The Van Wert SWMD has opted to close its compost facility through the approval of the Van Wert County Commissioners and the SWMD Policy Board. Van Wert County residents will still have an outlet for their yard waste and brush free of charge. Beginning immediately all brush and yard waste shall be taken to Go Green at 7898 US RT 127, Van Wert, OH 45891.
Go Green’s location is just up the road from the SWMD, at the site of Van Wert’s old Transfer Station. Go Green’s hours of operation are Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 4:30 pm and Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm. Saturday hours are seasonal. Along with yard waste, Go Green also recycles concrete, asphalt, rock, wood products, and construction and demolition debris.
There are no changes to the recycling center itself. The George E. Brake Recycling Center will remain open, with the same hours, and collect the same items. This change is aimed at the compost facility only.
The SWMD apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The Van Wert SWMD will continue to do their best to serve the residents of Van Wert County. This will be a positive change for the SWMD as they are able to focus 100% on recycling solid waste and will continue to explore ways to improve our community.