Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

The City contracts with Local Waste Services 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. 

  1. General Guidelines
  2. Recycling 
  3. Yard Waste
  4. Brush and Tree Limb 
  5. Unlimited Collection Days
  6. Current Hauling Fees

General Collection Guidelines

Collection Day: All homes in Whitehall are collected on Wednesday

Report Missed Collection: (614) 409-9375

  • Cart/Can Placement: Please bring your garbage, recycling and yard waste to the curb prior to sundown on Tuesday. Cart lids must close.

  • Cart/Can Type: For curbside garbage and recycling, residents must use City issued garbage and recycling carts.  Yard waste should be placed in a clearly marked container or a paper yard waste bag (available at most home improvement stores). Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall free-of-charge. 
    • Changing Garbage Cart Size: Residents are welcome to switch their garbage cart size once a year (changes in collection fees paid to Local Waste apply). 95-gallon, 65-gallon and 35-gallon garbage carts are available. All recycling carts are 65-gallons. To switch your garbage cart size, call the Service Department at 614) 237-8612.
    • Adding a Second Cart: Second garbage / recycling carts come with a one-time $75 fee, paid to the City of Whitehall, and a $2 / month increase in collection fees, paid to Local Waste Services.  To order a second garbage cart, you must already have a 95-gallon garbage cart, or you will be asked to upsize. To order your second cart, call the Service Department at (614) 237-8612.
    • Replacing Missing / Stolen Carts: The City will replace missing / stolen garbage and recycling carts for a one-time $30 fee. Call (614) 237-8612 to order your replacement cart.
  • Bulk Items: One bulk item may be set out each week with normal collection. Bulk items may also be set out as part of 2023 Unlimited Collection Days (May 3, July 12, October 4 and December 28 (Thursday collection due to holiday).  See details of bulk collection below. 
    • Accepted items include furniture and small appliances. Upholstered items (mattresses, box springs, sofas, etc.) must be covered in plastic. 
    • Unaccepted items include construction debris, refrigerators/freezers and household hazardous waste. Extra bags of garbage do not qualify as bulk items.
  • Scheduling Special Collections: If you only have one bulk item for the week, there is no need to call ahead for removal. If you have more than one bulk item, or extra trash, Local Waste Services offers special collections for a small fee. Snap a photo and send it to Local Waste Services ([email protected]) for a personalized quote. If you don't have a camera or email, call Local Waste Services at (614) 409-9375. To have your extra items collected on Wednesday, contact Local Waste Services no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday.