The Bath Township Solid Waste District was organized by the Bath Township Board of Trustees in 1993 with the following goals:
  • Placed the Township in compliance with House Bill 592 and provided landfill waste reduction data.
  • Provided waste disposal services at a favorable cost (compared with present costs).
  • Offered recycling opportunities to the residents of Bath Township.

Residents may contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 to sign up for service,  inquire about billing, ask service questions and request bulk pick-ups.

Bath Township
has selected Rumpke as the exclusive hauler for trash and recycling services provided to township residents, effective July 1, 2022. Rumpke will administer the township trash and recycling billing and payment services. Residents are provided one (1) brown 95-gallon trash cart and one (1) green 65-gallon recycling cart. Carts have many benefits including a closing lid, wheels for easy rolling, and minimal footprint. If you have questions or concerns about the cart size or your ability to manage the cart, contact Rumpke. Additionally carts may be provided for an additional costs. The carts are the property of Rumpke. If a cart should become damaged, please contact Rumpke for replacement. Additional carts may be leased directly from Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171.

Use of carts that are “similar in size and shape” to the cart Rumpke provided is allowed, however, Rumpke will not be responsible for any damage. Carts from other trash companies will not be serviced.

Cart usage and service guidelines:
  • All trash and recyclables must be placed at the curb (or outside of the garage door for garage door subscribers), by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Solid waste should be bagged, tied and put into the trash cart. Trash that does not fit into the cart may be placed in bags or additonal carts. Weight should not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Recycling may be loose and co-mingled inside the recycling cart. See recycling guidelines below. Garage door customers, see special instructions below.
  • Cart Placement:
    • Face the wheels/handle away from the street.
    • Place within 3 ft. of the street.
    • Place at least 3 ft. from carts, mailboxes and objects.
Yard Waste
Yard waste may be bagged weighing less than 50 lbs. Branches and shrubs may be cut to 4' lengths and tied in 30 inch bundles. All may be placed next to your trash cart. Please do not put in recycling cart.

Another option for Bath residents is taking materials to the township Organics Recycling Center at 1188 N. Cleveland Massillon Road.

Bulky Item Guidelines
Rumpke will collect bulky household items from the curb on your regular service day at no additional charge. Collection must be scheduled 24 hours in advance by calling Rumpke. Examples of bulky items include appliances, carpet, furniture and large toys. Fabric and upholstered items such as furniture, mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic. Carpet and similar materials must be cut to 4' lengths and tied in 30 inch bundles. All may be placed next to your trash cart.

Safe Disposal of Sharps & Needles
Place sharps and needles in a hard plastic laundry detergent bottle, reattach the lid and secure it with duct tape. Use a thick permanent marker to write “SHARPS” on the bottle and place it in your trash.

Prohibited Items / Trash or Recycling
DO NOT place these items inside the trash or recycling:
Hazardous Waste
Flammable Materials
Household Chemicals

For safe disposal options of hazardous waste plus information and resources regarding all recycling, please visit

Garage Door Collection
Rumpke has developed a special Garage Door service for those not wanting or able to take trash to their curb. Please note these special handling rules:
  • All trash and recycling must be bagged. The driver must take the truck to a transfer station and manually separate the trash and recycling.
  • Recycling should be in blue or clear bags so that it is easily identified.
  • You may place trash and recycling in containers or simply place bags on the ground. Each must weigh less than 50 lbs.
  • All must be outside of garage no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day. It must be accessible to the truck - not blocked by vehicles or objects. Drives must be cleared of ice and snow.
  • Large items or volumes of trash should be taken to the curb. Please call Rumpke (800-828-8171) in advance.
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!
A green 65 gallon recycling cart is provided for your use. Please mix all recyclables in your cart and place it out for collection on your trash day. Items should be co-mingled loose in the cart. For those customers who are unable to use the large carts, recycling may be co-mingled in blue or clear bags and placed separate from regular trash.

Residents may recycle:
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Plastic Jugs and Bottles #1–7 (caps removed)
  • Metal Cans
  • Cartons (milk, juice, etc.)
  • Paper Products – newspaper, office paper, magazines, cardboard, cereal and cracker boxes (flattened, emptied of all packing materials)
Unacceptable Recycling Items:
Clothing*, sheets*, plastic bags*, cassette tapes, metal hangers, metal chains, hoses, batteries, buckets, car parts, chemicals, clothes*, cord, cups*, dishware*, electronics, hazardous items, light bulbs, needles, pots, pans*, ropes, toys*, tubs, window glass, and wire.
Plastic bags may be recycled at most grocery stores.

Click here for other recycling resources