Refuse Collection

Our refuse service is outsourced to ARS Refuse Service, Inc., a locally owned family business from Archbold, Ohio.  Please always feel free to contact them directly at 419-445-5391.

Holiday Schedule: (Click here to see holiday exceptions)

Refuse Summary:

  • Collection Day:  Mondays
  • Place your refuse and recycling carts curbside no later than 7:00 AM the day of collection (not earlier than 5:00 PM the day prior)
  • Refuse carts have a black lid, recycle carts have a yellow lid.
    • Place your bagged refuse in carts (lid closed)
    • Refuse & recycling collected each week.
    • At any time, large items can be disposed of by coordinating directly with ARS (see Bulk Item Pricing)
  • Monthly fee is $15.39

Bulk Item Drop Off for 2024 at the Village Maintenance Garage, 11295 Waterville Street:

Bulk Item Drop Off Dates will be on the following days:
• January 6 – 8:00 AM – Noon
• January 13 – 8:00 AM – Noon
• March 22 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
• March 23 – 8:00 AM – Noon
• June 21 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
• June 22 – 8:00 AM – Noon
• Sept. 27 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
• Sept. 28 – 8:00 AM – Noon

• Bagged Trash will not be accepted
• Please bring proof of Village Residency

Residents can also contact ARS Refuse Service (our refuse collection company) for curbside bulk item pickup. This is an additional fee separate from your monthly statement. Please contact them directly (419-445-5391) for eligible items and associated costs. 

For bulk item guidelines on what is and what is not accepted, please click here.

To enable the Village to provide clean, efficient, safe waste collection the following guidelines and regulations must be observed:
(1) Container Requirements. The collection of refuse, recyclables and yard waste will be by contractor supplied 95 or 35 gallon wheeled carts. Trash and food waste should be contained in trash bags and not loose in the approved container (necessary to eliminate blowing papers and to minimize wild animal attractiveness).

(2) All approved containers may be placed at the designated collection point no sooner than 5:00 PM the day prior to collection. All approved containers and material shall be placed outside of any fence or other barrier along the curb or the property line, pavement or alleyway accessible to the contractor with the lids opening toward the street with a minimum of three (3) feet between each container and other objects.
(3) All approved containers are to be removed from streets and alleyways by 11 :59 p.m. on the day of collection.
(4) All approved containers shall be kept or placed behind the front building line and to not be visible from street view. They shall not be kept or placed upon the street, alley, sidewalk or other public places.
Click here to read the refuse\recycling legislation passed by Whitehouse Village Council in October of 2022.

Other Guidelines:
• Place the cart(s) in the street lawn – the area between the sidewalk and the edge of the street
as close to the street as possible, but not under trees.
• Cart(s) must be out of and clear from storage corrals.
• Do not block driveway and garage access of neighbors with cart(s).
• Set cart(s) with the lid opening facing the street and the handle facing away from the street.
• Do not lean any items against cart(s).
• Only Whitehouse issued cart(s) will be emptied.
• Do not leave cart(s) at the street after collection day.
• Lids must be kept closed to keep rain, snow, and animals out of the cart(s).
• All items must be bagged and fit in the cart(s) with the lid closed.
• Do not place items on the closed lid of the cart.

No construction, remodeling materials or auto parts including, but not limited to:
• Bathroom fixtures such as showers, sinks, toilets, or vanities.
• Bricks, blocks, cabinets, countertops, concrete, or tile.
• Doors and door framing of all types.
• Drywall or lumber of any type.
• Fencing, landscape pavers, or timbers.
• Hot tubs.
• Plumbing pipe or fixtures.
• Roofing material.
• Tires, Seats, Bumpers or any other Auto Parts

No yard waste including, but not limited to:
• Branches, brush, ·stumps, or twigs.
• Cornstalks, ornamental grass, straw, or weeds.
• Garden debris from flower or vegetable gardens.
• Grass clippings, leaves, or mulch of any type.
• Rocks, stones, sod, soil, or dirt.

No liquids including, but not limited to:
• Cooking oil or grease.
• Paint of any type.
• Liquids must be absorbed in kitty litter or other absorbent material (not sand or soil). After
the liquid is totally absorbed, place in a sealed container, then in the refuse cart.

No highly flammable or explosive materials including, but not limited to:
• Ammunition, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries or motor oil.

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, & dehumidifiers: New Federal
regulations place limitations upon the disposal of items containing Freon for the cooling
process. Arrangements for this collection must be made by notifying the contractor prior to
the Monday pickup.

Disabled Residents Carry-Outs: Carry-out refuse service is available for the disabled or
infirmed. All occupants of the dwelling must qualify for this service. To receive this service an
application for carry-out service must be filled out and turned in along with a doctor’s letter to provide
proof of eligibility. Only household materials in refuse or recycling carts will qualify for carry-out
service. All other items must be placed at the curb. Refuse/Recycling carts must be placed in front
of the dwelling in plain sight near your drive or sidewalk by 6:00 a.m. so that Village employees can
roll them out on the day of collection. Carts will be returned to the front of the residence after pickup
is complete.

Whitehouse/Contractor Curbside Recycling Regulations:
NO PLASTIC BAGS: The quickest way to tum your recycling into trash is by placing it in a plastic bag. Items placed in plastic bags are considered as refuse/trash and discarded as such. No one sorts through the plastic bags and empties out the containers. They are simply taken to the landfill. Additionally if an entire load of collected materials has too many plastic bags the entire load is taken to the landfill.

Allowable Recyclable Items:
• Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans
• Plastics(#1 & 2)
• Newsprint, magazines, junk mail and office paper
• Cardboard – corrugated and single layer (such as cereal boxes) flattened, cut to size to fit into cart
• Tin and steel cans

Recycling Pick-Up:
• Your recyclables will be picked up on the same day as your regular trash pick-up. Collections shall be made
between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
• Co-mingle plastic, paper, cardboard, and metals in the cart.
• All cardboard boxes should be flattened to fit into the cart.

Recycling Hints:
• Remove lids and discard, rinse all containers.
• Newsprint should be kept dry. Wet newspapers are not recyclable.
• Recycling reduces the amount of refuse going to the landfills, so recycle as much as possible.
• Shop for items that come in recyclable containers. The best way to reduce solid waste is to avoid creating it
in the first place.

Restricted Curbside Recycling Items:
(Item not included in curbside recycling)
• Styrofoam plastic (egg cartons, meat trays, fruit-vegetable packaging)
• Glass
• Waxed paper milk and juice containers
• Plastic bottles from vehicle motor oil
• Unmarked plastics, #3 or #6
• Wire coat hangers
• Diapers
• Clothes
• Shoes
• Wood
• Auto Tires or Auto Parts
• Bio-Hazardous Waste
• Electronic Waste
• Plastic Bags
• Plastic CD Cases
• Scrap Metal
• Hoses

County Recycling Program:
• The Village has joined with Lucas County Solid Waste Management District to provide recycling dumpsters at
the Maintenance Garage, 11295 Waterville Street. This facility is open 24/7 for residents to dispose of
recyclable items, including:

(Please flatten boxes)
• Corrugated
• Cereal Board
• Shoe Boxes
Not Accepted:
• Packing Material
• Linings
• Waxed cartons
• Food soiled cartons

• Newspapers
• Ad Inserts
• Junk Mail
• Office Paper
• Magazines
• Catalogs
• Phone Books
No plastic bags or tied bundles

Containers – Clean, Empty, Rinsed:
• Aluminum beverage cans
• Steel, tin, bimetal, food cans
• Foil wrap & containers
• Clear, green & brown bottles & jars
• #1 , #2, #4, #5, #7
• Plastic bottles for liquids such as milk, soda,
detergent, water
• Milk, juice, broth, soup & other food & beverage

Items that cannot be accepted for recycling:
• Aluminum storm doors and downspouts
• Plate glass, such as windows or mirrors

Sharps Disposal

Needles and/or Syringes need to be disposed of in a specific way.  Please see this SHARPS DISPOSAL GUIDELINES to learn more.