In 2011, City Council approved a new contract with Rumpke for the collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclables. As part of the new contract, Rumpke will implement the use of standardized carts with lids for recyclables throughout the City and switch from weekly collection of recyclables to every-other-week (EOW) collection of recyclables.
The City is requiring customers to place all recyclables in the new Rumpke issued recycling carts. Recyclables placed at the curb in the red recycling bins in conjunction with the recycling carts will be collected. Rumpke recycling drivers will not pick up recycling cart if trash is placed in the cart. A sticker will be placed on the recycling cart notifying the customer that the cart is contaminated with trash.
RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE
To report a stolen cart please call 785-7430. The Public Affairs office will take the initial information and then an officer will contact you to write up the report for Rumpke. You will then need to either mail, fax or take this report to the Transfer Station. The fax # is 867-8666.
The City of Hamilton contracts with Rumpke Waste Removal for refuse collection. Rumpke provides residential and small commercial establishment refuse collection service on a once-a-week schedule. Rumpke's trash collectors work five days a week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. When those holidays fall during the week, refuse collection is delayed by one day.
To view a map of Hamilton and the day that garbage is collected in your neighborhood, click here.
Garbage must be placed out the night before the scheduled collection day or by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Garbage must be placed in 30-35 gallon containers or fastened garbage bags. Closed cardboard boxes are acceptable for loose or bulky materials. Bulky items including stoves, water tanks, washing machines and furniture are acceptable for weekly pick up.
Non-acceptable items include: overloaded or wet boxes, barrels or drums, construction and remodeling materials, tires and batteries; items containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) including ice makers, window air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers. Items must be tagged with a sticker indicating that the CFCs (or Freon) have been removed by a certified technician.
Rumpke Waste Removal also operates the Refuse Transfer Station at 1000 North Third Street, just north of the Electric Power Plant. This facility provides a convenient in-town dumping site for residents and businesses. The Refuse Transfer Station is open Monday through Saturday from March through November, and Monday through Friday from December through February. Call for fee schedules and hours of operation.
Curbside pickup of recyclables, including glass & plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans and newspapers is provided the same day as regular trash collection but every other week. Window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses, pots, pans, coat hangers, paint cans and scrap steel are not acceptable. Participation in the residential recycling program is voluntary, but the fee is mandatory and included in the refuse collection fee.
Curbside yard waste removal is provided by Rumpke on the same day as scheduled trash collection. Branches must be in bundles no larger than 4 feet long, and 2 feet in diameter.
Leaf collection: The City of Hamilton Street Division starts collecting leaves about the end of October or first of November each year. Leaves are to be placed in the gutter during the week of pickup. News releases in the Hamilton Journal News on Saturday and Sunday during the program announce the current schedule and routes.
Christmas tree collection: Place discarded trees with your trash for removal by Rumpke with the regular pick-up.
Free chipping: For Hamilton residents, the Street Division will accept tree and brush clippings (only) at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2451 River Road, from 8:00 A.M. to Noon on the second Saturday of April through October. Only tree limbs up to 4" in diameter will be accepted for chipping. Other yard waste materials including grass clippings, brush, shrubbery or vine-like yard waste materials WILL NOT be accepted. Call Public Works if you have any questions.
Recycing Appliances and Household Hazardous Waste: Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District provides various programs for all county residents to dispose of appliances, paint, batteries, electronics, etc. For more information, call 513.887.3653 or click here. For other options, click here.