The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Marrow Solid Waste District hosts special collection events each year where hazardous waste is accepted free of charge (small fee for paint) from residents. The 2020 event has been scheduled for June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Call 740-393-4600 for event information.
Chemicals, cleaners, oils, and other hazardous waste should never be poured down drains (including storm drains along the roadside.), toilets, or on the ground. Federal law allows residents to dispose of hazadous waste in the trash. However, collection events allow materials to be recycled when possible and disposed of safely when recycling isn't an option.
- Empty, non-hazardous aerosol cans may be recycled in your red Rumpke bin.
- Full or partially full aerosol cans should be disposed of at a hazardous waste collection event (learn more at the DKMM website).
Air conditioners can be dropped off at a metal recycler. Always call ahead to confirm. Some companies will evacuate Freon at no charge and will pay customers for metals and appliances.
Please contact the Genoa Township Police Deparatment to diiscuss options by calling 614-568-2060.
Batteries (new and used) can catch fire if stored in close contact with each other and are a common cause of fire for Rumpke. Batteries should always be stored in storage cases made for this purpose or in the original packaging. Batteries can be recycled at hazardous waste collection events or contact a battery retailer such as Batteries Plus Bulbs or Interstate Batteries for additional disposal options.
Chemicals (antifreeze, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, etc)
Chemicals should be disposed of at a hazardous waste collection event (learn more at the DKMM website) or at EEI located at 645 E. 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 4320. Please contact EEI, Inc. at 614-294-1300 for disposal prices and accepted materials. Fees apply.
Many companies accept electronic waste for recycling. Always call ahead to verify. Locally, Goodwill accepts a large range of functional and non-functional items including: LCD, LED and plasma flat screen TVs. Tube TVs are no accepted. The local waste district, DKMM, hosts annual collection events as well, learn more at the DKMM website.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Fluorescent light bulbs may be disposed of at hazardous waste collection events. Alternatively, compact flourescent bulbs can be recycled locally at Home Depot.
Unused drugs can create a risk of unintentional overdose or illegal abuse if not properly disposed. However, flushing medication in the toilet can contribute to water contaimination. To safely dispose of leftover pharmaceuticals, dispose of drugs safely in the drop box located in the lobby of the Genoa Township Police Station located at 7049 Big Walnut Road. Please no liquid medications or needles.
- Empty cans can be placed into the regular trash for collection by Rumpke.
- Dry out partially used cans of latex paint and dispose in the regular trash for collection by Rumpke.
- Full, unused cans of any type of paint may be donated for resale at the Habitat Restore
- Full, or nearly full cans of oil based paint can be recycled for a small fee at hazardous waste collection events (learn more at the DKMM website) or at EEI located at 645 E. 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201. There is a small $2 fee for cans of paint accepted at EEI.