Today: September 21, 2020

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The City Council meeting will remain as scheduled. However, due to the directives surrounding COVID – 19, it is highly recommended the public view the [...]
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Ashtabula City Council will hold a Council Meeting, using Zoom Teleconference, in accordance with the Ashtabula Municipal Charter Section 10 titled “TIME OF MEETING; [...]
8:00 am Safety Forces Committee Meeting @ Municipal Building
Safety Forces Committee Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
Held on 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, in the Council Meeting Room.

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Sanitation Department


501 W. 24th Street – Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: (440) 993-8101
Modified Transfer Station Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Recycling containers have been moved outside the gates and can be utilized at any time.

John Melnik, Public Services Superintendent

Trash Pickup Schedule July – October 2020

Trash Pickup Routes

Leaf Bag Pick Up Schedule

Transfer Station Rates

The City of Ashtabula provides curbside trash pick-up for our residents for a monthly fee. We will provide the equivalent of one pickup per week of ordinary and reasonable accumulation of solid waste. Total trash collected per week is limited to two 32 gallon trash containers or 6 bags of trash. Your pick-up day can be found by clicking the links above.

Be sure to provide suitable, portable, approved containers for holding all solid waste. These containers should be water-tight and have suitable handles along with a tight fitting lid. Containers should be no more than thirty-two (32) gallons. Plastic bags of high density tensile strength are acceptable containers so long as said plastic bags are securely tied or sealed and are otherwise water-tight. When possible, please use containers to avoid animals tearing the bags and spreading garbage on your property and in your neighborhood.

For a more detailed description of the rules and regulations the City has regarding solid waste, please see Chapter 951 titled Solid Waste Disposal in the Codified Ordinances for the City of Ashtabula.

If you have bulk items to dispose of, please call the Sanitation Office at (440) 993-8101 to schedule a pick-up. There is an additional charge for this service. Higher fees will be imposed for bulk items the City removes without being notified to schedule a pick-up. You can bring your bulk items to our Transfer Station for disposal as well. (Fee is based on weight of items to be disposed CLICK HERE for our drop off weights.) We can also dispose of your scrap tires at the Transfer Station for a small disposal fee per tire.

The City can provide Commercial pick-up at your business in container sizes ranging from 1 yard to 6 yards. Please call the Sanitation Office for prices and availability.

Recycling Center

The City of Ashtabula in partnership with the Ashtabula County Solid Waste District has a Recycling Center at our Transfer Station on W. 24th St. This Center is open to all, regardless of residency. Recycling containers have been moved along W. 24th St. and are accessible at any time. Click the link below to see other drop off sites in Ashtabula County.

County Solid Waste District Recycling Drop Off Sites

For those residents that live in an area that hasn’t contracted with a waste hauler to provide curbside recycling, the Ashtabula County Solid Waste Management District provides access to recycling via “Drop Off” locations. These front load drop off containers are easily identified by their blue color, and matching infographic decals.

Pay special attention to these decals, as they explain what “can” and “can not” be recycled through the Ashtabula County Solid Waste’s recycling system.

While many items are “recyclable”, that doesn’t mean that they are recyclable/compatible through the Ashtabula County SWMD recycling program. Recyclables are a global commodity, which impacts the quantity and quality that producers need depending on the material. As markets flood, the commodity becomes less valuable, and the quality needed to bring the same price must be better. The District is held to certain standards by the ever more selective end user/commodities market, and deviating from these accepted items puts the recycling program at risk.

Information on the City’s curbside recycling program can be found here.