Recycling and Trash

Recycling & Trash Services

The Township does not always receive notice when Rumpke service is delayed, but passes along information whenever it is made available. For best results, contact Rumpke directly with service-related concerns by phone 1-800-828-8171 or email

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Curbside recycling and trash hauling is provided through a Township contract with Rumpke Waste and Recycling. Each resident must establish an account with Rumpke and pay a quarterly bill ($16.93 per month) to receive service. A discount is available for seniors and special garage-side collection is available to those with physical limitations.

Container Options

  1. Blue 64-gallon Recycling Cart: These carts were sold temporarily in 2021 and 2022 and are no longer availableblue recycling cart rendering.
  2. Red 16-galred recycling open binlon recycling bins are provided at no additional charge and may be requested by contacting the Genoa Township Maintenance Department at 614-568-2080.  

    To return a red recycling tote, contact Rumpke customer service and ask for it to be picked up from the curbside. Genoa Township does not dispose or reuse old recycling totes.
  3. green recycling cart rumpke rentalFor households with higher volumes of waste, Rumpke offers cart rental 65- gallon recycling carts for an additional $2.19 per month and 95-gallon trash carts for $3.29 per month.
    Call Rumpke customer service to order at 1-800-828-8171.

  4. Trash is collected in containers furnished by the resident, plastic bags or rented from Rumpke. 
    Call Rumpke customer service to order at 1-800-828-8171.

Bulk Waste

Bulk waste will be collected by Rumpke, but requires 24 hours advance notice and proper preparation.  Tips for disposal of hazardous waste can be found here and information on yard waste disposal can be found here

Special Collection Events
special recycling programs for 2022 season
  • Dedicated yard waste dumpsters are placed at maintenance facility located beyond the Fire Station (7049 Big Walnut Road) for leaves, grass clippings, tree stumps and branches, paper yard bags, and any other organic material that will break down as compost throughout November. Plastic trash bags, plastic pots, metal, or other general trash should NOT be placed in the dumpsters. Misuse of the dumpster may result in the program being discontinued by the Township’s composting partner.

    Never rake leaves into the roadway where it can contribute to flooding.

  • Holiday lights will be accepted for recycling at Township Hall (5111 S. Old 3C Highway) during normal business hours from November 15-January 13. In partnership with Keep Delaware County Beautiful, burnt-out or otherwise discarded lights will be recycled properly. When lights are misdirected to Rumpke, they become entangled in their specialized sorting equipment causing damage and delays.

  • Instead of trashing live trees at the curb after the holidays, residents can drop them off to be chipped into mulch for use in Township parks. Any excess will be composted.

    To participate, remove decorations from the tree and bring it to the maintenance facility located beyond the Fire Station (7049 Big Walnut Road) on weekdays from January 3-13, 7a.m.-3p.m. Pile trees in the designated area next to the chipper. 


Trash and recycling are collected between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. every Friday unless delayed to Saturday by a holiday.

Holidays impacting the regular recycling and trash collection schedule:

  • Christmas Day is December 25, 2022- NO DELAY
  • New Year Day is January 1, 2023- NO DELAY
  • Memorial Day is May 29, 2023: Collection delayed until Saturday, June 3, 2023.
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2023: Collection delayed until Saturday, July 8
  • Labor Day, September 4, 2023: Collection delayed until Saturday, September 9
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023: Collection delayed until Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2023: Collection delayed until Saturday, December 30. 

Drop Box Recycling
A dumpster is available for recycling drop-off at the Maintenance Complex (7049 Big Walnut Road). Bins are typically emptied every Monday and Wednesday. This service is provided free to the public as a result of a grant from the Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow Solid Waste District (DKMM) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

One dumpster is for paper only. Newspaper, computer, notebook, construction, brown/white grocery bags, mail, etc. All paper goods should be placed in brown paper sacks in the dumpster (no plastic bags are allowed).

What to Recycle (at the curbside or in the drop box)Acceptable recycling materials paper products, plastic jugs and tubs, cups, aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars , milk and juice cups.
Feature Video: Where Genoa waste and recycling goes after leaving the curbside