Live Christmas tree recycling available for Butler County residents:
Butler County residents can recycle their live Christmas trees using several community composting and chipping programs. Alternatively, area trash haulers also plan to remove trees at the curb for disposal with regular trash. For information, click here.
RECYCLE THOSE BATTERIES!
See the following tips for managing yours...
1.Safely prep the batteries. Two options: bag or tape. Bag each battery in its own clear plastic bag before placing it in a storage container. Tape the terminals with clear packing, non-conductive electrical or duct tape, keeping the label visible. Batteries that appear dead may contain a residual charge and can pose a fire hazard unless they are bagged or taped.
2 Store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Incidents can occur when batteries are exposed to inclement or excessively hot weather. Store them in a plastic container; avoid metal.
3. If you see a swollen or bulging battery, immediately put it in non-flammable material, such as sand or kitty litter, and store it in a cool, dry place. Do not throw it away.
4. Aim to recycle batteries within six months of their end of use ensuring they are bagged or taped.
Please do NOT throw batteries in your recycling cart with other recyclables, like paper, plastic and glass. They pose a fire hazard and cause fires at recycling facilities. Bring batteries to a battery retailer such as Batteries Plus Bulbs with 2 Butler Co. locations. Butler County accepts spent batteries as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off - service to resume in July 2020.
Recycle Holiday Lights (through January 31, 2020)
Don't throw away those broken or unwanted holiday lights..... recycle them! MetroParks of Butler County, Cohen and Butler County are partnering for this recycling effort. Recycling receptacles are located at the following parks:
Voice of America MetroParks
Ronald Reagan Lodge
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
Rentschler Forest MetroParks
5701 Reigart Rd., Fairfield Township, OH 45011
Below find information about leaf/yard waste collection in Butler County.
Residential Leaf Collections & Yard Waste
City of Fairfield
Fairfield residents can arrange to have their brush and limbs picked up by Public Works. Another service, Operation Dump Truck accommodates large quantities of brush and limbs. Leaf collection begins November 4, 2019 and will run through January 3, 2020. A Chipping program is available on the second Saturday of each month. For guidelines and schedule visit https://www.fairfield-city.org/ or call 513-867-4200.
City of Hamilton
Leaf collection will begin November 11, 2019. For more information call 513-785-7550 or visit www.hamilton-city.org.
City of Middletown
Middletown residents can put their leaves in brown lawn & leaf bags or regular trash bags and place them in their Rumpke trash container. Call 513-425-7766 for information.
City of Monroe
The Public Works Department will conduct curbside leaf pick up in residential neighborhoods beginning October 21, 2019 and ending December 2, 2019. Visit the Monroe Messenger or call 513-539-7374 for information.
City of Oxford
Leaf pick up program begins Monday, October 28, 2019. Leaves should be raked to the gutter or between the curb and sidewalk. In areas of on street parking, leaves should be raked to the yellow "No Parking" zone. No brush in the leaf piles. Brush should be bundled and set out for regular curbside yard waste pick up. For details visit https://www.cityofoxford.org/ or call 513-524-5206.
City of Trenton
Trenton will begin leaf collection October through December. Leaves should be raked in narrow piles along the curb. For more information, call 513-988-6304.
Other brush and yard waste is accepted at:
Tri-State Landscaping Supply, 2864 Cincinnati-Dayton Road - 513-423-8723
Hamilton Transfer Station, 1000 North 3rd Street - 513-867-8661
Call ahead for hours and fees.