Solid Waste Management District

RECYCLING LOCALY - ways you can contribute - do your part

Recycle  *  Reduce  *  Reuse  *  Repurpose

CLICK HERE for a printable Household Recycling Directory-
which contains info about the places to recycle locally and the items various locations accept.

What is Recycling?

Recycling is the process of collecting, separating, and remanufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials.  Recycling helps extend the life and usefulness of something that has already served its initial purpose by producing some other product that is usable


Curbside Recycling
  - If you are interested in subscribing to curbside collection services, please contact  AE Curbside at 419-422-7771 for availability.

 

WHY IS RECYCLING IMPORTANT?

HERE'S 5 GOOD REASONS!

1. RECYCLING SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT
Recycling different products will help the environment.  For example, we know that paper comes from trees and many trees are being cut down just to produce paper.  By recycling paper, we can help lesson the number of trees that are cut down.  Products made from raw materials that came from our natural resources should be recycled so that we can help preserve the environment.

 

2. RECYCLING SAVES ENERGY
It takes less energy to process recycled materials than to process virgin materials.  For example, It takes a lot less energy to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees.  The energy from transporting virgin materials from the source is also saved.  Saving energy also has its own benefits like decreasing pollution.  This creates less stress on our own health and our economy.  

 

3. RECYCLING HELPS MITIGATE GLOBAL WARMING and REDUCE POLLUTION
By saving energy in industrial production through recycling, the greenhouse gas emissions from factories and industrial plants are lessoned and the use of fuels that emit harmful gasses during production is also minimized.  Recycling biodegradable waste (rather than burning it) will contribute to the reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gasses that deplete the ozone layer.

 

4. RECYCLING SAVES NEEDED SPACE IN LANDFILLS
Not all materials are recyclable.  By recycling the products that are recyclable we can lesson the amount of waste materials that are placed into landfills over time and save that space for materials that are not recyclable. 

 

5. RECYCLING HELPS YOU SAVE MONEY
Products that are made with recycled content are less expensive than products made from virgin materials.  If you live in an area that charges you for your trash removal on a per bag basis you can see a significant drop in your trash removal costs by recycling.  It is common for residents to lower their trash bills by 50% once they start recycling.

 

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Education
Recycling needs to be a habit not a chore. Think of recycling in terms of mowing the yard, folding laundry or cleaning your room; these are not things that we always enjoy doing but they must be done from time to time to maintain our lifestyles.  Education and repetition is the most effective way to develop good habits. The habits we instill in our children today will benefit the generations of tomorrow.  Hancock County Solid Waste District has coarse specific curriculums relating to the three R's; Reduse, Reuse, Recycle.  Presentations may be scheduled with the Hancock County Solid Waste District to meet your organizations needs.

Popular Presentations & Activities

  

 

At the Hancock County Solid Waste District, we want our community to feel welcome and involved. For more information contact 419-424-1113.

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Recycling Locations

Modular Recycling Unit locations are available throughout Hancock County.   These Modular Recycling Units are placed on a semi-permanent basis at various locations week to week. 
These Modular Recycling Units collect materials such as:

Steel & Aluminum Beverage Cans

Corrugated Cardboard

Newspapers

Magazines & Catalogs

Plastic Bottles & Containers: #1, #2, #3, #5 and #7

GLASS Bottles & Jars only


The Modular Recycling Unit locations for your  convenience:
 

  Benton Ridge Community Park, Benton Ridge

  Biglick Twp House - 8273 Twp Rd 258, AlvadaNEW PAINT JOB- Unit#1-2019

  Findlay:  

    - Chamberlin Hill School- 600 W. Yates                   

    - Senior Center - Melrose Ave.

  Jackson Twp House - Co. Rd. 8, Houcktown    

  Portage Twp House - 8037 SR 613

* Presbyterian Church -2330 S. Main St. Findlay  -2nd Sunday of each month

  Rawson Community Park, Rawson

* Trinity Lutheran - 300 E. Bigelow Ave. Findlay - Last Saturday of each month

  Village of Van Buren - Intersection of Ash & Wood

  West Independence Church -  US 224 & CR 23, Fostoria    
* Denotes Unit has specific days at location


* NEW in 2019 - LIMITED ACCESS SCHEDULE

The Hancock County Solid Waste District is proud to announce that we will be offering the recycling mobile unit containers in 5 additional location for a limited time per month.    The Village of Mc Comb, The Village of Mt. Blanchard, The Village of Vanlue, the Village of Mt. Cory and the Educational Service Center on CR 140 have shown an interest in having Recycling brought back to their community.  With each communities cooperation, this will be available for 3-days each month. 
Please use the units properly, which means no contamination (items that are NOT accepted being disposed), no littering or leaving materials outside of the unit and no illegal dumping will be tolerated.  This may result in the unit being removed and the program discontinued.  
Please Recycle Responsibly. 

For a schedule of when the unit will be in these locations view or print the following document.    

      Roll-Off LIMITED Schedule - 2019

Don't let your community be left out.  The SWMD will provide recycling stations free of  charge to your location on a temporary or permanent basis.   Contact us today for  more information about  getting a recycling station for your community. For more information about these modular recycling programs contact  HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us  

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ADD Recycling to Your  Event     

Hancock County Solid Waste Management District wants to help you recycle at your youth, community or business event.   Whether your event will last one day, one week, or longer, we want to make recycling available to you.  We will place Recycling Bottles or Recycling Units at your event, free of charge. For more information about recycling at your events please contact via e-mail at HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us  

     

  

 

 

 

 

             

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Paper Shredding Day  -   TBD 2019

Event Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: behind  7746 CR 140,  Findlay  
(Educational Service Center - aka Old County Home)
Look for the entrance to the event by the Job & Family Services building (across from Kohl's Distribution)...follow the cones. 

Thank you to everyone that participated and made the 2018 event a success. 
We shredded several tons of paper from 198 county residents in 2018. 

              
Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft!
*Confidential and Complete     *Destruction of your Documents 
*On-site, shredding while you watch

Acceptable items include: Bank information and cancelled checks / outdated bills /  mortgage and loan information / medical information / obsolete invoices / letters / envelopes / ledgers / any other clean paper

Please limit the amount to be shredded to 4 boxes of documents per vehicle.  Paper clips, binder clips, and rubber bands can remain in the files.  This service is Offered FREE of Charge and is open to all Hancock County Residents and Small Businesses.
                                                                                                             

            

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Tire Recycling

         Hancock County Residents will have the opportunity to bring their old passenger and light truck tires for recycling. This collection event is sponsored by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Inc. Residents will be able to participate in this FREE collection event.  This event is for Hancock County Residents Only and is not for businesses or organizations.

                          

Next Event will be held:      2019  TBD
9 am - 12:00 pm
Where:  Behind the Educational Service Center (Old County Home) 
7746 County Rd. 140, Findlay
Look for the entrance to the event by the Job & Family Services Building (across from Kohl's Distribution)   Follow the cones.  
Hours:   9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - ONE DAY ONLY!!

Thanks to those that participated in the 2018 event
WE COLLECTED A TOTAL OF 1,563 TIRES!


Event Guidelines:.

  • Any Hancock County Resident 16 years of age or older can recycle up to (4) four passenger or light duty truck tires.
  • All tires must be 17 inches or less in rim diameter and be off the rim for recycling.
  • Proof of Hancock County residence will be required at the collection site.
  • The transporting of more than 9 new or used tires in a single vehicle requires an Ohio EPA tire transporter license.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines for a successful event!

 

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Paint Recycling

Hancock County Residents have the opportunity to bring their old paints, household chemicals and other Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) to Litter Landing for recycling during approved recycling times.  This program is open to Hancock County residents only and we will not accept HHW from businesses or organizations. Proof of Hancock County residence is required at Litter Landing.

      No Longer Accepting Materials for 2018
2019 HHW Collections Scheduled!

We accept HHW at Litter Landing on Mondays weekly from April 8th to August 26th
(excluding Holidays)
April -  May  -  June  -  July  - August
The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only during the Months listed.

THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR HANCOCK COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY!!
ABSOLUTELY
NO BUSINESS!!
 

 *Helpful Note: Latex paints may be dried out and placed into regular trash to be disposed at a sanitary landfill.
This drying process may take a few hours / days. An additive such as oil dry, saw dust or kitty litter may be added to help speed this drying process.



Items to be accepted Include:

•Latex Paint (Limit:  10 cans per vehicle)
•Oil Based Paint
•Aluminum Paint
•Varnishes & Stains
•Paint Thinners
•Aerosols

•Cleaners
•Pesticides
•Flammable Solids
•Acids
•Bases
•Oxidizers

•Mercury
•Propane Cylinders
•Fluorescent Bulbs (4' max)
•Antifreeze/Motor Oil

**ABSOLUTELY NO AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES!**

Used oils and fluids may NOT Be Mixed with any other materials such as Solvents, Paint / Lacquer Thinners, Varnish, Household Chemicals, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Or Crop Protection Products.
 ***SPECIAL NOTICES ***
***LATEX PAINT DROP OFF WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 - 1 GALLON CANS PER VEHICLE***
CFL light bulbs and rechargeable batteries can be dropped off at collection boxes located in Lowe's and Home Depot stores.
Litter Landing will NOT accept these items!


In Cooperation with:   Rader Environmental Services, Inc.
                                                           328 East Sandusky Street • Findlay • OH 45840 • 1.419.424.1222

For any questions please e-mail HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us
                             

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Electronics Recycling
Electronics are collected and recycled at Litter Landing anytime during regular business hours. We also accept large appliances at Litter Landing. ex. stoves, washers, dryers, etc.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT TUBE-STYLE TVs/COMPUTER MONITORS FOR RECYCLING at LITTER LANDING.

Accepted items at Litter Landing include:

  •  
  • CPU's     
  • Keyboards
  • Radios
  • Phones
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners
  • Hard Drives
  • Lap tops
  • CD/ROM Drives
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Computer Speakers
  • Cables
  • VCR's
 

In Cooperation with:      Rader Environmental Services, Inc.
328 East Sandusky Street • Findlay • OH 45840 • 1.419.424.1222

For any questions please contact the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District at
 via e-mail at HancockSWMD@co.hancock.oh.us