The Refuse Department contracts with a waste disposal contractor to service the residents of Butler Township. The contract is sent out for bid annually. The current contractor is Rumpke.
Weekly trash removal services are provided through a contract between Butler Township and Rumpke. Residents pay the negotiated fee to the township, which in turn, then pays the hauler. If you are new to the community, you may arrange for trash pickup by calling the township at (937) 898-6735. Recycling is provided as part of the service, although it is not required. There is no rate reduction for not using recycling.
NEW RATES FOR TRASH SERVICE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016
Low-volume service will be $15.50 per month with a 35-gallon container. Residents choosing the low-volume program will still receive, at no additional cost, recycling bins as well as pickups of bulky items and leave service in the fall.
Regular service will be $16.75 per month.
- Late Fees will be 10% of bill per month, every month that the refuse bill is not paid.
- Property Tax fee of 5% will be paid to County Auditor, plus a $100.00 administrative fee to Butler Township when refuse bill is unpaid (upon assessment time)
- Return Check Charge will be $35.00
NOW Pay Your Refuse Bill On-line
Butler Township has teamed up with Official Payments to offer additional payment options for our residents. You now can pay your refuse bill on-line by Credit Card, E-check or pay by phone.
Visit www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-2PAYTAX (Use jurisdiction code 8425).
Official Payments accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE
Rumpke observes the following holidays: News Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your pick up day falls on or after one of these holidays, collections will be delayed one day. If a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, there will be NO delays.
Household Hazardous Waste “Unacceptable Waste”
By definition, hazardous waste includes material that should never go into your regular trash. Common examples include:
- Automotive products (antifreeze, fluids, motor oil)
- Batteries (home and car)
- Cathode ray tubes (TVs, computer monitors)
- Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
- Household cleansers
- Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
- Paints, latex and oil (must be dried)
Regulations for handling hazardous waste vary by community, so it’s important to abide by the procedures set forth by your local jurisdiction. Learn more at the Ohio EPA
As part of your waste removal service, Rumpke will pick up bulky items (except those containing Freon) the same day as your regular service. Bulky items must be called in to Rumpke’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-223-3960 at least 48 hours in advance of your next pickup day. Rumpke does apply a charge per item for Freon removal.
Yard waste may be disposed of in any type of trash bag, although each household with Regular Service is limited to a total of six bags/containers per week. The six may be comprised of any combination of trash and yard waste, as long as the six-container limit per week is not exceeded. Low volume service yard waste must be co-mingled and fit inside the 35 gal trash container.
If you are going to be gone for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks, once a year, you may qualify for a “seasonal suspension” of your Residential Refuse fees by completing the Seasonal Suspension form. Any information you provide through this form will be safe. The form is on a secure server and will be sent as encrypted data. If you have any questions concerning this request, please call Pam Luke at 898-6735, ext. 1119 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, you may also have the police department check your house while you are on vacation by simply completing the Vacation House Check form.
If you need to reach someone regarding waste removal you can reach the Refuse Department at (937) 898-6735. Rumpke 1-800-223-3960.