Waste Disposal

A guide to the proper disposal of household garbage, residential yard waste, tires and hazardous waste.



Tires pose a health concern because they often hold water and are the perfect place for mosquitoes to breed.

  • Tires must be kept free of water at all times.
  • Tires should be stored inside, or covered to prevent the collection of water.
  • For a fee, scrap tires can be disposed of at most tire retailers, including Tire Discounters, Goodyear, Firestone, Michel Tires Plus, Bob Sumerel, or taken to Rumpke Sanitary Landfill.

Helpful Resources in Hamilton County

 Hamilton County Recycling Hotline

Hamilton County Yard Waste and
Composting Hotline

Hamilton County Household
Hazardous Waste Hotline

Hamilton County Public Health

Household Garbage

All properties must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

  • Garbage must be stored in durable, leak proof containers that are covered with tight fitting lids.
  • Garbage must be collected and disposed of at least once a week, or more often if necessary at a licensed disposal facility.
  • Garbage CANNOT be burned.
  • Consider Recycling. For more information or to get a recycling bin, call The Recycling Hotline: 946-7766 or visit Resident Information.


Household Yard Waste

Grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden materials are referred to as yard waste and must be handled properly.

  • Contact your garbage collector about how to handle yard waste in your area, or get more information on the Yard Waste and Composting Hotline, 946-7766, or visit Resident Information.
  • Yard waste may also be dropped off at sites throughout the county. For the site nearest you, call the Yard Waste and Composting Hotline at 946-7766 or visit Yard Waste Drop-Off Program.
  • Yard waste CANNOT be burned for disposal.


Household Hazardous Waste

Antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, motor oil, paints, and other chemicals are considered hazardous. Special precaution must be taken in their disposal.

  • Residents are encouraged to dispose of hazardous
    waste separate from regular garbage collection. Latex
    paints can be dried out and disposed or brought to a
    drop off location.
  • Contact the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline:
    946-7766, for specific information on the disposal of
    hazardous wastes or the drop-off location nearest
    you. You can also find drop-off locations by visiting
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.



If you have further questions, please call our Waste Management Division at (513) 946-7800.


Download a printable version of this fact sheet here.


250 William Howard Taft Road
2nd Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone 513.946.7800 Fax 513.946.7890