As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

The Resource rss

Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

For many years, Ohio EPA has maintained a list of Ohio companies that recycle materials, based on known businesses and others that have let us know about their services.

In November, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) initiated a campaign to update the current information, add new recyclers, and improve the software used to maintain the list.

Through web searching and more than 200 phone calls, the data is being updated, reflecting new business names, adding email addresses, clarifying the materials managed, and removing businesses that are no longer operating. A new software tool will be implemented soon, improving how the data is viewed, including improved search functions, and providing map locations to help customers identify nearby recycling options. A re-launch of the list of recyclers is planned in 2018.

Last spring, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a free online service that allows businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials. Currently, OMM has more than 600 members. This service helps Ohio recyclers source materials and helps Ohio businesses quickly find a nearby recycler for their excess materials. Ohio EPA recently sent an email invitation to 464 recyclers inviting them to join the marketplace.

We hope to continually expand participation in both the Ohio Materials Marketplace and the Ohio List of Recyclers. This will help strengthen and expand Ohio’s recycling market and help all Ohio businesses and citizens participate in Ohio’s growing circular economy.

Get on the List

All Ohio businesses that currently accept materials for reuse, processing or recycling are invited to contact the agency and provide information for the new recyclers list. Please contact Howard Dong at 800-329-7518 or howard.dong@epa.ohio.gov to be included on the list.