A Cleaner Toledo
We've partnered with Republic Services to facilitate much of the trash and recycling services for our residents. For questions and concerns about trash, recycling, or bulk pickup, please call Republic Services at 419-936-2511.
Garbage collection is handled by Republic Services and is collected weekly. All trash should be bagged and placed inside your gray refuse container which can be set out on the curb the night before your scheduled pickup and should be promptly put away once collection is complete.
Trash Assistance Program
Toledo residents who need help getting their recycling and trash containers to the curb should call Republic Services to request an application.
Recycling is also picked up by Republic Services and is collected every other week. Only certain types of materials may be placed inside your blue recycling container and all items should be clean and free of food remnants before placing in the bin.
Republic Services offers residents one free bulk pickup per month. Please call to schedule the pickup before placing large items at the curb. Items will be collected one business day following your regular waste collection (example: waste collection day is Wednesday = bulk day is Thursday).
All loose waste must be bagged. Wood/branches must be bundled and tied no larger than 3’ by 4’ and not heavier than 40 pounds per bundle; nails/screws must be pounded down or removed. Bulk items must be placed at curb in front of home. No alley pickup and no side street pickup.
Call 419-936-2511 to schedule.
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Food Waste Composting
New! The food waste drop-off program will allow City of Toledo residents to compost their food waste for free. Green GoZERO totes are available at three Metroparks locations during park hours (7 a.m. to dark). In partnership with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful and Metroparks Toledo.
Food Waste Drop-Off Locations
701 Front St.
Toledo, Ohio 43605
Back left corner of lotMap
5430 W Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Southeast corner of lotMap
4301 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615
Northeast corner of lotMap
Refuse and Recycling Drop Off Events
These events have concluded for the year. See other options for recycling and disposal of these items until we return in April 2024.
The City of Toledo offers 26 drop off events to promote cleaner neighborhoods. Items accepted at these events include electronic waste, up to 10 tires, document recycling, cardboard, phone books, and newspapers, bulky items and refuse (no air conditioning units, refrigerators/freezers, or large appliances), and latex paint. Donation trailers are also on site to collect houseware goods, clothing, and toys.
Hoffman Road Landfill Free Disposal Days
Residents will be permitted to bring a truck or trailer load of bulky solid waste items for free disposal to the Hoffman Road Landfill, subject to the terms and conditions stated herein. A current utility bill and valid photo ID will be required to verify proof of residency. Acceptable bulky waste items include excess trash, furniture, carpeting, mattresses, wood waste, scrap metal, etc. No free commercial disposal.
Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Drop Off
After you are done protecting your boat, help us protect the environment! Schedule a time to drop off your boat wrap by calling 419-213-2230 or visit one of our collection events. Nylon straps and any other non-shrink wrap material must be removed. Wrap must be properly bundled. Visit Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful for more information and a how to video on properly preparing boat wrap for recycling.
You can make a difference! Recycling properly is key to reducing waste in the City of Toledo.