VAN WERT COUNTY 
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

1135 North Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Email: recyclevw@bright.net 
   Telephone: 419-238-7767

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.

RECYCLERS GUIDE

 

THE PAPER FIBER STREAM-BIN ONE

CARDBOARD: Corrugated sheets and boxes (flattened), cereal and other pasteboard packaging, file folders, poster board, brown paper bags, etc. Please cut down large boxes and remove plastic windows.

GLOSSY PAPER: Material that has a glossy sheen including: magazines, catalogs, flyers, etc.

MIXED OFFICE PAPER: Office paper including copy, construction, envelopes, computer, tablets and pads, phonebooks, workbooks with plastic binding removed, and junk mail. No 3-ring binders.

NEWSPAPER: Newspaper and all included paper items. No plastic bags or rubber bands.

BOOKS: Place hardcover and paperback books in a paper bag for easy separation. The District maintains a library consisting of thousands of books available free at the Recycling Center.

 

DO NOT MIX PAPER FIBER AND COMMINGLE MATERIALS TOGETHER!

 

THE COMMINGLE STREAM-BIN TWO

CANS: Aluminum or bimetal cans including: empty aerosol cans and small miscellaneous metal scrap. Containers must be rinsed free of food waste or other contaminants. Labels do not need to be removed.

PLASTICS: All plastic containers numbers 1, through 7 (No Styrofoam), shopping bags (multiple plastic bags must be placed inside one bag), Labels and lids do not need removed. Call for unlisted grades

GLASS: Clean food or beverage container glass. No bulbs, ornamental, plate/window, Pyrex or cookware. All containers must be rinsed free of food waste/other contaminants. Labels and lids do not need removed.

ALUMINUM FOIL: Aluminum foil and pans rinsed free of food waste/other contaminants

 

SORRY, WE CAN NOT ACCEPT: Adhesive materials; used tissue paper/paper towels, oil/food  contaminated  paper  materials, film/photographs,  paper  containers  with  attached  metal or plastic ends or spouts, cardboard juice or milk containers, propane (flammable gas) tanks, pet food bags; carbon paper; or items with food or other contaminants. Please keep your recycling clean.

 

SPECIAL ITEMS – RECYCLING CENTER ONLY

APPLIANCES: Large and small includes: air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, dish washers, water heaters, ranges, washers, dryers, toasters, mixers, sweepers, fans, etc.   

ELECTRONIC WASTE: Everything electronic! Computers and accessories, stereo equipment, DVD & video players, copiers, etc. $.37/lb fee for tube type Monitors and Televisions;

OTHER PLASTICS: ABS, shrink rap, and vinyl siding (less than 4’ lengths). Call for others

USED OIL: Used motor or hydraulic oil free of gasoline, solvents or other contaminants

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS: 4’ and 8’ tubes residential use bulbs only

USED TIRES: $3.00 per passenger car or truck tire. Call for larger tire prices

CAR/TRUCK/MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES: wet cell only

 

CURBSIDE RECYCLING: Bins must be out by 7:30 a.m.. Please avoid extreme weather setout. Materials placed in plastic bags will not be collected. The first two recycling bins are available for your use free. Replacement bins are $7.00 each.

 

Recycling Center Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 – 5:00. First and third Saturday 8:00-Noon.

Holiday schedules changes available 24 hours-per-day by calling 238-7767.

 

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