Special Wastes Require Special Handling!

Appliances - Appliances can be taken to Sims Recycling (fee for Freon and non Freon), the Delaware County Solid Waste Transfer Station will accept non Freon appliances at no charge.  Freon must be removed by a certified technician.  Call Keep Delaware County Beautiful at 740-368-1700 about the spring drop offs.  Call Buck and Rob's Hauling (certified tech) at 614-778-9384 for pick ups. General Recycling, 400 Bartram Rd., Marion, OH  43302, 740-383-6068, will pay customers for appliances

Automobiles - may be accepted by local charities, including the Kidney Foundation, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army. .

Car Batteries - Should be traded in at the retailers or taken to the Transfer Station, or Sims Recycling.

Cell Phones -may be taken to the Columbus Zoo (also accepts cell phone peripherals), Sims Recycling, Delaware County Victims Services or Sheriff's Office.

Electronics- are accepted at Sims Recycling, Best Buy and Ohio Drop Off at Ohio Mulch (www.ohiodropoff.com).  For television and computer monitors, Sims charges $.40 a pound for televisions and $.25 a pound for CRT style monitors. Sims does not accept any flat panel, rear projection screens or laptops.  Best Buy accepts 32" or less screen size tube televisions and 60" or less flat-screen televisions free of charge.  Ohio Drop Off at Ohio Mulch locations accepts televisions (NO consoles) and computer monitors for $2.50 each.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Offs - One drop off is held annually in each of the District's four counties.  Two events are held each spring and two events are held each fall.  Residents of Delaware County are welcome to attend events in Delaware Knox, Marion, or Morrow Counties (http://dkmm.org) .

Light Bulbs - CFLs and fluorescent tubes (small quantities) from residences can be taken to Lowes. Home Depot accepts CFL's (compact Fluorescent) only. Menard's will accept tubes only if replacement tubes are purchased from them. Fluorescent lamps can be brought to the DKMM Household Hazardous Waste Drop offs (http://dkmm.org) .

Motor Oil - can be taken to TSC, Walmart in Lewis Center or Delaware, or Auto Zone stores, or check with a service center near you.

Polystyrene (#6) plastic peanuts:
The UPS Store 175 S Sandusky St., Delaware, 43015 740-363-7653; Pak Mail 825 Houk Rd., Delaware 43015 740-363-5530; Pak Mail  Centers of America 8595 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, 43035 740-657-3600

Rechargable Batteries-  Radio Shack 809 Houk Rd., Delaware, 43015; North Point Plaza Lewis Center, 43035 740-657-1140; Home Depot 8704 Owenfield Dr., Lewis Center, 43035 740-548-9961; Batteries Plus 8593 Columbus Pike, 614-396-5490

Tires - should be traded in when new tires are purchased. Tires may be taken to the Delaware County Solid Waste Transfer Station 740-369-7700 or theLiberty Tire Service of Ohio 3041 Jackson Pike, Grove City 43123 614-871-8097.   Both facilities charge fees. The DKMM Solid Waste District holds special Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days (http://dkmm.org) .  Tires are accepted for a fee of $1 for passenger tires (17" or less), $4 for truck tires and $25 each for Semi/Farm/Tractor tires at the HHW Days only..

Vegetable Oils - can be recycled.  For more information, call MB Katter at 740-362-3000. 

Yard Trimmings - Can be taken to Price Farms Organics, (740) 369-1000 at 4838 Warrensburg Rd. Spring, Summer & Fall hours are 8 to 5, Mondays through Saturdays.  Winter hours are 8-4 M-F and 9-1 on Saturdays. Call for Rates. Residents of the DKMM Solid Waste District will temporarily have their rates subsidized thanks to funding from the DKMM Solid Waste District (http://dkmm.org) . Mulch 1st (www.mulch1st.com) and Ohio Mulch (www.ohiomulch.com)