Rumpke Provides Guidelines on Yard Waste and Service

As a reminder to Mifflin Township residents, Rumpke has provided the following guidelines on trash, recycling and yard waste service. 

Trash and Recycling “Cart Contents Only” Service
Each residence receives one brown cart for trash and one green cart for recycling from Rumpke.

Cart Contents Only: Trash and recycling service is CART CONTENTS ONLY, meaning trash and recycling will be collected only if it fits inside your Rumpke cart with the lid closed. Trash and recycling placed outside your Rumpke carts will not be collected. Personal containers cannot be used. If you have more trash or recycling than your cart holds, contact Rumpke to rent an extra cart.

Cart Exchanges: If needed, you may exchange your cart(s) for different sizes, or rent an additional cart. Contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 to do so. Fees may apply.

Cart Contents Only: Place your carts curbside the evening before your service day, with the within three feet of the street with the front facing the street (and wheels facing away), and at least three feet from all other objects, to ensure Rumpke can access and empty your cart.

Bulky Items & Appliance Collection
Rumpke will collect bulky household items (such as appliances, carpet, furniture and large toys) from the curb on your trash service day. Please call Rumpke 24-hours in advance. A bulky item is an item that is too large to fit in the trash cart. Bulky item collection is not for extra trash that simply does not fit in the selected cart. Please contact Rumpke for information about items with Freon. 

Yard Waste Guidelines
Yard waste is organic waste generated during regular household gardening and landscaping such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches and shrubbery. Unacceptable yard waste includes plastic bags, pots, food waste, rocks and dirt.

Branches: Cut branches to 4 feet or shorter. Tie into bundles with string or twine (no wider than 2 feet).
Loose Material: Place in biodegradable bags or rigid containers marked “Yard Waste.” Do not line with plastic bags.
Weight Limit: Each bag, bundle or container should not exceed 50 pounds.
Holiday Trees: Remove decorations then cut trunk and limbs to 4 feet or shorter. Tie into bundles with string or twine.

Recycling Guidelines

What To Recycle: Combine recyclables unbagged in your recycling cart.

  • Metal cans
  • Cartons
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Paper products & cardboard
  • Plastic bottles & jugs

Not Accepted For Recycling: Plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, metal hangers, metal chains, hoses, batteries, buckets, car parts, chemicals, clothes, cord, cups, dishware, electronics, hazardous items, light bulbs, needles, pots, pans, ropes, toys, tubs, window glass, wire.

Contact Rumpke for information about additional recycling containers. 

Service Days
Yard Waste Day: Second and fourth FRIDAY of every month.
Trash Day: FRIDAY
Recycling Day: FRIDAY (every-other-week)

Holiday Schedule
Visit for holiday schedules and weather updates. Rumpke's observed holidays include:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

If the holiday falls on the day-of or a weekday before your service day, service will be delayed one day that week. If the holiday falls on a weekend or a weekday after your service day, service will remain as scheduled.

Rates & Billing
You will receive a quarterly bill from Rumpke. Residents age 65+ who are head of household qualify for a senior discount (10% off base rate). Contact Rumpke for further details. Fuel surcharge may apply.

Contact Information

Rumpke Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-828-8171

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