Trash / Recycling Information

Rumpke Waste and Recycling began its service to the township on January 1, 2018, after the contract with Waste Management expired December 31, 2017. Rumpke was selected following a formal bidding process in October  and November 2017.

The Rumpke contract guarantees a rate to all qualifying residential properties within the township.  The township does not get a franchise fee or any other financial benefit from this contract.  All costs and fees associated with this agreement are made between the residents and the trash hauler without the township's involvement in collection.

Service Sign-Up:

Residents are required to sign up for service with Rumpke.  Please call 1-800-828-8171 or email northwest.market@rumpke.com to confirm service and if you would like to rent a trash cart or not.

Rates:

  • $12.75 / month for service.  There is no fuel surcharge.
  • $1.50 / month per toter to rent a 95 gallon trash toter.  This is not required.  You may use your own trash containers at no cost.
  • One 95 gallon recycling toter will be provided at no cost.  Additional recycling toters will cost $1.50 / month to rent.
  • A 65 gallon recycling toter will be available if the 95 gallon is too large.  This cart will be delivered within 60 days of order with Rumpke.  This cart will also require a one-time delivery charge of $25.

Agreement:

The contract is a three year contract with two additional year extensions if the township wants to enter into them.  The rate for the three years is locked in at $12.75 / month.  The first optional extension year would have a rate of $13.26 and the second optional extension year would have a rate of $13.79.

The same agreement for service (with modifications noted below) that was approved under Waste Management is still in place under Rumpke.  That means the following:

  • No requirement to rent a toter.  Personal trash cans will be serviced as long as they do not weigh more than 60 pounds.
  • Unlimited trash collection.  No limit on the number of bags, cans, or toters collected at your residence.
  • Bi-weekly recycling pickup.
  • Ability to have bills pro-rated or have service stopped when going on extended vacations.

There are two major changes with the agreement to the service provided.  The first change is to whom is covered by the agreement.  The following properties are covered by the new contract:

  • Single family residential homes
  • Individual owners of condominiums
  • Individual owners of attached town homes

The second change is to the day of service.  Rumpke has broken service areas of the township into five sections, with service to each of those sections occurring on different days.  The map below will show you when your home will be serviced. Recycling will occur bi-weekly on the same day as trash.  

TOWNSHIP TRASH DAY SERVICE MAP

 Click on the map below to locate your trash day service area.

Trash Service Schedule

Click on the image below to view the recycling calendars.

Recycling ScheduleCORRECT

Click on the following links to view Rumpke's flyers sent to township residents in regards to service costs and guidelines.

Comparison to Current Agreement:

The chart below has been provided to show the cost comparison between the two bids received and the current rate. Please note that our current rate includes a fuel surcharge. This fee was added on top of the base rate. On average it was between 10%-20% quarterly.

Base Fee Comparison

 Provider
Monthly Cost
Annual Cost
2017 WM Contract
$ 11.92
$143.04*
2018 WM Bid
$16.02
$192.24
2018 Rumpke Bid
$12.75
$153.00

*When using 15% fuel surcharge estimate the annual cost is $164.50

The cost for renting a trash toter which most people do rent, will be changing as well. The current contract has a rental fee of $0.25 per month for the first toter and $3.00 per month for each additional. The new contract has a rate of $1.50 for all toters. When adding in rental of a single toter, the cost comparisons are below.

Base Fee + One Toter Rental Comparison

 Provider
 Monthly Cost

 Annual Cost

2017 WM Contract
$12.17
$146.04
2018 WM Bid
$16.27
$195.24
2018 Rumpke Bid
$14.75
$171.00

*When using 15% fuel surcharge estimate the annual cost is $167.95

Transition Timeline

The trash service transition was scheduled for completion by January 4, 2018. Waste Management was unable to remove all of its bins by that date, so Rumpke took responsibility for removal of any remaining WM bins from residents' homes. Rumpke crews will continue to remove any WM bins they see during  their regular daily pick-up schedule until further notice. 

History

Since roughly 1970 Miami Township had provided trash service through two property tax levies. These levies covered the cost for waste and recycling services for Miami Township residents. In 2012, residents voted down one of the two levies which required the township to change the way it provides trash service.

As of June 1, 2013, the waste disposal program in Miami Township moved to a residential fee system. Contracts are negotiated by the township every three years (with two option years available) to secure a rate for all residents of the community. Residents are billed by the waste hauler quarterly if they choose to have the service. Residents may opt out of the program by calling the waste hauler directly. Miami Township receives no compensation, franchise fees or benefits from this contract.

Taxes

In previous years, there were two tax levies shown on the yearly tax duplicate. Since 2014, no trash levy from Miami Township has been shown on residents property taxes, but a $21.50 landfill fee from Montgomery County will be shown.

2014 Trash Survey

The Miami Township Board of Trustees requested feedback on the current trash service via an online survey that was available from June 1 through June 22 of 2014. The results were presented to the Board of Trustees at the June 24, 2014 BOT Meeting. A copy of the PowerPoint from that meeting will be available for download below after the meeting.

2014 PowerPoint Presentation - Trash Survey Results (PDF)