Welcome! K-12 Calendar Contest is Underway!

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Located at 1125 National Parkway Mansfield, OH
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441 Cairns Road between Harrington Memorial and Bowman Mansfield, OH


Every year Richland County Solid Waste hosts a K-12 student calendar contest. This year is especially exciting because our winners receive a gift packet promoting Richland County. The deadline for the contest is Thursday, March 4 at 4:30. Contact your local school for more information about the contest and visit our Facebook page for ideas on how to be a “Recycling Hero,” this year’s theme.  For a contest flyer, click here.

Richland County is also offering two $500 grants to local schools that bring awareness to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The deadline for the grant is Feb. 26, 2021. For more information, please click here.

Richland County Solid Waste Authority (RCSW) is responsible for implementing Richland County’s solid waste management plan, which is designed to achieve the goals set forth by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The goals focus on waste reduction; recycling; and reducing reliance on land filling waste generated within Richland County.

Click on this five year plan link to learn more

Our services are primarily available to Richland County residents and businesses. You may contact  our offices at 419-774-5861, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Click here for a quick reference for recyclable materials accepted at our Collections Facility.

Mission Statement: The Richland County Solid Waste Authority’s goal is to reduce the volume of waste that is placed in Richland County’s local landfill and to promote the theme “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” Read more.

Education: The youth of today are the future of tomorrow. We at RCSWMA believe this to be an indisputable truth, so our youth recycling programs focus on sustainability. We also believe that education for recycling will result in the beautification of Richland County. Therefore, our educational programs help educate not only K-12 but the community in order to put into place best practices for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. Click here to learn more about our youth education programs.

S.C.R.A.P. Trailer: The S.C.R.A.P. Trailer (School Community Recycling As Partners) collects recyclable materials at 20 local schools each month. The materials accepted include #1 and #2 plastic, aluminum cans, tin cans, newspaper and corrugated cardboard. Schools receive the money from the sale of recyclables. Click here for more information.