1135 North Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

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.

Township House Rural Drop Off
      (Non restricted public access)
     Recycling Center Drive-Through Drop Off
     Weekly Curbside Collection
     NonProfit Collection
     Yard Waste Drop Off

      Other Services

Township House Rural Drop Off
      (Non restricted public access)

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 10:00 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 the first Monday
York Township House the first Wednesday
Willshire Township House the first Friday
Union Township House the second Monday
Liberty Township House the second Wednesday

Hoaglin Township House the second Friday

Ridge Township House the third Monday
Harrison Township House the third Wednesday
Jackson Township House the third Friday
Jennings Township House the fourth Monday

 Recycling Center Drive-Through Drop Off

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.

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Weekly Curbside Collection

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 7:30 a.m. to insure collection. Please avoid extreme weather setouts that cause recycling to become litter. Paper fiber and container 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.

NonProfit Collection

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, V Wert Soil & Water Conservation Dist, OSU Extension Service, NWC OH Ed Service Center, Vantage Vocational School, VW High School, Van Wert Elementary School, Crestview Schools, Lincolnview School, Starr Commonwealth campus, St Mary's elementary, Thomas Edison campus, Marsh Foundation School and office

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Compost- $10.00 per scoop. A pickup truck holds about two scoops

Mulch- $24.00 per scoop- Dblground.

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.

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*Recyclers Guide

Drop offs

*Drive Thru


*Non-Profit Collections

*Compost Facility

*Other Services