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Those who are eligible for recycling collection service must meet the specifications below:
• City of Columbus resident.
• Live in a single family home or building of four attached units or less that does not appear to not be part of a complex. DISCLAIMER - Some homes are not clearly identified as part of a complex, so eligibility will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
*NOTE: The City of Columbus will expand RecyColumbus to residents at eligible condominium and apartment complexes, along with rowhouses and townhomes along city streets beginning March 3, 2014. Entire condominium and apartment complexes that currently use only 90- or 300-gallon trash containers serviced by the City of Columbus will be eligible for the expanded recycling program, along with attached townhomes along city streets. The properties must have enough room to store the 64-gallon recycling carts between biweekly recycling collections to be eligible.
City representatives are available to help determine eligibility. Call 645-3111.
Not eligible for service? No problem! There are many ways to recycle in Columbus. Find out more here.
The cart holds 64 gallons of recyclables in order to offer enough space for two weeks worth of material. Carts have lids to keep out the rain and keep recyclables from becoming litter. The carts also have wheels to make it easy to move to the collection point. The city recommends carts be labeled with an address using a permanent marker in the white space provided on the lid of the cart.
The 64 gallon city issued blue cart will be the container accepted for collection. In order for recycling collection to be handled in an efficient manner, containers must be a uniform size. Residents may purchase an additional cart for $40.48 (this price includes tax, delivery and warranty) by submitting an order form.