Trash Collection & Yard Waste

The Village of Plain City's waste hauler is Local Waste Services They provide for separate curbside collection of refuse, recycling, and yard waste each Thursday for Plain City residents. Below are guidelines for Village residents regarding refuse, recycling, and yard waste pickup.


Refuse, recycling and yard waste will be collected by three separate trucks each Thursday. Residents will be required to have their refuse, recycling and yard waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Thursday for pickup. Local Waste Services will begin collection promptly at 7:00 a.m. each week.


Holiday Schedule

Waste Management of Ohio recognizes six major Federal Holidays. These include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If any of these holidays fall on a weekday, your trash collection will be delayed until Friday of the holiday week. Pickup will return to the regular Thursday schedule the following week.


Refuse & Garbage Collection

Local Waste Services will provide regular weekly collection of refuse and garbage. Residents are asked to use rigid garbage containers or plastic trash bags for disposal of their waste.Cans or bags can not be more than 32 gallons or 50 pounds in weight.


Yard Waste Collection

In response to Ohio House Bill 592, which banned yard waste from landfills as of December 1, 1993, separate collection of yard waste will be provided weekly. All Plain City yard waste will be taken to a regional composting facility.


Since all yard waste will be composted:


  • Grass, leaves, etc. must be placed in either a bio-degradable paper “yard waste” bag or a trash can designated “Yard Waste Only” not exceeding 50 pounds in weight.
  • Branches must be bundled with twine or string and not exceed five feet in length or twenty-four inches in diameter.
  • Christmas trees will be collected seasonally as part of the yard waste program and composted. Christmas trees need to be free of any wrapping or decoration in order to be collected.



Biodegradable paper yard waste bags are available at local hardware and grocery stores. They are a multi-layered craft paper bag which will hold 30 gallons of yard waste. A trash can may be designated “yard waste only” and must be used solely for that purpose. Any yard waste that is not prepared in one of the acceptable containers, or is mixed with general waste will be stickered and left at curbside. Local Waste Services will not collect any refuse that is mixed with yard waste.