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  • Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed

    Week of February 15: Rumpke Service Delay Extended

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the continuing severe winter weather conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling has been unable to begin normal trash pickup this week. On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the Rumpke drivers will start at 8:00 AM to work on picking up the Tuesday, and Wednesday stops and finish Thursday to get back on schedule. Be safe and stay warm. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed

    Week of February 15, Due to Severe Weather

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the severe winter weather conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling is unable to complete normal trash pickup this week and will be running a day behind.

    Normal service for Nelsonville is Tuesday, Wednesday, and a few locations on Thursday. The Rumpke plan is to bring their drivers in Tuesday at 7am to start operations. Rumpke will service the Tuesday Routes on Wednesday, Wednesday Routes, on Thursday, and Thursday stops on Friday.

    Be safe and stay warm. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Trash Pickup Delayed

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the snow conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling is unable to complete trash pickup today Thursday, February 11, 2021 for the following locations in the City,

    • Poling Avenue
    • Frank Street
    • William Street
    • Fairview Street
    • Alley between Fort Street and Elizabeth Street
    • 25 Koker Lane

    The missed areas will receive trash pickup service Friday, February 12, 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Nelsonville Trash Service Comparison Chart

    A trash service comparison chart for Nelsonville is now available for residents to review. Follow the link below to download the PDF:

    2021 Nelsonville Trash Service Comparison Chart


  • City Office Closed: President's Day

    Monday, February 15, 2021

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for regular business hours.


  • Seeking Trash Contract Input from Community

    Click here to open a trash contract survey in a new window.

    Scannable QR code for survey access

    The City of Nelsonville is looking for community input on the City’s upcoming trash contract. Nelsonville residents can take an anonymous (5) five question online survey to give their input on this issue. Nelsonville residents can go to tinyurl.com/24lw46b9 to complete the quiz. A scannable QR code has also been provided so that the survey can be accessed on your cellphone. The survey can be accessed by visiting this link: Trash Contract Survey.

    The 2/2/2021 Nelsonville Utility Committee can be viewed on YouTube:

    All bidders presented their bids during this committee meeting.

    The online survey will be available until 12 noon, Sunday, February 7, 2021.


  • Water Bill Calculation Error

    Affecting Those in City Limits
    New Bills to be Issued As Soon As Possible

    The City of Nelsonville is aware that there was a calculation error made on our customers Water/Sewer billing for February. The customers impacted are only those who reside within city limits. If you live in city limits your new bill will be issued as soon as possible.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter. Please contact the Water Office if there are questions, at 740-753-2151.


  • Nelsonville Joins OhioCheckbook.gov

    COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Nelsonville (Athens County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.

    “I’m proud to welcome the City of Nelsonville as our newest OhioCheckbook.gov partner, and I appreciate their participation in this important transparency initiative,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Through this streamlined and user-friendly platform, residents can view how their tax dollars are being spent with just the click of a button.”

    The City of Nelsonville is the 10th local government entity in Athens County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The city’s online checkbook includes more than 134,000 individual transactions that represent $52 million in spending from fiscal year 2013 through fiscal year 2020.

    “It’s simple really, Nelsonville residents deserve honest and transparent leadership, and we are taking the next step by putting the city’s finances online for anyone to see,” said Nelsonville City Auditor Taylor Sappington. “Thankfully, the Ohio Treasurer’s office has made this easy through OhioCheckbook.gov, and I am incredibly proud to take part.”

    OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The new transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.

    By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come.

    You can learn more about the City of Nelsonville by visiting their Ohio Checkbook page at https://checkbook.ohio.gov/Cities/City-of-Nelsonville. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.


  • City Offices Closed Monday, January 18, 2021

    In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for regular business hours.


  • Free COVID-19 Testing Available

    Monday, January 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The City of Nelsonville is hosting a free pop-up COVID-19 community testing event in partnership with Athens City/ County Health Department and the State of Ohio on Monday, January 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nelsonville/ York High School, 1 Buckeye Drive in Nelsonville.

    Additional Information:

    • There are no criteria for testing and the event is open to anyone ages 2+.
    • Children 17 and under must have a guardian present.
    • You do NOT need to bring an insurance card.
    • Testing will be performed by the Ohio National Guard.
    • Walkers and bicyclists welcome.
    • Depending on volume, please expect delays.
    • Testing stations will be clearly marked on-site.
    • Masks are required, no-smoking please.
    • There will be an express lane for those with their forms already filled out. The forms are available online at https://nelsonvillecity.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/pop-up-covid-19-test-forms_01182021-nelsonville.pdf. Please print clearly!

    The Athens City/ County Health Department with follow up with all positive tests from people who reside in Athens County, as they do with all local positive COVID-19 tests. Anyone who tests positive but lives outside of Athens County will get contacted by their local health department.

    Testing for COVID-19 is critical to helping stop the spread of this virus. It saves lives. When we’re able to test more individuals in a community it allows us to quickly identify infected individuals and isolate them. In that way, it helps us contain and decrease the spread of illness so we can go on the offense against this virus.

    Please visit our Facebook page for the most up to date information in regarding this event.


  • Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed

    Week of February 15: Rumpke Service Delay Extended

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the continuing severe winter weather conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling has been unable to begin normal trash pickup this week. On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the Rumpke drivers will start at 8:00 AM to work on picking up the Tuesday, and Wednesday stops and finish Thursday to get back on schedule. Be safe and stay warm. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed

    Week of February 15, Due to Severe Weather

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the severe winter weather conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling is unable to complete normal trash pickup this week and will be running a day behind.

    Normal service for Nelsonville is Tuesday, Wednesday, and a few locations on Thursday. The Rumpke plan is to bring their drivers in Tuesday at 7am to start operations. Rumpke will service the Tuesday Routes on Wednesday, Wednesday Routes, on Thursday, and Thursday stops on Friday.

    Be safe and stay warm. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Trash Pickup Delayed

    The City of Nelsonville announces that due to the snow conditions Rumpke Waste and Recycling is unable to complete trash pickup today Thursday, February 11, 2021 for the following locations in the City,

    • Poling Avenue
    • Frank Street
    • William Street
    • Fairview Street
    • Alley between Fort Street and Elizabeth Street
    • 25 Koker Lane

    The missed areas will receive trash pickup service Friday, February 12, 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


  • Nelsonville Trash Service Comparison Chart

    A trash service comparison chart for Nelsonville is now available for residents to review. Follow the link below to download the PDF:

    2021 Nelsonville Trash Service Comparison Chart


  • City Office Closed: President's Day

    Monday, February 15, 2021

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for regular business hours.


  • Seeking Trash Contract Input from Community

    Click here to open a trash contract survey in a new window.

    Scannable QR code for survey access

    The City of Nelsonville is looking for community input on the City’s upcoming trash contract. Nelsonville residents can take an anonymous (5) five question online survey to give their input on this issue. Nelsonville residents can go to tinyurl.com/24lw46b9 to complete the quiz. A scannable QR code has also been provided so that the survey can be accessed on your cellphone. The survey can be accessed by visiting this link: Trash Contract Survey.

    The 2/2/2021 Nelsonville Utility Committee can be viewed on YouTube:

    All bidders presented their bids during this committee meeting.

    The online survey will be available until 12 noon, Sunday, February 7, 2021.


  • Water Bill Calculation Error

    Affecting Those in City Limits
    New Bills to be Issued As Soon As Possible

    The City of Nelsonville is aware that there was a calculation error made on our customers Water/Sewer billing for February. The customers impacted are only those who reside within city limits. If you live in city limits your new bill will be issued as soon as possible.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter. Please contact the Water Office if there are questions, at 740-753-2151.


  • Nelsonville Joins OhioCheckbook.gov

    COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Nelsonville (Athens County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.

    “I’m proud to welcome the City of Nelsonville as our newest OhioCheckbook.gov partner, and I appreciate their participation in this important transparency initiative,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Through this streamlined and user-friendly platform, residents can view how their tax dollars are being spent with just the click of a button.”

    The City of Nelsonville is the 10th local government entity in Athens County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The city’s online checkbook includes more than 134,000 individual transactions that represent $52 million in spending from fiscal year 2013 through fiscal year 2020.

    “It’s simple really, Nelsonville residents deserve honest and transparent leadership, and we are taking the next step by putting the city’s finances online for anyone to see,” said Nelsonville City Auditor Taylor Sappington. “Thankfully, the Ohio Treasurer’s office has made this easy through OhioCheckbook.gov, and I am incredibly proud to take part.”

    OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The new transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.

    By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come.

    You can learn more about the City of Nelsonville by visiting their Ohio Checkbook page at https://checkbook.ohio.gov/Cities/City-of-Nelsonville. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.


  • City Offices Closed Monday, January 18, 2021

    In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for regular business hours.


  • Free COVID-19 Testing Available

    Monday, January 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The City of Nelsonville is hosting a free pop-up COVID-19 community testing event in partnership with Athens City/ County Health Department and the State of Ohio on Monday, January 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nelsonville/ York High School, 1 Buckeye Drive in Nelsonville.

    Additional Information:

    • There are no criteria for testing and the event is open to anyone ages 2+.
    • Children 17 and under must have a guardian present.
    • You do NOT need to bring an insurance card.
    • Testing will be performed by the Ohio National Guard.
    • Walkers and bicyclists welcome.
    • Depending on volume, please expect delays.
    • Testing stations will be clearly marked on-site.
    • Masks are required, no-smoking please.
    • There will be an express lane for those with their forms already filled out. The forms are available online at https://nelsonvillecity.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/pop-up-covid-19-test-forms_01182021-nelsonville.pdf. Please print clearly!

    The Athens City/ County Health Department with follow up with all positive tests from people who reside in Athens County, as they do with all local positive COVID-19 tests. Anyone who tests positive but lives outside of Athens County will get contacted by their local health department.

    Testing for COVID-19 is critical to helping stop the spread of this virus. It saves lives. When we’re able to test more individuals in a community it allows us to quickly identify infected individuals and isolate them. In that way, it helps us contain and decrease the spread of illness so we can go on the offense against this virus.

    Please visit our Facebook page for the most up to date information in regarding this event.


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Important City Phone Numbers

  • Office: 753.1314
  • Police & Fire Emergency: 9 1 1
  • Police Non-Emergency:
    753.1922 or 753.1736
  • Fire Non-Emergency: 753.1244

Nelsonville Regional Collection System Prelim FONSI EA


2019 Water Consumer Confidence Report