Trash Collection & Recycling


Weekly trash collection services for residential customers within the City of Xenia are provided by Rumpke, and these charges will be included on your monthly utility bill.

Xenia has teamed up with Ohio’s Recycling Leader, Rumpke, to provide an enhanced waste and recycling program that encourages less trash and more recycling.

Xenia is a cleaner and greener community since we have moved to a cart contents only system—a system that research has proven reduces trash and increases recycling. Newer, quieter and safer, environmentally-friendly automated trash and recycling collection trucks service our community. Rumpke’s new automated trucks utilize a mechanical arm to pick up your carts and empty them quickly and efficiently without risk of injury to drivers. Even the trucks are greener (they are fueled with compressed natural gas ensuring less emissions than their diesel counterparts).

Trash and recycling collection will be done on your regularly scheduled collection day.

In February 2022, Rumpke announced an expanded recycling program to include disposable cups and lids. See the flyer below and read the press release HERERumpke Acceptable Items Flyer cups and lids

Trash Carts

All trash must be placed completely inside the trash or recycling cart (lid on cart must be down). All recycling must be placed loose (no plastic bags) completely inside the recycling cart. Excess trash will not be picked up unless it is in a special overflow trash bag. Your trash will also not be collected if the cart is placed incorrectly or is blocked by vehicles or other obstacles.

One trash cart is not sufficient for you and your family? Call City of Xenia Utility Billing Division at 937-376-7242 to rent a second cart for $4.00 a month.


  • When placing carts at the curb, face them toward the street (cart wheels should face away from the street). Place your trash and recycling carts at least 4 feet apart.
  • Position carts within two feet of the curb.
  • Do not place carts near parked cars, mailboxes, etc. (make certain the cart is at least 4 feet away from other objects).

Bulk Items  

Every Week is Now Bulk Pick Up Week in Xenia!

Xenia and Rumpke have agreed to enhance the Bulk Pick Up options for Xenia Residents. Residents can now dispose of one bulk items every week on their regular trash day effective 5/3/2019. 

There are still two options for disposing of large bulky items:

Option 1 - R
umpke will collect one single bulk item (furniture, appliance, etc.) at no charge on your regular trash collection day. All upholstered items* must be completely wrapped and sealed (top and bottom) in plastic. Please see the flyer linked below for additional details and requirements. 

Option 2 - The City will collect additional bulk items on Tuesdays and Fridays each week at a cost of $10.00 per item, up to five items. Residents must schedule the pickup BEFORE placing the bulk item out by calling 937-376-7260 or by emailing the request to 
email Bulk Pickup. All upholstered items* must be completely wrapped and sealed (top and bottom) in plastic.

Bulk Pickup Information Flyer

Have more questions? Call 937-376-7242

Our "cart only" system encourages recycling. Contact Utility Billing at 937-376-7242 to obtain a recycling cart or request additional recycling carts.


Holiday Schedule

Please check the Rumpke website  or the City of Xenia Facebook page for updates or to verify how you trash will be impacted by holidays.