Solid Waste Management District

Recycling

      

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What is Recycling?

Recycling is the process of collecting, separating, and remanufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials.  Recycling helps extend the life and usefulness of something that has already served its initial purpose by producing some other product that is usable



Curbside Recycling
  - If you are interested in subscribing to curbside collection services, please contact  AE Curbside at 419-422-7771 for availability.

 

WHY IS RECYCLING IMPORTANT?

HERE'S 5 GOOD REASONS!

1. RECYCLING SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT
Recycling different products will help the environment.  For example, we know that paper comes from trees and many trees are being cut down just to produce paper.  By recycling paper, we can help lesson the number of trees that are cut down.  Products made from raw materials that came from our natural resources should be recycled so that we can help preserve the environment.

 

2. RECYCLING SAVES ENERGY
It takes less energy to process recycled materials than to process virgin materials.  For example, It takes a lot less energy to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees.  The energy from transporting virgin materials from the source is also saved.  Saving energy also has its own benefits like decreasing pollution.  This creates less stress on our own health and our economy.  

 

3. RECYCLING HELPS MITIGATE GLOBAL WARMING and REDUCE POLLUTION
By saving energy in industrial production through recycling, the greenhouse gas emissions from factories and industrial plants are lessoned and the use of fuels that emit harmful gasses during production is also minimized.  Recycling biodegradable waste (rather than burning it) will contribute to the reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gasses that deplete the ozone layer.

 

4. RECYCLING SAVES NEEDED SPACE IN LANDFILLS
Not all materials are recyclable.  By recycling the products that are recyclable we can lesson the amount of waste materials that are placed into landfills over time and save that space for materials that are not recyclable. 

 

5. RECYCLING HELPS YOU SAVE MONEY
Products that are made with recycled content are less expensive than products made from virgin materials.  If you live in an area that charges you for your trash removal on a per bag basis you can see a significant drop in your trash removal costs by recycling.  It is not uncommon for residents to lower their trash bills by 50% once they start recycling.

 

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Education
Recycling needs to be a habit not a chore. Think of recycling in terms of mowing the yard, folding laundry or cleaning your room; these are not things that we always enjoy doing but they must be done from time to time to maintain our lifestyles.  Education and repetition is the most effective way to develop good habits. The habits we instill in our children today will benefit the generations of tomorrow.  Hancock County Solid Waste District has coarse specific curriculums relating to the three R's; Reduse, Reuse, Recycle.  Presentations may be scheduled with the Hancock County Solid Waste District to meet your organizations needs.

Popular Presentations & Activities

  

 

At the Hancock County Solid Waste District, we want our community to feel welcome and involved. For more information contact 419-424-1113.

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Recycling Locations

Modular Recycling Unit locations are available throughout Hancock County.   These Modular Recycling Units are placed on a semi-permanent basis at various locations week to week. 
These Modular Recycling Units collect materials such as:

  • Steel & Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers: #1, #2, #3, #5 and #7
  • NO GLASS


The Modular Recycling Unit locations for your  convenience:
 

  • Benton Ridge Community Park, Benton Ridge
  • Biglick Twp House - 8273 Twp Rd 258, Alvada
  • Findlay:  
  •     - Chamberlin Hill School- 600 W. Yates                   
  •     - Senior Center - Melrose Ave.
  • Jackson Twp House - Co. Rd. 8, Houcktown    
  •   Portage Twp House - 8037 SR 613
  • * Presbyterian Church -2330 S. Main St. Findlay  -2nd Sunday of each month
  • Rawson Community Park, Rawson
  • * Trinity Lutheran - 300 E. Bigelow Ave. Findlay - Last Saturday of each month
  • Village of Van Buren - Intersection of Ash & Wood
  • West Independence Church -  US 224 & CR 23, Fostoria    

* Denotes Unit has specific days at location

Don't let your community be left out.  The SWMD will provide recycling stations free of  charge to your location on a temporary or permanent basis.   Contact us today for  more information about  getting a recycling station for your community. For more information about these modular recycling programs contact  cbcomstock@co.hancock.oh.us  

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Recycling at Your  Event     

Hancock County Solid Waste Management District wants to help you recycle at your event.  Whether your event will last one day, one week, or longer, we want to make recycling available to you.  We will place Recycling Bottles or Recycling Units at your event, free of charge. For more information about recycling at your events please contact  419-424-7155 or e-mail at cbcomstock@co.hancock.oh.us  

     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 


       

 

 

 

 

 

         

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Paper Shredding Day  -   Saturday JULY 28, 2018

Event Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: behind  7746 CR 140,  Findlay  
(Educational Service Center - aka Old County Home)
Look for the entrance to the event by the Job & Family Services building (across from Kohl's Distribution)...follow the cones. 

Thank you to everyone that participated and made the 2017 event a success.  We shredded over 6 tons of paper from 198 county residents in 2016. 

              
Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft!
*Confidential and Complete     *Destruction of your Documents 
*On-site, shredding while you watch

Acceptable items include: Bank information and cancelled checks / outdated bills /  mortgage and loan information / medical information / obsolete invoices / letters / envelopes / ledgers / any other clean paper

Please limit the amount to be shredded to 4 boxes of documents per vehicle.  Paper clips, binder clips, and rubber bands can remain in the files.  This service is Offered FREE of Charge and is open to all Hancock County Residents and Small Businesses.
                                                                                                             

            

For any questions please contact Mollie Welly at 419-299-3638 or via e-mail at  mnwelly@co.hancock.oh.us
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Tire Recycling

         Hancock County Residents will have the opportunity to bring their old passenger and light truck tires for recycling. This collection event is sponsored by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Inc. Residents will be able to participate in this FREE collection event.  This event is for Hancock County Residents Only and is not for businesses or organizations.

                          

Event will be held
Saturday, June 9, 2018 
9 am - 12:00 pm
Where:  Behind the Educational Service Center (Old County Home) 
7746 County Rd. 140, Findlay
Look for the entrance to the event by the Job & Family Services Building (across from Kohl's Distribution)   Follow the cones.  

Hours:   9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - ONE DAY ONLY!!
Thanks to those that participated in the 2017 event
WE COLLECTED A TOTAL OF 2,015 TIRES at the 2015 event

Event Guidelines:.

  • Any Hancock County Resident 16 years of age or older can recycle up to (4) four passenger or light duty truck tires.
  • All tires must be 17 inches or less in rim diameter and be off the rim for recycling.
  • Proof of Hancock County residence will be required at the collection site.
  • The transporting of more than 9 new or used tires in a single vehicle requires an Ohio EPA tire transporter license.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines for a successful event!

For any questions please contact Mollie Welly at 419-299-3638 or via e-mail at mnwelly@co.hancock.oh.us

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Paint Recycling

Hancock County Residents have the opportunity to bring their old paints, household chemicals and other Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) to Litter Landing for recycling.  This program is open to Hancock County residents only and we will not accept HHW from businesses or organizations. Proof of Hancock County residence is required at Litter Landing.

      We accept HHW at Litter Landing on Mondays only starting April 9th.
April  -  May  -  June  -  July  - August

The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only.
(excluding Holidays)

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR HANCOCK COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY!!
ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS!!
 

HHW & Paint Collection: Monday's ONLY During the Summer
  Where:      Litter Landing
Hours:   10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

 

*Helpful Note: Latex paints may be dried out and placed into regular trash to be disposed at a sanitary landfill.
This drying process may take a few hours / days. An additive such as oil dry, saw dust or kitty litter may be added to help speed this drying process.



Items to be accepted Include:

•Latex Paint (Limit:  10 cans per vehicle)
•Oil Based Paint
•Aluminum Paint
•Varnishes & Stains
•Paint Thinners
•Aerosols

•Cleaners
•Pesticides
•Flammable Solids
•Acids
•Bases
•Oxidizers

•Mercury
•Propane Cylinders
•Fluorescent Bulbs (4' max)
•Antifreeze/Motor Oil

**ABSOLUTELY NO AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES!**

Used oils and fluids may NOT Be Mixed with any other materials such as Solvents, Paint / Lacquer Thinners, Varnish, Household Chemicals, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Or Crop Protection Products.
 ***SPECIAL NOTICES ***
***LATEX PAINT DROP OFF WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 - 1 GALLON CANS PER VEHICLE***
CFL light bulbs and rechargeable batteries can be dropped off at collection boxes located in Lowe's and Home Depot stores.
Litter Landing will NOT accept these items!


In Cooperation with:   Rader Environmental Services, Inc.
                                                           328 East Sandusky Street • Findlay • OH 45840 • 1.419.424.1222

For any questions please contact 419-424-1113 or e-mail cbcomstock@co.hancock.oh.us
 

                                                                                                           

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Electronics Recycling
Electronics are collected and recycled at Litter Landing anytime during regular business hours. We also accept large appliances at Litter Landing. ex. stoves, washers, dryers, etc.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT TUBE-STYLE TVs/COMPUTER MONITORS FOR RECYCLING at LITTER LANDING.

Accepted items at Litter Landing include:

  •  
  • CPU's     
  • Keyboards
  • Radios
  • Phones
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners
  • Hard Drives
  • Lap tops
  • CD/ROM Drives
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Computer Speakers
  • Cables
  • VCR's
 

In Cooperation with:      Rader Environmental Services, Inc.
328 East Sandusky Street • Findlay • OH 45840 • 1.419.424.1222

For any questions please contact the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District at
419-424-1113 or via   e-mail at cbcomstock@co.hancock.oh.us