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Yard Trimmings Composting in Your Community

To learn the guidelines for yard trimmings collection, click on an alphabetical link on the left or scroll to find your community.

Forty-eight different political jurisdictions fall within the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and many provide some form of separate yard trimmings or leaf collection. Collecting yard trimmings separately means that the material does not go to the landfill; it is sent to an area composting facility. The most common programs are:

  • Contracted Service: Some communities, like the City of Cincinnati, use tax dollars to contract out a recycling program and charge little or no direct fee to their residents for curbside garbage, recycling, and/or yard trimmiings collection.
  • Subscription  Service: Some communities, like Anderson Township, Green Township, Delhi Township, etc., allow residents to choose a waste hauler and recycling services and individually subscribe with a waste hauler for curbside garbage and recycling collection. Individual subscription means the resident will be charged.
  • Self Haul: Some communities, like Cincinnati, Cheviot, Indian Hill, Lockland and St. Bernard also use tax dollars to pick up their residents' garbage, yard trimmings, and recycling.
  • Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Locations: The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District offers Hamilton County, Ohio residents three yard trimmings drop-off sites within Hamilton County in which residents can drop-off their yard trimmings for free.
  • Separate Yard Trimmings Collection: Means the collected material will go to a composting facility versus the landfill.


Updated 9/16

A

Addyston 

  • Addyston residents are billed directly for garbage and recycling services provided by Rumpke that does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
    • However, sticks, brush, and limbs should be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet long and placed at the curb during your regular trash pick up.
  • During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North Bend can drop off Christmas trees at the Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
  • For more information, contact the Village of Addyston or call 513-941-1313.
  • The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District encourages Addyston residents to compost their yard trimmings at the free yard trimmings drop-off locations within the County.

 

Amberley

 

Anderson Township

 

Arlington Heights

  • Garbage collection is provided to residents through a contract with Rumpke and does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Residents must subscribe with Rumpke for recycling services.
  • City employees collect yard trimmings at the curb year round (self-haul).
    • Leaves must be placed at the curb and are vaccumed.
    • Larger brush must be bundled, not to exceed 50 lbs. and no longer than 4', and placed at the curb.
    • The Village can also park a yard trimmings trailer in your driveway to collect large amount of yard trimmings.
    • There is no charge for this service.
  • For more information, contact Arlington Heights at 513-821-2076.

 

B

Blue Ash

 

C

Cheviot

  • The Cheviot Public Works department picks up resident's garbage (self-haul) and currently, does not offer curbside recycling or yard trimmings separately.
  • Christmas trees will be collected at the curb during the month of January.
  • Cheviot residents may use one of the yard trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors.
  • For more information, contact the City of Cheviot or 513-661-2700.


Cincinnati

  • Beginning April 7, 2014, the City of Cincinnati will provide separate pick up of yard trimmings at the curb, every-other week, the same day as recycling. Yard trimmings will be sent to a composting facility and not to the landfill.  For guidelines or to see the pick up schedule, contact the Cincinnati Public Services, www.5916000.com, or 513-591-6000.
  • Residents may also use one of the yard trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors.
  • For more information, contact the City of Cincinnati at www.5916000.com or 591-6000.

 

Cleves

  • Cleves contracts with Rumpke for weekly garbage collection and, in Cleves, no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection.
    • Residents may mix grass and leaves with their regular garbage.
    • Up to six cans/bags are accepted per week without a 24-hour notice to Rumpke.
    • Brush must be tied in 4-foot bundles and up to 4 bundles per week are accepted without a 24-hour notice to Rumpke.
  • During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North Bend can drop off Christmas trees at the Miami Township Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
  • Residents may also use one of the free yard trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors; one of which is located in Green Township.
  • For more information, contact the Village of Cleves or 513-941-5127.

 

Colerain Township

  • Rumpke or Republic Services no longer provide separate yard trimmings collection. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • Colerain Township does have an annual "clean-up day" in the fall when residents may drop off their brush and limbs and other miscelleous household items.
  • The Township does not have a leaf collection program.
  • The Township offers Christmas tree recycling from December 26 - January 16 at:
    • Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 - 4300 Springdale Road
  • Residents may also use one of the free yard trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors; one of which is located in Colerain Township.
  • For more information, contact Colerain Township or 513-385-7500.

 

Columbia Township

  • Columbia Township contracts with Rumpke for solid waste and recycling services. Rumpke no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection in Columbia Township. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • From mid-October - mid-December, the Township collects leaves separately at the curb. Leaves raked to the curb will be vacuumed by the township. Do not include grass, brush, etc. in the leaves.
  • The township also collects brush the second and fourth Monday of every month (limbs must be 8" or less in diameter).
    • Do not mix grass with the brush.
  • Christmas trees are picked up every Monday following Christmas for six weeks.
  • For more information, contact Columbia Township or 513-561-6046.

 

Crosby Township

  • Residents subscribe directly with Rumpke for solid waste and recycling services. Rumpke no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • The Township will only collect limbs on the last Saturday of each month from 8 am–4 pm at the Senior Center, 8910 Willey Road.
    • The limbs must be 7” or less in diameter.
  • The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District encourages Crosby Township residents to use one of the three, free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, contact Crosby Township or 513-738-1440.

D

Deer Park

  • Through a contract with Rumpke, residents are provided weekly collection of garbage and recycling. Rumpke no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • The City collects leaves (curbside vacuum pickup) from October 15 - December 15. Click here for guidelines.
  • The City also offers residents curbside brush pick-up. Click here for guidelines.
  • Residents may also use the free yard trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors.
  • For more information, contact the City of Deer Park or 513-794-8860.

 

Delhi Township

  • Delhi Township residents subscribe directly with a trash hauler (Rumpke or Best Way) of their choice for solid waste and recycling services. Neither of these companies offer separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Delhi does not have a leaf or brush collection program.
  • The township provides chipping of Christmas trees each year (2016 - Jan. 4 - 11) at Floral Paradise Gardens on Greenwell or at the Senior Center. Both locations open dawn to dusk. 
  • Residents may also use the free Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • Clean Up Delhi Day is also held once a year in the spring and provides an opportunity for residents to dispose of, or recycle, old appliances, furniture, tires, etc. No yard waste, computer equipment, hazardous chemicals, paint, liquids, batteries, or closed drums will be accepted.
  • For more information, contact Delhi Township or 513-922-3111.

 

E


Elmwood Place

  • Elmwood Place contracts with Rumpke for solid waste collection and does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
    • Residents may mix grass and leaves with their regular trash.
    • Limbs and branches must be cut to four foot lengths and tied up in an easy to handle bundle.
  • The Service Department collects leaves weekly from November to the middle of December if raked to the curb, weather permitting.
  • The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District encourages Elmwood Place residents to use one of the three, free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • Residents may subscribe for recycling services through Rumpke for an additional fee.
  • For more information, contact the Village of Elmwood Place at 513-242-0291.

 

Evendale

  • Beginning January 2009, the Village contracts with Republic for yard trimmings collection at the curb and does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
    • The Village will be supplying residents with leaf bags to help with fall cleanup. Click here for guidelines.
  • The Service Department regularly picks up tree trimmings and other items not taken by Republic, including Christmas trees. Residents must comply with the guidelines. Chips are available to residents.
  • Grass clippings and leaves must be bagged and set out at the curb for pickup by Republic. 
  • For more information, contact the Village of Evendale or 513-563-2244.

 

F

Fairfax

 

Forest Park

 

G

Glendale

 

Golf Manor

 

Green Township

  • Green Township residents subscribe directly with Rumpke or Best Way for solid waste and recycling services and neither provide separate yard trimmings collection in Green Township. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • Residents are encouraged to use Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District's free yard trimmings drop off sites; one of which is located at Kuliga Park.
  • For more information, contact Green Township or 513-574-8832.

 

Greenhills

  •  The Village of Greenhills offers garbage and recycling through a contract with Rumpke at a cost of $37.65/quarter (included in their water bills) that does not include separate yard trimmings collection. Residents no longer need to purchase stickers for yard trimmings.
  • The Village of Greenhills picks up limbs, branches, Christmas trees, hedge trimmings (all of which must be two feet long, or longer), and shrubs on a weekly basis.
  • The Village offers a fall (October-December) and a spring (in April, or as posted) loose leaf collection.
  • For more information, contact the Village of Greenhills or 513-825-2100.

 

H

Harrison

  • The City of Harrison provides weekly garbage and recycling collection through a contract with Rumpke and does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Harrison provides weekly leaf collection when raked to the curb in the fall and are available to residents.
  • Brush drop off located 510 Industrial Drive and is available the last Saturday of every month from 9 am to 2 pm (City of Harrison residents only).
  • The City of Harrison Service Department collects Christmas trees during the month of January.
  • For more information, contact the City of Harrison or 513-367-3728.

 

Harrison Township

  • Rumpke is the only hauler that services Harrison Township for waste and recycling services and residents must subscribe for service.
  • Rumpke no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection in Harrison Township. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection. 
  • Residents are encouraged to use Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District's free yard trimmings drop off sites.
  • For more information, contact Harrison Township or 513-367-2243.

 

I

Indian Hill

  • The Village of Indian Hill self-hauls for garbage and recyling services (recycling picked up bi-weekly).
  • Click here for information regarding leaf and brush collection.
  • The Village Service Department will operate a Christmas tree recycling site at Stephan Field from December 26 – February 15. Residents may drop off their trees in the designated area adjacent to the main parking lot off of Drake Road. Please be sure to remove the plastic bags, tinsel, lights, etc.  from the trees prior to drop off. Curbside collection of Christmas trees may also be arranged by calling the Service Department.
  • Residents may also utilize the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored free yard trimmings drop off sites.
  • For more information contact Indian Hill or 513-831-3712.

 

L

Lincoln Heights

 

Lockland

 

Loveland

 

M

City of Madeira

  • The City of Madeira offers curbside garbage and recycling collection through a contract with Republic Services and does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • The public works department collects brush and limbs in the spring.
  • The public works deparment also vacuums leaves
  • Christmas tree recycling begins December 26 and runs through January 31, 2016. The drop-off location is McDonald Commons, Dawson Road.
  • For more information, contact the City of Madeira or 513-561-7228.

 

Mariemont

 

Miami Township

  • Miami Township contracts with Rumpke for garbage services. Recycling services are on an individual subscripton basis for all unincorporated areas of Miami Township and the Village of North Bend.
  • Rumpke no longer provides separate yard trimmings collection. Residents no longer need to use a sticker; they can set yard trimmings out with their normal garbage for collection.
  • During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North Bend can drop Christmas trees off at the Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
  • Residents are encouraged to use the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, contact Miami Township or 513-941-2466.

 

Montgomery

  • The City offers curbside garbage and recycling to residents through a contract with Rumpke.
  • Click here for the guidelines for yard trimmings/brush/Christmas tree pick up within the City.
  • Residents may also use the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District's sponsored free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, contact the City of Montgomery or 513-891-2424.

 

Mt. Healthy

  • Mt. Healthy residents are billed directly for garbage and recycling services through a contract with Rumpke which no longer includes separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Yard waste may be set out with household waste.
    • Branches and shrubs must be tied up in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter and weighing no more than 75 pounds.
  • April through September, the City dump trucks are available to rent. The Street Department then takes the refuse to Rumpke for disposal.
  • Residents are encouraged to use the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, contact the City of Mt. Healthy or 513-931-8840.

 

N

Newtown

 

North College Hill

  • The City of North College Hills offers residents weekly garbage and recycing pick-up through a contract with Rumpke which does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • A free leaf collection program takes place in the fall.
    • Leaves must be placed in biodegradable containers such as cardboard boxes or paper bags, or in garbage cans.
    • Leaves must be placed on the curb by 6:00 a.m.
    • NO PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED.
  • North College Hill will pick up Christmas trees at the curb the first week in January, 2016 on regular garbage days.
  • For more details, contact the City of North College Hill or 513-521-7413.

 

Village of North Bend

  • Miami Township contracts with Rumpke for garbage services for residents of North Bend which does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Residents are on an individual subscription basis for recycling.
  • During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North Bend can drop Christmas trees off at the Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
  • Residents are encouraged to use one on the free Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, call the Village of North Bend at 513-941-0610.

 

Norwood

  • Norwood residents are billed directly for garbage and recycling services through a contract with Rumpke.
  • Click here for information regarding leaves and yard trimmings pick-up.
  • Rumpke will collect Christmas trees at the curb on the regular day of garbage pickup during the first two weeks in January. 
  • For more information, contact the City of Norwood or 513-458-4615.

 

R

Reading

 

S

St. Bernard

  • The City of St. Bernard provides curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard trimmings (self-haul). Click here for a schedule.
  • Leaves are vacuumed for two months in the fall. Rake leaves to curb without any other debris.
  • From April–October, all yard trimmings is to be set at the curb in open containers after 6:00 pm the night before your scheduled collection and containers must be removed by 6:00 pm on collection days.
  • Christmas trees will be picked up at the curb from December 26 through the end of January.
  • For more information, contact the City of St. Bernard or 513-242-0086.

 

Sharonville

 

Silverton

 

Springdale

 

Springfield Township

  • Springfield Township residents subscribe directly with Rumpke or Republic Services  for garbage and recycling services. Currently, only Rumpke provides recycling services.
  • Neither hauler provides separate yard trimmings collection in the Township.
  • As of November, 2008, the Township has ended its curbside brush pick-up. To compost your yard trimmings, including Christmas trees, visit the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District sponsored yard trimmings drop-off sites.
  • For more information, contact Springfield Township or 513-522-1410.

 

Sycamore Township

  • Sycamore Township residents must subscribe for both garbage and recycling services with an area hauler; either Rumpke or Republic Services.
  • Neither hauler provides separate yard trimmings collection in the township.
  • Residents may bring brush and limbs to the rear of the Township Administration Building on Kenwood Road the first Saturday of each month for chipping from 8 am - 4 pm, March through December.
  • Click here for brush and leaf collection information provided by the township.
  • Click here for Christmas tree disposal information.
  • For more information, please contact Sycamore Township or 513-791-8447.

 

Symmes Township

  • Symmes Township residents must subscribe for both garbage and recycling with an area hauler; either Republic Services or Rumpke.
  • Neither hauler provides separate yard trimmings collection.
  • The Township has a yard trimmings drop off program for Symmes Township residents only (proof of residency required).  Click here for information.
  • Symmes Township will be sponsoring a Christmas tree recycling program from December 26 through January, 2015. During this time, residents may drop off their trees in the designated area behind the Township Administration Building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, and/or plastic wrapping.
  • For more information, contact Symmes Township or 513-683-6644.

 

T

Terrace Park

  • Terrace Park offers residents garbage and recycling through a contract with Rumpke which does not include separate yard trimmings collection.
  • Terrace Park picks up branches, brush, and Christmas trees every Monday.
  • During the leaf season, October 15 - December 1, only leaves are picked up which are vacuumed — no brush or branches.
  • For more information, contact Terrace Park or 513-831-2138.

 

W

Whitewater Township

 

Woodlawn

 

Wyoming

  • The City of Wyoming provides weekly garbage, recycling, and separate yard trimmings collection to residents through a contract with Rumpke.
  • Click here for yard trimmings pick-up information.
  • For more information, call the City of Wyoming at 513-821-7600.