 Item  Requirement
Furniture, Mattresses and Box Springs Mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture (couches, chairs, etc.) must be wrapped in plastic due to health reasons. Plastic bags/wrap can be purchased at local storage facilities or hardware stores.
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Carpeting Rolled and tied into 4-foot long sections, separate from padding, not to exceed 50 pounds.
Household Appliances, Scrap Metal, etc. All refrigerators and freezers must have doors removed, per City Code 521.01.
If your refrigerator or freezer is still working, FirstEnergy can recycle it for you and you can receive $50. For more info. call 855-485-7463 or visit their website
Basketball Poles, Tables and Swing Sets Must be dismantled, cut into 4-foot long sections, and bundled. Must be less than 50 lbs. (See miscellaneous items below for other wooden items)
Gutters and Downspouts Cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled. Must be less than 50 lbs.
Appliances Containing Freon
Refrigerators, air conditioning units, de-humidifiers, and refrigerated water coolers are collected separately from other large household items.
Tires Tires are no longer accepted with rubbish collection. Residents should dispose of old tires through their tire retailer at the time of purchase of new tires. 

Furniture properly wrapped in plastic

Furniture wrapped in plastic

Miscellaneous Items

Wooden and piping materials (wooden boxes, crates, lumber, plywood, pipes and poles, etc.) must be collapsed, tied and bundled with wire, twine, or rope. Bundles must not be more than 1 foot by 4 feet, no heavier than 50 pounds, and all nails removed or flattened. Place all bundles parallel to curb and next to regular rubbish.


Contractors are responsible for removing all building and construction materials.