Collection and Drop-offs
Our Mission: The mission of the Solid Waste Management District is to provide waste reduction services and opportunities in a manner that exceeds the expectations of its customers and the communities it serves.
Each of the ten townships that participate in the Rural Township House drop-off program receive recycling service on the same day of the month unless a holiday causes an adjustment. The drop-off hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The drop-off sites are located at the respective township houses but do not require township residency for participation. Residents with large quantities are asked to use the Recycling Center drive-through drop-off. The township drop-off schedule is as follows:
Tully Township House - 1st Monday
York Township House - 1st Wednesday
Willshire Township House - 1st Friday
Union Township House - 2nd Monday
Liberty Township House - 2nd Wednesday
Hoaglin Township House - 2nd Friday
Ridge Township House - 3rd Monday
Harrison Township House- 3rd Wednesday
Jackson Township House - 3rd Friday
Jennings Township House - 4th Monday
Non restricted residential, commercial, industrial and nonprofit access. The drive-though drop-off is located at 1135 North Washington Street and open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 noon. Using the drive-through is easy: Drive up to the East door and sound your horn so we can open it for you. Drive into the building and stop your vehicle in the unloading area. Unload your recyclable materials and sound your horn again so we can open the exit door for you. The entrance and exit doors are always open during warm weather hours.
Household, commercial, industrial and nonprofit recycling collection in Convoy, Elgin, Ohio City, Middle Point, Van Wert, Venedocia, Willshire and Wren.
The Solid Waste Management District provides two recycling bins. Other containers that fit your space more appropriately may be used with the provided bin(s). The containers should have a 22 gallon or less capacity for the safety of your collection staff. Recycling bins must be out by 6:30 a.m. to insure collection. Please avoid extreme weather set-outs that cause recycling to become litter. Lost bins due to weather related causes will need to be purchased by the resident at $8.00 each. Paper fiber and commingle materials must be separated from each other. Holiday schedules changes available 24 hours-per-day by calling 238-7767 or by visiting our Facebook Page.
A scheduled or call-as-needed recycling collection service for schools, churches, government entities and other nonprofit organizations. Participating organizations include:
City Of VW Municipal Building, VW County Courthouse, VW County Annex, VW County Human Services, VW County Engineers, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Convoy Community Care Center, U.S. Department of Ag, Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation Dist, OSU Extension Service, NWC OH Ed Service Center, Vantage Vocational School, Van Wert High School, Van Wert Elementary School, Crestview School, Lincolnview School, Starr Commonwealth Campus, St Mary's Elementary, Thomas Edison Campus, Marsh Foundation School and office.
Van Wert County services 6 drop-off locations in Allen County: American Township (Lima) - 1st Thursday of the month 2:30 pm - 5 pm Monroe Township (Cairo) - 2nd Thursday of the month 2:30 pm - 5 pm Auglaize Township (Harrod) - 3rd Tuesday of the month 12 pm - 2:30 pm Jackson Township (Lafayette) - 3rd Tuesday of the month 3 pm - 5:30 pm Bath Township (Bath) - 3rd Thursday of the month 2:30 pm - 5 pm Marion Township (Delphos) - 4th Saturday of the month 8 am - 11 am For location details please visit Allen County's Website.
Free Used Books - Come in and browse the wide selection of used books at the District Recycling Center, from novels to non-fiction, paperbacks to hardbacks.
Educational Tours- If your business or school is looking for an educational tour, the District Recycling Center offers tours for groups. Please contact Jeff Harmon at 419 238-7767.