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 available to Richland County residents and businesses. You may contact our offices at 419-774-5861, Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.
Click here for a quick reference for recyclable materials (including everyday household recyclables) accepted at our Recycling and Collection Facility.
For information on RCSW recycling activities happening in the county, select Special Events.
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: Our staff provides information and educational presentations for local groups interested in REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE. RCSW also provides informative speakers for K-12 and for youth organizations like the Boy/Girl Scouts and 4-H Groups. The goal of the presentations is to educate students and residents about the importance of reduce, reuse and recycle; how and why to recycle; and how recycling impacts our community. 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 sorted 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.
Drop-Off Locations: RCSW offers 13 public drop-off recycling bin locations throughout Richland County as well as a location for the Air National Guard. To find a location near you, click here. No sorting is necessary for plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs, paper, cardboard, cartons and cans!
Compost Facility: Check out our webpages for information on our compost facility for your yard waste and Christmas Trees. From your yard waste, we make nutrient enriched compost for your Spring and Summer gardens. We also offer wood chips for a very minimal fee. Facility open March through November.