May your family and friends still find ways to safely celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving! And when you are done celebrating, count on Rumpke to collect your trash and recycling. Please see your holiday collection schedule below.

One Day Service Delay for Thursday & Friday Customers

Rumpke service will be delayed one day for Thursday and Friday customers, the week of November 23. Please place trash and recycling at the curb the night before your scheduled collection.

Thanksgiving Clean-up Tips:

  • Reminder: Rumpke cannot accept liquids. To dispose of cooking oil and grease:
    • Let the oil and grease cool and solidify (use kitty litter or other solidifying agents as needed)
    • Once cool and solid, scrape the grease and place it in a container that can be discarded
  • No food waste in recycling.
  • As your online orders start coming in, break down cardboard boxes before placing in carts or community drop boxes.

For more information on Rumpke’s holiday schedule or waste and recycling guidelines, visit

Nelsonville boil order for all Nelsonville Water customers on Sandy Lane until further notice, due to a leak repair

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all Nelsonville Water customers on Sandy Lane until further notice.

The Boil Order has been issued due to a repair for a leak on the mainline. When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

City of Nelsonville takes actions to help mitigate COVID-19 cases increasing in State and region

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Athens County and Ohio, the City of Nelsonville is modifying City operations to mitigate the spread of the virus. The City will continue to conduct business as usual but the Nelsonville City building and complex will be closed to the public except by appointment or emergency, we ask that our residents contact us via telephone, or e-mail, to keep any exposure to a minimum. Nelsonville Public Safety departments will continue to provide services.

All City Services will continue to operate and care for the citizens of Nelsonville but are taking extra precautions to keep you AND them safe. This includes:

  • Staff is regularly disinfecting all common gathering spaces, doors, counters, meeting rooms and City vehicles and practicing social distancing.
  • Extra caution is being taken by emergency services when interacting with the public.
  • Limiting or cancelling large City-Sponsored events, in order to maintain a limit of no more than ten (10) people.
  • Requesting that all City Water/Sewer bills be paid by using our online bill paying service if possible, ( If not, bills can be paid by personal check, bank check or money order mailed to the City or by using our drop box located in the parking lot.

Additional measures will be taken as the situation develops. The City stands ready to continue to support the citizens of Nelsonville.

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Nelsonville City Council virtual regular meeting Mon, 11/23/2020, 7PM, FB, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

Due to social distancing recommendations on preventing the spread of the COVID-19, Nelsonville City Council will be meeting in regular session Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7PM via a virtual meeting. The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be live streamed from the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page, (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity). Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made online. The public is invited and encouraged to attend virtually online.

Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee held a Virtual Meeting, Thu 11/19/20 Recording

The City of Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee held a virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00PM. The meeting was held to discuss business registrations, junk vehicles, and ATV/UTV on city streets. The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity).


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect until 7 PM, Thursday, 11/19/2020.

  • Affected Area – NE Kentucky, SE Ohio
  • Winds – South 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 23 percent.
  • Impacts – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. NO OUTDOOR BURNING!

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.