Please Note:

Changes in the recycling and yard waste collection schedule were implemented effective March 3, 2014. Yard waste and recycling are now collected on the same day, every other week. During the week of an observed holiday, if your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection will be delayed one day. (Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday.) Your collection day will then return to its normally scheduled day the following week.**The exception to this in 2015 will be in the observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, 2015. While this is an observed holiday for City of Columbus offices, regularly scheduled recycling and yard waste services WILL take place on Friday, July 3, 2015, instead of delaying service to the following day, which is Saturday, July 4, 2015. To view or print the yard waste and recycling schedule, Click here

About your collection schedule:

Some customers are assigned a color that determines their trash collection day; some customers are assigned a two-day window.
Your yard waste and recycling collection day may be different from your trash collection day.
There are no collections on holidays observed by the City of Columbus. The observed holidays are:
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Collection days are not affected by Good Friday or Veterans Day.

More about holiday collection for trash only:

For those assigned a color for trash collection.

Your collection day moves forward one day after every observed holiday. These customers can call their collection-color hotline, (614) 645-[YOUR COLOR]; example: 645-NAVY (6289), to determine their current collection day. To view or print out the 2015 Color Collection calendar, Click here

For customers assigned a two day collection window.

Regular collection typically occurs on day one of the two day window. During the week of an observed holiday, collection will occur on day two of the two-day window if regular collection falls on or after the holiday.