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See below for the Chillicothe's FAQ list. RUMPKE's own Frequently Asked Questions can be round here.

1. How do I register? 
You do not need to register. All residents, within city limits, that are currently receiving city trash pickup will receive a recycling cart.

2. How big is the cart? 
The cart is 95 gallons. It has 2 wheels, a handle, and an attached lid for convenience.

3. Do I need to sort my recyclables? 
No. All items can be put in the cart together.

4. Do I need to bag my recyclables? 
No. Please put everything in the cart WITHOUT bagging it. Plastic bags are not recyclable.

5. When is my recycling pickup day? 
It will be the same day as your garbage pickup (every other week). Please see the map to find your pick up day.

6. What do I do if I don’t want my cart? 
Email recycle@chillicotheoh.gov or call 740.773.9711 with your address.

7. Do I have to participate? 
No. There is no penalty for not participating.

8. How much are the carts and how much is it per month? 
The carts are free! They were funded by grants from the RPHF Solid Waste District and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The $1.95 per month will be added to your trash bill.

9.My Neighbors have carts, but I do not. How do I receive a cart? 
Please email recycle@chillicotheoh.gov or call 740.773.9711

10. Can I get more than one cart? 
No. Currently we are giving one cart per address. After delivery has concluded the City may have additional carts available.

11. What can I recycle?

magazines, newspaper, note paper, mail, cardboard (please cut up into sizes that can fit inside bin), food cans, glass bottles (broken bottles are accepted), plastic bottles and jugs (mouth smaller than its base), EMPTY aerosol cans, windex bottles, cardboard egg cartons, juice cartons, pizza boxes (must be free of debris and grease)

plastic containers (e.g. k-cups, yogurt cups, deli meat containers, tupperware, plastic wrap, plastic bags), glass dishware, dishes, wine glasses, styrofoam of any kind (including styrofoam egg cartons), napkins, paper towels, clothes, dog/cat food bags, needles, batteries (all types), lightbulbs, scrap metal, coat hangers (plastic and metal), pots & pans, textiles (clothing). tissue paper, molded plastic (toys), greasy pizza boxes (can rip non contaminated parts off of the box to recycle), construction material, tools, hardware (nails/screws), furniture. 

Special Exception:
Shredded Paper may be recycled if put in a clear trash bag (please do not put 'loose' in your bin). This will be the only time you are permitted to put a plastic bag in your bin. Please leave all other items 'loose' in your bin.

35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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