The following programs are a combination of services provided by Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District, 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: Residents can contact Unwanted Appliances at 1-888-886-9268 to schedule a pick-up of their Freon appliance. Accepted items include refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners. There is no charge for this program and there is a limit of 2 like appliances per pick up. Residents should take their non-Freon appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, stoves, water heaters, etc.) to a local scrap metal dealer for recycling.
WHEN: April through October
WHERE: Collection at the curb or driveway
Duke Energy Freon Appliance Collection -Duke will remove the Freon from your unit (refrigerators/freezers in working condition only) recycle the appliance, and rebate it's customers $30 when a refrigerator or freezer is picked up. Household must be a Duke Energy customer to qualify. For more information, call 855-398-6200.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) PROGRAM
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.
UNACCEPTED ITEMS: *Latex paint, radioactive material, medical waste, explosives/ammunition, smoke detectors, tires, yard waste, electronics (computers/televisions), garbage, roofing material, appliances, heating oil/fuel tanks, unmarked cylinders, fireworks/gun powder and prescription drugs.
WHEN: Every Thursday, May - October from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
WHERE:Environmental Enterprises, 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241 (West Chester) DIRECTIONS
Do NOT bring latex paint. We advise residents 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 has a limit of four paint cans per household per trash pick up.
Matthew 25 Ministries accepts newer, unwanted latex paint cans that are almost full for reuse/reblending. If you are interested in donating to this ministry, please visit Matthew 25 Ministries online.
Butler County residents can recycle their electronics at the following locations. These outlets are available year-round at no charge.
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. Please Do NOT bring televisions.
Goodwill/Easter Seals of Miami Valley
3526 Towne Blvd., Middletown, OH 45005 (next to Towne Mall)
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.
GOODWILL/EASTER SEALS OF MIDDLETOWN NO LONGER ACCEPTS TELEVISIONS. PLEASE DO NOT BRING TELEVISIONS TO GOODWILL MIDDLETOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CONTACT GOODWILL DIRECTLY AT 513-423-0843 WITH QUESTIONS.
Ohio Valley Goodwill/Fairfield
4605 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014
Accepted items: All sizes of televisions except console TV's (must be in working condition & have remote), 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).
Area Staples stores also accept outdated/unwanted computers and computer equipment for recycling at no charge. For more information, please contact your local Staples store.
Drop off unused and/or expired prescription medications. Law enforcement officers will collect then dispose of medications and containers in a safe, environmentally friendly manner according to EPA guidelines. Please NO syringes, lancets, liquids or inhalants.
These 24-hour drug drop boxes are available seven days a week in the lobby of the following police departments (except Ross and Miami University who have restricted hours).
City of Fairfield - 5230 Pleasant Avenue
Hamilton - 331 Front Street
Middletown - 1 Donham Plaza
Monroe - 233 S. Main Street
Butler County Sheriff - 705 Hanover Street
Ross Township - 3133 Hamilton-Cleves Road (M-F, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Miami University - 4945 Oxford Trenton Road (M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org for a full list of pharmaceutical collection points.
WASTE TIRE COLLECTION PROGRAM
The waste tire collection program will resume in Fall 2014.
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTBULBS
Take your used compact fluorescent bulbs to our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site (see above for more information).
You can 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)