Solid Waste Management District

(***WINTER WEATHER NOTE: Facility will be CLOSED to all Public & Staff  in the event of a
Hancock County Sheriff issued Snow/Weather Emergency 
LEVEL-3 ... 
Facility Hours will resume next business day after Snow/Weather Emergency LEVEL-3  is "lifted".
Thank you in advance for understanding  &  be safe this winter season!)   

Hancock Co. Material Recovery Facility/Recycling Center

Mondays - Tuesdays - Thursdays - Friday - Saturday
9 am - 5 pm   
(Closed Wednesday, Sunday & Federal Holidays)
(*Community Service hours Monday - Saturday - SEE available service hours below) 

located at  1720 E. Sandusky Street,    Findlay, Ohio
Office Phone:    419-424-1113

Facility will be CLOSED
on Monday October 9, 2023  
in observance of Columbus Day 

Will Re-Open for public recycling on Tuesday 10/10/23 at 9am

Litter Landing is a Hancock County owned and operated Recyclable Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that operates on the donations of recyclable materials offered by those that participate in the recycling program. The facility is ran through the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District and under the direction of the Hancock County Board of Commissioners.  Collecting recyclable materials is essential for saving space in our local sanitary landfill as well as protecting our natural resources. However, not everything can be recycled and there are limits on what can be processed.  For other recycling collection facilities in Hancock County please see the Recycling Directory for more information.                                                   

Email us about On-Site Recycling Facility Tours
Printable Litter Landing Brochure (Click Here)
Community Service Volunteers 

Clothing Bin 
*Use these bins at Litter Landing to donate landfill-bound clothing, cloth bags and shoes. These items will be diverted from the landfill and given the opportunity of another life as either insulation, rags, asphalt  etc. 
This is for textiles that no-longer have charitable value

Materials Accepted at Litter Landing:

Aluminum Foil

Plastic Bottles/Containers:
#1, #2, #3, #5 & #7
 only (No Black) 

Corrugated Cardboard
(Paper-board / Pressed-board)

 Glass - Bottles & Jars Only
Electronics - (NO TV/Monitors) 


The materials that are collected are processed on site and sold to vendors for further processing and manufacturing into new consumer products.  Any materials that are not able to be processed must be disposed of at the Hancock County Sanitary Landfill.  
Please Recycle Responsibly - keeping contaminates such as Plastic #4 (grocery bags), Black plastic (any)  and #6 Styrofoam out of our recovery facility which enables us to keep processing and disposal cost lower and provide more services.

     Electronics are accepted at Litter Landing year round.
Electronic components accepted at Litter Landing include:





NO Televisions


Fax Machines


Hard Drives


CD/Rom Drives


Computer Speakers



*LAST HHW to be held on Monday August 26, 2019*

2024 - TBD 
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Events
has ended for the Year - 2022

*only NOT ACCEPTED at this time
during posted event days
April thru August 2023 *MONDAYS ONLY*
10 am- 1 pm
With the Exception of any Holidays / Facility Closed

Household Hazardous Wastes accepted during the event only:
Latex Paint

Oil Based Paint

Aluminum Paint

Varnishes & Stains

Paint Thinner


Flammable Solids




Propane Cylinders

Fluorescent Bulbs (4' max.)

Antifreeze/Motor Oil


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.


Community Service - always welcome during approved hours

For court-assigned community service hours, please report directly to Litter Landing at 1720 E. Sandusky Street in Findlay to register and serve your hours.  Your service hours will not count toward your court requirements without all the proper paperwork filled out by a staff-member at Litter Landing.
Community Service hours may be completed Monday-Saturday 7:30am-5:30pm.   
You must be assigned to the Recycling Facility from a Hancock County appropriate agency (ex: Municipal Courts, Probation, Diversion, W.E.P.) and be 18 years old to do community service at Litter Landing.

Volunteering is simple and can be done in a variety of ways at the material recovery/recycling center.  You must be 18-years of age to volunteer at Litter Landing however through-out the years there are many programs that you can get involved with.  Environmental Collection event days, Great American Cleanup event/Luncheon in April, various Litter collections and the Adopt-A-Roadways Program.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to be environmentally conscious.  Email the SWMD for more details and ask how you might help care for your community.