Adams County Recycling

There are recycling drop-off locations and a transfer station available to residents of Adams County.  Some locations accept glass, some do not. Please click on the recycle bin on the right for locations in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties. By clicking on the blue pin on the map, you will see what items are accepted at that location.

Click on  the ‘Search by Item’ picture on the right for a list of what to recycle and where.

Recycling reduces the amount of generated waste and ultimately the cost of waste disposal for residents.


The Adams Waste and Recycling Center (AWAR) is a transfer station where residents can drop off garbage and tires for a nominal fee.   AWAR is also a buy-back recycling center and accepts non-ferrous metals and some auto parts.  AWAR is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Call (937) 544-2650 for more information.  Click here for a map of AWAR.  Or click here for more information on AWAR.

Appliance Recycling

Adams-Brown Recycling in Georgetown will accept refrigerators and freezers for a $10 charge, and other old appliances free of charge (updated March 2021).  Please call (937) 378-3431 for more information.