Waste and Recycling

The City of Southgate executed a new contract for waste collection and recycling with Rumpke beginning July 1, 2016. Waste and recycling pickup day will continue to be Tuesday. A 65-gallon recycling and a 95 gallon waste container (toter) will be delivered to all residents.  If you would like to request a smaller toter, please contact the City Clerk's office 859-441-0075 by August 1.  A Rumpke flyer was mailed to all Southgate residents regarding new service. Large items may be placed at curb weekly (call Rumpke 24 hours in advance 877-786-7537). Mattresses, sofas and similar items should be wrapped in plastic.


YES! Please Recycle these items in this cart:

Newspapers, Inserts, & Junk Mail

Magazines, Catalogs, & Phone Books

Cardboard & Clean Pizza Boxes

Office & School papers 

Boxboard (Cereal, cake, & cracker boxes)

Paper Egg Cartons

Paper Bags (grocery type)

Aluminum Cans & Clean Foil

Tin & Steel Aerosol Cans (empty & lids/tips removed)

Glass Jars & Bottles (empty & remove lids)

All Plastic Containers (empty)




NO!  Please DO NOT put these items in recycling cart:

NO Garbage

NO Plastic Bags

NO Food Waste (used paper plates, paper towels, or paper napkins)

NO Polystyrene Cups or Plates

NO Motor Oil Bottles

NO Hazardous Chemical Containers

NO Plastic Toys or Sporting Goods

NO Electronics or Batteries

NO Compact Discs or DVD’s

NO Foam Egg Cartons

NO Ice Cream Cartons

NO Light Bulbs

NO Hangers

NO Yard Waste or Garden Tools