Living in Columbus


If you live in the corporate limits of Columbus, you will enjoy one pickup of your trash per week.  A 96 gal. cart, on wheels with a lid, will be provided to your residence.  The cost for one cart serviced once a week is $16.75 per month.  You may request an additional cart if you need it.  The cost for two carts serviced once a week is $32.50 per month.

Transfer Site for Residents of Columbus- available for trash items other than household garbage.

April-November: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays

December-March, Open on Wednesdays & Saturdays  HOURS:  11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Residents are charged $15.13 for 0 up to 3000 gallons per month.  Any overage over the 3000 gals is charged at $4.39 per 1000/gal.


Residents are charged for sewer service based on your water usage.  The charges are $26.00 – 3000 gallons per month.  Any overage over the 3000 gals. is charged at $2.00 per/1000 gals.

Storm Drain

Residents pay a storm drain utility fee based on the square footage of the property.

Your Bill:

Included on your monthly utility bill are the above services (Garbage, Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain).  Those fees are due the 15th of each month.  You, or your landlord, or your landlord’s agent will receive a notice if you become delinquent.  You are given 10 days in order to pay the bill or make arrangements with the water clerk to pay the bill.  If the City shuts the water off for delinquency,  a reconnect fee of $50.00 and any past due balances must be paid before the water service will be restored.  In addition, any account that has a balance of $9.99 or more by the 25th of the month is subject to a $10.00 late fee.

Pet Licensing

If you have a dog or cat, you must license them yearly with the City.  These licenses must be redone each year in January.  There will be a $2.50 late fee that will accrue each month after January, plus you will be subject to fines if you fail to renew.  We need proof of neuter or spay if that applies and proof of current rabies vaccination.  The City of Columbus has an AT-Large Law for all animals.  Animals must be under your control either by voice control or leash at all times.