City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Refuse & Recycling

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Solid Waste Brochure

Since 1992, the City of Upper Arlington has utilized its Trash Sticker Program as part of its commitment to developing innovative ways to reduce the waste stream. While maintaining recycling collection services at no additional charge, residents are encouraged to improve their recycling habits and maintain control of their refuse removal costs.

Annual Service Fee
All households are charged an annual service fee of $64 (was $40 per year, increased to $64 per year effective January 2016), payable in advance each spring. This fee applies to every household - including single family homes, apartments and condominiums. The annual service fee runs April 1 through March 31 each year. The annual service fee has been established to spread the costs for providing all components of Solid Waste to the community more evenly across the community.

Optional "at-the-door" Premium Service
Households wishing to have "at-the-door" refuse collection can choose Premium Service on their annual invoice for an additional $150, bringing their total annual bill to $214. These households must still bring recycling and yard waste to the curb on the regular collection day. To guarantee Premium Service, residents must remit their payment in full by the due date posted on their invoice.

Solid Waste Stickers
Solid Waste stickers cost $2.90. Solid Waste stickers must be used for both refuse and yard waste, with recycling materials collected at no additional charge. Learn more about stickers in our Solid Waste Brochure.  

Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

  • City of Upper Arlington, Finance Department - 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
  • CVS Pharmacy at Five Points and 5th Avenue
  • GetGo Gas Station at Five Points
  • Huffman's Market, Tremont Center
  • Giant Eagles Stores at 3rd Avenue, Kingsdale Center, and Sawmill Road
  • Kroger Stores at Bethel Road, Chambers Road and Henderson Road
  • Marc's on Henderson Road
  • Nutter Hardware at Kingsdale
  • Whole Foods, The Shops on Lane Avenue

Recycling Drop-Off Locations
Several recycling drop off locations are available near The City of Upper Arlington if you need to recycle anything outside of regular pickup times. These bins are located at:

1091 King Ave
Columbus, OH 43212

909 Bricker Blvd
Columbus, OH 43221

5026 Dierker Rd
Columbus, OH 43220

A complete list of locations can be found here.

City Holidays
The following City Holidays delay collection by one day.* Service resumes its normal schedule the following week: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.

*If the holiday falls on a Friday, there is no collection delay.

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