Adams County Recycling & Waste Disposal

Recycling reduces the amount of landfilled waste and ultimately reduces the cost of waste disposal for residents. The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District provides 18 recycling drop-off locations throughout Adams County. Click on the recycling bin locations icon to the right or view the list below to find the recycling drop-off location closest to you. Each recycling drop-off location in Adams County is serviced by Adams Brown Recycling and processed at their facility in Georgetown, Ohio. Adams Brown Recycling is able to process the same recyclable material as Rumpke Waste and Recycling with the following exceptions: no cups of any kind, no plastics except plastic bottles, no cardboard cartons. The Solid Waste District uses a combination of stationary compactors and mobile roll-off containers throughout Adams County to collect recyclable material. All locations accept cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, and plastic bottles. Some of the locations accept glass bottles/jars and others may not. Glass bottles/jars are not accepted in the compactors, but are accepted in the roll-off containers. By clicking on a green recycling marker on the map, you will see what items are accepted at that location.
R.B. Ellison Park Peebles / Meigs Twp 34 Nixon Avenue, Peebles, OH 45660
Peebles High School Peebles / Meigs Twp 25719 State Route 41, Peebles, OH 45660
Peebles Elementary School Peebles / Meigs Twp 700 Peebles Indian Drive, Peebles, OH 45660
North Adams High School Seaman / Scott Twp 96 Green Devil Drive, Seaman, OH 45679
North Adams Elementary School Seaman / Scott Twp 2295 Moores Road, Seaman, OH 45679
Winchester – near railroad tracks Winchester 2033 Tri County Road, Winchester, OH 45697
Wayne Twp Fire Department Cherry Fork / Wayne Twp 14815 SR 136, Winchester, OH 45697
Oliver Twp Fire Department Unity / Oliver Twp 4613 Unity Road, West Union, OH 45693
Adams County Waste and Recycling West Union / Tiffin Twp 95 Trefz Road, West Union OH 45693
West Union Elementary School West Union / Tiffin Twp 555 Lloyd Rd. West Union, OH 45693
West Union High School West Union / Tiffin Twp 97 Dragon Lair Dr, West Union, OH 45693
Ohio Valley Career/Technical Center West Union / Tiffin Twp 175 Lloyd Rd, West Union, OH 45693
West Union – Courthouse Square West Union / Tiffin Twp 310 N. Cross St., West Union, OH 45693
Adams County Engineers West Union / Tiffin Twp 11260 St. Route 41, West Union, OH 45693
Adams County Christian School West Union / Tiffin Twp 187 Willow Dr., West Union, OH 45693
Jefferson Twp Fire Department Blue Creek / Jefferson 9130 Blue Creek Rd, Blue Creek, OH 45616
Manchester High School Manchester 130 Wayne Frye dr. Manchester, OH 45144
Manchester Village (behind library) Manchester 23 W. 5th St., Manchester, OH 45144
  • Residents and businesses can dispose of trash or debris for 8 cents per pound at Adams County Waste and Recycling (AWAR) located at 95 Trefz Road in West Union. AWAR is a waste transfer station that is funded by the Adams Clermont Solid Waste District and operated under contract by Adams Brown Recycling. AWAR also accepts any amount of tires (on or off rim) for 12 cents per pound.
  • Scrap steel can be disposed of at AWAR free of charge, but Freon-bearing items such as refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and dehumidifiers require a $10 fee for disposal.
  • Not accepted: household hazardous waste, pressurized tanks (propane, welding, helium, etc.), barrels (unless top cut out and inside dry), or oil/fluids.
  • The Adams County Waste and Recycling transfer station is open for trash disposal from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. AWAR is CLOSED on Wednesdays and Sundays. The transfer station can be reached by phone at (937) 544-2650.
  • Aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, and some other materials can be sold to AWAR on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please call AWAR at (937) 544-2650 for current market pricing.