Refuse Collection

Refuse, recycling and yard waste collection is Tuesday of each week. There will be separate trucks sent to collect refuse, recycling and yard waste. Since it is possible for route and personnel changes to take place periodically, please be sure to place your trash out at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day, even if your refuse, recycling and yard waste is seemingly picked up at the same time each week. If you miss any of the collections because you did not get your items out before the truck goes by your home, they will not be able to come back and you will need to remove the items from the curb and put them out on time the following week.

Refuse is billed at a flat monthly rate. Please contact North Ridgeville Utilities Department for current refuse pricing. Senior citizens 62 or older may apply for a discounted rate (see application) and may also qualify and apply for a discounted rate, Homestead Exemption, through the Lorain County Auditor's Office. There is also a Fuel Recovery Fee associated with the refuse collection portion of your bill, which is calculated based on the EIA/DOE retail price for diesel fuel for the Midwest Region on the first Monday of each calendar quarter. For this reason, the Fuel Recovery Fee is listed separate from the actual refuse collection fee on your bill as it is possible the fee may fluctuate quarterly based on the cost of diesel fuel.

Bulk Pick-Up Days
Bulky waste items such as furniture, mattresses, stoves, washers, dryers, water tanks and extra trash may only be left at the curb for collection on the first full week of the month.  See the Bulk Pick-Up Schedule for specific dates.

Delayed Refuse Pick-Up
Pick-up is only delayed one day if a legally recognized major holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday of that week. 
  • Monday or Tuesday Holiday - delayed one day with trash pick up on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday-Sunday Holiday - These holidays will not affect the weekly collection schedule.

Our current refuse hauler does not work on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Christmas Day

All other holidays will not affect the weekly collection schedule.

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