Morrow County, OHIO

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Trash Bash 2022 Registration Now Open!
#MorrowCountyFight'sDirty!

  • March 1 - May 19, 2022: On-line Registration open
  • February 22 - May 25, 2022: Clean-up Supply Request (please request supplies a minimum of one week ahead of your planned clean-up date)
  • March 1- June 1: Teams clean up litter along Morrow County roads
  • June 1, 2022: Last Day of 2022 Trash Bash! Please submit Data Collection Sheets by the end of this day.

If you have not participated in a few years, or maybe this is your first time....here is a little update on the process.

  1. Please register! This helps Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful obtain data to apply for grants to obtain additional funding to combat litter and blight throughout Morrow County. Please take a moment to complete and submit your family/group waiver of liability form. 
  2. Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful will be offering Trash Bash safety supplies (until the supplies are exhausted). * You are not required to obtain supplies from us to participate. Please request your supplies here.
  3. Report! This also helps Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful obtain data to apply for grants to maintain and obtain additional funding to support clean-up efforts in Morrow County. Please complete the 2022 Recycling and Trash Collection Form (submit by June 1, 2022).
  4. Dispose of your collected litter responsibly!
  5. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Morrow County Recycling/Keep Morrow County Beautiful to help continue making a positive community impact.

Thank you for helping us Fight Dirty to Keep Morrow County Beautiful!
*** UPDATE*** 
There will be prizes awarded:
1. To the top 3 individuals/family who removes the most litter from our roadways.
2. To the top 3 individuals/family who reports the most number of times you collected litter. 
The time frame for both is March 1 through June 1, 2022.

2022 Poster Contest
"A Little Litter is a Big Problem!"
Due: by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
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.  REVIEW THE 2022 POSTER CONTEST FLYER HERE

CONTEST RULES:
1. The poster contest is open to anyone who resides in Morrow County.
2. Posters should be on 8.5x11 inches paper. Only one entry per person.
3. Poster includes the theme message “A Little Litter is a Big Problem”
3. Do not fold or roll posters. No glitter or 3-dimensional items.
4. Attach an official entry form (or include the information) to the back of the entry; must be filled out completely and legibly.
5. Mail or deliver entries to Morrow County Trash Bash Poster Contest, c/o Keep Morrow County Beautiful, 80 North Walnut Street – Suite C, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338. All entries must be received by 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Digital format images will also be accepted as a .jpg or.pdf format to recyclemorrowcounty@gmail.com
6. All entries become the property of the Keep Morrow County Beautiful committee and will not be returned to the artist.
7. Only original artwork with positive themes will be accepted. Artwork may be modified to suit marketing purposes.

Support our Mission!

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Mail Donations to  / Make checks payable to:
Morrow County Recycling
80 North Walnut Street, Suite C
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

Students Learn about Recycling in their classroom! 
Mount Gilead JOG

Morrow County Recycling hosted our very first Classroom Recycle Right Challenge! We had four classrooms from four different schools battle out who could recycle the most over a 10-day period at school. The students had an opportunity to learn more about recycling and established a better connection that products are made from natural resources. Congratulations to the Mount Gilead JOG class! They have earned TOP CLASSROOM RECYCLER of the first Morrow County Recycling Classroom Challenge!

All together the four classrooms reported they recycled 39.6 pounds of paper and 23.1 pounds of commingled materials over a span of 10 days. Not bad for the first classroom challenge! By recycling and not landfilling, the students were able to save the equivalent of 1 gallon of oil, 13 hours of electricity, and 32 gallons of water! They were also able to save an estimated 0.97 pounds of CO2 from being emitted from the landfill. 

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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Recycle Bin Talk
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 ChannelMake sure to send in your requested Bin Talk topics or questions! 

MORROW COUNTY RECYCLES NEWSLETTER VIEW OUR CURRENT MC RECYCLES NEWSLETTER. LEARN ABOUT RECYCLING UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS IN MORROW COUNTY! MORROW COUNTY RECYCLES NEWSLETTER View our current MC Recycles Newsletter. Learn about Recycling updates and upcoming events in Morrow County!

MORROW COUNTY RECYCLES NEWSLETTER VIEW OUR CURRENT MC RECYCLES NEWSLETTER. LEARN ABOUT RECYCLING UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS IN MORROW COUNTY! MORROW COUNTY RECYCLES NEWSLETTER View our current MC Recycles Newsletter. Learn about Recycling updates and upcoming events in Morrow County!

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

whattorecyceThe 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 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 242
Bellville, OH 43349
Peru Township
1031 County Road 24
Marengo, OH 43334
Fulton
Fulton Village Hall
120 W Main St
Fulton, OH 43321
Marengo
4395 State Route 229
Marengo, OH 43334
 


Recycling by the numbers over the years...
recycle numbers years past

Appliances

appliancesFreon must be removed by a certified technician!
Mid-Ohio
357 
HPM Street
Marengo, OH 43334

E-Waste-Recycling-1Electronics 
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
 
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 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.
 
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 (CFL's)
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 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


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