City of Trenton

Finance and Taxation

Trash and Recycling

When is trash pick up?

Trash collection services are normally established upon the creation of a water, sewer, and trash account.  Please stop by the the City of Trenton Municipal Building, 11 East State Street to setup your service.

Trash pick up is determined by the street you live on. Click here for a complete schedule. ​​​​​


Trash may be placed in trash cans or plastic bags. Trash cans may be plastic or metal, have two handles and be no larger than 95-gallon capacity. There is no limit on the number of containers allowed per household.

Rumpke rents the large trash wheeled toter to residents. (This is not mandatory, as you can use your own trash containers or bags). They will bill you separately for the trash toter and they bill quarterly. You can contact them directly at 513-742-2900. You will also need to contact Rumpke if you have any questions about specific items that you need picked up.

Trash must be placed at the curb the night before removal, or the driver may not return.

Rumpke is not responsible for damage to trash cans or missing cans and lids.

Rumpke is not permitted by law to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials, or any materials deemed to be hazardous.

Drums, barrels, yard, and household containers not acceptable to be used as trash receptacles will be removed as trash and not replaced.

Bulky materials such as drywall, concrete, bricks, dirt or rocks are not acceptable. Loose materials, such as shrubbery or lumber, must be bundled and tied.

Call Rumpke 24-hours in advance to make arrangements for any acceptable large items and/or excessive amounts of trash.

Along with regular refuse collection, items that can be accepted also include wood, carpet, appliances, bathroom fixtures, kitchen fixtures and furniture.  If an item is too heavy for one person to pick up, please contact Rumpke at least 24-hours in advance to inform them.



Recyclables should be placed in red containers provided 'Free' by Rumpke that can be picked up at the City of Trenton Municipal Building, 11 East State Street.

All recyclables may be co-mingled in your bin for collection.

The following items are acceptable materials in the curbside recycling program:

Newspapers; phone books; magazines; catalogs less than an 1” thick; brown paper bags; corrugated cardboard (note that waxed corrugated cardboard is not recyclable); clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars; paper milk/juice box containers; paper egg cartons; coffee tubs; No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles that contained liquid (i.e. milk jugs); two-liter soda bottles; detergent jugs; tin/steel food cans; aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans; and aluminum foil pans that have been rinsed before disposal.

The following items are not recycable:

Plastic bags (some stores will take these back); styrofoam (of any kind); milk cartons & drink boxes; pill bottles or vials; clamshells, trays & lids; plant pots; aluminum foil; lids, caps & tops, CDs; glassware; coat hangers (plastic or metal); light bulbs & window glass; scrap metal; mirrors, pyrex & ceramic, styrofoam egg cartons; dairy tubs & yogurt cups; paper towels, plates & napkins; motor oil & hazardous waste containers.​​​​​​

For information regarding collection and accepted recyclables, please visit

Household Waste Disposal

Some items shall not be placed in the trash.  (Electronics, Appliances, Tires, Batteries, Household Hazardous Wastes).

Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District has options to dispose of these items, please visit

Observed Holidays

Rumpke provides residential and small commercial establishment refuse collection service once a week. Rumpke's trash collectors work 5 days each week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. When those holidays fall during the week, refuse collection is delayed by 1 day for the holiday plus each day afterwards.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Christmas Tree Disposal

Place discarded trees with your trash for removal by Rumpke with the regular trash pick-up.