Sanitation

 

Residential Curbside Pickup and Recycling

Sanitation pickup is scheduled once a week in each area within the City of Ashland. Information on pickup for specific streets is available in the City Services Office and on the map which can be viewed by clicking on the green button below.  If you have large items to be picked up, please contact the City Services Office and schedule a pickup. The guidelines, as well as additional information, is listed below. 

City Services Office: 419-289-9791   

NOTE: Trash/Recycling must be put out before 7:30 a.m. to ensure pickup!

Please call for commercial rates, industrial rates and dumpster rates. We have dumpsters.

  Route Map 

 

 

Weekly Trash Pickup Guidelines

When
Residential curbside pickup will be done once a week.

Place items for pickup at curb by 7:30 a.m. on day of pick-up and, if the trash is in a container 33 gallon or smaller with a secure lid, it may be placed at curb after 6:00 p.m. the prior evening.

Containers, bags, and any material not picked up must be removed from the curb by 6:00 p.m. on your pick up day.

Where
Household bagged garbage should be placed curbside, in front of your residence or designated location, as determined by property owner or resident and Sanitation Department

 What

  • All household garbage shall be BAGGED and TIED
  • In trash bags no larger than 33 gallon and weigh less than 50 lbs.
  • 6 bag limit per household per pickup (33 gallon or smaller)
  • Additional bags will be picked up at a cost of $1.00 per bag

Holiday
Scheduled days which fall on a holiday will be picked up on our next business day for curbside pickup. If a holiday falls on a Monday and your scheduled day is Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday. If holidays fall where we are off 2 consecutive days, (for example, Thanksgiving) the first day off will be picked up on the following Monday and the second day off will be picked up on the following Tuesday.

For a complete list of Holiday Schedule changes, click here: 
Holiday Schedule

Senior Service
Senior Citizens, 65 or older, and physically handicapped persons, may request that the Sanitation Department carry household garbage from the house at a predetermined location, i.e. carryout. Limit 2 bags household garbage. Recycling may also be requested to be carried out. Call office to request this assistance.
419-289-9791


Recycling - Glass

The City does not do curbside pickup for glass, however, glass recycling is now available at a drop-off area at 1674 Cleveland Ave. We will accept all colors glass jars and bottles: clear, green, brown, blue.

Acceptable Items:

  • Glass food containers
  • Beer and wine bottles
  • All food containers must be rinsed. Caps and lids are to be removed and recycled in appropriate containers at the drop off location, Sanitation Department, 1674 Cleveland Ave. Dump your glass into the appropriately marked bin and discard trash, cardboard, etc. where indicated. Labels on jars & bottles do not need to be removed. 

Please note: Light bulbs, mirror glass, window glass, ceramic, crystal, canning jars & drinking glasses CANNOT BE recycled at this time.

Curbside Recycling

When
Residential curbside recycling pickup will be done once a week, but not on the same day as trash pick up. Please see map for schedule information.

Place items for pickup at curb by 7:30 a.m. on the day of pick-up  (after 6:00 p.m. the prior evening).

Containers, bags, and any material not picked up must be removed from the curb by 6:00 p.m. on your recycling pick up day.

Where
Household bagged garbage should be placed curbside, in front of your residence or designated location, as determined by property owner or resident and Sanitation Department

 What
Acceptable items and how to prepare them:

  • Newspaper – Put in paper bags or tie in bundles, ad slicks can stay in newspapers.

  • Magazines – Same as newspaper.

  • Books (soft & hard back) – Same as newspaper.

  • Misc. Paper/shredded paper – Put in paper or plastic grocery bags or clear or blue trash bags.

  • Non-corrugated cardboard/boxboard/cereal boxes/Christmas clothing boxes/12 – 24 pack beverage containers – Flatten and tie in bundles or flatten and put inside other same type cardboard containers.

  • Corrugated cardboard - Flatten and tie in bundles or flatten and put inside other same type cardboard containers.
  • Aluminum/steel/tin cans & plastic containers – These items may all go in the same bag. Rinse out and drain food cans. Cans may be crushed to save space but it is not required. Aerosol cans may be included if empty. Milk jugs, water jugs, detergent, bleach & fabric softener bottles, 5 gal. buckets, with recycling code #2 on the bottom, and soda & water bottles with recycling code #1 on bottom. Rinse containers & drain, remove caps, flatten to save space. No need to remove labels or rings. Do not include oil bottles or other containers even if #2 appears on bottom. Do not include any other types of plastic. Bag & tie.
  • Some plastic containers, such as pop bottles, do not have a number on them. However, they are recyclable.

    Please separate different classes (numbered categories) of items.

  • Plastic grocery bags/shrink & stretch film – No garbage or trash bags, no glossy finish bags – flat finish, see-through type only. Bag & tie.

For the complete list of printable guidelines, please click on the button below:
Complete Guidelines

Yard Waste

When
The regular yard waste pick up will begin the 2nd Tuesday of May and continue through the first of November. Pick up is every other week, starting with the East side.

  • The East side includes the Countryside and Woodhill area.
  • The City divides East & West of Center and Orange Street/Troy Rd. Center and Orange/Troy, both sides, will be picked up with the West schedule.
  • To download schedule, click here:
    2017 Schedule

Yard waste pick up can be scheduled year round, with pick up outside regularly scheduled times arranged by calling (419) 289-9791.

Place items for pickup at curb by 7:30 a.m. on day of pick-up. 

Containers, bags, and any material not picked up must be removed from the curb by 6:00 p.m. on your pick up day.

Where
Household bagged garbage should be placed curbside, in front of your residence or designated location, as determined by property owner or resident and Sanitation Department

When placing items for pick up, please keep yard debris out of the street.

 What

  • Biodegradable approved bags may be purchased at area stores.

  • To be picked up, each bag must have a sticker. Stickers may be purchased at the Water Billing Office, 206 Claremont Ave., or Home Hardware, at a cost of $1.25 per sticker, effective March 6, 2013.

Acceptable Yard Waste Includes:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Small branches cut to not protrude from bag
  • Only approved bags with stickers will be collected

Items Not Accepted as Yard Waste:

  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Building materials
  • Plastic
  • Trash

For information on additional services, please see the City Arborist's Page:
Arborist Services