Rules & Regulations for Solid Waste Collection


REFUSE: The word “refuse” as used herein shall mean and include: all perishable waste, including vegetable and fruit waste; animal manure (securely bagged); household wastes (non-hazardous); and clothing.

“Bulk refuse” (requires tag; see highlighted information below) shall include; old appliances; water heaters; furniture; mattresses; carpeting (cut in 4′ lengths, rolled and tied no thicker than 2′ in diameter); and dismantled swing sets (cut in 4′ lengths and tied, with concrete bases removed).

The word “refuse” shall not mean and shall not include: lumber; construction, building and remodeling materials; tires; automobile parts, stones; rocks or dirt; steel or iron; motor oil; pesticide containers; paint and paint-related items; automobile parts; tree stumps or other forms of yard waste; or dead animals.

COLLECTION SERVICE: Refuse will be collected every Tuesday for every single-family dwelling, two-, three-, or four-family dwellings, condominiums and townhouses (all as defined by Maumee Code) provided that (1) a refuse receptacle(s) is kept thereon; (2) said dwelling is not served by a private refuse collection service, and (3) the Director of Public Service approves of same with the standards of the Public Service Department. Collections shall be made between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER OF CONTAINERS/ITEMSThe limit upon the number of containers or items collected as part of the basic service shall be maximum of ONE (1) 95 gallon Toter. The Contractor will collect additional items only if those additional items have the official “bag tag” or “bulk item tag” authorizing the additional service.  The “bag tag” and “bulk item tags” for additional service are marked with the logo of Republic Services and are available for purchase at Walt Churchill’s Market and Rite Aid in the City of Maumee or at the Utility Counter in the Municipal Building.  The price is $3.50 per bag sticker or ONE (1) bulk item tag for $15.00 or THREE (3) bulk item tags for $30.00.   (You must contact Republic to schedule pick up of bulk item.)
Republic Customer Service 1-800-234-3429

CONTAINER REQUIREMENTS/LOCATION: Container requirements are ONE (1) 95 gallon hard plastic regulation “Trash” toter supplied by the City of Maumee of substantial water tight construction with tight fitting lids.  Non-disposable toter shall not exceed Three Hundred (300) pounds when filled.  Toters with ragged or sharp edges or any defect potentially dangerous to collection personnel must be repaired or replaced.  Refuse contractor will repair as needed.  For lost or stolen toters, a Police Report will be required for replacement.  Damaged Toters due to misuse or abuse will require the resident to pay $75 for a replacement.

All approved containers and material must be placed at the edge of the pavement, but not under trees, no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection, but not before 7:00 pm on the day before collection.  There needs to be 3 feet of clearance on each side of Toter for collection.  The resident shall return empty containers to the premises the same day of collection. The Contractor is responsible for placing containers back along the pavement and cleaning up spillage caused by its employees. Where possible, all misses shall be collected the same day.

Place Toters with a minimum of five (5) feet from all obstructions including fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes, vehicles, tress, utility poles and other obstructions.      

Place Toters facing the street with a minimum of three (3) feet between Toters, all Large item Collection, yard waste and other items.

DISABLED RESIDENTS CARRY-OUTS:  Carry-out and carry-back service will be provided to residents who meet the City’s requirements for disabled, handicapped, or elderly service, and are approved for this type of service.  On designated “carry-outs”, collectors will not enter garages or dwellings or enter enclosed premises.


REFUSE & RECYCLE ALLEY ADJUSTMENTS:  There will no longer be refuse pick up in the alleys on streets East of Michigan Avenue.  Instead the new toters for refuse and recycling will need to be placed at the street for pick up. 

For residents with alleys in the uptown area as well as on Indiana, Clinton and Sackett, alley pick up will continue.  New refuse and recycle toters should be placed for pick up in the alley, while yard waste bags will still be picked up at the street.


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 Toter.

No highly flammable or explosive materials including, but not limited to

Ammunition, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries or motor oil.
If unacceptable items are in the Toters, crews will stop emptying the Toter. The resident is then responsible for correcting the problem.


After collection, store Toters on your property in a manner that is not visually distracting to you or your neighbors.  Toters should never be stored in the front yard of any property.  


New Federal regulations place limitations upon the disposal of items containing Freon for the cooling process.  Republic will only pick up appliances tagged that have been certified by a technician that the Freon has been removed.  Bulk tags are required for these items. If you have questions contact the Department of Public Service at 419-897-7150.