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

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. 


Business Owners: Single Use Plastics Ordinance Workshop

Monday, September 25 at 3:00 pm - Bexley City Hall

The City of Bexley has teamed up with the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce and the ESAC to create a workshop regarding single-use plastics and universal recycling in our City. All business owners/employees are invited to attend! If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to provide feedback, please email Sam Metcalf.


Jeffrey Woods Festival

March 2, 2019 at Jeffrey Pool Parking Lot, sunrise to mid-afternoon

The 6th Annual Jeffrey Woods Festival will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Clifton Shelter House by the pool parking lot. Activities will include the Maple Syrup Production, the Wood Chop Shop (Registration is required), axe sharpening by Yellowood Design, an interactive wood working project, a sawmill demonstration, and more. The schedule of events is as follows:

8:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Maple Syrup Production (kid friendly)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Wood Chop (Registration is required)
9:00 am: Sawmill Demonstration with Bexley hardwoods
9:00 am - 1:00 pm:  Wood Working Projects 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm:  Yellowood Design - Axe Sharpening and artisanal wood products

All residents are welcome to come enjoy the festival, but please note that the maple syrup workshop and wood chop shop require registration in order to officially participate. Unregistered visitors are still welcome to observe maple syrup production, and have an interactive tour of operations from one of our production assistants.  To register for events, visit

No healthy trees were harmed in the production of the Jeffrey Woods Festival. Please note that the unofficial urban lumberjack beard competition has officially been forfeited to the Mayor. The Jeffrey Woods Festival is an educational offering of the Bexley Arboretum and the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department


State of the Community Address

March 6, 2019, 6:30 pm at Cassingham Theatre

This year, leaders from the City of Bexley, the Bexley Schools, Capital University, the Chamber of Commerce, the Bexley Public Library, and the Bexley Community Foundation will give a quick whirlwind tour of highlights from the year behind and what to expect in the year ahead. This year, the event is being hosted at the Cassingham Theatre. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the community update will start at 6:30 pm. If you're able, come join us at the annual State of the Community event - no need to RSVP! 


New Resident Open House

March 3, 1:00 pm at Bexley City Hall

If you're new to Bexley, keep an eye out for an invitation to our new resident open house in your mailbox! This event is happening on Sunday, March 3, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at City Hall. At this event, you'll get to meet your local elected officials, other community leaders, new residents, and more! No party is complete without refreshments - so get ready for a self-serve hot chocolate bar! To RSVP, please visit