Recycling in Columbus Ohio

Have you gotten your blue bin yet? Communities all over Columbus are getting excited about our newest recycling option…right at home!

Many of us had the old orange bins that cost a quarterly fee. Others collected our recycling and drove to nearby fire stations or stores to place our recycling in public recycling dumpsters. Now Columbus has joined the ranks of other major cities in making recycling easy and simple by giving us new blue roll-out bins much like our garbage containers. The fourth phase of the project has just been completed, and only one more set of communities is still waiting to get their containers and join the rest of the city in free and easy recycling.

Here’s the basic info on the new recycling plan for Columbus!

Who: Residents of Columbus who live in a single-family home or a building of 4 units or less that is not part of a complex. Want to know if you should have already gotten a container, or if you are scheduled for one? Call 645-3111 or visit RecyColumbus online.

When: Four out of five areas of Columbus have already received their blue recycling roll-out bins. There is a map of all five areas to receive the containers. The last set of containers is due to be delivered by February 1, 2013. Again, if you check the map and think you are eligible for a container but were overlooked, call Columbus at 645-3111.

How: This is the easy part! Your bin will be delivered to your home. Simply place recyclables in your blue bin, and roll to the curb on your scheduled collection day, which will be every other week. Simply roll your bin to your usual garbage collection spot, and the city takes care of the rest.

What: Paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, and plastic containers.

Why: Because it not only saves energy and resources, it also saves the city money. Each ton of material that is recycled is space NOT used in our landfills…which saves the city and its taxpayers money. A big win for all of us!