Join The Recycle Right Challenge!
CHALLENGE: November 5 - December 4, 2021
Learn more about what is recyclable in your own waste stream! This year’s goal is to obtain a minimum of 150 families to participate! You will be challenging against other families across Morrow County, Ohio who recycle. The goal is to have the family that has the highest overall diversion rate of pounds of recyclable material per number of individuals in the household diverted from the landfill. You will be using an online reporting system (hard copy available) to report your estimated amount of acceptable recyclable material collected each week for a month. It is up to the family/individual to responsibly complete the form to the fullest and honestly. You will NOT be changing the way you are currently recycling, other than maybe "cleaning up" your recycling by learning more about #RecycleRightMorrowCounty! There is no weighing of material either. GOOD LUCK and thanks for Joining the 2021 Recycle Right Challenge!
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!
Morrow County Recycles Newsletter
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.
Drop Off Locations - (available 24 hours)
Morrow County Residential Recycling Guide
|Cardington Township Hall
4064 County Road 132
Cardington, OH 43315
|Highland High School
1250 Township Rd. 16
Sparta, OH 43350
|Northmor High School
5353 County Road 29
Galion, OH 44833
|Chesterville Ball Field
3675 State Route 314
Chesterville, OH 43317
|Washington Twp/Iberia Ball Park
8587 County Road 30
Iberia, OH 43325
|Westfield Township Hall
848 County Road 21
Westfield, OH 44251
|Franklin Township Hall
5380 State Route 95, east
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
|Johnsville Ball Field
7478 County Road 30
Shauck, OH 43349
1031 County Road 24
Marengo, OH 43334
Fulton Village Hall
120 W Main St
Fulton, OH 43321
49 North Hickory Street
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!
Marengo, OH 43334
Morrow County Recycling
80 North Walnut Street, Suite C
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
** APPOINTMENT ONLY ** Call 419-946-6400
Please review the list of accepted items for electronics recycling
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.
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.
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