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Weekly Trash Pick-up Rules and One Monthly Dumpster Added

Weekly Trash Pick-up Rules and One Monthly Dumpster Added

The City of Rising Sun wants to remind everyone of the rules for trash pick-up established by Rumpke:

Trash must be placed curbside the night before your scheduled collection or no later than 6 a.m. the day of.  Drivers are not required to return to residences if materials are unprepared at the scheduled collection time.

Service includes collection of six, 32-gallon cans or bags per pick-up. Cans and bags should not exceed 50 pounds.

Please do not place trash at the curb in boxes. All boxes should be broken down and bundled.

Rumpke is not responsible for damaged or missing plastic cans or lids.

You may include one large item up to 65 pounds for pick-up.  Please contact Rumpke at least 48 hours before your regularly scheduled collection to request a large item pick-up for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash.

Television sets cannot exceed 32 inches for curbside pick-up.

Any mattress or upholstered furniture (fabric/leather) must be completely wrapped and sealed in disposable plastic for removal.

Freon containing appliances require special handling procedures prior to pick-up. Please complete a refrigerant recovery statement and contact Rumpke for more details.

According to Federal law, Rumpke is not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as hazardous.

Bulky materials including drywall, concrete, bricks, dirt or rocks are not acceptable.

Drums, barrels, yard and household containers are not acceptable trash containers and will be assumed trash if placed at the curb.

The City of Rising Sun is pleased to announce one additional dumpster will be available at the city’s brush dump during each remaining monthly dumpster day (each first Saturday) through 2018.  This includes this Saturday, July 7.  The times are from 7 to 11 a.m. or until the dumpsters are full.  There will be city workers on hand to help maximize space in the (now) three dumpsters.  But once they are full, no additional items will be accepted.