Following is the text from the Special City of Indian Hills Newsletter, dated June, 2003:

GENERAL

As we mentioned in the last City newsletter, we advertised for bids for our waste management contract. We received three bids and after evaluating them your City Council decided to retain the services of Rumpke of Kentucky. The new contract begins on July 1, 2003 and will be in effect for two years through June 30, 2005. The contract has three (3) key elements for every homeowner in Indian Hills: once/week garbage pickup in the rear of your property, once/week curbside recycling, and once/week curbside yard waste pickup. Rumpke will pick up garbage, recycling, and yard waste on Tuesdays of each week. You may wish to keep this notice for future reference. Specifics of each waste management component are as follows:

GARBAGE COLLECTION

Up to 3 cans of garbage will be picked up in the rear of your home every Tuesday. Any amount over 3 cans must be taken to the street for pickup. Because of insurance restrictions, Rumpke cannot go into your garage to collect your trash - be sure your trash is outside your garage early on collection day. If your garage is exposed to the street, keep the cans in the garage out of public view at all other times. It is Rumpke's policy to collect one large item in addition to the regular household trash. Examples include unwanted furniture, appliances (except for refrigerators), etc. These types of “junk” should be taken to the street the night before pickup (preferably after dark). If you have old carpeting or padding for same, make sure to tie in bundles of not longer than 4 feet and place these at your curb also.

RECYCLING

Recycling Bins with lids will be provided to each household to hold recycled items. These bins are to be placed at the curb each Tuesday morning. Be sure to use the lids provided to keep paper from scattering. The following items can be placed in your bins:

  • Plastic bottles and jars #1 through #7
  • Newspapers, including advertising inserts
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Telephone books
  • Magazines and catalogues that are no thicker than one inch
  • Office and computer paper
  • Paperboard and beverage carrying cases
  • Gift boxes, cereal boxes, cake mix boxes, etc. (no delivery pizza boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars: clear and all colors
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin, steel, bi-metal food cans
  • Aluminum foil and foil food containers
  • Corrugated cardboard: broken down into bundles of 2 ft. x 2 ft.
Additional Information about Recycling - Dates to put on your calendar:
For those residents who are currently recycling: your old orange bins will be picked up on Tuesday, June 24 or on Tuesday, July 1, and the new green Rumpke recycling bins will be delivered on those days.

For those residents who do not currently have recycling: Your bins will be delivered on either Tuesday, June 24 or Tuesday, July 1.

YARD WASTE

Like garbage collection and recycling, yard waste pick up will occur every Tuesday, but the collection schedule will be from March until the end of November of each year. The final yard waste collection date for 2003 will be November 25, 2003. Yard waste will resume on the first Tuesday of March, 2004. The City will determine the beginning and ending collection dates of each year, depending on weather conditions.

Tree limbs must be cut into lengths no longer than 4 feet and bundled with twine or wire. Leaves, plant materials, weeds, etc., can be placed in any container of your choosing, including plastic bags, garbage cans, paper yard waste bags, etc. Christmas trees are considered to be yard waste and will be collected at your curb on the Tuesday of the second week of January in a special pickup.

Rumpke is offering each household in our City the opportunity to lease a 95-gallon green wastewheeler for yard waste collection for an annual charge of $24.00. This container will be for yard waste only.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Rumpke employees have holidays off, therefore, our waste management pickup program during the week of a holiday will be delayed by one day. For example, whatever is normally picked up on Tuesdays will be collected on Wednesday of the holiday week.

UNSATISFACTORY SERVICE

If your service is not satisfactory, call RUMPKE OF KENTUCKY first. Their telephone number is 568-3800; after their recorded message, punch "O" to reach the operator who can help. If you still are not satisfied, call one of the following Councilpersons:

Bob Murphy, 896-6259
Marie Bukowski, 891-9173
Joyce St. Clair, 893-5946