2021 big pick up falls
Sylvania Autumn Refuse Information
updated October 6

Big Pick-up began Monday October 4 in the City of Sylvania.  Later in the month, leaf pick-up begins October 25, 2021 in the City, and in the Township on October 12, 2021.



  • On October 1 a new contact link was created for City of Sylvania residents to submit questions or complaints to the Refuse & Recycling Department-

City of Sylvania Contact Form

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In the City of Sylvania, Republic began delivering a 95-gallon refuse cart to residents as part of a renegotiated contract with the City.  Delivery of the new cans begins Monday, September 27, 2021.  

Read the recent Mayor's Message for details

The timing of  the can delivery works out well, as the Fall Big Pick-up in the City is scheduled to begin the next Monday, October 4, 2021.  Residents may put their old trash cans at the curb for the big pick up.  

The Fall Big Pick-up for Sylvania Township residents already occurred earlier this month, it began on September 17. 

(Read Township News)

Also of note is the Sylvania Southview High School Garage Sale, which is taking donations through October 1, 2021.  See flyer


See Big Pick-up guidelines below, along with additional resources and information on battery disposal from Republic.

Fall Big Pick-up in the City of Sylvania

Items that will be picked up include: 

  • Household rubbish in garbage bags or cans

  • pieces of furniture

  • appliances,  televisions

  • mattresses and box springs

  • bicycles

  • carpet that is a maximum  of 4ft wide - each piece must be rolled or folded, and then tied or taped

  • dismantled playground equipment and mail boxes that are no longer than 4ft  and tied in bundles. 

Note:  Appliances that had Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners,  and dehumidifiers, must have certification that the Freon has been removed.

**Please do not fill cardboard boxes with Refuse Material**
**This pick up does not include Green Yard Waste**

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Items that will not be picked up in the City of Sylvania include: 

  • Construction materials

  • drywall

  • railroad ties

  • ceiling tiles

  • pieces of  concrete, posts that have concrete on them, concrete blocks, bricks 

  • large  pieces of glass or mirrors

  • liquids, chemicals, latex paint that is not dried up,  empty paint can that has a lid on the can, oil based paint 

  • batteries,  automobile parts

  • gas cans

  • pressurized tanks (propane or helium tanks)

  • anything with oil or fuel (lawn mower, snow blower, edger, or trimmer that  is not drained and the gas cap removed)

  • tires

  • hazardous materials.  

Proper Placement of Refuse Items  

  • For the safety of the employees please do not stack items on top of each  other  

  • Any wood products must be cut to 4ft length and have all nails/screws  removed or pounded down (see information above for types of wood you  can dispose of) 

  • Wooden doors must be cut in half  

  • Carpet must be bundled cut to 4ft lengths and not weigh more than 40lbs  

  • All glass/needles must be placed in a plastic container and marked  accordingly  

  • All Loose material must be bagged (do not use cardboard boxes)

  • Toilets must have tank removed from base  

  • Basketball hoops must have backboard removed, pole cut to 4ft or less and  sand or water removed from base  

  • Hot Tubs and Bath cut into to 2ft sections 

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Leaf Pick-up
In the City of Sylvania, Fall Leaf Pick-up for 2021 begins on October 25th and ends December 10th. The City does not offer a spring leaf pickup.  Residents must use the Parks & Forestry green yard waste program until Fall Leaf Pickup begins. (See above for more information on Green Waste Collection).

City Community and Green Programs

In Sylvania Township, Leaf Pick-up begins October 12, 2021. Township residents can call the Leaf Pick-up HotLine 419-517-1620 (fall season only) or visit the Township site for map and details:  www.sylvaniatownship.com/2021-pickup

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Additional Resources:

Visit the City of Sylvania official website:


*Call 419-885-8733 or email utb@cityofsylvania.com with any

Follow the City of Sylvania on Facebook:


Visit the Sylvania Township official website:


Visit the Republic Services official website:


*To contact Republic Services by phone: 800-234-3428


Republic Services

For those who may have missed that piece of paper floating around, the information provided with the new carts from Republic Services is below:

Republic Services and the City of Sylvania are happy to provide you with a cart for the containment and collection of your household solid waste.

Please begin using this cart for your weekly solid waste collection needs.

Republic suggests that you place your waste into bags prior to placement into the cart.  This will reduce odors and help keep your cart clean.

Make sure you place your cart out for collection prior to 7:00 a.m. with the handles facing away from the street on your collection day.

Should you have more trash than the cart can accommodate, you can contact Republic Services at:  800-234-3428 to rent an additional cart.

Large, bulky items, such as furniture and appliances, require a bulk item sticker for collection.  Please contact the Utilities Department at: 419-885-TREE (8733).

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Powering Down: What You Need to Know about Recycling Old Batteries

August 10, 2021

Americans throw away about three billion batteries per year. It’s important to remember that not all batteries are created equally. Several different types of batteries should not be disposed of or recycled at home.
And, while there are batteries that technically can be thrown away at home, those items are still better off being recycled at a special facility. In fact, Republic Services recommends that you NEVER put batteries in your trash or recycling at home as properly recycling batteries can help prevent harm to the environment.

Did you know that hundreds of preventable fires are caused each year by the unsuitable disposal of battery-powered electronics? In 2019, there were 343 reported fires at waste and recycling facilities in the U.S. and Canada, many of which could have been prevented had consumers recycled their old cell phones, laptops, and other lithium battery-powered electronic devices the right way.

Here’s what you should know about disposing of and properly recycling your old batteries:

  • Alkaline batteries: According to the EPA, you can throw away your alkaline and zinc-based batteries, including the standard batteries you use to power remote controls, flashlights, and more. But it is better for the environment if you find a way to recycle these batteries with an appropriate recycler instead of just tossing them in your trash.

  • Button batteries: These are small round batteries that are frequently found in watches and medical devices. Typically, these batteries contain lithium and can cause fires if damaged. Because of this, they shouldn’t be thrown away or recycled at your home. They require special handling.  

  • Lithium batteries and lithium-ion batteries: Lithium batteries, the most popular kind of rechargeable battery found in electronic devices, are hazardous as they can spark a fire if damaged or stored improperly. These batteries MUST be recycled with a battery recycler and should never be disposed of at home. 

  • Rechargeable batteries: Rechargeable batteries and devices with rechargeable batteries should always be recycled. If the battery is removable and rechargeable, it can be recycled on its own. If the battery isn’t removable, the entire device needs to be recycled through an electronic waste program

To protect our planet and help keep you safe, Republic Services has identified several easy solutions that ensure proper battery disposal — including our convenient battery recycling program: