Solid Waste


Rumpke, Inc. collects garbage from non-dumpster customers on designated pickup days every week. The City of Oxford charges for this service and the charge appears on the utility bill. The service costs are outlined in the Annual Fee Ordinance.

Download the Refuse Map to find your pickup day.

Pickup Guidelines

According to the Oxford City Code, all garbage is to be placed in covered containers which are constructed to be:

  • strong
  • not easily corrodible
  • rodent-proof
  • a capacity not more than 32 gallons or weighing more than 60 lbs. loaded or in dumpster containers

All such containers must have tight-fitting lids. As a result, garbage bags that are not in such a container are not a legal method of disposing of garbage. Your container cannot weigh more than 60 lbs. If it rains, dump the water out.

According to Oxford City Code 931.03, no garbage, refuse or recyclable materials shall be collected by the waste contractor unless the items are placed, maintained and accumulated as designated by the Service Director. All containers shall be placed in an alley or other convenient place for collection as determined by the Service Director but not more than 24 hours before the designated collection time.

Time Limits

Containers may not be placed at the curb more than 24 hours before the garbage or recycling collection date. We suggest putting your container(s) at the curb the night before to ensure pick up (no later than 4:00 am the day of). It is your responsibility to contact the Utility Department at (513) 524-5221 when refuse or recycling is not collected on the designated pickup day. All containers must be removed from collection places and returned to the on-site storage location no later than the end of the designated collection day.

Secure containers as soon as possible after they are emptied to prevent their disappearance.


Rumpke collects commercial refuse under contract with the City of Oxford. Any commercial waste wheeler or dumpster request or change can be made through the City of Oxford Utility Department by calling (513) 524-5221.

If commercial customers have items that will not fit in their waste wheeler or dumpster, then they are required to obtain a one-time permit sticker for $10.00. One-time permit stickers can be obtained from the Utility Department at 15 South College Avenue or Ace Hardware at 300 South College Avenue. Items with these stickers on them, should be placed beside a regular commercial refuse container.