VAN WERT COUNTY
1135 North Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891
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
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:
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.
Household, commercial, industrial and nonprofit recycling collection in Convoy, Elgin, Ohio City, Middle Point, Ohio City, Van Wert, Venedocia, Willshire and Wren
The Solid Waste Management District provides the 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. Wood fiber and container materials must be separated from each other. Holiday schedules changes available 24 hours-per-day by calling 238-7767.
A scheduled or call-as-needed recycling collection service for schools, churches, government entities and other nonprofit organizations. Participating organizations include:
A composting facility located at 1135 North Washington Street in conjunction with the DISTRICT Recycling Center and Material Recovery Facility. Accepting trees, brush, leaves and other yard waste for processing into firewood, compost and wood mulch. Over 3,000 tons of yard wastes are processed annually at the composting facility. The finished products are made available to DISTRICT residents at a price of $10.00/scoop, and mulch at $24.00/scoop - Doubleground. The composting facility is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
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 Jerry Neumeier at 419 238-7767.