Morrow County, OHIO

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THANK YOU Fair Helpers and Recycling Supporters!
 recycle golf cart 22  Capture  health district        Jan Johnson  donna  recycle bale

The final weights have not come in yet, but we would like to thank the fairgoers, campers, and vendors for helping us fill the 40-yard recycle bin twice during the 2022 Morrow County Fair. It has been several years that we have been able to accomplish this! We will announce the final weights and diversion rate as soon as we obtain the information. 

In addition to the recycling efforts, we would like to thank a few people and businesses who truly stepped up and provided a helping hand when it was very much needed!
The Morrow County Recycling / Keep Morrow County Beautiful would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to
the Morrow County Fair Board for providing the recycling department with a golf cart to use all week and to United Way of Morrow County for sponsoring the recycle/litter clean-up efforts on Tuesday of the fair. Another HUGE THANK YOU goes to the Morrow County Health District and residents Jodi Hayes, Grant Westbrook, Nichole Schmidt, Jan Johnson, and Josh Deel for helping make the fairgrounds look beautiful each morning throughout the week of the fair! 
The following individuals were willing to give a helping hand with our educational/outreach efforts during the 2022 Morrow County Fair The Cass Sisters and
Alex Threadgill (Recycle bale), Jan Johnson (Earth Day activities),  and Donna Threadgill and Jessica Scott for helping attend to the recycle table during the Senior Day activities. 

Thanks for helping us complete a very successful 2022 Morrow County Fair! We look forward to encouraging and promoting #RecycleRightMorrowCounty! at all of our upcoming fall events, we have been asked to attend! 

Please remember to support our mission! All donations are tax-deductible!


Recycle Bin Talk
Morrow County Recycle/Keep Morrow County Beautiful Director, Lindsey Grimm posts a short video on how to Recycle Right in Morrow County. Check out the videos by "liking" our Facebook Page and/or subscribing to the DKMM SWD YouTube ChannelMake sure to send in your requested Bin Talk topics or questions! 

Recycle Newsletter
LEARN ABOUT RECYCLING UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS IN MORROW COUNTY! View our current Morrow County Recycles Newsletter. Also, follow us on our Facebook Pages. 


Join the newsletter email list to stay informed about what is going on with Morrow County Recycling and Keep Morrow County Beautiful! 

A little about who we are...whattorecyce
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.

Drop Off Locations - (available 24 hours)

Morrow County Residential Recycling Guide

Cardington Township Hall
4064 County Road 132
Cardington, OH 43315
Highland High School
1250 Township Rd. 16
Sparta, OH 43350
Northmor High School
5247 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
120 W Main St
Fulton, OH 43321
4395 State Route 229
Marengo, OH 43334

Recycling by the numbers over the years...
recycle numbers years past

* Pounds of Recycling collected January - June 2022: 536,140 pounds (down 41,840 pounds from the same time frame in 2021)

be a part of the solution! 
Morrow County Residents, we need your assistance in helping us reduce the amount of contamination that is found within the recycling bins. Our current contamination rate is 12%.  This means 12% of the recyclables collected in the roll-off bins are contaminated with items that are not recyclable. Please take a moment to learn more about #RecycleRightMorrowCounty! It’s time to be a part of the solution! 
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appliancesFreon must be removed by a certified technician!
HPM Street
Marengo, OH 43334

Morrow County Recycling
80 North Walnut Street, Suite C
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338                                                                                                        
                                          ** APPOINTMENT ONLY ** Call 419-946-6400
Please review the list of accepted items for electronics recycling
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.

Click here to be redirected to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Ohio Directory of Stores.
chinaChina, 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.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
recyclelightbulbMany 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
battery_recycle_logoRecycle 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 9 volts and under. **This voltage rating should be noted on the battery wrapper or case. Review the How-To Guide: Battery Terminal Protection