Trash collection

Sanitation collection Labor Day week will be Wednesday, September 4.

Recycle, trash, and yard waste are collected weekly by Rumpke under the terms of a municipal contractual agreement with the City of Bellemeade (This is NOT a Metro service.). Each residence should have two large Rumpke containers, a brown one marked Rumpke for trash and a smaller green one marked recycle. Please do NOT place yard waste, construction material, bricks, lumber, etc  in either of these containers.  Containers with debris sticking out the top may not be picked up.  If you are a new resident and do not find  containers at your home, please contact or

Routine pick up does NOT include pick up of large items such as couches, mattresses, refrigerators, overweight containers, construction materials, materials and debris to include yard waste left behind by commercial contractors, containers with debris sticking out two feet above the top of the container (will not fit in opening in truck and must be broken down by hand by Rumpke employees), etc.

Recycle items must be placed INSIDE the green recycle container. Items left outside of the container will be not be picked up.

Please follow the specifications of the contract on putting out trash, yard waste, and recycle.” Please do not put out items not covered by contract, improperly packaging yard waste, or overfilled containers. Our contract with Rumpke does not require them to pick up over-sized items and improperly “packaged” yard waste, recycle, and trash not covered by the contract.

Limbs and stalks are to be cut no longer than four feet, bundled, and securely tied if left outside the container. The four foot rule also applies to limbs and stalks placed in containers. Grass or leaves packed into a container make it too heavy for the workers to lift.

Couches, recliners, mattresses, desks, tables, tv sets, remodeling leftovers, etc. placed out on the ground will not be picked up. Please call and arrange pick up of large items at your own expense; do not put them out for regular collection.

Collection is every Tuesday with the exception of weeks with a holiday on or before Tuesday; collection will be moved to Wednesday in those cases.