RECYCLING LOCALLY - ways you can contribute - do your part
Recycle * Reduce * Reuse * Re-purpose
CLICK HERE for a printable Household Recycling Directory-
which contains info about the places to recycle locally and the items various locations accept.
What is Recycling?
Recycling is the process of collecting, separating, and re-manufacturing 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 - Due to the number of available collection haulers in the Findlay and Hancock County area, the City of Findlay does not currently provide a curb-side collection service. However, If you are interested in subscribing to recycling curbside collection services, please look up waste haulers in your area for more details.
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 lessened 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 common 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 curriculum relating to the three R's; Reduce, 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.
Recycling Roll-off Locations
Modular Recycling Roll-off Unit locations are available throughout Hancock County. These Roll-off Units are placed on a semi-permanent basis at various locations week to week. Please use all the units properly, which means no contamination (items that are NOT accepted being deposited), no littering or leaving materials outside of the unit and no illegal dumping will be tolerated. These are illegal actions and are prosecutable offences. This will result in the roll-off unit being removed and the program discontinued.
Please Recycle Responsibly.
These Modular Recycling Units collect materials such as:
Steel Food Cans
Aluminum Beverage Cans
Magazines & Catalogs
Plastic Bottles & Containers: #1, #2, #3, #5 and #7
GLASS Bottles & Jars ONLY
The Modular Recycling Unit locations for your convenience:
Arlington Muni. Building - 204 N. Main St
Benton Ridge Comm. Park, Benton Ridge
Biglick Twp House – 8273 Twp Rd 258, Alvada
Chamberlain Hill School – 600 W. Yates, Findlay
Hancock Education Service Center 7746 CR140, Findlay
Jackson Twp House – 16006 CR 8, Houcktown
Jacobs Primary - 621 Jacobs Ave, Findlay
Owens Community College - 3200 Bright Rd
Portage Twp House – 8037 SR 613
Riverdale School - 20613 SR 37, Mt. Blanchard
St. Mike's School/Church - Bright Rd, Findlay (pick up/empty/return)
University of Findlay (1) - College St. Parking Lot
University of Findlay (2) - Dining- 225 Frazer St.
Van Buren – @VB School Bus Garage Alley
Vanlue Grainery– 309 Main Cross St, Vanlue
West Independence Church – US 224/CR 23
** Denotes location has unit on specific days for a limited time only
**McComb Maintenance Bldg, McComb **Drop 1st Tuesday of the month/PU-Thurs
**Mount Cory Grain Elevator, SR 235 **Drop 3rd Tuesday of the month/PU-Thurs
**Mt.Blanchard Tower Street, Mt Blanchard **Drop 2nd Tuesday of the month/PU-Thurs
**First Presbyterian Church – 2330 S. Main St **Drop 2nd Friday of the month/ PU-Monday
**Trinity Lutheran–300 W.Bigelow Ave,Findlay **Drop Last Friday of the month/PU-SAT
* 2020 - ACCESS SCHEDULE
For a schedule of when the unit will be in these locations view or print the following document.
Roll-Off Location MAP/Schedule - 2020
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. Reminder - please use all the units properly, which means no contamination (items that are NOT accepted being disposed), no littering or leaving materials outside of the unit and no illegal dumping will be tolerated. This may result in the unit being removed and the program discontinued. Contact us today for more information about getting a recycling station for your community. For more information about these modular recycling programs contact HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us
ADD Recycling to Your Event
Hancock County Solid Waste Management District wants to help you recycle at your youth, community or business 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 via e-mail at HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us
Christmas Tree Recycling -
Recycling tree & wreaths - thru January 11th 2020
Where: Sanitary Landfill CR 140, Findlay, OH
Hancock County would like to use your holiday tree for habitat preservation in wetlands and ponds around the area. Please consider donating your BARE holiday tree, which means no decorations, no tinsel, no lights and no plastic wrap, to the Solid Waste Management District at the Sanitary Landfill. Your contribution will help our environment and it's wildlife & wetland habitat.
Paper Shredding Day - TBD 2021
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 July 2020 event a success.
We shredded several TONS of paper from over 280 county residents.
Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft!
*Confidential and Complete *Destruction of your Documents
*On-site, shredding while you watch
*NO plastic bags will be accepted
**Reminder - Please place documents in the trunk of the vehicle or in truck bed for easy, less-confusion, no-hassle speedy collection**
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.
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.
Next Event will be held:
Saturday TBD - 2021 27th 2020
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: TBD 9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - ONE DAY ONLY!!
Thanks to those that participated in the 2020 event
WE COLLECTED A TOTAL OF OVER 1,750+ TIRES in 2020!
*Always seeking more event collection volunteers*
- 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!
If you have tires because you missed the event, tires can be collected of for a FEE at the Hancock County Sanitary Landfill on County Road 140.
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 during approved recycling event times times listed below. 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.
*HHW-Paint will be held on Mondays ONLY
June 1st - August 31st 10am- 1pm ONLY
Please do not illegally leave/dump at the facility when not accepting materials.
2021 HHW Collections TBD!
We hope to accept HHW at Litter Landing on Mondays weekly
from June 1st to August 31st (excluding Holidays)
May - June - July - August
The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only during the Months listed.
THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR HANCOCK COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY!!
ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS!!
*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
•Varnishes & Stains
•Fluorescent Bulbs (4' max)
|**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 e-mail HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us
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:
- Fax Machines
- Hard Drives
- Lap tops
- CD/ROM Drives
- Computer Speakers
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
via e-mail at HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us