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What NOT to put in Village dumpsters during cleanup week

Village Cleanup: May 24-26

By Liz Gordon-Hancock

Dumpsters arrive at Spring Street brush dump next week for Bluffton residents to use during the annual Village Cleanup from Tuesday, May 24 through Thursday, May 26. The use of these dumpsters is reserved for Village of Bluffton residents only. Village employees may randomly verify that individuals utilizing the dumpsters are residents of the Village.  

The following items should NOT be put in the dumpster:

  • batteries
  • used motor oil or automotive parts
  • tires
  • paint or paint products, such as thinners, solvents and stains
  • pesticides and fertilizers
  • cleaning products

Most of these items are considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and do not belong in landfill, as they contain components or chemicals that are harmful to the environment. The North Central Ohio Waste Management District (NCOWM) office offers household hazardous waste recycling to households, plus electronic waste recycling to residents and business. Call to arrange an appointment to drop off any HHW or e-waste at 1-800-553-6763, located on 215 Shawnee Road, Lima. The district holds open hours from May to October.  

Please note, the district charges $1 per pound of HHW. Click here for a complete list of what the NCOWM district accepts. 

Also, the district office does not currently recycle tires, but has a list on their website directing residents to places which do recycle tires.