City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

2018 Solid Waste Program

Updated December 14, 2017

2018 Solid Waste Program Brochure  |  Recycling & Bulk Item Guidelines  |  "Take Me" Cards

The City of Upper Arlington is preparing to transition to a new Solid Waste Program early in 2018. Scheduled to begin on February 5, Local Waste Services will be the provider of an enhanced program that we believe residents will quickly embrace due to its ease of use, uniformity in appearance on collection day, and more.

The new program will provide a simplified approach with a standard fee for service, to be billed twice a year. It will no longer be necessary to purchase Solid Waste Stickers, and yard waste and bulk items will be collected at no additional charge. Local Waste will be providing trash and recycling containers on wheels with lids—which means, if a container becomes damaged or goes missing, in most instances it will be repaired or replaced at no charge. The trucks used by Local Waste are all energy-efficient, CNG vehicles, reducing their environmental impact on our community.

While every effort has been taken to prepare for a smooth transition, it’s possible that some issues may arise. We ask for your patience and understanding in the weeks ahead, as we prepare for this transition in service. Please check back for transition and new program updates. If you experience any difficulties or have questions, contact us at 614-583-5350. 

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Important Dates
In preparation for the February 5, 2018 start date for the new Solid Waste Program, the City and Local Waste will be reaching out to you with program details. Please pay close attention to any mailers on Solid Waste relative to your service preferences and associated pricing.

Trash Container Size Selection—Deadline December 8
Watch for a mailer from the City and Local Waste Services mid November about trash container size. The default size is 65 gallons. To receive a larger, 95-gallon trash container, you must return the postage paid postcard by the December 8 deadline. If you didn't receive a postcard in the mail or accidentally discarded yours, please email [email protected] and we will get you added to the list. Want the 65-gallon trash container? Then you don't need to do anything. All residents are signed up for this option unless you notify us that you would like the 95-gallon trash container. PLEASE NOTE: Trash container size does not affect pricing.

Delivery of Recycling Containers—Begins the week of December 4
Local Waste will distribute blue, 65-gallon recycling containers to homes over an approximately two-week period. Please do not use these containers until the new program begins February 5, 2018. If you will be away during this delivery timeframe, either: 1) Coordinate with a neighbor to have your new recycling container placed behind your home or in a garage/shed; 2) Call 614-583-5370 by Friday, November 24 to request a delay in delivery.

New Program Packet—to be mailed to UA households in December
Watch for a mailer from the City and Local Waste that includes an overview of the new program, updated guidelines on accepted recyclables and bulk items, a yard waste decal for use on old trash containers, and "TAKE ME" cards for placing on any old containers you no longer want.

Last Day of Solid Waste Sticker Program—Friday, December 29, 2017
Solid Waste Sticker Reimbursement Form
Since billing for the new Solid Waste Program is transitioning to the calendar year (January 1–December 31), the City is ending the Solid Waste Sticker Program at the close of 2017. Effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018 (one day service delay for all zones due to the New Year’s Day Holiday), it will no longer be necessary to put Solid Waste Stickers on trash containers, yard waste or bulk items. If you have leftover stickers, the City will reimburse you for any unused Solid Waste Stickers through Friday, June 1, 2018, at a rate of $2.90 per sticker. Reimbursement will be made via a credit on your next semi-annual invoice. To receive a credit, you must complete and sign a Solid Waste Sticker Reimbursement Form—just click on the above link. 

Delivery of Trash Containers—Begins the week of January 9, 2018
Local Waste will distribute grey trash containers to homes over an approximately two-week period. Please do not use these containers until the new program begins February 5, 2018. If you will be away during this delivery timeframe, either: 1) Coordinate with a neighbor to have your new recycling container placed behind your home or in a garage/shed; 2) Call 614-583-5370 by Friday, December 29 to request a delay in delivery.

Last Week of Service by Republic Services—Week of January 29, 2018

Start of New Program with Local Waste—Monday, February 5, 2018
PLEASE HAVE ALL ITEMS AT THE CURB BY 7 A.M. ON YOUR COLLECTION DAY

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Disposal of Old Containers
Once the new program begins, if you wish to dispose of your old trash and recycling containers, Local Waste will take them as part of the regular collection program. You can either place old containers inside your new trash container, or affix one of the "Take Me" cards that will be enclosed in a December mailing on the new Solid Waste Program, and place at the curb with your trash and recycling.

An alternative to disposing of old containers is to use them for yard waste. You will also find a green "Yard Waste" decal in the mailer, so that you can mark these containers accordingly. Additional decals are available at City buildings and library locations.

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Special Service Options

MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS
Medical Exemption Application Form
Residents who are physically unable to bring trash and recycling containers to the curb can qualify for at-the-door collection for no additional charge if they are a person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk as defined by R.C. 4503.44(A)(1). Existing Medical Exemption customers will receive a letter and renewal form from the City in November. They must complete and return the signed form by January 26, 2018 to guarantee the continuation of this service at the start of the new Solid Waste Program. If you are not currently a Medical Exemption customer but believe your circumstances would qualify you for this program, you can also complete the Medical Exemption form, just click on the above link. Medical Exemption Service customers are required to re-qualify for this service annually.

PREMIUM SERVICE
Online Application Form
 |  Print Version of Application Form
Households that have chosen to pay an additional fee for Premium, at-the-door collection for trash can choose to continue this service, and renew annually thereafter. With the new program, Premium Service will also include at-the-door recycling collection, however yard waste and bulk items must be brought to the curb. Existing Premium Service customers will receive a letter and renewal form from the City in November. They must complete and return the form by Friday, December 15, 2017 to continue to receive this service. If you are not currently a Premium Service customer but wish to start this program effective February 5, 2018, click on the above link to fill out an application form. Premium Service customers are required to renew this service annually.

SENIOR DISCOUNT
Online Application Form
 |  Print Version of Application Form
Households in which the homeowner and head of household is aged 60 years or older qualify for a discount on their base Solid Waste Service fee.  PLEASE NOTE: owners of multiple-unit rental apartments do not qualify for the Senior Discount. The Senior Discount is only applicable for the Solid Waste base fee. It will not be applied to Premium Service or to the City’s administrative and community recycling fees. To ensure that your first semi-annual utility invoice correctly reflects this discount, it will be necessary to provide proof of age—driver’s license or other official personal identification that includes age—by December 15. Click on the above link to fill out an application form. Senior Discount customers are required to register for this discount annually.

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Fees
The following outlines the fees associated with the new Solid Waste Program. Please see the table below for a more detailed breakdown.

Annual Fee
All households will be charged a base fee of $213.00 annually, plus administrative and community recycling fees of $7.00 apiece, for a total of $227.00The fee runs January 1 through December 31 each year and may be subject to nominal annual adjustments. Households will be billed twice a year (January & June) via a Utility bill from the City that includes the Solid Waste fee, the Stormwater Utility fee and, in some cases a Neighborhood Lighting Utility fee. This fee applies to every household – single family homes, apartments and condominiums. The fee runs with the property and the City will not prorate the amount due should the property change hands during the year. This annual fee is all inclusive, i.e. trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk items will all be collected by Local Waste at no additional charge.

Senior Discount
Homeowners who are the head of the household in question and aged 60 years or above can qualify to receive a discount on their Solid Waste base fee each year. This discount does not apply to the Premium Service fee. This discount does not apply to any administrative and community recycling fees. Homeowners that qualify for the Senior Discount must reapply annually. Proof of age must be provided by December 15 of each prior service year. Residents who have recently turned 60 years of age can qualify for this discount at any time, however, it will not be applied retroactively—the first discount will be reflected on your next semi-annual invoice. 

Premium Service
Premium, at-the-door service for trash and recycling is available to households for an additional $387.00 per year. The Premium Service fee is in addition to the base fee of $213.00 for Solid Waste Services and the administrative and community recycling fees of $7.00 apiece. The fee runs January 1 through December 31 each year.

 

Standard Invoice

Senior Discount Invoice

Item

Semi-Annual

Annual

Semi-Annual

Annual

Base Fee

$106.50

$213.00

$96.00

$192.00

Community Recycling Fee

$3.50

$7.00

$3.50

$7.00

Administrative Fee

$3.50

$7.00

$3.50

$7.00

Regular Total

$113.50

$227.00

$103.00

$206.00

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Service Fee

$193.50

$387.00

$193.50

$387.00

Premium Total

$307.00

$614.00

$296.50

$593.00

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