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The following programs are a combination of services provided by Butler County Recycling, local businesses and non-profits. County programs are available at no charge to Butler County residents. Businesses and contractors with commercial quantities of materials are advised to contact Butler County Recycling for additional recycling opportunities. Additionally, residents and businesses may also consult the search engine " What Do I Do About" at the bottom of our homepage for information on recycling outlets.

Due to COVID-19:
ALL patrons are to remain inside their vehicle.  Place materials for drop off in your vehicle trunk.  Staff will remove your items safely.  Your cooperation is appreciated! 

When: Thursdays ONLY, July 2 - October 29, 2020
Hours: 2 PM - 7 PM
Where: 3555 Yankee Road, Middletown, OH  45044 

Accepted Materials: Oil-based paint, antifreeze, gasoline, motor/heating oil, pesticides/fertilizers, solvents/thinners, cleaners, household/auto batteries, fire extinguishers, propane/oxygen tanks, mercury thermometers, fluorescent bulbs (all sizes) driveway sealer, thermostats, lawn & pool chemicals and smoke detectors.  

DO NOT drop off material outside of designated service day/time. Materials from businesses, contractors and schools will NOT be accepted. 

Below are guidelines for latex paint disposal

Got Latex Paint? Use it up! Dry it up! Pass it on!
Click Here to find out how 

When: July - October, 2020
To schedule call 1-877-562-9947 

The Solid Waste District offers a free curbside pick up program to all Butler County residents (no businesses) for Freon containing appliances.  Recycle your refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier and air conditioner.  Freon is removed by certified technicians at no cost to you.  Appliances are recycled. Limit of 2 like appliances per pick up. 

If you experience any difficulty with scheduling or pick up of your Freon appliance, please call our office at 513-887-3653.

Non-Freon appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, stoves, water heaters, etc.) can be taken to a scrap metal dealer, such as Cohen for recycling. 

Recycle lithium ion batteries and alkaline C, D, A, AAA, 9-volt and rechargeable batteries at the locations below.

  • Batteries Plus Bulbs - fees may apply. Call ahead for information. 
    4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011 - 513-737-2444
    7431 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069 - 513-491-3148
  • Butler County Household Hazardous Waste Program (see above for more information).

    *Alkaline batteries can be disposed in your household garbage, but lithium batteries require special handling. Do not place in your recycling cart/bin. 

Take your used compact fluorescent bulbs or fluorescent tubes to our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site (see above for more information), Batteries Plus Bulbs or Cleanlites Recycling.

This program will resume in September, 2020. 

Other outlets that accept electronics year round:

Best Buy

Bridgewater Falls, 3435 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 737-3060
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 50 inches). FEE applies for TV and CRT monitors. 3 ITEM PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY LIMIT.

Cleanlites Recycling (formerly USA Lamp & Ballast)
7806 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45216 - 800-778-6645
419 Northland Blvd., Forest Park, OH 45240 - 513-851-3500
A licensed facility accepting universal waste (fluorescent bulbs, batteries, etc.) and electronic waste (televisions & computers).

Cohen Hamilton
105 Black St., Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 863-3474
Accepted Items: computer towers, computer peripherals, fax machines, printers, copiers, laptops, cable/satellite boxes, DVR/DVD/Video players, microwaves. Monitors and televisions are accepted for a fee, call for details.

Cohen Middletown

3120 S. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45044
Accepted Items: Computer towers, computer peripherals, fax machines, printers, copiers, laptops, phones, cable/satellite boxes, DVR/DVD/Video players microwaves. Monitors and televisions are accepted for a fee, call for details.

Goodwill/Easter Seals of Miami Valley
3526 Towne Blvd., Middletown, OH 45005
(513) 423-0843
Accepted Items: computers and monitors at no cost to residents. 
DO NOT bring televisions.

Ohio Valley Goodwill
4605 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014 (513) 939-0020
7773 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH (513) 755-0575
Accepted items: CPUs, computer monitors (flat screen only),computer peripherals, DVDs, VCRs, video game consoles, old stereo equipment, cell phones, cordless devices, etc.
DO NOT bring televisions.

Fairfield Township, 3339 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 737-0495
Area Staples stores accept outdated/unwanted electronics for recycling, at no charge. Contact your local Staples store for details.  DO NOT bring televisions.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4655 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Oh  45015  
(513) 893-1102
Accepted Items: All computers (working/non-working) and computer peripherals. DO NOT bring televisions.

AAA Laptops and More
8371 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239

Fees apply for managing computer monitors, televisions of varying sizes and types.  Please call ahead to verify fees. 

TriState E-Scrap
6001 Dry Fork Rd.,Cleves, OH, (513) 240-2521
Accepting any electronic device with a powercord.  There is a fee for CRT monitors and televisions.  Call for pricing.

Styrofoam/EPS (Extended polystyrene) styrofoam
Eco Development provides recycling for manufacturers and retailers with EPS (Extended polystyrene) styrofoam.  Schedule a Friday appointment through the Hotline 1-866-362-6326.  Open to receive every Friday from 12 pm - 4 pm.  For more information visit Eco Development's website

Eco Development
123 E. Main St. 
Mason, OH 45040


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 - 513-829-8201
Monroe - 233 S. Main Street - 513-539-9234
City of Oxford Police - 11 S. Poplar Street,(M-F, 8 -5) - 513-524-5240
Miami University - 4935 Oxford Trenton Road, (M-F, 9 - 4:30) 513-529-2222
Walgreens - Middletown, 700 S. Breiel Blvd.  Phone 513-425-8702.  
Walgreens - Tri-County, 385 Northland Blvd. Phone 513-825-6446
CVS 24 Hour Pharmacies
28 N. Brookwood Avenue, Hamilton - 513-863-8906
7217 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester - 513-759-3301
820 Breiel Blvd., Middletown - 513-424-4911 
Meijer Stores now have in-store kiosks that are available during pharmacy hours to drop off your unused/expired prescription or over the counter medications. 

Follow these FDA guidelines when disposing of unused medications

Visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org for a full list of pharmaceutical collection points.

Look for this program again in Fall 2020.


Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District 
130 High Street, Hamilton OH 45011
(513) 887-3653

Information on this site is believed to be accurate. The District disclaims any liability for errors or omissions.  External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the District.