Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

The City contracts with Local Waste Services, a local waste hauler, to collect garbage, recycling, yard waste and small tree limbs from the community. Please note if you live in an apartment or condominium complex, your hauler and service levels may be different. Please contact your landlord or property manager for more information. 

General Collection Guidelines

  • Collection Day: All homes in Whitehall are collected on Wednesday.
  • Cart/Can Placement: Please bring your garbage, recycling and yard waste to the curb prior to sundown on Tuesday.
  • Cart/Can Type: Residents may use their own garbage containers of any make or size, and 18- gallon recycling toters are available from City Hall. You may also rent garbage and/or recycling containers directly from Local Waste (fees may apply).
  • Bulk Items: Bulk items may be set out each week with normal collection, or as part of unlimited collection days like Spring-Clean Up. Accepted items include furniture and small appliances. Unaccepted items include construction debris, refrigerators/freezers and household hazardous waste. There is no need to call ahead for bulk item removal. 
  1. Recycling 
  2. Yard Waste
  3. Brush and Tree Limb 
  4. Spring Clean-Up

Recycling Collection

Recycling in Franklin County is processed by the Solid Waste Agency of Central Ohio (SWACO). They operate a single-stream recycling facility, meaning that you can mix your recyclables prior to collection. Please place items loosely in your bin (do not bag or bundle). Learn more about what can and cannot be recycling in Franklin County below, or from Recycle Right.

Recycle Right Infographic

Acceptable Items:Unacceptable Items:
  • Paper and cardboard: 
    Break down and flatten boxes
  • Plastic bottles and jugs:
    Lids and labels are accepted
  • Glass jars and bottles:
    All colors of glass are accepted
  • Metal cans: Labels are accepted,
    remove aerosol tips
  • Cartons: Rinse and remove lids
  • Grocery bags
  • Cups (coffee, yogurt, party)
  • Plastic or foam containers
  • Tires, wires or chains
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Large automotive parts
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Liquid paints/oils 
  • Construction debris