Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling

Rumpke Waste & Recycling

The City of Hamilton will provide each eligible residence 1 blue 96-gallon trash cart, which holds the equivalent of 3 standard garbage cans. Additional trash carts are available for lease from Rumpke for a nominal fee. Trash will continue to be collected weekly while collection of recyclables will continue to be every-other-week. 

A 35-gallon trash cart is available for the elderly, handicapped, or for small households in which the smaller cart is more appropriate. Keep in mind that all trash must be fully contained in that trash cart. Call Customer Service at 513-785-7100 to request a smaller cart.

Collection Frequency

Rumpke provides residential and small commercial establishment refuse collection service once a week. Rumpke's trash collectors work 5 days each week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. When those holidays fall during the week, refuse collection is delayed by 1 day for the holiday plus each day afterwards.

Transfer Station

Rumpke Waste and Recycling also operates the Municipal Refuse Transfer Station, just north of the Electric Power Plant. This facility provides a convenient in-town dumping site for residents and businesses. Please click here for fee schedules and hours of operation.

Collection Map

View a map of Hamilton and the day that garbage is collected (PDF) in your neighborhood. You may also use this searchable online map to determine your day of collection and your team for recycling - gold or red. Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your trash according to these calendars.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside pickup of recyclables is provided the same day as regular trash collection but every other week.

Participation in the residential recycling program is voluntary, but the monthly fee is mandatory and included in the monthly refuse fee.

Christmas Tree Collection

Place discarded trees with your trash for removal by Rumpke with the regular trash pick-up.

Helpful Numbers

  • City of Hamilton Transfer Station: 513-867-8661
  • Refuse Billing Inquiries: 513-785-7100
  • Public Works Department: 513-785-7206