Morrow County, OHIO

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Recycle to help Keep Morrow Co. 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.
Electronics Drop-Off Location
Did you miss the last day in 2023 for electronics recycling  in Morrow County? 
Well there is Good News!
You can take your items to Gambier for recycling.
Gambier Community Center is open the 1st Saturday of the month
Call Knox County Recycling for more information
Morrow Co electronics recycling will begin again in March/April 2024 (weather permitting) 

Do you have electrical cords and holiday lights that need recycled?
Visit the following collection sites through MLK Day 2024.
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fire starters 2023 DKMM Competition- 2 - CopyThe first-place winner of the Recycling Entrepreneurship Competition is Trent Fergusan from Gilead Christian School. He created fire starters from100% reused materials, and Lily Melvin from the Tomorrow Center won 2nd prize with her upcycled glass home décor artwork. Way to go! Congratulations! ************************************************
Help us petition for trash bash 2024... trash bash 2024... trash bash 2024...

On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will grace Morrow County’s skies. The event will last about 10 minutes with the longest period of totality reaching about 3 minutes in our region.
Morrow County Recycling is proposing a county wide Trash Bash Litter Cleanup.
No matter the traffic flow and no matter the weather,
The litter cleanup will benefit Morrow County.
Please help keep our community clean by pledging to participate in Trash Bash 2024.
Click here to Download petition


Review our newsletters for recycling updates, events, programs, and activities that occur in Morrow County. Also, follow us on our Facebook Page for recycling right information and recycling tips. 

Support our mission!
All donations are tax-deductible. Call 419-946-6400 or make checks out to
Morrow County Recycling, 80 N. Walnut St, Mt. Gilead, OH  43338.
We thank you for your support!

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*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
212 W 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

appliances Freon must be removed by a certified technician!
    357 HPM Street
    Marengo, OH 43334

E-Waste-Recycling-1Electronics   ** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ** Call 419-946-6400
Open April through November 15 (weather permitting)
review this list of accepted items for electronics recycling
Morrow County Recycling
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338

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.

Reusable Stuff

chinaChina, Crystal, Ceramic Bakeware, and Glass (Pyrex) Bakeware, socks and shoes and gently used furniture are items that are not accepted through drop-off or curbside recycling programs.  They may be placed in the trash. If still in good condition, find someone who could use it or donate it.

compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL) 

recyclelightbulb Many hardware supply stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards, ACE Hardware, ect...) offer in-store recycling for CFL bulbs, plastic bags, and rechargeable batteries. Make sure you check directly with the store before you bring your items. Not all stores in regional or nationwide chains may be equipped to recycle. Customers may bring in expired, unbroken CFL bulbs. Place them in a plastic bag and deposit them both into a collection unit. Most units are located near customer services or near the entrances and exits of the stores. 

Plastic Shopping Bags 

Plastic bags recycling Walmart 1 (3)Return plastic shopping bags and plastic film (like vegetable and fruit plastic bags and bread bags) to stores like Kroger, Meijer, Lowe's, Menards and Walmart. Bins can usually be found at the front entrance and/or exit of the store or near customer service counters.

Battery Recycling

battery_recycle_logoFor your safety and the safety of our residents, all battery terminals must be taped prior to dropping off household batteries for recycling. If batteries are not taped, there is a potential fire hazard.  Button batteries must be taped on the bottom side.

Household Batteries will not be accepted for recycling unless terminals are taped. 
Please take rechargeable batteries to Lowe’s, Menards and to other stores that sell them on a regular basis.  Recycle your spent batteries with taped terminals at the following locations in Morrow County:  Morrow County Recycling (480 Douglas St, 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)

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  • If the paint has already hardened in the can, take the lid off and throw the dried paint away with your regular trash.
  • In a well ventilated area, air dry paint away from children and pets.
  • If the amount of paint is less than one-fourth of the container, the paint should dry in the can with the lid removed in a relatively short amount of time.  Stirring the paint every few days will speed up drying.
  • If the amount of paint is more than one-fourth of the container, brush the left-over paint on cardboard or newspaper to use it.  Allow the empty can to dry with the lid removed.
  • For quantities more than one gallon, pour one-half inch layers of paint into a cardboard box lined with plastic.  Allow the paint to dry before the next layer of paint is added.  You can also add absorbent material such as shredded newspaper or kitty litter and allow to dry completely.  Some home improvement stores may sell an inexpensive paint hardener (check your local stores). 
  • Organize a neighborhood paint exchange.
  • Donate useable leftover paint to local community groups, theater groups, schools, churches and others who need or want it.  Your local Habitat for Humainty ReStore also accepts useable paint.  You may even be able to take a tax deduction. The local restore location that accepts latex paint is Marion Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1713 Marion Mt.-Gilead Road, Marion, Ohio 43302. Call 740-386-2030 for applicable fees.  (paint can image with brush from