Solid Waste & Recycle Services - Current Provider is RUMPKE

Waste Pick Up and Recycling Services for Amherst Township are currently being provided by Rumpke.

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Place all material inside the Rumpke trash and recycling carts.

  • Place carts curbside the evening before your service day.
  • Face the cart opening toward the street, within 3 ft. of the curb and 3 ft. away from other objects.


Rumpke will collect bulky items on your regular service day.  You may place bulky items out for collection on one day during each calendar month at no charge.  There will be a charge for collection of bulky items on additional days in the same month.  Any item placed outside the trash cart will be considered a bulky item.  As a courtesy, please contact Rumpke in advance when you have bulky items for pickup.

  • Examples of Bulky Items:  appliances, carpet, furniture, toys.
  • Appliances with Freon:  Items must have Freon removed by a licensed technician, and the removal certificate must be attached to the appliance. Examples: refrigerators, freezers, A/C units.


Please DO NOT place the items listed below inside Rumpke trash or recycling carts. For safe disposal options, please contact your solid waste district.


  • Tires
  • Liquids
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous waste
  • Flammable materials
  • Household chemicals

Safe Disposal of Sharps & Needles:  Place in a hard plastic laundry detergent bottle, reattach the lid and secure it with duct tape.  Use a thick permanent marker to clearly write �SHARPS� on the bottle.  Place the sealed bottle inside your trash cart.

Recycling Guidelines

What To Recycle

Combine recyclables unbagged in your recycling cart.

  • Metal cans
  • Cartons
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Paper products & cardboard
  • Plastic bottles & jugs

Not Accepted For Recycling:

Plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, metal hangers, metal chains hoses, batteries, buckets, car parts, chemicals, clothes, cord, cups, dishware, electronics, hazardous items, light bulbs, needles, pots, pans, ropes, toys, tubs, window glass, wire.