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COVID-19 update


We understand that many people are passionate about recycling, but at this time, it is not essential business. In light of the Governor of Ohio's Stay at Home order, we ask that you do just that -- stay home. Please wait for the order to be lifted before taking your recycling to one of our drop-off locations, or for this short time, put these items out with your curbside trash if you don't have space to store recyclables. If you do visit one of the stations, please follow the CDC guidelines for safety related to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For immediate updates, log on to Facebook.com/KeepClarkCountyBeautiful.


The Clark County Solid Waste District has suspended specialty recycling normally held at 1620 W. Main St. in Springfield on Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month due to the pandemic. The brush bins at 1620 W. Main have also been temporarily removed as our vendor has also closed. The administrative office located at 1602 W. Main St. has also been closed to the public.


The Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful have suspended the 2020 Great American Cleanup until further notice. Clark County Service Day and the Downtown Cleanup have also been postponed. We will post an update on our Facebook page when more information is announced by Keep America Beautiful.


For more information and updates, follow Keep Clark County Beautiful on Facebook or log on to ClarkCountyOhio.gov.

KCCB seeking youth representative

Keep Clark County Beautiful (KCCB) is seeking a youth representative to serve on its board of directors. Any Clark County high school student with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply for this position. The youth representative would be a voting member of the board, with all rights and responsibilities. The youth representative’s term would be from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

KCCB is the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. KAB focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction, and community beautification.

Candidates should submit the application and all required documents postmarked by April 13 to Sam Perin, Keep Clark County Beautiful, 1602 West Main St., Springfield, OH 45504. Email applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. April 13 to sperin@clarkcountyohio.gov. Applicants needing more information can send questions via email or call 937-521-2022. A copy of the application is available here.

Office hours

The Clark County Solid Waste District office, 1602 West Main St., is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour closure from noon to 1 p.m.

No change is being made to the drop-off hours, which will still be available on the parking lot every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Specialty Recycling also will not change, still being offered every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, click here.

If you have questions, call 521-2020.

Cleanup Trailer is ready

The Community Cleanup Trailer is available for groups of at least 5 adult volunteers to use for a neighborhood beautification project from March 15 through Nov. 15.

Our staff will deliver the trailer to, and pick up from, your site. A group can keep the trailer, which is stocked with landscaping tools, for three days.

Reservations for the trailer are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Bonnie at 521-2020.

Full details are on the Cleanup Trailer Page.

Cooking oil recycling

Not sure how to responsibly dispose of the cooking oil you used to fry some meat or potatoes? The Clark County Recycling Center now accepts cooking oil at no charge.

This service is available to Clark County residents (no businesses, farms, schools, or government agencies) during normal office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Meat and other food pieces should be strained out of the used oil. Only cooking oil and associated greases are accepted. Other kinds of oil are taken as household hazardous waste, for $1.00 a pound on Thursdays during Specialty Recycling.

Cooking oil should never be poured down the drain, as it will congeal and clog pipes. Normally, residents are advised to put used oil in containers and dispose of it in the trash. Being able to recycle the oil keeps a usable material out of pipes and landfills.

G.A. Wintzer and Son Co., based in Wapakoneta, will take the cooking oil and use it in making animal feeds.

Electronic newsletter

The Clark County Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful send an electronic newsletter of events and reminders to any interested parties.

The newsletter comes out once a month by email only. Your email address is only used for this newsletter and will never be sold or given to any other party.

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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.