Trash Services

Creating an Account

To sign up for trash services, create an account with Republic Services

If you own a residential property - defined as owner occupied or rental single family dwellings, duplex, triplex, or boarding houses in Kent - you must sign up for the new service. The service does not include commercial, industrial, or large residential properties like apartment complexes.

Collection Schedule & Policies

Trash will be collected Monday through Thursday, except in holiday weeks where each collection day will be one day later than normal and Friday will be used to make up for the holiday.

There are six major holidays that will impact your service:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

The yearly schedules are printed on the back of each bill.

Collection Quadrants & Days

The City has been divided into 4 quadrants corresponding to the 4 collection days. Your trash should be set out for collection the night before your collection day and all cans should be returned to your home the evening after they were emptied. Collections will be made between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on your designated collection day.

Portage County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to use the same schedule for recycling, so you will have one day to remember.

Use the City Trash Route Map (JPG) to find your trash collection day.

"Buy the Bag" Service

For Buy the Bag service, residents may purchase the specially designated bags at the Kent Finance Office located at 930 Overholt Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bags are sold in lots of 10 at a price of $3.00 per bag.

You must confirm this level of service with Republic Services.

Customer Assistance

Republic Services will handle all trash service collection and billing questions, so if you need customer assistance call 800-247-3644. Trash billing will be performed on a quarterly basis, and you will be billed for the next 3 months prior to the start of each quarter. All payments for trash services should be directed to Republic Services.

Questions or concerns with your recycling service should be handled through the Portage County Solid Waste District at 330-678-8808.

If you are not satisfied with the service you are receiving from Republic Services, please contact the City’s Service Department at 330-678-8105.

Bulk Items

Bulk item collection is offered by Republic Services. The unlimited service option offers bulk items for pick up without any extra fee (in reasonable quantities); all other service levels must pay the collection fees listed on this page. Bulk item requests should be called in to Republic Services at 800-247-3644 at least 2 days prior to pick up. For items not listed, price quotes are available by contacting Republic Services directly.

Bulk Item Collection Fees

  • Auto Parts (50-pound limit) $10.00
  • Bathroom Tub: $50.00
  • Bed Springs: $10.00 (must be wrapped in plastic)
  • Chair (Upholstered): $10.00
  • Chair (Wood): $5.00
  • Loose Material (per container subject to 50 lb limit) $25.00/yard
  • Dehumidifier: $25.00
  • Dishwasher: $10.00
  • Dryer: $15.00
  • Freezer: $50.00
  • Hot Water Tank: $20.00
  • Incinerator: $25.00
  • Mattress: $20.00 (must be wrapped in plastic)
  • Refrigerator: $50.00
  • Shower/Tub: $25.00
  • Sink: $10.00
  • Sofa: $25.00
  • Stove/Oven: $20.00
  • Swing Set (Disassembled): $25.00
  • Table: $20.00
  • Television: $30.00
  • Tires on Rims (Limit of 4): $45.00 each
  • Tires Rimless (Limit of 4): $45.00 each
  • Toiler and Tank: $10.00
  • Washer: $20.00
  • Window Air Conditioner: $25.00

Trash Ordinance Program

Visit the Trash Ordinance Program page for information on violations and citations.