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Solid Waste Management Planning

The Planning Unit oversees the 52 solid waste management districts who are tasked with ensuring that Ohioans have opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste and that solid waste is managed properly.

This page is a clearinghouse for information and data relevant to solid waste management districts and individuals interested in solid waste planning. Information available on this page includes:

  • Solid waste recycling, disposal, and generation data.
  • Annual district reports.
  • Solid waste management district fees.
  • The district solid waste management plan format and state solid waste management plan.
  • The Ohio EPA/Organization of Solid Waste Districts of Ohio Workgroup.
  • Overview of Proposed Changes to the Solid Waste Fee Rules

You can find your solid waste management district using this interactive map.


Recycle Right

Take plastic bags to the store for recycling, don't put them in your bin.

Break down cardboard boxes to provide more room in your recycling bin.

Annual District Reports (ADRs)

Each solid waste management district (SWMD) must submit a completed annual district report (ADR) no later than June 1st of each year. Starting with the 2016 ADR, SWMDs now submit their ADRs online using Ohio EPA's Re-TRAC platform. A SWMD coordinator can access the SWMD's account from the Re-TRAC Connect log in page. For difficulties accessing an account or questions about completing the ADR, please contact the planner that is assigned to the SWMD. Refer to the Planning Unit Assignments by County to find the appropriate contact information.

ADR Review Forms (SWMD Recycling and Disposal Data):


Data, Reports and Studies

Material Recovery Facility and Commercial Recycling Data

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Compost Facility Report Data

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014  2013  2012  


Scrap Tire Data

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012  


Ohio EPA Waste and Recycling Studies


Facility Data Reports (Waste Disposal Data)

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011


Solid Waste Imports and Exports

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

SWMD Fee Information

Quarterly Fee Report and Instructions

Completed quarterly fee report forms are to be submitted to Ohio EPA based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Quarter (January 1 March 31) due May 15th
  • 2nd Quarter (April 1 June 30) due August 15th
  • 3rd Quarter (July 1 September 30) due November 15th
  • 4th Quarter (October 1 December 31) due February 15th

SWMD Fee Summary Reports












SWMD Fee Structure


A summary of SWMD revenue sources is shown in the SWMD Fee Structure.

Fact Sheet

Solid Waste Management Planning Rules

Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745 (Solid Waste and Infectious Waste Regulations)

Solid Waste Management Planning Statutes

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 343 (Solid Waste Management Districts)

This chapter of the Ohio Revised Code is part of the law that governs counties (i.e. Title 3). Chapter 343 contains the statutory requirements that govern the county commissioners' authorities and required protocols when the county is functioning as a solid waste management district or a solid waste management authority.

  • 343.011 Formation of regional solid waste management authority
  • 343.012 Initial proceedings to withdraw for joint county district
  • 343.01 Establishment and maintenance of county or joint SW management district
  • 343.013 Continuation of recovery & recycling activities while public debt outstanding
  • 343.014 Designating SW & recycling activities where no outstanding public debt
  • 343.015 Resolution of intent to continue designations after 1-1-94
  • 343.02 Contracts for SWaste collection, storage, transfer, disposal, recycling, processing, or resource recovery services
  • 343.022 Contracts to establish and collect on behalf of the district generation or disposal fees
  • 343.03 Prosecuting attorney to prosecute to termination or bring civil action
  • 343.04 Preparation of general facilities plan
  • 343.07 Issuing bonds
  • 343.08 Fixing reasonable rates or charges
  • 343.99 Penalty

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3734 (Solid and Hazardous Wastes):

Chapter 3734 of the Ohio Revised Code is the law that governs solid and hazardous wastes. Sections 3734.49 through 3734.577, listed below, establish Ohio's solid waste planning program.

  • 3734.01 Definitions
  • 3734.49 Materials management advisory council
  • 3734.50 State solid waste management plan
  • 3734.501 Annual review of solid waste management in Ohio
  • 3734.52 Establishing county or joint solid waste management districts
  • 3734.521 Change in district composition
  • 3734.53 Contents of a county or joint solid waste management district plan
  • 3734.531 Effect of failure of district to add members to policy committee or board of trustees
  • 3734.54 Preparing and submitting solid waste management plan
  • 3734.55 Preliminary review of draft plan
  • 3734.551 Reimbursement of director for expenses- Preparing & Ordering plan
  • 3734.56 Submission of amended plan and certification
  • 3734.57 Fees for waste disposal
  • 3734.571 Disposal fees where district has no facilities
  • 3734.572 Disposal fee to defray costs of initial plan of district without disposal facility
  • 3734.573 Fees for generation of solid wastes within district
  • 3734.574 Generation and disposal fees
  • 3734.575 Report of fees and accounts
  • 3734.576 Exemption of automotive shredder residue from generation fee
  • 3734.577 Exemption from fees prohibited

Other Useful Links

Fact Sheets

Planning Information


SWMDs must prepare their solid waste management plans (plans) in a format prescribed by Ohio EPA.

State Solid Waste Management Plan (State Plan)

Previous State Plans

Plan Update Schedule

Solid Waste Management District Plan Update Schedule

Plan Ratification Fact Sheet & Planning Related Links

Re-TRAC Information


Disaster Debris Management Workshop


Workshop Recording


Supplemental Documents

Ohio EPA/SWMD Workgroup

In 2023, the Ohio EPA/SWMD Workgroup will meet in March, June, September, and December on the first Thursday of the month. All meetings will run from 10:00AM to 12:00PM EST and be held using Microsoft Teams until further notice.

Upcoming Meeting

June 1, 2023

Previous Meetings

March 2, 2023

December 1, 2022

September 1, 2022

June 15, 2022

June 2, 2022

March 3, 2022

April 8, 2021

January 14, 2021

February 6, 2020


Materials Management Advisory Council

The Materials Management Advisory Council(MMAC) was established in 2015 through Ohio House Bill 64. The primary purpose of the council is to provide advice and guidance to the director of Ohio EPA on solid waste issues, including updates to the state solid waste management plan and Ohio EPA’s recycling and litter prevention grant programs. The council is also tasked with facilitating partnerships that expand markets for recycled commodities.For more information, including scheduled and past meetings, please visit Materials Management Advisory Council(MMAC) 

2021 New Coordinator Training

 Miscellaneous Training

Overview of Newly Effective Solid Waste Fee Rules

OSWDO Professional Development Training


Grant Information

Note that the following links are not maintained by Ohio EPA. Please contact Matthew Hittle with information on non-functioning links.

Other Grant/Funding Opportunities:


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Planning Unit
Chet Chaney Manager (614) 728-5377
Ernest Stall Environmental Specialist 3, State Plan, SWMD Plans, MMAC, SWMD (614) 728-5356
Matthew Hittle Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans, Quarterly Fee Reports (614) 728-5369
Jeff Montavon Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans, Mosquito Control Grants (614) 728-5357
Lindsey Grimm Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD plans and SWMD/Ohio EPA Workgroup (614) 728-5317