All citizens of Oxford, including students, are expected to responsibly recycle as much waste material as possible. House units should use the red bin that is supplied by the City of Oxford. Apartment units should check with their property managers to find out if a recycling option is available. 

Curbside Recycling

Rumpke operates a curbside recycling program under contract with the City of Oxford. 

Use the Red Bin

Each residence with four units or fewer may recycle at the curb. Each unit in the residence should have a red bin for recycling. If a red bin is not left at your location, call the Oxford Utility Division at 513-524-5221 to request one and they will deliver it to you. 

Important: Recycling containers belong to Rumpke Recycling and should be left at the residence when a customer moves out.

Pick-up Day

Recycling is collected on the same day as your household trash collection. Place the recycle bin near your garbage containers on your scheduled pickup day. If you have materials to recycle in excess of what fits in the bin, you may use a regular garbage containers if the word RECYCLE appears prominently on the container. For more information about trash collection in Oxford, see Trash and Litter

Acceptable Materials

  • Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs.
  • Paper Cups (remove/discard lids, straws and stoppers): Fast food beverage cups, coffee cups, Dixie cups
  • Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, and reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles.
  • Plastic Tubs: Containers for butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, Jello and fruit slices would fall into the tub category. Lids should be reattached prior to recycling.
  • Plastic Cups (remove/discard straw, reattach lid): Fast food beverage cups.
  • Cans:aluminum, steel, and bi-metal cans from beverages, food, soup
  • Glass: bottles and jars from food and beverages.
  • Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartons.

In general, these types of materials are acceptable in Rumpke Recycling's residential programs. For a comprehensive list of acceptable items visit Rumpke Recycling.

Non-Accceptable Materials

  • Oil jugs / plastic bags / film
  • Styrofoam
  • Paint cans / coat hangers / steel scrap
  • Window or drinking glass / broken glass / light bulbs

For assistance with trash problems, contact the Oxford Utilities Department at 513-524-5221 or visit the City of Oxford's Curbside Recycling