Rumpke Garbage Collection

Rumpke is the current trash provider, but the City of Monroe is the billing agent for the trash and recycling pick-up. The monthly trash rate is $13.50.

Trash pick up is determined by the street you live on. View a complete schedule (PDF). As a reminder, no person shall place containers of the following on the tree lawn or curb for collection before 5 p.m. on the day prior to collection:

  • Garbage
  • Refuse
  • Rubbish
  • Trash
  • Waste
  • Any other material

All containers shall be removed from the tree lawn or curb area by 6 a.m. on the morning following collection. Refuse containers shall not be stored in any portion of the front yard.


In an effort to help prevent the spread of bedbugs, the Board of Health now requires mattresses and box springs to be completely sealed in plastic before any trash vendor can pick them up. This plastic can be the sheeting painters use or garbage bags that have been secured with duct tape.

Trash Containers

Rumpke rents the large trash wheeled toter to residents for $3.00 a month. (This is not mandatory, as you can use your own trash containers or bags). They will bill you separately for the trash toter and they bill quarterly. You can contact them directly at 513-742-2900. You will also need to contact Rumpke if you have any questions about specific items that you need picked up.

Missed Trash

If your trash was missed, please contact the City of Monroe at 513-539-7374, ext. 1000. We will log the missed trash and contact Rumpke. If they are still in the area, they will pick up the missed trash the same day. If they have left the area, usually they will pick up the missed trash within the next 24 hours. The exception to this is on weekends and/or holidays.

Holiday Trash Pick-up

There are only 2 days that Rumpke will not pick up trash: Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. If your normal scheduled trash pick-up is on or following either of these holidays, trash pick-up will be picked up the next day.

Large Item Pick up

Twice a year, as determined by City Council, Rumpke will pick up large items (items that normally would not be picked up on regular trash pick-ups). They are always on a Saturday, and they are usually in the Spring and Fall.