Van Wert County Recycling FAQs. Don't see an answer you are looking for? Please give us a call at 419-238-7767.

  • What can I recycle?
You can find our Recyclers Guide here. If you have any questions, please give us a call 419-238-7767.
  • What are your business hours?
The Drive-Thru hours are Mon, Wed, & Fri 9 am - 5 pm and the first and third Saturday from 8 am - Noon. For deliveries or special inquires, please call us at 419-238-7767.

  • Why didn't my recycling get picked up?
There could be many reasons your recycling was not picked up. Most commonly, the cause is your recycling bins are mixed with commingle (plastic, metal, glass) and paper products (paper/cardboard). The recycling guidelines call for the use of two (2) recycling bins so you can sort accordingly. If you only have one bin, a second bin will be provided to you for free. If you have two+ bins, you will need to sort your recyclables before they can be collected. Another reason could be that you did not have your bins out on the curb before the driver collected. Be sure to have your bins at the curb no later than 6:30 am to insure collection. If those two reasons do not apply to you, please give us a call so we can help you get the issue resolved.
  • Why didn’t you take this item?

In most cases, if an item is left in your curbside bin, it is because we do not accept that item on curbside. However, some of those items are still accepted at the Recycling Center. Be sure to check the recycling guide for your item(s) in question. Also, as everything else in the world, things can change. The recycling center can only accept items that we have found a market for. Markets tend to change year to year. Some items become less valuable or obsolete to the point that companies have lost interest in processing them.

  • Where do I take my yard waste?

The Van Wert SWMD Composting Facility officially closed on April 20, 2018.
Yard waste (brush, tree limbs, grass clippings, leaves, etc) can now be taken to Go Green located at 7898 US Rte 127 N (where the old dump used to be). All county residents can drop off yard waste at no charge. Their business hours are Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 4:30 pm and phone # 1-888-453-3545.

  • Do you recycle TVs?

Yes! We accept ALL electronics. There is a fee for ALL televisions and monitors (CRT, LED, LCD, projection, etc.) set at $0.70/per pound. All other electronics are free to recycle.

  • Do you accept any hazardous household waste (HHW)?

Yes. We accept used motor oil, hydraulic oil, or fuel oil (free to drop off). This used oil actually heats our facility in the winter!
We also accept fluorescent lamps -- tube, circular, U-shape, and CFL’s. There is a fee for these set at $.50/each for 2 foot or smaller and $1.00/each for 4 foot and larger.
We now accept oil based paints and stains for a fee of $0.35/pound and aerosol paints for a fee of $0.55/pound.
We do accept water based paints as well, but these are NOT considered hazardous. We accept latex/acrylic water based paints in liquid form. There is a fee for these set at $2.00/gallon.