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Bowling Green Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Bowling Green trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Bowling Green is in Kentucky with Owensboro to the northwest, Louisville, Lexington, Covington, Elizabethtown to the northeast, Hendersonville and Nashville to the south, Blacksburg to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Bowling Green Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.bgohio.org/438/Schedule-Holidays

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Monday holiday: all normal refuse collection delayed one day that entire week.
  • Tuesday holiday: normal refuse collection will occur for Monday but the remainder of the week will be delayed one day.
  • Wednesday holiday: normal refuse collection will occur for Monday and Tuesday but the remainder of the week will be delayed one day.
  • Thursday holiday: normal refuse collection will occur for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but Thursday’s collection will be picked up on Friday (except for Thanksgiving when Thursday will be collected on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Thursday).
  • Friday holiday: no effect on the refuse collection schedule.

Bowling Green Trash Collection Map

Bowling Green Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.bgohio.org/458/Large-Item-Collection for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Each address can receive 2 scheduled collections with no fee for up to 5 large items per visit per calendar year
    • Note: please continue reading for information regarding mattresses/box springs, refrigerants, and prohibited items
  • Please call Public Works at 419-354-6227 to schedule
  • Collection will typically be performed on a Monday or Friday
  • To ensure collection, large items must be placed curbside by 7 am on the scheduled collection day

This is not an unlimited refuse collection!

Carpet Note

Carpeting and padding must be cut up and rolled into bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length or 18 inches in diameter. Bundles must be tied with rope or cord heavy enough to support the weight of the bundle.

More Than 5 Items

What if I have more than 5 items? The following fees apply (must be pre-paid):

  • $25 for first item
  • $15 per item thereafter

Special pickup of mattresses can be made upon request (fees apply) by calling the Public Works office at 419-354-6227.

The following fees apply (must be pre-paid):

  • $25 for first item
  • $15 per item thereafter (total of 3 items)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Air conditioners
  • Ammunition
  • Chemicals
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Freezers
  • Fuels
  • Liquid paint
  • Refrigerators
  • Solvents
  • Tires

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Bowling Green and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.bgohio.org/437/Automated-Curbside-Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Bowling Green?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.bgohio.org/458/Large-Item-Collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.bgohio.org/438/Schedule-Holidays

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Bowling Green Public Works Department?

Email Public Works

Physical Address 

 304 N Church Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402


Phone: : 419-354-6227

Fax: : 419-353-4235

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