Solid Waste Management District



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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.

All of the recyclables collected by AE Curbside are delivered to Litter Landing and benefit the County recycling programs




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.



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.  



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.



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. 



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.



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 our office at 419-424-1113.


Recycling Stations

Recycling Stations are available throughout Hancock County.   

     These Recycling Stations are placed on a more permanent basis at locations that do not vary from week to week.  These Recycling Stations collect materials such as:

  • Steel & Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers: #1, #2, #3, #5 and #7

There are Modular Recycling Stations throughout Hancock County for your convenience:


  • Amanda Twp House - 309 Main Cross St., Vanlue
  • Arcadia School - 19003 SR 12, Arcadia
  • Benton Ridge Community Park, Benton Ridge
  • Biglick Twp House - 8273 Twp Rd 258, Alvada
  • Cass Twp House - 2249 CR 18
  • Findlay:   - Legacy Co-Op - SR 12 & CR 236
  •     - Chamberlin Hill School- 600 W. Yates                   
  •     - Senior Center - Melrose Ave.
  • Hancock Education Service Center behind Liberty Twp House.
  • Jackson Twp House - Co. Rd. 8, Houcktown
  • Village of Jenera At the Park - Olive & Main Streets
  • Madison Twp House - 12003 Twp Rd 150, Arlington
  • McComb Maintenance Building, McComb
  • Good Hope Lutheran Church -              300 S. Main St., Arlington - 3rd Saturday of each month 9-1
  • Mount Blanchard Central Park, Mount Blanchard
  • Mount Cory - Grain Elevator, SR 235 at the RR Crossing
  • Orange Twp House - Twp Rd 28 at SR 235
  • 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
  • Whirlpool Corporation Parking Lot, CR 220 & CR 216
  •  * Denotes Unit has specific days at location


The Hancock County Solid Waste District is in the process  of  purchasing more Recycling Stations for remote collection sites. The  fully  enclosed  design prevents debris from blowing out of the bin  &  the  station can be  easily moved for processing and sorting.  Many  locations have already received  these units but we need to do more.

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 programs contact the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District at 419-424-7155 or by e-mail at


       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 Stations like the ones pictured below at your event, free of charge.                                                               






         For more information about this program contact Hancock County Solid Waste Management District at

                                     419-424-7155 or e-mail at                                          












          Questions:  Contact the Solid Waste District at 419-424-7155 or email at


Paper Shredding Day          Saturday, July 22, 2017

            20​17 Paper Shredding Event:  Saturday, July ​22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

     Where: Behind the Educational Service Center (Old County Home) - 7746 CR 140, Findlay
         Look for the entrance to the event by the Job & Family Services building (across from
Kohl's Distribution)...follow the cones.

                          Hours:   9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - ONE DAY ONLY!!

Thank you to everyone that participated and made the 2016 event

a success.  We shredded over 6 tons of paper from 198 county residents. 


                                              Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft!

                       Confidential and Complete               Destruction of your Documents 

On-site, cross-cut 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



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 17, 2017 from 9 am - 1 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. and 1:00 p.m. - ONE DAY ONLY!!

                   Thanks to those that participated in the 2016 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


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 During April, May, June, July and August.

                                     The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only.

                                              ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESSES!!

Collections begin Monday, April ​10, 2017

            We will be closed the following Mondays...
            May ​29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day
            July 3, 2017 in observance of Independence Day                                                      


HHW & Paint Collection: Monday's During the Summer
  (Except Holiday Weekends)

                        Beginning:   April ​10, 2017
                        Where:      Litter Landing
                        Hours:       10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
                        Ending:      August 28, 2017

*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

•Flammable Solids

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


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 FOR 2017***


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 this year!

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

For any questions please contact the Solid Waste Management District at 419-424-1113 or via e-mail at



         Electronics Recycling    

             Electronics are collected and recycled at Litter Landing antyime during regular business hours.
WE also accept large appliances at Litter Landing. ex. stoves, washers, dryers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


                         Accepted items at Litter Landing include:

  • ONLY Flat Screen TV/Monitors 
  • 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