Morrow County, OHIO

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Join Morrow County's Waste Watchers Program!
It's free and it begins Feb. 8th. 
Waste Watchers

support our mission!
All donations are tax-deductible!

Look what's coming!  2023 Special Collection Dates ~ Mark your calendars!
DKMM will hold it's annual Household Hazardous Waste one-day collection in Mt. Gilead this year at the Morrow County Fairgrounds on April 22, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm.
HHW April 22 2023
The one-day collection for electronics will be held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on June 3, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm. The Knox County Household Hazardous Waste Collection held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month will resume in April and run through September. For more information, see

Northmor/Congress Township Recycling Bin has moved! On October 11th the recycling bin moved down the road to the new high school. To access the bin, use the event parking lot entrance on Co. Rd. 29 and drive to the backside of the parking lot. Address: 7819 St. Rt. 19, Galion (enter off Co. Rd. 29 at the event parking lot entrance). 

Recycle Bin Talk
Keep up with Recycle Right Morrow County by following us on our Facebook Page and/or subscribing to the DKMM SWD YouTube ChannelMake sure to send in your requested Recycle Right topics and questions! 

Recycle Newsletter
LEARN ABOUT RECYCLING UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS IN MORROW COUNTY! Review our newsletters for events, programs, and activities that occur in the county. Also, for updates, follow us on our Facebook Page.     
View our February 2023 MORROW COUNTY RECYCLES NEWSLETTER        

Join the newsletter email list to stay informed about what is going on with Morrow County Recycling and Keep Morrow County Beautiful! 

A little about who we are...
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 alternatives to the 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 private and public-sector entities to improve or implement new effective waste management programs.

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

*Morrow County Residential Recycling Guide and Sorting for Recycling Locations
*Morrow County Residential Recycling Manual

Drop Off Locations - (available 24 hours)

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 242
Bellville, OH 43349
Peru Township
1031 County Road 24
Marengo, OH 43334
Fulton Village Hall
120 W Main St
Fulton, OH 43321
49 North Hickory St
Marengo, OH 43334
Mid-Ohio Sanitation & Recycling
356 HPM St
Mt. Gilead, OH  43338

Tackle Those Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

Appliances & Electronics

appliancesFreon must be removed by a certified technician!
HPM Street
Marengo, OH 43334

Morrow County Recycling
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338                                                                                                        
                       ** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ** Call 419-946-6400
review this list of accepted items for electronics recycling

Building Materials

buildingmaterialsThe 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 pick up 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 of good enough quality that people will want to purchase them to install or use in their homes or properties. Donations are tax-deductible.

Click here to be redirected to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Ohio Directory of Stores.
chinaChina, 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 (CFLs)
recyclelightbulbMany 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
battery_recycle_logoRecycle 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 9 volts and under. **This voltage rating should be noted on the battery wrapper or case. Review the How-To Guide: Battery Terminal Protection


be a part of the solution! 
Morrow County Residents, we need your assistance in helping us reduce the amount of contamination that is found within the recycling bins. Our current contamination rate is 12%.  This means 12% of the recyclables collected in the roll-off bins are contaminated with items that are not recyclable. Please take a moment to learn more about #RecycleRightMorrowCounty! It’s time to be a part of the solution! 
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