In an effort to provide efficient service and be responsible with tax payer dollars, beginning January 2, 2019, the Village will contract with Rumpke for trash collection service. The pick-up days will remain the same for Wednesday’s and Thursday’s route, Tuesday’s route will be moved to Friday. Large items will also be collected on the same day as trash collection. You may continue to use your Village trash toter or any other garbage can you currently use. You will not be required to purchase an additional container for trash. Curbside recycling will be included in this service, each resident will be provided an 18- gallon recycle bin. 64-gallon recycling containers will be available upon request at no additional charge depending on your household needs which will be collected at curbside every week. You will receive an introduction from Rumpke with a basic explanation of the services provided. Set out/ set back services will no longer be provided for those who are capable of moving their trash and recycle cans to the curb. The Village recognizes that older residents as well as those who are disabled will still need the set out/set back service. The service will still be provided for those that meet the criteria. The application for set out/ set back service is attached. We understand this is a big transition for the residents and for the Village alike, we ask that everyone work together to make this transition as smooth as possible. Please feel free to give us a call if you have questions or concerns.
Krista M. Blum
Frequently Ask Questions
- Why does the Village want to contract trash collection service?
The Village has evaluated the cost of the Public Works Department providing trash collection and found that contracting the service will save $100,000 annually in the general fund.
Cost of disposal continues to increase, and the purchase of new garbage truck is $250,000.
Rumpke will provide trash collection services for half of what it cost the Village Public Works Department. The Village intends to be good stewards of tax payer dollars.
- Will Public Works Department Employees lose their jobs?
No, the savings reflected is with our current staffing levels. The Public Works Employees will have time to focus on maintaining and beautifying the Village instead of picking up trash 3 days per week.
- Can I continue to use the trash toter I purchased from the Village?
Yes, the Village toters are preferred but not required. You do not have to purchase a Village toter or any other special container.
- Will Rumpke provide set out/set back service?
No, Rumpke will not provide this service. The Village will provide the service to older, disabled/handicap residents if they meet the criteria listed on the application for service. Click here to download the application form.
- Will large items be extra cost?
No, large items are included in the cost for service and may be set out with your regular trash. Mattresses and upholstered furniture is required to be wrapped in plastic for disposal.
- Will the trash collection still be included on the utility bill I receive from the Village?
Yes, the Village will continue to bill each resident for trash collection on their utility bill.
- Will the monthly fee for service remain the same?
Yes, there will be no increase for the 3-year contract period. The rate will remain the same and continue to be included on your utility bill.
- Do I have to participate in the curbside recycling?
You are not required to take part in the curbside recycling program, however it is built into the cost of collection. A recycle container will be provided to each residential household and collection will take place every week. We ask that each resident consider giving it a try. The new curbside recycling program is part of a broader environmental effort by the Village of Lockland. Recycling is part of an overall effort to reduce our community’s carbon footprint and have a more sustainable future.
- Will the drop-off recycle dumpsters still be available?
Yes, the drop-off recycling containers located at 116-118 North Cooper Avenue in the public parking lot will still be available for those wishing to use it.