Trash Toters

Trash toters are available in three sizes.  Once initially purchased no other fees will incur unless resident requests to change the size of their toter. With the request, the resident will incur a one-time $30 fee on their utility bill.  Otherwise a monthly service charge will only occur when residents purchase additional trash toters:

Click here for guidelines for the Trash Program.

96 gallon (30″w x 42″h x 36″d)  – $80
64 gallon (23.5″w x 41″h x 31″d)- $70
48 gallon (23″w x 31″h x 29″d) – $65

We have a strong commitment to public safety, public property as well as employee safety.  With the use of automated packer trucks for refuse collection we are requesting your assistance in the placement of trash toters.

The toter arms need room to work. Please place your toters three feet away from vehicles and mailboxes and at least 2 feet away from each other for multiple toters.

View the Toter Waste Chart.

Each household is allowed one (1) toter at no monthly charge; however you will be charged a monthly trash fee of $5, $7, or $9 for any additional toter you have and the trash fee amount is based on the size of the toter.

Department of Public Works accepts cash or check for payment. Checks should be made out to “City of Columbus” and once we receive payment we will deliver the toter to your home.

Yard Waste Toters

If you wish to participate in the City’s Compost Program, you may purchase a “TOTER” brand yard waste toter with a bar at the Department of Public Works (brown with an orange lid) or at Lowes Home Improvement Store. Lowes has both the 96 and 64-gallon sizes available (both black and dark green colors are acceptable, as shown below).

Recycling Toters

Recycling toters are available in three sizes and residents can sign up for recycling here

96 gallon (30″w x 42″h x 36″d)  – FREE
64 gallon (23.5″w x 41″h x 31″d)- $30 – one time change fee
48 gallon (23″w x 31″h x 29″d) – $30 – one time change fee

The one time fee will be included on your Columbus City Utilities water/sewer bill.