Garbage & Recycling

Please Recycle

The recycling program has been progressing thanks to the dedication of caring constituents, and we sincerely thank all of you. Recycling is required by Code: Chapter 407-16. Help protect the environment and lower our landfill disposal cost!

Reminder to All City Residents

The schedule for garbage pick-up has not changed. You are to still set out your regular household garbage (MSW) on the previously assigned night according to the Ward that you live in. All recycling is to be placed out in the new recycling carts Thursday evenings for Friday pick-up.

Make sure all household garbage is set out in City issued green garbage cart(s) and only recycling is set out in City issued blue recycling cart(s).

Medical Waste

City of Middletown residents: please remember that dumping of any type of medical waste in your regular household garbage or recycling is not permitted.

Thank you.

Garbage Schedule by Ward

  • 1st Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Wednesday evening for pick up on Thursday morning
  • 2nd Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Monday evening for pick up on Tuesday morning
  • 3rd Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Tuesday evening for pick up on Wednesday morning
  • 4th Ward Garbage is put out at the curb on Sunday evening for pick up on Monday morning

View the Ward by Street (PDF) index to confirm what ward you are in.

2023 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

There will be no garbage pick up on City holidays. Garbage or recyclables will be picked up the following day. Holidays include:

  • Monday, January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 13, 2023 - Lincoln's Birthday
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 - President's Day
  • Friday, April 7, 2023 - Good Friday
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2023 - Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9, 2023 - Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 - Veterans Day (Observed)
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25, 2023 - Christmas Day
  • Monday, January 1, 2024 - New Year's Day

Residential Bulk Trash Collection

There will be a charge for any bulk trash collected. Appointments can be made at the Public Works office once the charge has been paid. Doors must be removed from appliances. Excludes:

  • Electronics
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Stones
  • Dirt
  • Construction debris
  • Fuel oil
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint
  • Hazardous materials

If the items fill more than a single axle dump truck, they will be picked up but you will be billed for the additional cost based on time and material.