SEVERAL TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAYS SCHEDULED – list of events will be frequently updated

Several townships in Clermont County host clean-up events annually, also known as “junk days”, where residents can drop off furniture, debris, or other large items that are typically difficult to dispose of. These events are funded entirely by the hosting township as a service to their residents.

Hazardous waste, paint, and tires are not accepted at these events. For information about household hazardous waste or paint disposal, CLICK HERE. Some townships have additional restrictions on the type or amount of items a resident can bring. Please contact the hosting township for more information and event hours.

Each event is only open for residents of the hosting township – proof of residency will be required.

Please review the list below to see if the township in which you reside is hosting an event. This list will be updated as more events are scheduled.

Union Township
Monday April 25 – Saturday April 30, 2022
located at Union Township Service Garage on Glen-Este Withamsville Road
for information call (513) 753-2211

Miami Township
Friday April 29, 2022 (2PM-6PM) & Saturday April 30, 2022 (7:30AM-5PM)
located at Miami Township Civic Center on Meijer Drive
for information call (513) 248-3728

Goshen Township
Saturday June 4, 2022
located at Old Green School property – corner of SR 28 & Goshen Rd.
for information call (513) 722-3400

Tate Township
Friday June 10 – Saturday June 11, 2022
located at Maintenance lot – 2655 Spring St., Bethel
for information call (513) 734-2384

Batavia Township
Saturday June 11, 2022 from 8AM – 2PM or until dumpsters are full
located behind maintenance building / fire department – 2401 Old SR 32, Batavia
for information call (513) 732-3888 *limit 2 loads per resident

Jackson Township
Saturday August 13, 2022
located at 3341 US Route 50 lot, 1/4 mile east of Aber Rd.
for information call (513) 625-1800

Stonelick Township
Saturday September 10, 2022
located at back of Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville
for information call (513) 732-3299

Washington Township – no junk days will be scheduled in the future
a roll-off dumpster is available M-F for residents use, by appointment only
located at 2225 State Route 756 (old township hall)
for information or appointment call (513) 553-2072

PRESCRIPTION DROP-OFF & SHRED EVENT – Saturday 04/09/22 @ Eastgate Furniture Fair

Protect yourself from identity thieves and get rid of unwanted prescription drugs by taking part in the annual WCPO 9 Shred day benefitting Crime Stoppers. This event takes place on April 9th, 2022, from 8 a.m. to NOON at five Furniture Fair locations, including the Eastgate location. Donations will be accepted, which will go to Crime Stoppers to help solve crimes in our community.

Event organizers are requiring participants to follow these new procedures in order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Please place all paper in your trunk or back hatch. A volunteer will remove the paper for you.
  2. Please wear a mask or facial covering.
  3. Please remain in your car at all times.
  4. You will be able to drop prescription medication into a receptacle from your vehicle window.
  5. Likewise, donations can be dropped into a receptacle marked “Donations.”

Please be aware that you may encounter longer lines and wait times.

4 Bag or box limit

What you can shred: All paper, rubber bands, paper clips, staples, notebooks, file folders, alligator clips, blueprints.

What you CAN NOT shred: Batteries, metal items, hard drives, computers, electronics, plastic bottles, glass, perishable items, food, liquids.

What’s accepted for the Drug Take-Back: Over-the-counter medications and prescription pills.

What’s NOT accepted for the Drug Take-Back: Liquids, ointments, needles, pens, gels creams.

Eastgate Furniture Fair
4363 Eastgate Square Dr.
Eastgate, OH 45245
(513) 753-8555

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING & SHRED EVENT – Saturday 04/02/22 @ McNicholas High School

 

Safeguard your identity and help protect the environment, all in one event!  The public can take advantage of this environmentally friendly and secure way to safely dispose of private documents and personal electronic devices.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. until noon at McNicholas High School parking lot located at 6536 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

This event is being hosted by McNicholas High School and proceeds will benefit the McNicholas Athletic Program and Alumni Association.  Document Destruction will be handling document shredding while Cobalt will handle the recycling of electronic waste.  For $25 participants can shred up to 5 bankers boxes/average sized trash bags of items such as paper, staples, binders, paper clips, hanging file folders, and notebooks.  For $10 participants can recycle up to 2 boxes or laundry baskets of electronics such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, desktops, and computer towers  (no monitors, keyboards, mice, cords or accessories accepted).

More information about the event can be found here

tips for PROPER BATTERY DISPOSAL

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You may have seen some messages from Rumpke recently about battery disposal. Read on to find out what you are supposed to do with your spent batteries in Clermont County or Adams County, regardless of what trash service you use.

Alkaline batteries are single use, non-rechargeable, and are typically AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V sizes. Alkaline batteries will say “alkaline” on the battery. Alkaline batteries are ok to throw away in the trash. Check the batteries to be sure they do not say “lithium” or “rechargeable” before throwing away. Tape the terminals of 9V batteries before throwing away. Throw the batteries out as you use them. No need to collect them for special disposal. If you have a large collection you need to throw away, throw them into your bags of household trash a handful at a time. Do not place alkaline batteries in your recycling.

NEVER place lithium or rechargeable batteries in the trash or recycling. Lithium or rechargeable batteries come in may forms, from many kinds of battery powered devices. Lithium and rechargeable batteries can be AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V sizes, looking the same as alkaline batteries if you don’t pay close attention. These batteries will be labeled as “lithium” or “rechargeable” if they are not alkaline. Other types of lithium and rechargeable batteries can be found in

  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Children’s toys
  • Electric scooters
  • Vape pens and e-cigs
  • Cameras
  • Power tools
  • Lawn care equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Hearing aid button batteries

Placing lithium or rechargeable batteries in your trash or recycling causes devastating fires inside collection trucks and at facilities. Instead, you must dispose of lithium or rechargeable batteries by taking them to Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, Staples, cell phone stores, or Batteries Plus Bulbs. Most stores that sell products with lithium or rechargeable batteries will have a special collection box for these batteries near their customer service desk. Call the store you plan to go to before heading over to confirm that they are running a lithium/rechargeable battery collection program.

If you have a business that regularly generates spent lithium or rechargeable batteries, you can look into purchasing your own battery disposal box from Call2Recycle. Once you fill the box, you can just ship it back to Call2Recycle.

Lead-acid car batteries never go in the trash or recycling. Ohio law requires anyone who sells car batteries to take old ones back. Contact your preferred auto service provider for car battery drop-off information.

Do you have other materials lying around your house that you need to dispose of, but don’t know how to do it properly? Check out this page for all things recycling and disposal in Adams and Clermont County  http://oeqrecycle.clermontcountyohio.gov/tree/

HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING available at several Clermont County locations through February 1st

Don’t throw those strings of holiday lights away – recycle them through February 1st

While decorating for the holiday season, you may encounter the dreaded wad of lights that is impossible to untangle, or a few strings of lights that mysteriously decided to quit working. Don’t throw those strings of lights away – recycle them properly!

The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District and Cohen have teamed up again this year to provide convenient opportunities to recycle those unwanted or non-working decorative string lights. From December 1st to February 1st residents can recycle their traditional or LED-style string lights by dropping them into a specially marked outdoor container at the following locations:

  • Shor Park: 4659 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150 (container is by public restrooms)
  • Sycamore Park: 4082 State Route 132, Batavia OH 45103 (container is by public restrooms)
  • Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District: Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. Owensville, OH 45160 (container is in front of agricultural service center, near gazebo)
  • Clermont County Water Resources: 4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, OH 45103
  • Cincinnati Nature Center: 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

It is important to remember that holiday lights cannot be placed in your curbside recycling bin or in the public recycling drop-off container you typically use because they will tangle around the machinery and automated equipment at the recycling processing center. Holiday lights require special handling and processing that Cohen is happy to provide! Please note this is for traditional or LED string lights only – no fluorescent bulbs or large halogen bulbs can be accepted. If possible, the string lights should be loose and not bagged.

For more information on this holiday light recycling program call 513-732-7744, email dsnyder@ClermontCountyOhio.gov or visit www.cohenusa.com/lights

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING available at several Clermont County locations

Christmas tree recycling is a great gift to the environment after the holiday season ends.

“Treecycling” not only keeps cut trees out of the landfill, but it helps support other ecosystems. Best of all, it’s FREE and easy! There are several locations in Clermont County for you to dispose of your cut Christmas tree and have it chipped:

  • Village of Batavia: Village residents can place your tree (cleared of all decorations) at the curb for pick-up throughout the month of January for chipping.
  • City of Loveland:  City residents can place trees (cleared of all decorations) at the curb for pick-up from January 4th through January 14th for chipping.
  • Miami Township:  Residents can bring Christmas trees (cleared of all decorations) to either Paxton Ramsey Park or Miami Meadows for chipping. Trees can be dropped off seven days a week during daylight hours from December 26 through January 31 for chipping.
  • Pierce Township:  Pierce Township residents can bring trees (cleared of all decorations) to the Pierce Township Service Garage at 950 Locust Corner Road December 26 through January 8 for chipping.  The drop-off area is located near the baseball fields and will be clearly marked.
  • Pattison Park (Stonelick Twp/Owensville area): trees (cleared of all decorations) can be dropped off at the lake side part of at Pattison Park, near the playground, from December 26 through January 12 for chipping. The drop-off area will be clearly marked.
  • Union Township:  Union Township residents can drop off trees (cleared of all decorations) behind the Police Department at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road for chipping from January 1 through January 31. The drop-off area will be clearly marked.
  • All other residents: BZAK landscaping, located at 931 Round Bottom Road, will allow any Clermont County resident to dispose of trees (cleared of all decorations) for chipping during regular business hours. Please call (513) 831-0907 for information.

Please note, this Treecycling program is only for live cut trees. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as household trash. Before you take your cut tree to a collection site or haul it to the curb for pick-up, please be sure to remove all lights, tinsel, and decorations. Your old or broken strings of holiday lights can also be recycled at several locations around Clermont County: visit www.oeq.net/holidaylights for a complete list of holiday light drop-off locations.

For more information regarding Christmas tree recycling, holiday light recycling, or any other service provided by the Solid Waste District, call (513) 732-7744 or email dsnyder@ClermontCountyOhio.gov

Adams County TIRE DISPOSAL Event: Wednesday October 20, 10am – 6:30pm

Every year, The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District applies for funding for tire amnesty days through the Ohio EPA’s Recycle Ohio Community & Litter Grant program. We are pleased to announce that a grant was awarded for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. This year’s Adams County tire collection day will be held on Wednesday October 20 from 10AM – 6:30PM at the Adams County Waste and Recycle Station, located at 95 Trefz Road, West Union, Ohio 45693. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to dispose of scrap tires that were accumulated from personal use, illegally dumped on their property, or were on their property when they purchased it. Per the grant guidelines: tires can be accepted from Adams County households only, meaning no tires from businesses (auto dealers or repair shops, trucking companies, etc.) can be accepted. A disposal fee of only $1.00 per tire will be collected from the resident at the time of unloading. Tires mounted on rims will be accepted, but please keep them separated from the off-rim tires in your vehicle for ease of sorting at the drop-off site. Rubber equipment tracks (from skid steers, etc.) cannot be accepted.

Important note: Residents will be responsible for unloading all tires they bring to the drop-off site – it is recommended that you bring someone to help you unload.

Although we have been able to hold tire collection events at various locations throughout the county for the past several years, there is no guarantee that additional funding will be available for future events. Most tire retailers and tire installers will gladly accept and properly dispose of your scrap tires for a small fee. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this service in the future when you purchase new tires. Tires can also be disposed of year round at the Adams County Waste and Recycle Station (95 Trefz Road, West Union, Ohio 45693) for only 12 cents per pound.

If you have any questions regarding this event please call Doug Snyder at (513)732-7744 or email dsnyder@ClermontCountyOhio.gov

Summer Litter Cleanup 2021

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2021 Tire Amnesty Days – 9/24 & 9/25 8am-1pm

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Get out your calendars and save the date for the next Tire Collection event! Every year, The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District applies for funding for tire amnesty days through the Ohio EPA’s Recycle Ohio Community & Litter Grant and the grant was awarded for the 2021-2022 grant cycle.  This year’s tire amnesty day will be Friday September 24 & Saturday September 25, 8am-1pm in Jackson Twp, 3341 US Highway 50, Williamsburg, OH. We will be accepting up to 10 tires per person/household for $1 per tire. If you have more than 10 tires, please contact Doug Snyder at dsnyder@clermontcountyohio.gov or (513) 732-7744 prior to the event for assistance.

Want to be the first to know about tire amnesty events in your community? Sign up for our newsletter here! When you sign up, please put your township of residence next to your name in the “name” box.

If you need to dispose of your tires and are unable to make it to this event, please contact any tire retailer near you. Most tire retailers (such as Tire Discounters, Walmart, Firestone) will accept used tires and charge around $3.50/tire. For a list of other places to take your tires year round, see our Recycling Tree.

If you have any additional questions regarding proper tire disposal, please email Doug Snyder at dsnyder@clermontcountyohio.gov

Wasted Food Strategies Webinar for Food Manufacturers & Retailers

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You are invited!

Did you know that up to 40% of food grown and imported into the U.S. is wasted? Solid Waste Management Districts across Southwest Ohio are working with food service businesses and institutions to implement wasted food management practices that save money, benefit society, build customer loyalty, and improve the environment.

At this virtual workshop, the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will provide an introduction to implementing wasted food prevention, donation, and diversion programs to Food Manufacturers and Retailers. Participants will also have a chance to meet with local service providers.

Participants will leave with an understanding of the next steps for building wasted food management into their operations and access to digital resources and guidance documents. All attendees will also have access to free one-on-one technical assistance from CET, which they can sign up for during or after the workshop. 

REGISTER HERE!

Please reach out to wastedfood@cetonline.org with any questions.

You can find complete details in the event registration form. We will be sharing a final agenda and list of speakers with registered attendees prior to the event.

This workshop is in partnership with Hamilton, Warren, Montgomery, Adams-Clermont, and Butler County Solid Waste Management Districts, with support from EPA Region 5.