The Hancock County SWMD is administered by the Hancock County SWMD Policy Board and the Board of County Commissioners.
OUR MISSION: Increase community involvement & participation in recycling, reduce dependance on our local sanitary landfill, and maintain clean, litter free roadways and waterways in Findlay and Hancock County.
We want to provide environmental programs and opportunities that positively impact the Hancock County community, and enhance the attitudes and actions of our citizens regarding the proper disposal of waste.
As Findlay and Hancock County continue to grow and develop, it's important that we are responsible about what we send to our landfill. We need to make sure that what we throw away is truly trash and that recyclable materials are diverted from the waste stream
The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District sponsors environmental activities throughout the year. Residents are encouraged to participate in Spring Clean Up and the Adopt-A-Road Program. Keep America Beautiful Inc. has honored Hancock County with the President's Circle Award several years in a row in recognition of our efforts. Recycling events are held throughout the year such as Tire Amnesty Day, Paper Shredding Day and Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
The Hancock County Recycling and Litter Prevention Program was established in 1981 as a joint effort between the City of Findlay and the Board of Hancock County Commissioners, The litter prevention and recycling program was formed as a comprehensive litter control program to address environmental needs and concerns facing our community. Since 1981, the Findlay-Hancock County community has been an active member of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving waste handling practices in America. Since its establishment, the program has had a tremendous impact upon our community in litter control and recycling efforts.
Over 300 local businesses, churches, schools, civic groups, and other organizations have given generous support to the program. Please contact us at 419-424-7210 if you want to start a recycling program at your organization or make a donation to the Solid Waste Management District to help further our cause and improve Hancock County's environment for our future.
Throughout the years there have been changes in the way we accomplish our mission. The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) wants to provide the residents with the most up to date solid waste, recycling and litter awareness information and programs available. The SWMD works under the Board of Hancock County Commissioners and the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District Policy Board to provide recycling opportunities, education programs, and other collection events.