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Not eligible for residential recycling service? Want to try recycling an item not accepted by traditional recycling programs? No problem! There are many ways to recycle in Columbus.
Over 200 public recycling drop boxes are available through a partnership between the city and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). Drop box sites are commonly located at fire stations, recreation centers, commercial locations and at most schools. Drop boxes will remain available even after the new RecyColumbus program begins. A listing of these drop box locations is available online. Some drop boxes may be relocated in coming years to better accommodate residents living in multi-family households not covered by the new city service.
Rumpke will continue offering subscription recycling service to residents living in the City of Columbus. To receive this service, please complete and submit a request for new service form online.
Yard waste disposal options are offered to residents in order to compost the discarded material into a rich soil for reuse. There are two main ways to dispose of yard waste material with the city:
Many items can be donated for reuse with central Ohio organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), and more. Additionally, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) maintains an online listing of trusted resources to recycle many items including CD's, cellphones, styrofoam and more.
Businesses often times have a lot of waste paper and rather than throw it away, consider starting an office recycling program. To do so consider one of the following options:
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Need a second cart? Fill out an order form(PDF, 150KB).
It’s not only important to recycle. It’s important to Recycle Right. Visit www.RecycleRight.org.
Tell your family, friends, and neighbors about RecyColumbus or get even more involved by volunteering your time.