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Center sets holiday closings

The Clark County Recycling Center will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day holidays. In addition, the center will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, for New Year's Eve.

Because Christmas and New Year's Day are both on Thursdays, the last day for Specialty Recycling in 2014 will be on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first Specialty Recycling Day in 2015 will be Saturday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Free drop-off recycling of paper, plastic, metal, and glass is available any time at the North Recycling Station, next to the Clark County Combined Health District office, and at the South Charleston Recycling Station, in the Trupointe parking lot.

Please be aware that the bins at the North Station often fill up quickly on a holiday weekend. If the bins are full, please do not leave your recyclables on the ground, as this creates litter for the Health District and makes it more difficult to service the recycling program. Please return at a later date to drop off your recyclables.

Drop-off Recycling Changes

The green-and-yellow Paper Retriever containers, which have provided an outlet for paper recycling at 49 locations in Clark County, are out of service because of the sale of their parent company. Another paper company has expressed interest in offering a similar service, but will need time to work out terms of service with each site.

The Recycling Center has contracted with Rumpke to service our commingled bins, which accept paper, plastic, metal, and glass. The 8-cubic-yard Rumpke containers have replaced the green bins with the swinging doors. Everything that you have placed in those bins can now be put in the bins provided by Rumpke.

A flyer from Rumpke about what they accept is here. Or you can see a YouTube video about Rumpke recycling here. For locations and more information, go to our page about the drop-off recycling stations.

Specialty Recycling Hours

Starting Nov. 13, Specialty Recycling will be offered every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clark County Recycling Center.

Residents may bring electronics, tires, latex paint, fluorescent bulbs and CFC appliances to be recycled, as well as documents for secure shredding. Fees apply to most items.

For more information, see our Specialty Recycling page.

Don't Waste the Holidays

Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans throw away an extra one million tons of trash every week. You can avoid this form of holiday excess by following a few simple guidelines.

Using and re-using gift bags eliminates much waste from wrapping paper.  Consider replacing material gifts with gift cards or tickets to the theater, concerts, sporting events, etc. A natural Christmas tree can be brought to the Recycling Center for composting.

For more tips about having a Green Christmas, check out this flyer.

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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.