Butler County municipal residents have curbside recycling included as part of their regular weekly trash collection service. We encourage Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown, Monroe, Oxford and Trenton residents to participate in these programs. Reily and Ross Townships also offers curbside recycling as part of their trash collection service.
If you need a recycling bin, please contact your city's public works department or Rumpke. Residents in Fairfield, Hanover, Liberty, Morgan,St. Clair and West Chester townships should contact their waste hauler directly to request curbside recycling service and a recycling bin. To sign up for curbside recycling and get a bin, municipal residents should contact Rumpke at (1-800) 828-8171 or the following:
- Hamilton: Hamilton Transfer Station—(513) 867-8661
- Fairfield—(513) 867-4200
- Middletown—(513) 425-7766
- Monroe: Monroe Utilities—(513) 779-4729, extension 3012
- Oxford—(513) 524-5221
- Ross - (800) 582-3107
- Trenton—(513) 988-6305, extension 164
At this time, curbside recycling pick up is NOT available in Lemon, Madison, Milford, Oxford, St. Clair and Wayne Townships. We encourage residents to use one of 33 recycling drop box stations located througout the county for their recyclable.
KNOW BEFORE YOU THROW - 5 Tips to make your recycling count
1. Put items in your recyling container loose - No plastic bags!
DO NOT place material inside plastic bags. DO NOT place empty plastic bags in your recycling. Plastic bags aren't accepted in recycling programs, but you can take them back to many area grocery/retail stores.
2. Avoid "tanglers"
Items like clothing, bed sheets, garden hoses, chains, ropes, dog leashes and Christmas lights should not be placed in your recycling. These "tanglers" wrap around the automated sorting equipment and cause damage.
3. Look at our list, not the label.
Virtually everything has a recycling symbol; however, that doesn't mean an item can be recycled everywhere. An item's recyclability is determined by many factors.
4. When it comes to plastic, examine the shape of the container, not the number.
Currently, Rumpke can only accept plastic bottles and jugs, which are containers that have a top that is smaller than the bottom and often have a screw on lid. Empty container, crush ans reattach lid.
5. Cans CAN be recycled.
When it comes to metal and aluminum, only put the cans in your recycling container. While other types of metals can be recycled, you should take those non-can items directly to a specialized metal recycler, such as Cohen.
It's important to only recycle items accepted by Rumpke. Putting the wrong material into your recycling bin can cause big problems such as; damaging machines, hazards to employees or prevent the other material in the bin from being recycled.