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. 2’x2’ for curbside; 4’x4’ for drop-off.

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. Containers must be rinsed free of food waste or other contaminants. Labels do not need to be removed.

PLASTICS: All plastic bottles, jugs, and containers numbers 1-7. No rigid plastics such as lawn chairs, outdoor toys, trash cans, laundry baskets, etc.

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, wax coated cardboard or paper, 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. No Charge.  

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

OTHER PLASTICS:  Bulk ABS, shrink wrap, and vinyl siding (less than 4 lengths).

USED OIL: Used motor oil, hydraulic oil, or fuel oil free of gasoline, solvents or other contaminants. No charge.

FLUORESCENT BULBS: Tube, circular, u-bend, or CFL bulbs. Residential use only.     50 cents per bulb.

USED TIRES: $4.00 per passenger car or truck tire.

CAR/TRUCK/MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES: Wet cell only. No charge.

PAINT: Liquid water based paints ONLY. No oil-based, alkyd, or stains, No dried up paint. $1.00 per gallon.

OTHER: Printer toner/ink cartridges, All batteries, All electronic cords and Christmas lights, All scrap metal. No charge.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING: Bins must be out by 7:30 a.m.. Please avoid extreme weather set-out. Materials placed in plastic bags will not be collected. The first two recycling bins are available for your use free. Replacement bins are $8.00 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 419-238-7767.

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