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.
Other Recycling Options
Drop box recycling
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 locations is available
. Some drop boxes may be relocated in coming years to better accomodate 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
Yard waste disposal
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:
1. Collection service for eligible households: Yard waste is collected every other week with recycling collection. Find out more about how to use yard waste collection services
2. Additionally, the city's
Compost Facility will accept yard waste free of charge, year round.
Many items can be donated for reuse with central Ohio organizations including
Habitat for Humanity
Waste Not Center
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
. Additionally, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) maintains an
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 then throw it away, consider starting an office recycling program. To do so consider one of the following options:
• With support of the Mayor's
Get Green Columbus
program, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District has developed a tool kit of resources to help downtown businesses implement
• Contract with a private hauler to collect recyclables as is done with trash services. The
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
is available to assist and advise businesses.