Fire Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing Update for May 20, 2019:

North Crew: Starting at Gould Road, and working west to north between Broad Street and corporation line
Central Crew: Starting at Gould Road, and working weste to Alum Creek between Broad and Main Street
South Crew: Starting at Chelsea Avenue and working west to the corporation line between Main Street and Livingston Avenue

We anticipate this work will take one week to complete. Users may notice that water is cloudy for a short time during and after this flushing program. Although the water may be cloudy, it is safe to drink. However, we advise residents to run cold water for about two minutes prior to doing any laundry. If you have any questions, please call our Water Department at (614) 559-4270.


First Main Event of 2019 is Next Friday!

May 24 – Activities and Food Starting at 6:00 pm, Movie Starts at Sundown

Mark your calendars for the first Main Event of 2019. For the inaugural Main Event of 2019 we'll be showing The Greatest Showman, and we're going to bring the circus to you! On Capital University's Main Street lawn, we'll have circus games, fire jugglers, trapeze acts, music, and more. Do you love the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman?! If so, we're going to be hosting a quick show tune karaoke session right before the start of the movie. To register for your spotlight, please click here. For more information about the Main Event and the other films we'll be showing this season, please click here.


Bexley Farmers' Market is Back – This Thursday!

First Market Day is May 23rd - 4:00 pm at Dawson and Main

Join the Bexley Farmers' Market on Thursday, May 23rd, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for the first day of the season! Enjoy fresh-from-farm produce and meat, merchants, food vendors, and live music. The Bexley Farmers' Market occurs every Thursday evening through the end of October. You can find more information by visiting their website,!


24 Hours of Free CoGo Through May

On Monday, representatives from CoGoYay Bikes!, and the City of Bexley celebrated a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new CoGo bike stations in Bexley. Stations are located at City Hall, Capital University, Main Street at Johnson's Ice Cream, and Jeffrey Park. To celebrate, CoGo is offering a free 24-hour pass to residents who enter the code 'BIKEMONTH' in the transit app. No better way to celebrate the warm weather!


New Recycling Carts Are On Their Way

New recycling toters are rolling out to residents now.  See below for our recycling toter FAQ.
How much does the recycling toter cost?
We’ve received a grant from SWACO and the Recycling Partnership for the majority of the cost of the new toters with the remainder of the cost paid through the existing refuse rate, so there will be no additional charge for the new toters.
What should we do with our old red Rumpke bins?
If you wish to dispose of an existing red recycling bin, please place it by your collection spot on May 20th and they’ll be collected for re-use or recycling.  If you do not wish to dispose of your existing bins, they can be reused for storage or overflow recycling in the future.
Will collection of my recycling change with this new toter program?
Good news - there will be no change to pickup day or frequency.  Rumpke will continue to collect recycling weekly on Mondays.
Can I request a smaller or larger recycling container?
We ask all residents to use the cart for 30 days before deciding whether it is the correct size for you. 96 gallon toters are being deployed across Bexley, with the exception of residents who signed up for different sizes earlier this year.  The larger toter accommodates higher volumes of recyclables to encourage recycling. If after 30 days you’d still like a different size toter, please call (614) 559-4220.
When my recycling toter was delivered, the lid was bent. Is it broken?
No! Some lids will be bent but should flatten out and close properly over time.

If we’ve purchased a City of Bexley recycling toter in the past, do I get an additional one?
If you’ve already purchased a recycling toter, you are eligible for an additional toter upon request* by calling (614) 559-4220.

What if I have an extra toter and want to re-mark it for a different type of waste?
Existing toters, if clearly and fully re-marked accordingly, can be used for solid waste or yard waste.  

If you don't receive a toter in the next few days, one will be delivered to you soon. Please call our Service Department with any questions at (614) 559-4220.  As a reminder, City Hall opens at 8:00 am.

♻ Happy recycling! ♻

* Note: we readily admit that communication regarding situations where residents have pre-existing recycling toters has been inconsistent.  Our apologies for this; because we are working with grant funding we have had to adjust the way we are distributing to residents who already had purchased recycling toters.