City of Trotwood and Rumpke announce recycling cart delivery

City officals say communities using the wheeled carts have increased recycling participation and volume.

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Trotwood is making a change that city officials say could increase recycling as much as 25 percent.

The city, along with Rumpke Waste and Recycling will be distributing 65-gallon recycling carts to residents, July 8-18.

The carts can hold three times as much recycling as the bins currently used, and will still be emptied by Rumpke every week.

City officials say communities using the wheeled carts have increased recycling participation and volume.

“It is so important for Trotwood to be on the cutting-edge of initiatives that will yield 21st century results,” said Mike Lucking, Trotwood City Manager. “Providing high quality waste removal and becoming a more green community, is not only good for the environment, it also helps us further our commitment to manage costs.  This partnership will include an incentive for our residents to recycle, with a program we will roll out in a few months.  This is a ‘win-win’ for everyone!”

These items can be recycled:

  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Aluminum and metal cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cartons (e.g. milk and juice cartons)

The red recycling bins will be removed and recycled by Rumpke. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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