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How can I find a recycler in Ohio?

Today, Ohio residents and businesses have lots of options to return unwanted or extra materials back into use through re-use and recycling. This conserves natural resources and energy and supports recycling jobs throughout the state.

Ohio EPA maintains a searchable directory of nearby recycling service providers who have volunteered to be listed. You can find recycling opportunities near you by entering your city, state, and/or zip code and then a search term. You may also search for pre-set categories using the material search link. Search results may include curbside recycling programs, drop-off recycling locations, reuse stores, and other service providers. Contact the facility or organization listed in the search results for details or questions. If you have questions or need help with the directory, please contact Kelsey Heyob at kelsey.heyob@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 705-1013.

Many recycling and litter prevention activities across the state are controlled locally. Use our recycling and litter prevention map to quickly find information for your county and local solid waste management district. If you still can't find a recycling opportunity for your material, check our recycling webpage, there are many organizations listed that accept donations.

If you are a business looking to find re-use and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials, visit the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM). OMM is a free online service where Ohio businesses, not-for-profits, and government organizations can advertise and acquire useful products and materials that may be destined for a landfill. The mobile option platform connects organizations seeking material reuse and recycling options.

Ohio EPA manages and markets OMM, with support from partners including the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Ohio By-Product Synergy Network, and Ohio’s Solid Waste Management Districts. OMM has seen steady growth in participation and material transactions have saved virgin material substitution costs and avoided landfill costs.

Please visit ohio.materialsmarketplace.org for more information or to participate.

Go to our Recycling web page and our Recycling Directory or visit the Ohio Materials Marketplace.