Local recycling options

Curbside Options

The following is a list of area residential waste haulers that will give you recycling bins to use in conjunction with your regular trash pickup:

Waste Management: 800-343-6047
H.W. Mann: 937-324-1324 (on some routes)
Rumpke: 800-223-3960
Vince: 937-323-3640 (on some routes)

Recycling Drop Off Stations

Locations and hours

  • West Recycling Station, Springfield
    1620 West Main Street
    Office at 1602 West Main St., open 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday; closed government holidays.

    Parking lot with drop-off containers is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week.
  • North Recycling Station, Springfield
    525 East Home Road
    Located behind the Children’s Home, near the Health District
    Always Open
  • Green Twp. Recycling Drop-off Station
    5467 Selma Pike, Springfield, bins located behind fire station
    Open during daylight hours
  • Northridge Recycling Station
    1539 Student Avenue (parking lot of Pappy Maine Baseball Field)
    Always Open
  • Mad River Township Recycling Station
    7952 Dayton-Springfield Road
    Enon
    Open during daylight hours
  • Northeast Recycling Station
    At the corner of Old Columbus Road and State Route 54
    Pleasant Township
    Always Open

Each station has three kinds of bins

  • Bins for paperboard and cardboard 
  • Bins for paper (newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office paper). If a station does not have a separate bin for paper, the Rumpke bins can also accept paper.
  • Bins for cans, glass,plastic, and paper  (These bins are serviced by Rumpke.)
  • In addition, the West Station has a container for books and a yard waste bin.

Please Note

  • Items placed in the bins should NOT be in plastic bags or trash bags.
  • We ask that you carefully review the list of acceptable items and the correct methods of preparation. Items not listed as acceptable will be considered CONTAMINATION and may increase program costs.

What is accepted

Plastic

  • Plastics #1 and #2 (Just check the bottom of the container). To learn more about types of plastic, see our Guide to Plastics Recycling.
  • Household containers for products like:
    • Soda
    • Salad Dressing
    • Milk
    • Water
    • Laundry and Cleaning Products
PREPARATION:
  • Empty and crush, if possible
  • Replace the lid
DO NOT RECYCLE
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags or wrap (recycle at the grocery store)
  • Containers used for motor oil, auto products, paint, solvents, lawn products, or chemicals.

Glass

  • Beverage Bottles
  • Food Jars
  • All Colors of Glass Accepted
PREPARATION:
  • REMOVE & DISCARD LIDS
  • Rinse well to remove food residues
DO NOT RECYCLE
  • Drinking glasses or dishes
  • Mirrors
  • Window Glass
  • Light Bulbs (fluorescent bulbs: take to West Recycling Station)
  • Broken Glass

Metal

  • Tin food cans (canned veggies, pet food, sardines, etc.)
  • Aluminum & steel beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and pie pans
  • Aerosol spray cans (must be emptied)
PREPARATION:
  • REMOVE & DISCARD LIDS
  • Rinse well to remove food residues
DO NOT RECYCLE
  • Cans used for Chemicals or Paints
  • Appliances or power tools
  • Batteries (bring into our office for recycling)
  • Clothes Hangers

Paper

  • Newspapers, including glossy inserts
  • Magazines, catalogs, etc.
  • Mail, including envelopes with clear plastic "windows"
  • Office paper
  • Milk, juice, and drink cartons
PREPARATION:
  • No special preparation needed, except to remove caps and straws from cartons.
DO NOT RECYCLE
  • Paper heavily soiled by food or oils
  • Carbon copy paper

Cardboard

  • Food boxes (remove liners)
  • Corrugated cardboard
PREPARATION:
  • Flatten cardboard (it must fit through a 5” slot)

Specialty Recycling Center

Specialty Recycling requiring a small fee (cash and credit cards accepted)

Location

1620 W Main St
Springfield, Ohio 45504
get a map here

Hours

Thursdays
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

First Saturday of each month
9 a.m. - noon
When the first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, the Center will open on the second Saturday.

WHAT IS ACCEPTED

Electronics

  • Televisions and monitors, 10¢ a pound. (Limit 5 per visit)

Note: TV tubes by themselves are a flat $10 fee.

  • All other electronics are FREE. We take computer systems, stereo equipment, VCR’s, DVD players.
  • Best Buy also recycles electronics, Click here to learn more
  • Goodwill Industries also recycles computers. Click here to learn more

Paint*

  • 30¢ a pound fee
  • Limit 10 gallons per visit
  • Both latex and oil-based are accepted

Used Tires

  • 10¢ a pound fee
  • Passenger and light truck tires only
  • Limit 10 tires per visit

Fluorescent Bulbs

  • 50¢ each fee
  • No crushed bulbs
  • HID (High Intensity lamps) $1 each and UV lamps $2 each.

Rechargeable and Dry-Cell Batteries

  • Free

Appliances Containing CFC’s

  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers
  • $5 each (other appliances accepted for free)
  • Limit 5 per visit

Secure Document Destruction

Household Hazardous Waste

  • $1.00 per lb.
  • For a complete list of the household chemicals we accept, go to our hazardous waste page.

Cooking Oil

  • Cooking oils and greases accepted free, but must be given to a staff member for pouring into the proper container.
  • Please strain all food pieces out of the oil.
  • This service is available to Clark County residents only (no businesses, farms, schools, or government agencies).

Propane Cylinders

  • Tanks for backyard grills, usually 10-20 pounds, are accepted free.
  • The small cylinders used for camping are accepted for $1 a pound.

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Other Recycling Outlets

If you’re willing to go the extra mile to recycle your waste, here are some outlets you may find useful. *Please call ahead to confirm acceptance of these items.*

Batteries (Lead Acid)

Advance Auto937-525-9772 (N. Limestone) or 324-5009 (S. Limestone)
Auto Zone937-324-2112
Wal-Mart937-399-0704 (Bechtle) or 937-652-2827 (Tuttle Rd.)

Batteries (Household)

Batteries Plus937-398-0044

Cell Phones

Jackson Lytle & Lewis937-399-2822
Best Buy937-324-8377
Target937-324-2584
PetSmart937-323-6730

Concrete and Blacktop

OMAC Hauling Recycling Center937-324-7567
City Wide937-323-3506

Clothes Hangers and Dry Cleaning Bags

Capitol Dry Cleaning937-324-7567
Dolbeer’s Dry Cleaners937-323-0123

Eyeglasses

New Image Eye Center937-399-4101
United Senior Services937-323-4948
Jackson Lytle & Lewis937-399-2811
Lenscrafters937-525-9244
Shawnee Optical937-323-1233
Wal-Mart937-399-0704 (Bechtle) or 937-652-2827 (Tuttle Rd.)

Electronics

Goodwill Stores

Goodwill, through a partnership with Dell, accepts most computer-related equipment free of charge. Both Clark County stores are involved in this program. Items accepted include desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, scanners, keyboards, mice, cords, speakers, and ink and toner cartridges. For more information on the Goodwill program, check out:

http://reconnectpartnership.com/

Goodwill, 1961 N. Bechtle Ave.937-399-9013
Goodwill, 291 E. Leffel Lane937-324-8638

Best Buy Recycles

Best Buy stores will accept for recycling most consumer electronics without charging a fee. A $25 fee is charged for tube TVs smaller than 32” and flat-screen TVs smaller than 50", Larger TVs and flat screens are not accepted. Items accepted for free include battery backups, cables and connectors, power inverters, portable media players, projectors, DirecTV set-top box/converters, DVD/Blu-ray players, VCRs, remotes, surge protectors, TiVO, and others. In addition, all Best Buy stores offer recycling kiosks in the entryway where consumers may drop-off cell phones, rechargeable batteries, ink-jet cartridges, gift cards, CDs, DVDs, and smart phones free of charge. For more information on Best Buy’s recycling program, go to www.bestbuy.com and, under the "Services" menu, click on "Recycling Your Old Products."

Best Buy937-324-8377

Motor Oil

Advance Auto937-525-9772 (N. Limestone) or 937-324-5009 (S. Limestone)
Auto Zone937-324-2112
Compton Power Equipment937-390-3998
Grismer Tire937-322-1074
TSC Farm House Auto Store937-399-8664

Oil Filters:

Carefully punch a hole in the filter and allow it to drain in a pan for 24 hours. Recycle the oil (see above locations) and take the used filter to Staker Alloy (at the corner of Lagonda and James St.).

Other Metals

Staker Alloys, Inc.937-325-9289
Springfield Recycling937-322-4118
PSC Metals, Inc.937-328-3330

Packing Peanuts and Bubble Wrap (also plastic packaging "pillows")

Box King937-322-8117
The UPS Store937-399-6877

Plastic Grocery Bags (Avoid them by shopping with a reusable bag!)

Kroger (All Spfld. Locations)937-323-0340 (Bechtle) or 937-390-1481 (Derr)
Meijer937-323-0267
Wal-Mart937-399-2312 (Bechtle Ave.) or 937-652-2834 (Tuttle Rd.)

Power Equipment (Lawn mowers, Chainsaws, Weed-eaters, etc.)

Compton Power Equipment937-390-3998

Printer Cartridges

Best Buy937-324-8377
Target937-324-2584
Recycling Center937-521-2020

Propane Cylinders (10 lbs. or larger, grill-type tanks)

Suburban Propane937-864-7327

Scrap Metal (applicances, cans, etc.) GET PAID!

City Wide937-322-5870
Springfield Recycling937-322-4118
PSC Metals937-328-3330

Stoves

OMAC Hauling Recycling Center937-324-7567

String Lights (Christmas lights)...........Recycling Center

Tapes (VHS and cassette).....................Recycling Center

Trees and Yard Waste......see Compost page.

Tubs and Toilets

L & L Salvage937-324-0122
ReStore937-325-0369
OMAC Hauling
Recycling Center
937-324-7567

Wood and Wooden Pallets

Buckeye Diamond(800) 782-7517
OMAC Hauling
Recycling Center
937-324-7567

Washing Machines & Dryers

OMAC Hauling
Recycling Center
937-324.7567

Water Heaters

OMAC Hauling
Recycling Center
937-324-7567