Monday
May132019

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.

Monday
May132019

43209 Post Office Survey Results

Thank you for helping us complete the 2019 43209 Post Office Survey. We received responses from over 500 households in the 43209 area, providing us with very good information to share with the management of the US Postal Service (USPS) and the USPS Consumer Advisory Council. Additionally, we've shared these results with Representative Joyce Beatty and the Central Ohio congressional delegation, as well as the Inspector General of the USPS.  


We'll keep working on doggedly advocating for improved service and benchmarking progress in the future. Special thanks to Richard Stoff, who serves as the 43209 representative to the Consumer Advisory Council, and who was instrumental in creating the survey and working to analyze the results, draft the report, and distribute the survey. To view the survey results, click here.

Wednesday
Mar132019

Art at the Mansion - Art Needed


September 15, 2019, 12:00 - 5:00 pm at Jeffrey Mansion

Are you an artist? A fan of art? Do you love the BCF? If so, the Bexley Community Foundation has an event that's perfect for you! Art at the Mansion is an event to benefit the BCF's Capital Campaign to raise $1.5 million to support the City’s Jeffrey Mansion Project. Art at the Mansion will be a community-wide celebration of the Jeffrey Mansion Project which will bring exceptional facilities to our recreation programs and the community. The event is open to our community and invites all residents to support the expansion of Jeffrey Mansion. The event will have food trucks and activities for children
 
The BCF's Art at the Mansion Committee is accepting donations of art and other items for sale to community members and others through online biding and at the event. Please contact Hallie Raskin for more information or to donate!

Monday
Feb252019

Composting Program Goes City-Wide Today


Containers are being delivered!


Just a reminder, our composting program rolls out City-wide today, February 25th! For residents who are part of the current pilot program and do not wish to continue, please place your 5-gallon container out with a note that indicates you no longer wish to participate in the program. Your container will be collected and we will take you off of our list! 

Residents who are currently part of the pilot program and wish to continue with it need to re-register! If you haven't registered by now, you will have a month break from the program and you will get a new container and a supply of liners starting in April. To re-register, please visit www.bexley.org/food-waste.

Containers will be delivered to registered participants, along with several months supply of liners with instructions. To view composting instructions, please click here. Please be patient with us as we start this program for the entire community! If your container is not delivered, please call us at City Hall - (614) 559-4200. 

Monday
Feb252019

Got Skunks? Spring 2019 Edition


We're Tracking Skunks and We Need Your Help!

Skunks are a nuisance in neighborhood settings due to the wide radius of impact that results from their spraying of people and other animals, and they can also be a vector for rabies and other diseases. 

Last fall, we began gathering data on skunk sightings and encounters, in order to help us better understand where sightings are occurring and to help us explore a treatment plan. With the onset of winter, our skunk population became mostly dormant, making treatment impractical. As spring approaches, we are mobilizing to help tackle what is becoming a community-wide issue. If you've had a recent skunk sighting or encounter in Bexley, please take a moment to fill out this form