Ashland County Solid Waste District

Recycle it-Ashland has announced

they will be reopening the drive thru for recycling on

Friday, May 15, 2020.

ALL CUSTOMERS

MUST REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES WHEN VISITING THE DRIVE-THRU

DRIVE-THRU WILL BE OPEN REGULAR HOURS OF MONDAY - FRIDAY  8AM TO 4PM

Recycling tub drop off locations will start to see tubs return the first part of June!!

 

Check out the NEW projects & work sheets added to our Education page!

 

DISTRICT UPDATES:

Update on COVID-19

The global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to affect communities all around us, around our state, the country, and the world. Recycle it LLC would like to communicate to everyone how this affects our business and you as our partner in this industry. Most importantly, we want to make certain that our employees stay safe and we will strive to keep them from harm’s way. By saying this, we need to reevaluate what is risky and what is not to our employees.

**ATTENTION**

Effective at 4 pm today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

Recycle it - Ashland has decided to close the drive thru at the Ashland County Recycling Center, located at 1270 Middle Rowsburg Rd., Ashland, Ohio, to further protect thier employees safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Drive thru will remain closed until further notice. 

Future announcements will be posted as soon as they are made available.

 

 

          As a precaution to the coronavirus, an announcement was made Thursday, March 12, 2020, that Recycle it-Ashland has chosen to pull the recycling drop off containers located throughout the county temporarily due to the contamination of recyclables.  This also includes the weekend drop off locations for recycling drives.

           Please be mindful of what goes into the recycling, the center does not accept garbage/trash, clothes, diapers or medical waste.

          The drive thru will remain open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm & continue to purchase non-ferrous metals, receive drop offs of paper, cardboard, plastics & tin cans.    Recycle it accepts tires, electronics & freon appliances for a fee. Please call Recycle it at 419-289-7382 or the Solid Waste District office at 419-282-4249 with questions on materials accepted or how to pack or dispose of unwanted or unused materials.

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          Recycle it took over the Ashland Co. Recycling Center on Dec. 2, 2019 and has doubled the amount of paper & cardboard processed in a month and continue to provide the services previously offered by the county.  The drive thru is still open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm & continues to purchase non-ferrous metals, receive drop offs of paper, cardboard, plastics & tin cans.  Please be mindful of what goes into the recycling, the center does not accept garbage/trash, clothes, diapers or medical waste.  Recycle it accepts tires, electronics & freon appliances for a fee. Please call Recycle it at 419-289-7382 or the Solid Waste District office at 419-282-4249 with questions on materials accepted or how to pack or dispose of unwanted or unused materials. 

           In January 2020 alone, Ashland County/Recycle it saved: 7,343 trees, over 3,000,000 gallons of water, 1,814,193 kilowatts of energy & 1,469 cubic yards of landfill space.  Reducing, reusing & recycling can make an environmental difference.

           Education is the key to future recyclers & lifelong learners.  The Solid Waste District Education Specialist, Nancy Earick, does an outstanding job teaching the todays’ youth how to recycle & what to recycle.  In 2019 Nancy gave 376 presentations to 7,982 participants & had several tours of the recycling center.  Other projects included: Kindstock held at Hillsdale High School, information & a donation to the Mohican River Cleanup, information packets on recycling & composting for science fair projects, instructions on starting a compost bin & the Adopt-A-Road program.

           Along with our education program the Solid Waste District offers Ashland county students the chance to be awarded one of three $1,000 scholarships.  Requirements for the scholarship & the applications have been sent to the 6 county schools & can be picked up in the guidance counselors’ office.  All applications must be returned to the Solid Waste District office, now located at 110 Cottage St. - 2nd floor, by 4pm Monday, April 13th, 2020. Any applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarship entries will be selected in a blind judging by the County Commissioners & will be notified by Monday, May 11th, 2020.

           Local county businesses & industries were mailed the annual district recycling survey to report total tonnage of materials recycled in 2019.  The Solid Waste District needs your help and uses this data to show compliance with Ashland County Solid Waste plan that is mandated by the Ohio EPA.  Data is not shared & is greatly needed to have the most accurate numbers for required reporting.  If you have questions please feel free to contact Katherine Truax from GT Environmental at 614-899-9255 or email: ktruax@gtenvironmental.com or myself Cindy Brady at 419-282-4249 or email cbrady@ashlandcounty.org.

Remember:  keep calm & recycle on!!

 

 

The Ashland County Recycling Center is now privatized

& run by Recycle it, LLC

to contact Recycle it - Ashland please feel free to stop by the facility at 1270 Middle Rowsburg Rd. Ashland

 or by calling 419-289-7382.

 

The Solid Waste District Office has been moved to the county office building located at 110 Cottage St., 2nd floor. (accross the hall from the county commissioners office)  You can contact the Solid Waste office at 419-282-4249.

 

 

 

 

 

 Feasibilty study on the

Operations of the Ashland County Recycling Center

for the Ashland County Board of County Commissioners

to view the study please click on the link below:

https://www.ashlandcounty.org/recycling/data/uploads/2-24-2019-draft-feasibility-study-on-ashland-county-recycling-center.pdf

If you have questions or comments on the study call the 

Ashland County Commissioners

 

Ashland Christian 3rd graders

make recycling signs to encourage other students to step on board with recycling.

 

 

 

Now available for viewing online:

The Ashland County Solid Waste Mangagement District

2018-2032 Revised Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update

https://www.ashlandcounty.org/recycling/data/uploads/2019-2033_revised_ashland_plan_update.pdf

 

 

 

 

Our Recycling Newsletters

Solid Waste Dist. Coordinator's Update 

Education Coordinator's Update

 

 

     Recycling Container Loan Program                      

Would you like to recycle during your next event  or community function?

The Ashland County Recycling Center & Solid Waste District is now offering a Recycling Container Loan Program.

The program is available to individuals, family groups, non-profit organizations, community groups &government offices. Groups can borrow District containers to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles during family gatherings, events & community functions in Ashland County .

Containers will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

To reserve containers for your event, contact the Ashland County Recycling Center & Solid Waste District @ 419-282-4249 .