Recycling

Currently Yellow Springs is contracted with Rumpke collection services for village recycling collection. Here is a link to what they currently will take in their single stream containers.

Rumpke Recycling Acceptable Items Page

Note the page lists the following items as not recyclable: No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, buckets, butter tubs, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal.

We suggest villagers avoid these items or look below for area businesses that accept these materials.

Below are some other area recycling services for different streams. Please see Website links for drop-off instructions, location hours, etc.

AEROSOL CANS

Rumpke

AIR PILLOWS

PLASTIC FILM – RUMPLE

ALUMINUM AND TIN CANS

ANTIFREEZE

  • Fairborn City Garage – 937-754-3025; Also accepts motor oil.
  • Sears Automotive Center – 937-427-8528 ; Also accepts motor oil, tires, and automotive batteries.

APPLIANCES (WORKING & NON-WORKING)

Please contact the above buy-back centers for their hours of operation and their prices.

ASEPTC PACKAGING

Rumpke

ANTIQUES

Annual Think TV PBS Channel 16 Auction (Spring). Call auction office about your donation.

APPLIANCES, SMALL

APPLIANCES, LARGE

ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES

Annual Holiday Art Jumble benefiting Yellow Springs Arts Council (December) 

BAGS, PLASTIC

  • Most of the following stores offer recycling boxes in their stores for plastic bags of all kinds: Kroger, Loweʼs, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Staples *Note that only a small percentage of plastic bags are recycled every year, avoid these at the store when you can. Using reusable bags can make a huge difference! [Page for plastic reduction]

BATTERIES

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES (ALKALINE)

POWER TOOL AND OTHER RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

AUTOMOTIVE, LAWN & GARDEN, ETC., BATTERIES

BINDERS, 3 RING

BIODEGRADABLE SERVICEWARE

BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE

BOOKS, ADULT

BOOKS, CHILDREN

BOXES

BUBBLE JET PRINTER CARTRIDGES

BUBBLE WRAP

BUFFER BOTTLES

CDs

CANS & BOTTLES

CARS

CARDBOARD

Corrugated Cardboard can be placed in your curbside recycling bin or dropped off at the Greene County Environmental Services Recycling Complex. See below for additional options.

CARTRIDGES FOR PRINTERS & COPIERS

CELL PHONES

CHEMICAL CONTAINERS, EMPTY

CHEMICALS

COFFEE CUPS & LIDS, DISPOSABLE

COMPACT FLOURESCENT LAMPS (CFLs)

  • Home Depot
  • Tube type fluorescent bulbs and CFLs can be recycled at Greene County Environmental Services during our Special Monthly Collection Event.

COMPOST

COMPOSTABLE SERVICEWARE 

  • There are currently no known facilities in the region that can process compostable serviceware.

COMPUTER DISKS

COMPUTERS & ACCESSORIES (WORKING & NON-WORKING)

CONCRETE

CONFIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC MEDIA

CONFIDENTIAL PAPER DOCUMENTS

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION (C&D) WASTE

COPIER CARTRDIGES

COPIER/PRINTER COMPONENTS

CROSS-CUT SHREDDED PAPER

CELL PHONES

CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • Project Woman Shelter (Springfield) New or Unopened – High-Efficiency Laundry Detergent; Misc. Cleaning Products

CLOTHING

 

COATS

COMPUTERS AND ACCESSORIES

  • Goodwill Easter Seals stores Regional drop-off locations: Xenia, Beavercreek, Springfield, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Centerville, Kettering

COSTUMES

DAIRY TUBS

DISHES, COOKWARE ETC. 

  • Goodwill Easter Seals stores Regional drop-off locations: Xenia, Beavercreek, Springfield, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Centerville, Kettering
  • Yellow Springs Library (Book Sale) Drop off donations at main desk.

DVDs

ELECTRONICS FOR DONATING

  • Goodwill Easter Seals stores Regional drop-off locations: Xenia, Beavercreek, Springfield, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Centerville, Kettering

E.MEDIA

ELECTRONICS (WORKING & NON-WORKING)

ENVELOPES

ELECTRONICS FOR RECYCLING

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

EYEGLASSES

  • Lions Clubs accept usable eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and frames. They donate them globally to people in need. Yellow Springs Lions Club – drop off in marked box at the YS Library.

FERROUS METAL

FILE FOLDERS

FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMICALS

FLUORESCENT LAMPS

FOAM/FOAM BOARD

FOOD WASTE

SEE OUR PAGE ON COMPOST

FURNITURE

FUSER DRUMS (FOR COPIERS/PRINTERS)

FIRST AID / MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FOOD & BEVERAGES

FURNITURE

  • Goodwill Easter Seals stores Regional drop-off locations: Xenia, Beavercreek, Springfield, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Centerville, Kettering

GAS CYLINDERS

GEL PACKS (FROZEN OR REFRIGERATED)

GREASE

GIFT CARDS

GLASS

GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS

Glass bottles and jars can be placed in your curbside recycling bin or dropped off at the Greene County Environmental Services Recycling Complex.

GREETING CARDS

St. Judeʼs Ranch for Children Recycled Greeting Card Recycling Program. See Website for details and how to mail new or used greeting card covers.

HALOGEN BULBS

HAZARDOUS WASTE

  • Clean Harbors, Inc. 4879 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45232 Matthew Opp 513-823-Cell: 513-615-6417 Opp.matthew@cleanharbors.com
  • Environmental Enterprises, Inc 4650 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45232 Brian DePeel  Cell: 513-266-3772 bdepeel@eeienv.com
  • Special Waste Systems 849 Scholz Drive Vandalia, OH 45377 937-890-7100 866-669-9800 sales@specialwastesystems.com
  • Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC 4301 Infirmary Road West Carrollton, OH 45449 Greg Fett 937-859-2271 Cell: (937) 516-1065 greg.fett@veoliaes.com

HELIUM TANKS

IMAGING UNITS FOR PRINTERS/COPIERS

INCANDESCENT BULBS

INK JET PRINTER CARTRIGDES 

JOURNALS 

JUICE CARTONS

LAMPS

Yellow Springs Arts Council 

LAWN & GARDEN SUPPLIES

LAB GLASS

LABEL/LABEL BACKING SHEETS

LANDSCAPE WASTE

LAPTOP BATTERIES

LASER PRINTER CARTRIDGES

LIGHTBULBS/LAMPS (FLOURESCENT) 

LIGHTBULBS/LAMPS (INCANDESCENT) 

LITHOGRAPHIC SILVER

MAGAZINES

Yellow Springs Library – Magazine Share / Exchange Cart Leave magazines on cart.

METAL, SCRAP

Greene County – Second Saturday special collections (unless otherwise noted) Environmental Services Recycling Complex, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. See Website for acceptable items.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

MACHINERY (WORKING & NON-WORKING)

MAGNETIC MEDIA

METAL

Metal cans may be placed in your curbside recycling bin or dropped off at the Greene County Environmental Services Recycling Complex. See below for additional options for metal cans and scrap metal. Additional options:

MICROFICHE

MICROWAVES

MILK CARTONS

MIXED CONTAINERS

MONITORS

NEWSPAPERS

OFFICE SUPPLIES

Yellow Springs Arts Council

  • Forever Stamps;
  • Reams of plain white copy paper;
  • #9 and #10 plain white business envelopes;
  • bubble wrap

OIL

MOTOR OIL

OTHER 

Glen Helen Nature Preserve (Yellow Springs) Plastic storage bins with sealable lids; Binoculars; Compasses

PACKING PEANUTS

PAINT

PALLETS (WOOD)

PAPER

Most paper can be placed in your curbside recycling bin or dropped off at the Greene County Environmental Services Recycling Complex or for additional options see below.

PAPER TOWELS (KITCHEN)

PAPER TOWELS (RESTROOM)

PHONEBOOKS

PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMICALS & FILM

PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES

PHOTOGRAPHS

PIPETTE TIP BOXES & TRAYS

PIZZA DELIVERY BOXES

PLASTIC BAGS

  • Most Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer and Wal-Mart stores now offer recycling boxes for plastic bags (but it is better to stop using them all together, see ideas for how here)

PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

PLASTIC CUPS

PLASTIC FILM

PLASTICS, HARD

PLYWOOD

PRINTER/COPIER COMPONENTS

PROJECTOR LAMPS

PROPANE TANKS *Most tanks can be refilled or exchanged at local gas stations, the below locations are for those tanks that are ruptured or damaged.

PAPER PRODUCTS FOR DONATING

  • Project Woman Shelter (Springfield) New or Unopened – toilet paper; feminine hygiene products; diapers

PAPER PRODUCTS FOR RECYCLING

PET FOOD

  • Humane Society of Greene County (Xenia) Cat, Kitten, Dog & Puppy Food; Grain & Hay for horses
  • Yellow Springs Food Pantry (housed in United Methodist Church) Ongoing drop-off sites are at local churches and Tomʼs Market. The Pantry is open to clients the second & fourth Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

PET SUPPLIES

  • Humane Society of Greene County (Xenia) Cat Litter; Pet Carriers (small to medium); Leads & Halters

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • Rocking Horse Center (Springfield) Accepts new or unused school supplies of any kind throughout the entire year for distribution to low-income families.

SHOES

  • Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Any brand of athletic shoes are accepted and recycled into sports surfaces for communities. If no drop-off location near you, shoes can be shipped to the address listed on website.

SHARPS (medical bio waste)

SHREDDED PAPER

SHRINK WRAP

SOLVENTS

STICKY NOTES

STRIP-CUT SHREDDED PAPER

STYROFOAM BLOCKS

  • Mad Packer – 937-426-1255 also accepts packing peanuts and bubble wrap
  • Packaging Store – 436-3776
  • Knauf Polystyrene – 513 932-6923, Lebanon, Ohio

STYROFOAM PEANUTS

  • Mad Packer – 937-426-1255 also accepts packing peanuts and bubble
  • Packaging Store – 436-3776
  • Knauf Polystyrene – 513 932-6923, Lebanon, Ohiowrap

TELEVISIONS

TIP BOXES, PIPETTE

TIRES

  • Montgomery County North and South Transfer Stations
  • Rumpke
  • Contact your waste hauler (link to municipalities and waste haulers. Check with local retail tire facilities most recycle tires for a small fee.

TISSUE PAPER

TONER CARTRIDGES

TRANSFER ROLLERS FOR PRINTERS/COPIERS

TRANSPERANCIES

TRASH

TOILETRIES & PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

  • (Unopened and Unexpired) Yellow Springs Food Pantry (housed in United Methodist Church) Ongoing drop-off sites are at local churches and Tomʼs Market. The Pantry is open to clients the second & fourth Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.
  • Project Woman Shelter (Springfield) New or Unopened – personal hygiene products for women and children

TOOLS

TOWELS

VEHICLES

  • Cars for Veterans
  • Goodwill Auto Auction
  • Donation Make-A-Wish Car Donation
  • Ronald McDonald House of Dayton
  • Think TV (PBS Channel 16) Car Donation (Dayton)
  • WYSO 91.3 FM Radio Vehicle Donation (Yellow Springs)

VIDEO GAMES

UV LAMPS

VIDEOTAPES

WINDOW TREATMENTS

YARD WASTE

  • Xenia Yard Waste Drop-off 2145 Greene Way Blvd., Xenia Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10:30 am- 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Materials Accepted:  leaves, grass and brush
  • Brush up to 8 feet long and 4 inches in diameter
  • Brush over 4 inches in diameter cut to firewood length
  • Not Accepted:  stumps, apples, nuts, dirt, or sod
  • Arrive on site 15 minutes prior to closing to unload your yard  waste.
  • Beavercreek Community Yard Waste Drop-off
  • 2260 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
  • CLOSED for the season on September 17, 2014 due to operational  requirements.
  • Please take your yard waste to the Xenia Yard Waste Drop-off
  • located at 2145 Greene Way Blvd., Xenia.  See above for details.
  •  For additional options to manage yard waste contact local composters.