Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste

LWS 2Norwich Township contracts with Local Waste Services for trash, recycling, and yard waste disposal services for unincorporated residents. To view a schedule of services, along with a list of acceptable recycling items, click HERE. LWS bills residents directly for the services provided. Login to the LWS Bill Pay Portal to access billing information and pay bills online.

*Senior citizens may receive a discount on their monthly bill.  However, you must notify Local Waste Services to receive this discount. 

If you are new to the Township and need to arrange for trash, recycling, and yard waste disposal services contact Local Waste Services at (614) 409-9375.   

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio owns and operates the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill for solid waste and composting of yard waste generated within Franklin County. *Individuals can tour the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL) for free. 

Local Waste Services contracts Rumpke of Ohio, Inc. for their recycling facilities. 

Collection Containers

NEW! Recycling Carts 2Please place your waste materials in sealed garbage or paper bags (strong enough to securely hold the contents), or plastic or metal cans. Closed cardboard boxes are acceptable for bulky or loose materials; however, Local Waste Services is not able to collect overloaded or wet boxes. To ensure driver safety, no container should weigh more than 50 pounds. Local Waste Services have 95-gallon waste containers available to rent. Contact them directly at (614) 409-9375.

Trash Service Guidelines

Have materials out to the curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled pick-up day. Place materials in bags or containers not to exceed 50 pounds. Put yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or in containers that are clearly marked ‘Yard Waste Only’. Place yard waste a few feet away from other materials for easier identification and tie brush in bundles keeping each bundle 4 feet or less in length by 2 feet or less in diameter.

*Yard Waste Only stickers are available at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building.

Safely Disposing Household Hazardous Waste 1The following items are deemed uncollectible items:

  • Tires
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Liquids, paints, and oils
  • Freon-based appliances
  • Large automobile parts

The following items are deemed recyclable items:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal cans (steel, tin, aluminum)
  • Plastic bottles, yogurt containers, and jugs
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper cartons
  • Brown paper sacks
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • White/Yellow Pages phone books
  • Newspapers and magazines



Norwich Township wants to make proper recycling as easy as possible for our residents. Because of this, Local Waste Services provides each household with a rolling recycling cart to place acceptable recyclable items in for collection.  

It's not only important to recycle.  It's important to Recycle Right.  


By only recycling materials that are accepted at the recycling facility, your recycling will make more of an impact.  SWACO's "RECYCLE RIGHT" campaign makes proper recycling easy by giving you a comprehensive list of what should and what should not go in your recycling container.

For more information about "RECYCLE RIGHT," please visit https://recycleright.org/recycle-right/.

All recyclable materials will be collected by Local Waste Services and mixed together in a truck. It is then separated at the local Rumpke recycling center. Do not bundle or bag materials. Place loosely in bins. Plastic grocery bags are NOT accepted. Return plastic bags to accepting grocery store. For a list of acceptable items, click HERE.

Call Local Waste Services at (614) 409-9375 to have a wheeled cart delivered at no cost.  Additional carts are available for a monthly rental fee.  
Plastic tubs and yogurt containers are now accepted in all curbside recycling programs in Franklin County and at all SWACO recycling drop-off locations.

Bulk or heavy Items

Local Waste Services collects bulk items with your other items on your scheduled pick-up day. Cut bulk material such as boards, fencing, paneling, and carpeting into four-foot lengths and tie into bundles with a diameter not to exceed 18 inches. All other types of bulk materials should be collected as one piece. Single items weighing more than 50 pounds may injure the LWS collection driver.

*To schedule the removal of any freon-based appliances, contact Local Waste Services directly.

additional resources

LWS Bill Pay Portal
Local Waste Services

Trash exemption

In order to be considered for an exemption from trash collection in Norwich Township you must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. You must own your own business and be able to produce a paid bill from a registered trash hauler that you have paid for trash removal from this business. This paid bill will have to be presented each January for the exemption to be in effect for the year.
  2. If you dispose of your trash by taking it to the landfill, you must produce paid receipts from a certified landfill showing you dispose of the trash on a regular basis. These receipts must be current and kept up to date with the Township.

Once a trash exemption application is received, the Township Board of Trustees will vote to approve the exemption.

Request Trash Exemption

To be considered for Trash Exemption residents must complete and return a Trash Exemption application and provide documentations that you have paid for trash removal. Provide your email and address and our office will email you the exemption application.