Hamilton residents will no longer be able to put out piles of garbage on trash day, beginning August 1.
The City has adopted a cart contents only policy, and beginning next month will require residents to place all trash inside a City- or Rumpke-issued trash container for disposal. The City will still allow for the exception of two large items per week placed outside the curb, but residents must call Rumpke at 1-800-582-3107 FREE to schedule collection.
Residents who fail to prepare their trash correctly will not be serviced.
“We want to create a clean, unified look for trash day,” said Richard Engle, Public Works Director. “Rumpke and the City have been working to educate residents about the new trash set-out guidelines since March in hopes of smooth implementation.”
Earlier this year, all Hamilton households were provided with City-issued trash carts.
Residents were sent a mailer as well as a utility bill insert reminding residents about how to prepare trash for collection. Additionally, Rumpke’s team is labeling containers with stickers to remind residents who place trash outside of their cart about the new trash guidelines.
“We hope the new system will make residents think about the amount of trash disposed and divert more recyclables,” Engle said.
Engle added that if residents haven’t received their replacement City-issued cart by August 1, Rumpke will still collect trash in current container until the new cart is delivered.
To learn more about Hamilton’s new trash set out guidelines, please visitwww.hamilton-city.org.