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Trash Bash 2021

Register Here for 2021 Trash Bash

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2021 Recycling and Trash Collection Form (MANDATORY)
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 2021 Poster Contest

Litter continues to be a major challenge in Morrow County. It can be found along roadsides, in our parks, parking lots…well just about everywhere we look. It is hard to believe that in just a one-year time span, 14.9 TONS of Litter was collected (April 2018-April 2019)! Last year (2020), we were honored to have 41 dedicated volunteers continue to support clean-up efforts even during the pandemic! These volunteers collected over 1500 pounds of litter, averaging 37 pounds of litter picked up by each individual.  

It is time to bring awareness to this litter problem! Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful encourages all Morrow County residents to create a poster that encourages people to think about what is litter and the impacts litter has on our community.  Prizes will be awarded. 

2021 Poster Contest Rules



Recycle Bin Talk

Each week Morrow County Recycle/Keep Morrow County Beautiful Director, Lindsey Grimm posts a short video on how to Recycle Right in Morrow County. Check out the videos by "liking" our Facebook Page and/or subscribing to the DKMM SWD YouTube Channel. Make sure to send in your requested Bin Talk topics or questions! 



Compost Workshop Series

Would you like to learn more about Composting and how to make your own Black Gold? In this 5 workshop series, you will gain tips, information, and ideas on how to turn your yard waste, garden weeds, food scraps, and even animal manure into a valuable soil amendment for your home garden and beyond! The workshops will be held virtual and will be co-led by Lindsey Grimm, Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful, and Carri Jagger, Morrow County Extension - Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Educator. 

Compost 101 Workshop - 1st Session - November 19, 2020

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Backyard Composting Workshop - 2nd Session - December 17, 2020
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Vermicompost Workshop - 3rd Session - January 21, 2021
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Composting Animal Waste Workshop - 4th Session - February 18, 2021 
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Harvesting Your "Black Gold" Workshop - 5th Sessio
n - March 18, 2021
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Morrow County Recycles Newsletter

View our current MC Recycles Newsletter. Learn about Recycling updates and upcoming events in Morrow County! 



  The Delaware/Knox/Marion/Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste District is a legal political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is funded by a $6.00 per ton contract fee on municipal solid waste generated within the District.


  The District's Board of Directors consists of twelve county commissioners from its four-county members. The Board is charged with implementing the District's Solid Waste Management Plan.


  DKMM funds programs that provide education about and alternatives to disposal of generated wastes. These programs include recycling, composting, education, solid waste enforcement, and monitoring, household hazardous waste, electronics, and tire collections. DKMM also provides grant funding to both private and public-sector entities to improve existing or implement new effective waste management programs.


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 Recycling Bin Pickup Schedule (click here to download this month's copy) 


Drop Off Locations - (available 24 hours)

Morrow County Residential Recycling Guide

Cardington Township Hall

4064 County Road 132

Cardington, OH 43315



Chesterville Ball Field

3675 State Route 314

Chesterville, OH 43317


Franklin Township Hall

5380 State Route 95, east

Mt. Gilead, OH 43338



Fulton Village Hall

120 W Main St

Fulton, OH 43321

Highland High School

1250 Township Rd. 16

Sparta, OH 43350



Washington Twp/Iberia Ball Park

8587 County Road 30

Iberia, OH 43325


Johnsville Ball Field

7478 County Road 30

Shauck, OH 43349



49 North Hickory Street

Marengo, OH 43334

 Northmor High School

5353 County Road 29

Galion, OH 44833


Westfield Township Hall

848 County Road 21

Westfield, OH 44251


Peru Township

1031 County Road 24

Marengo, OH 43334


Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to servings troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Cell Phones For Soldiers:

• Provided more than 3 million calling cards.

• Mails approximately 1,500 calling cards a week.

• Prevented more than 11.7 million phones from ending up in landfills.

Bring your gently used cell phone to Morrow County Recycling at the Morrow County Health Department (619 W. Marion Rd., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338) from 7:15 am-5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers. Click here for more information.





Freon must be removed by a certified technician!




HPM Street

Marengo, OH 43334



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Morrow County Recycling
80 North Walnut Street, Suite C
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338


Please review the list of accepted items for electronics recycling


Building Materials


The Habitat for Humanity ReStore encourages individuals, businesses, builders and remodelers to help prevent reusable building supplies from going to the landfill. Please Call your local ReStore to schedule a donation pickup or drop off. It is highly recommended that you call before bringing your donation to make sure that it is something that will be accepted. Donations must be in good enough quality that people will want to purchase them to install or use in their home or properties. Donations are tax deductible.


Click here to be redirected to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Ohio Directory of Stores.



China, Crystal, Ceramic Bakeware and Glass (Pyrex) Bakeware



These items are not accepted through drop-off or curbside recycling programs.  They may be placed in the trash.

If it is still in good condition, find someone who could use it or donate it.















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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's)


Many hardware supply stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards, ACE Hardware) and other retailers offer in-store recycling. Make sure you check directly with the store before you go; not all stores in regional or nationwide chains may be equipped to recycle.


Home Depot – customers can bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs, place them in a plastic bag and deposit them both into a collection unit.


Menards – Menards also recycles CFL bulbs.


Lowe's also made it easier for customers to make a difference by installing recycling centers in more than 1,700 stores throughout the United States. The permanent recycling centers, located at the store entrance, offer a free, convenient and easy way for customers to recycle rechargeable batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and plastic shopping bags.


Battery Recycling

Recycle your spent batteries at the following locations in Morrow County:

Morrow County Recycling (80 N Walnut Street, Mt.Gilead, OH 43338)

Morrow County 911 Center (140 S Main St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338)

Morrow County Health Dept (619 W Marion St., Mt Gilead, OH 43338)

Your Local Fire Department

Insulation (tape over terminals) is not required for Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V), NiCd, or NiMH batteries when marked with a rating of 9 volts and under. **This voltage rating should be noted on the battery wrapper or case. Review the How To Guide: Battery Terminal Protection


 Check out this new feature on the main DKMM Solid Waste District website! You can search how to properly dispose of an item throughout the entire district!

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