Upcoming Recycling Collection Dates:
Thursday, August 24th
Thursday, September 7th
Every other Thursday after...
Always remember to flatten your cardboard boxes before placing them in any recycling container!
Recycling containers need to be placed before 6:00am on collection day. Set them at the same location your garbage is collected. Be sure to take your container back to your home from its pick-up location after it has been emptied.
NO BLUE BIN? USE A COMMUNITY RECYCLING CONTAINER!
If your home or apartment building does not have a blue recycling bin, head to a community recycling container location to deposit your cardboard.
Temporary containers will be available from August 19th through August 28th ONLY.
|37 East 14th Ave||Temporary on-street container (August 18th - 29th)|
|293 East 14th Ave||Temporary on-street container (August 18th - 29th)|
|303 East 6th Ave||All-year community recycling at Godman Guild parking lot|
recycling special items
Items such as refrigerators, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, and TVs need to be handled by recycling and waste professionals. They cannot be picked-up by the City of Columbus. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) provides a searchable resource directory for those items.
Visit: swaco.org/businessdirectoryii.aspx for more information
If you need to dispose of large items (couches, dressers, desks, carpets), check to see if you can donate them first. Clean, gently used household items are accepted by many area non-profits.
+ WHERE TO DONATE ITEMS (CLICK HERE)
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Your furniture will go towards families that need it the most. Plus, it's the green solution to keep
unnecessary waste out of our landfills. Schedule a free pick-up one week in advance. Call: 614-545-3838
A wide variety of household items can be donated to this non-profit for reuse. Items must be dropped-
off at a retail donation center. The closest retail center is located at 2550 N. High Street. Call:
Volunteers of America
Household items can be donated to this non-profit for reuse. Schedule a free pick-up at least four days
in advance. Call: 614-272-2363
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Anything to build or furnish a home can be donated to this non-profit. Schedule a free pick-up for
large furniture items at least a week in advance. Other items may be dropped off at a donation center.
National Kidney Services
This non-profit recycles furniture, household items, and electronics. A free pick-up (weekdays only)
can be scheduled one week in advance. Call: 614-351-2900
Neighborhood Services, Inc.
Clothing and non-perishable food items can go to University District families in need. Clothing must be
washed and clean prior to donation at 1950 N Fourth Street, M-F, between 9:00am - 3:00pm. Call: 614-
Community Computer Alliance
Working or non-working electronics can be recycled through the organization. They will accept computer
monitors, flat screen TVs, and tube TVs for a fee. There are several drop-off locations around
Columbus. Call: 614-223-1530
Buckeye Food Alliance
This campus food pantry was created by students for students with the mission that “No Buckeye Goes
Hungry.” Food items may be dropped-off anytime at Lincoln Tower (side loading dock). Call: 614-688-2508
If donation is not an option, contact 311 Columbus City Services to schedule a pick-up of these items.
Improper disposal of bulk items is illegal! Do not abandon items on the curb or in alleyways.
Call 311 to schedule a bulk pick-up of unwanted items.