Recycling

REMINDER: BROWN WHEELERS ARE FOR TRASH, GREEN WHEELERS ARE FOR RECYCLING.

Lost or Stolen Recycling Wheelers
If your green Rumpke recycling wheeler is lost or has been stolen, Rumpke is asking your assistance in recovering it by completing this form. After completing, please mail it to Rumpke Recycling at 5535 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45217.

Additional Recycling Wheelers
Wyoming residents are provided one free recycling wheeler (GREEN) per household. If you would like to have an additional recycling wheeler you may either lease or purchase an additional wheeler directly from Rumpke. Contact them at 513-742-2900. and they will provide you with the rates and answer any questions you may have.

Recycling
The Public Works Department manages the contract for waste, recycling, and yard waste removal and for special waste services for all residents through a contract with Rumpke. The City’s recycling program includes curbside collection of glass, cans, plastic- including plastic lids, corrugated cardboard, magazines, catalogs, and newspapers.

Recyclable materials are placed at the curb in a “Wyoming Recycles” bin or a 65-gallon (GREEN) rolling recycling container (see information below) on your regular trash day. Materials, which will not fit in the bins, should be put in a paper bag and placed on top, or next to the bins.

The blue (or white, or grey) “Wyoming Recycles” bins are no longer being provided by the City. If you are still using these bins, if they should become so damaged to the point that they would need to be destroyed, you will then need to switch to the 65-gallon rolling recycling wheeler. If you would like to place an order for a rolling recycling wheeler please contact Rumpke at 742-2900. If you have never had a rolling recycling wheeler please let them know that this is your first order (which should be your one free wheeler).  You can direct other questions to the Customer Service Department at 513.821.7600 or by email or call Rumpke directly at 742-2900.

Recyclables

  • Glass (Any Color) – Please clean the items and remove caps. It is okay to leave the labels on. Please do not include broken glass.
  • Plastic bottles and jugs including plastic lids- only if reattached to the empty plastic bottle or jug. Please rinse the containers out and leave the cap on if it is plastic. Flatten the container so it takes up less space in your bin. These containers include (but are not limited to) water/soda bottles, shampoo, lotion, ketchup/mustard, milk/juice, detergent.
  • Cans – aluminum, bi-metal beverage, steel, aerosol, and tin. Please rinse the cans. It is okay to leave the labels on.
  • Corrugated cardboard, packaging style boxes with fluted or waffled center. Cut into 3 x 3 pieces and tie or bundle. Make sure to break down boxes.
  • Paper products (including but not limited to) milk/juice cartson, boxes, envelopes, paper, magazines, newspaper, clean pizza boxes, cardboard.
  • Fiberboard boxes including cereal, detergent, AND PIZZA BOXES (with all grease and food residue removed) etc.
  • Please clean them out and dry them. Remove any liners, bags, trays, handles, or metal.
  • Aerosol Cans- remove lids and tips.

Non-recyclables

  • NO wet or soiled newspapers.
  • NO plastic bags.
  • NO Pyrex, auto glass, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, drinking glasses, or ceramics, or herbicide containers.
  • NO household plastic-furniture or toys, food wrap, soft plastic shopping bags.
  • NO paint cans, large pieces of metal, or car parts.
  • NO aluminum foil, TV trays, metal cups.
  • NO old toys, foil like paper such as cream cheese wrappers, no hangers, wires, nuts, or bolts.
  • NO soiled food containers.
  • NO Styrofoam.
  • NO batteries, no audio/video tapes.

Recycling Dumpsters
Recycling dumpsters are now located at Wyoming Primary School locations. The dumpsters, available for use by Wyoming residents, accept all recycling materials that currently go in the green recycling wheelers. Here are the dumpster locations:

  • Elm School – 134 Elm Avenue
  • Hilltop School – 425 Oliver Road (in the rear parking lot on Reily Rd.)
  • Vermont School – 33 Vermont Avenue

Another excellent recycling resource is the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. If you have something to throw out and not sure where it goes or if it can go, contact them and they can help!  Their phone number is 513-946-7766 or follow this link to their website:  www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org