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2019 Special Collection Event

April 27th the DKMM Solid Waste District hosted a Special Collection event at the Morrow County Fairgrounds where electronics and tires were collected. Three weeks later on May 18th a Hazardous Waste Day and Paint collection was held at the Marion County Fairgrounds. If you missed these spring events, you will have two more opportunities later on in the year. * Some Fees Apply
       August 24 9AM-1PM 
       Hazardous Waste & Paint Day at Knox County Fairgrounds
       October 12 9AM-1PM
        Electronics & Tires at Delaware County Fairgrounds

       Event Flyer additional information on what is accepted plus fee details


Environmental Scholarship

Keep Morrow County Beautiful/Morrow County Recycling Scholarship

Keep Morrow County Beautiful/Morrow County Recycling in conjunction with the Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste District would like to congratulate Anna Donner, Northmor High School graduate, as the recipient of the 2019 Environmental Scholarship. Several strong applications were received. The scholarship is in honor of environmental awareness and each applicant has participated in a recycling drive or litter clean-up event. Each applicant also prepared an essay that explains how the applicant would solve an environmental problem that somehow affects their local community. Anna’s identified environmental problem included the impact litter has on our community. “We need to instill ways into our community that will help reduce the litter output in the first place. If we can reduce the number of people in Morrow County that litters by just one, it can really make a difference!” Anna Donner is looking forward to attending Otterbein University in the fall.


40 Years of Morrow County Trash Bash
HUGE Success!

40th Year of Trash Bash was a Success! April 27th was also the Trash Bash Collection Event. With over 40 groups signed up for the 40th Year of Morrow County Trash Bash we were able to collect 6.09 tons of trash, 1.4 tons of recyclables, 183 Tires and 5 TV’s off of the County and Township roads across Morrow County!

Thanks to all who were able to participate and special thanks to our supporters!


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Morrow County Recycles Newsletter
View our current MC Recycles Newsletter. Learn about Recycling updates and upcoming events in Morrow County! 




  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 and alternatives to 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.


2019 Recycling Bin Pickup Schedule (click here to download this month's copy) 


Drop Off Locations - (available 24 hours)

Morrow County Residential Recycling Guide

Cardington Township Hall

4064 County Road 132

Cardington, OH 43315



Chesterville Ball Field

3675 State Route 314

Chesterville, OH 43317


Franklin Township Hall

5380 State Route 95, east

Mt. Gilead, OH 43338



Fulton Village Hall

120 W Main St

Fulton, OH 43321

Highland High School

1250 Township Rd. 16

Sparta, OH 43350



Washington Twp/Iberia Ball Park

8587 County Road 30

Iberia, OH 43325


Johnsville Ball Field

7478 County Road 30

Shauck, OH 43349



49 North Hickory Street

Marengo, OH 43334

 Northmor High School

5353 County Road 29

Galion, OH 44833


Westfield Township Hall

848 County Road 21

Westfield, OH 44251


Peru Township

1031 County Road 24

Marengo, OH 43334


Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to servings troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Cell Phones For Soldiers:

• Provided more than 3 million calling cards.

• Mails approximately 1,500 calling cards a week.

• Prevented more than 11.7 million phones from ending up in landfills.

Bring your gently used cell phone to Morrow County Recycling at the Morrow County Health Department (619 W. Marion Rd., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338) from 7:15 am-5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers. Click here for more information.





Freon must be removed by a certified technician!



357 HPM Street

Marengo, OH 43334


Building Materials


The 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 pickup 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.



China, 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.















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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's)


Many 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

Recycle 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