Special Events


RCSW strives to address the recycling needs of the community by offering opportunities throughout the year to recycle items such as Household Hazardous Wastes, Medicines, Scrap Tires, and more. This page will provide information on those events once they are scheduled for community engagement.  

Community events that benefit Richland County’s Recycling Mission may  also be included in this post.

Hosting an Event? A Graduation? A Wedding? Need a bin? Reserve a Bin!
Richland County Solid Waste offers Recycling Bins for Consumer and Community Events. For more information, call 419-774-5861.

A fun recycling activity at Mansfield’s parks, North Lake and Burton Park, will occur on June 13 and on July 18. Call the Mansfield City Park Dept at 419-522-9801 for registering your child. 

Gorman Nature Center’s Critter Camp is the week of July 25. Visit with RCSW on Wednesday, July 27 for kid friendly recycling (and craft)!

2022 Household Hazardous Waste, July 30, 8am to 12pm (or until max capacity is reached), at the Richland County Fair Grounds, Lantz Rd entrance. Click the flyer for specifics. This event is partially funded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 

Richland County Fair, August 8 through August 12. Meet RCSW at the Nature Center building for information on recycling, and bring the kids for daily activities that relate to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

Roadside Litter Cleanup, Earth Stewardship, April, May and Beyond! The Richland County Solid Waste Authority requests that all Richland County residents help clean up roadside litter during the Earth Stewardship months of April, May and Beyond! Contact Brenda at Richland County Solid Waste about our Earth Stewardship Litter Cleanup Program at 419-774-5861.

Adopt A County Road/Adopt a Drop
The Adopt A County Road Program allows volunteer groups to adopt a two-mile stretch of County Road in Richland County. The program is free and is designed to help keep litter off the roads, providing stewardship to Richland County’s roadways. Groups are asked to adopt a stretch of county road for two years with 4 minimum litter pickups per year. Volunteers are not paid to pick up litter. Richland County Solid Waste will provide safety training, trash bags, disposable safety vests and two personalized signs to be used at the beginning of the two-mile section. Call 419-774-5861 for more information.

Want to help keep your Drop-Off Location litter free? Call 419-774-5861 for information on how adopt a Drop-Off Location.


The deadline for the 2022-2023 Recycling Calendar Contest for K-12 was March 1, 2022. The theme for this year’s posters was Bee Connected to Nature: reduce, reuse, recycle. Click here for poster winners.

2022 Recycling Grant Deadline for K-12 local schools in Richland County was Jan 20, 2022. For information on the grant winners, click here.

Drive Through Easter Celebration on April 2, was at South Park, 100 Brinkerhoff Ave., Mansfield Ohio. It was hosted by Mansfield City Parks and had many great organizations and businesses contributing to the event that provided treats and trinkets to over 500 little ones. 

Shelby Middle School’s Eco-Whippets recycled local electronics on April 23 between 9am and 2pm at Central School Gym. RCSW was there to help. We had a lot of fun collecting tons of materials saved from the landfill. Hooray! 

The Drug Take Back Day occurred on April 30 from 10am to 2pm at 1125 National Parkway. Another event is planned for November. Until then, visit Avita healthcare at the Richland County Mall. Medications are collected 24/7. For information on Avita’s program and on how to get rid of your unused or expired medications click here. 

The Mansfield Art Center hosted RCSW’s winning calendar posters for the 2022/2023 SCRAP recycling trailer for the county’s schools throughout the month of June. The Art Center utilized RCSW’s recyclables during their summer art programs. Thank you, Mansfield Art Center for reusing and repurposing plastics and cardboard from June through August!  

Charles Mill Marina recycled 72,000 lbs of shrink wrapped plastic! So RCSW celebrated the good news with the Marina on June 11 from 11am to 1pm via Kid’s Day. It was a great day! 

Family Fun on the Farm Festival was June 25 from 2 to 6pm at Malabar Farm State Park, 4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas. It was free to the public and fun for the whole family. There were many opportunities for family engagement. RCSW offered sustainability crafts for little ones. (Hosted by Richland Soil and Water, 419-747-8686)

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