The following programs are a combination of services provided by Butler County Recycling, local businesses and non-profits. County programs are available at no chargeto Butler County residents. Businesses and contractors with commercial quantities of materials are advised to contact Butler County Recycling for additional recycling opportunities. Businesses may also consult the recycling resources page for information on recycling outlets.
CURBSIDE FREON APPLIANCE COLLECTION
WHAT: Recycle your refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners. Freon is removed by certified technicians at no cost to you. Appliances are recycled. Limit of 2 like appliances per pick up. Non-Freon appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, stoves, water heaters, etc.) may be taken to a scrap metal dealer, such as Cohen for recycling.
WHEN: Weekly collection beginning April 20 through October 30, 2015.
Call Unwanted Appliances at 1-888-886-9268 to schedule.
Other Freon Appliance Collection Programs:
Duke Energy Customers -Duke will pick up working Freon units (refrigerators/freezers) recycle the appliance, and rebate its customers $30 when a unit is collected. Only Duke Energy customers qualify. For information, call 855-398-6200.
City of Hamilton Utility Customers - Receive $50 for recycling a working refrigerator or freezer. Schedule your FREE pick up online at www.efficiencysmart.org or call 855-695-5296.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
WHEN: Every Thursday, June - October
HOURS: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45241(Directions)
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Residents can drop off their oil-based paint, antifreeze, gasoline/motor oil, pesticides/fertilizers, solvents/thinners, cleaners, household/auto batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, mercury thermometers, fluorescent bulbs (all sizes), driveway sealer, thermostats and lawn/pool chemicals.
DO NOT BRING ITEMS OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED SERVICE DAY/TIME.
DO NOT BRING: Latex paint*, radioactive material, medical waste, explosives/ammunition, smoke detectors, tires, yard waste, electronics (computers/televisions), garbage, roofing material, appliances, fuel tanks, unmarked cylinders, fireworks/gun powder and prescription drugs.
*MANAGING LATEX PAINT: AIR DRY PAINT
Residents are advised to air dry latex paint by removing the lid, adding sawdust, kitty litter or sand to remaining paint (cans should be less than half full) and allowing the paint cans to air dry in a well ventilated space away from children and pets. Once paint has hardened, place cans next to your household trash with the lids off. Rumpke will accept up to four paint cans per household per trash pick up.
*DONATE UNWANTED PAINT
Matthew 25 Ministries accepts newer, unwanted latex paint cans that are almost full for reuse/reblending. Visit Matthew 25 Ministries online or call 793-6256 for details.
Recycle electronics year-round at the following locations:
105 Black St., Hamilton, OH 45011
Accepted Items: computer towers and microwave ovens at no charge, monitors and televisions for a fee, call for details.
3120 S. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45044
Accepted Items: Computer towers and microwave ovens at no charge, monitors and televisions for a fee, call for details.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
896 Fairview Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45015
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m./ Sat: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Accepted Items: All computers (working/non-working), computer monitors and computer peripherals. DO NOT bring televisions.
Goodwill/Easter Seals of Miami Valley
3526 Towne Blvd., Middletown, OH 45005
Hours: Mon-Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m./Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Accepted Items: computers and monitors at no cost to residents.
DO NOT bring televisions.
Ohio Valley Goodwill/Fairfield
4605 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014
Accepted items: All sizes of televisions (NO console TV's) in working condition with remote control), CPUs, computer monitors, computer peripherals, DVDs, VCRs, video game consoles, old stereo equipment, cell phones, cordless devices, etc.
Bridgewater Falls, 3435 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011
Hours: Mon: 8 a.m.-10 p.m./Tues-Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m./ Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Accepted Items: All CPUs, computers, monitors, computer peripherals, cell phones, DVD players, etc. Televisions (working/non-working) in the following sizes are accepted: traditional cathode ray tube televisions (up to 32 inches diagonally measured) and plasma and LCD televisions (up to 60 inches). 3 ITEM PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY LIMIT.
Fairfield Township, 3339 Princeton Rd., (513) 737-0495
Area Staples stores accept outdated/unwanted computers and computer equipment for recycling at no charge. Contact your local Staples store for details.
Global Environmental Services (GES)
11675 Chesterdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Hours & Days: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm (except holidays)
Accepting: Desktop & Laptop computers, computer related devices, printers, cell phones, home audio/video, radios, microwaves, LCD monitors, and other electronics at no charge. Televisions and CRT monitors are recycled for a fee. Please call for details.
Cleanlites Recycling (formerly USA Lamp & Ballast)
7806 Anthony Wayne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45216
A licensed facility accepting universal wastes (fluorescent bulbs, batteries, etc.) and electronic wastes.
NO syringes, lancets, liquids or inhalants.
24-hour drug drop boxes are available seven days a week in the lobby of these police departments. NOTE: City of Oxford Police and Miami University have restricted hours:
City of Fairfield - 5230 Pleasant Avenue
Hamilton - 331 Front Street
Middletown - 1 Donham Plaza
Monroe - 233 S. Main Street
City of Oxford Police - 11 S. Poplar Street,(M-F, 8 -5)
Butler County Sheriff - 705 Hanover Street
Miami University - 4945 Oxford Trenton Road, (M-F, 9 - 4:30)
Visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org for a full list of pharmaceutical collection points.
WASTE TIRE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Residential waste tire amnesty drop off day is planned for November, 2015 in Ross Township.
For large quantities of tires contact Rumpke (742-2900) or Liberty Tire (614-871-8097)
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTBULBS
Take your used compact fluorescent bulbs to our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site (see above for more information), or Clean Lites Recycling.
Recycle your household C, D, A, AAA, 9-volt and rechargeable batteries at the locations below.
- Batteries Plus, 4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011 (737-2444)
- Butler County Household Hazardous Waste Program (see above for more information).