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Join in the Great Cleanup!

The 2018 Great American Cleanup is now taking registrations. Volunteers can sign up to pick up litter or beautify any public place in Clark County between March 1 and May 31.

The Clark County Solid Waste District will provide trash bags, gloves, and a token prize for each volunteer. The District also can dispose of bags of litter for groups that aren't able to haul them away.

Register by calling 521-2021 or by email at lmitchell@clarkcountyohio.gov. You can also download a registration form at this link.

The Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest annual litter pickup, beautification, and community improvement program. The 2017 cleanup drew 1,426 Clark County volunteers who picked up 645 bags of litter. Join us in 2018 and help boost those numbers even higher!

Cleanup Trailer is ready

The Community Cleanup Trailer is available for groups of at least 5 adult volunteers to use for a neighborhood beautificaiton project.

Our staff will deliver the trailer to, and pick up from, your site. A group can keep the trailer, which is stocked with landscaping tools, for three days.

Reservations for the trailer are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Steve at 521-2022.

Full details are on the Cleanup Trailer Page.

New drop-off stations

New drop-off recycling stations are now available in Northridge and Mad River Township.

The Northridge station, located at 1539 Student Ave., in the parking lot of the Pappy Maine Baseball Field, is always open. The Mad River station, 7952 Dayton-Springfield Road, by the Mad River Township Service building, is open during daylight hours.

These free, self-service stations will provide bins for recycling of paper, plastic, metal, glass and cardboard, just like the three stations that have been in use for several years. For details about what we accept and how to prepare items, go to our Recycle page.

Cooking oil recycling

Not sure how to responsibly dispose of the cooking oil you used to fry some meat or potatoes? The Clark County Recycling Center now accepts cooking oil at no charge.

This service is available to Clark County residents (no businesses, farms, schools, or government agencies) during normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Meat and other food pieces should be strained out of the used oil. Only cooking oil and associated greases are accepted. Other kinds of oil are taken as household hazardous waste, for $1.00 a pound on Thursdays during Specialty Recycling.

Cooking oil should never be poured down the drain, as it will congeal and clog pipes. Normally, residents are advised to put used oil in containers and dispose of it in the trash. Being able to recycle the oil keeps a usable material out of pipes and landfills.

G.A. Wintzer and Son Co., based in Wapakoneta, will take the cooking oil and use it in making animal feeds.

Electronic newsletter

The Clark County Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful send an electronic newsletter of events and reminders to any interested parties.

The newsletter comes out once a month by email only. Your email address is only used for this newsletter and will never be sold or given to any other party.

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What's the deal with plastics?

Many people ask why only certain plastics are accepted for recycling or exactly what is a No. 1 or a No. 2. Get the answers to these questions in a one-page Guide to Plastics Recycling.

Center takes batteries

Household dry cell batteries (AAA, D, etc.) can be dropped off free of charge at the Clark County Recycling Center, 1602 W. Main St. in Springfield, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These batteries will be recycled with other electronics.

There is no charge to residents, but we do ask that you bring in no more than one full grocery bag at a time. Please turn batteries in at the office, not in the drop-off bins on the lot. Handle your batteries responsibly by recycling.

Rechargeable batteries also can be recycled at our West Main Street office.

Drug Take-Back Boxes

Area law enforcement agencies are offering three locations for residents to drop off expired or unneeded medications. For details, go to News and Events.

Trim Your Waste - for residents

Learn how to achieve a 50% reduction in waste going to the landfill by reducing and reusing your waste and recycling what’s left. You’ll also find information on managing hazardous waste and composting.

Buy Recycled

Learn how to close the recycling loop by buying products made partly or entirely from recycled materials.

School Support

Information for educators, including waste reduction grants.

Business Support

We may be able to help your business reduce and recycle and even save on disposal cost.

Keep Clark County Beautiful

The mission of this Keep America Beautiful organization is to engage Clark County Residents to take pride, ownership, and responsibility for enhancing their community's environment. Get involved.


This section includes local disposal facility options and other useful links.