Recycle Truck

The amount ofwaste created by central Ohio residents and businesses is staggering.In fact, every resident generates an averageof9 to 10 pounds of waste each day, and about half of that material is sent tothe County landfill. With only so much landfill space available, it’s more important than ever that we reuse, recycle, compost or divert as much as we can.

The City of Columbus will launch Weekly Residential Recycling Collection the week of June 12, 2023. The expanded service supports Climate Action Plan goals to achieve clean neighborhoods and a healthy environment for all residents.

To help residents prepare for the changes, we have developed a Fact Sheet(PDF, 873KB) and Q&A Document(PDF, 423KB) that will assist with some of the most common questions.

Getting Started
Information about program eligibility and recycling carts.

How to Recycle
Information about accepted items, collection schedule, and cart placement.

Why Recycle?
The benefits of, and reasons for recycling are numerous.

Get Involved!
Tell your family, friends and neighbors about RecyColumbus or get even more involved by volunteering your time.

Join Greenspot!
Over 17,000 members and growing! Join GreenSpot at home, work or at school by making a series of commitments to the environment.

Other Recycling Options
Not eligible for residential recycling service? Want to try recycling an item not accepted by traditional recycling programs? No problem! There are many ways to recycle in Columbus.

Program Results and History
How RecyColumbus is doing and how it began.