December 26, 2017 to January 17, 2018 --
Recycle your live Christmas Tree for "FREE". Trees will be shredded at the Darke County Parks Praire Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just outside of Greenville. The shredded tree mulch will be used on nature trails throughout the park district. A huge THANK YOU to the Darke County Parks Staff for shredding our trees for us!!
For Christmas Recycling Tips and Fun Facts CLICK HERE.
April 7, 2018 -- Saturday
A new event started in 2012, Darke County Solid Waste And 1 Shot Services in Bradford teamed up to provide an APPLIANCE RECYCLING Day. Items accepted include: refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, stoves, dehumidifiers, freezers, and furnances. All freon and recycling will be done FREE of charge for any Darke County Resident. Event will begin at 9 am and ends at 12 Noon.
Countywide Cleanup aka TRASH BASH
April 21 & 22, 2018 -- Saturday & Sunday
How can you participate? The Darke County Community Clean-Up days are scheduled for April 21 & 22, 2018, rain or shine. The collection is set to begin at 8:00 a.m Saturday. To accomdate all of our volunteers, the district is making this a two-day event. The district is looking for numerous groups of 4 or 5 to “pound the pavement” at their assigned 2-mile (depending on cross roads, sections maybe longer or shorter than 2 miles) locations picking-up bags of trash and recyclables. Clean-up groups can be started with friends from school, work, church, and volunteer organizations or clubs. Call the district at 937-547-0827 to offer in-kind support. Each group will be given black bags for trash and clear bags for recyclables. For separating the recyclables from the trash, each group will be awarded $50 for participating. The $50 award must be given to a non-profit organziation. Trucks from the Darke County Highway Garage will follow assigned routes and will pick-up bags left on the targeted collection roads on Monday.
Electronics Recycling Day
May 23, 2018 -- Wednesday
After collecting 185,000 lbs. in one day in two different barns on the Darke County Fairgrounds in 2008, the Darke County Commissioners and district staff decided to make electronics an annual collection!! No more holding electronics for our even-year collection!! This event is FREE to any Darke County Resident or Business. Preregistration is required to participate. Preregistration makes for shorter waits and allows us to order enough shipping supplies to handle such an event. To enhance the day, we are offering you the opportunity to share non-perishable food items to benefit our local food pantries.
Don't want to wait??? Goodwill is now accepting computers and accessories. Goodwill is not responsible for data or other personal information left on hard drives and storage media. Visit www.reconnectpartnership.org for more info.
Televisions can be taken to 1Shot Services on Hahn Road near Gettysburg. At this time, there is a small charge for this service.
Pre-registration forms are available about 30 days in advance. Need a pre-registration form? Go to our Home Page!!
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June 9, 2018 -- Saturday
Protect yourself from Identity Theft!!! The Darke County Solid Waste District and Mercer Savings Bank will host our Third Annual Shred Day. This event is FREE to the public. Shredding will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will continue until Noon. This event will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, look for signs for the exact location. There is a 10 box limit (paper box/banker box) per household/business. Certificates of destruction will be available upon request. Enter the fairgrounds at the Wayne Hospital Entrance on Sweitzer Street. NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED!!!!
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Tire Recycling Day
September 20, 2017 -- Wednesday
Due to the overwelhming response to our last few Tire Recycling Days, the district and the Darke County Commissioners have decided to make this an annual event, pending funding. As always, passenger tires are free. Each Darke County address is limited to on the number of passenger tires. Again this year, the district will accept semi/truck tires and tractor tires for a charge. Charges are based on the current rate being charged by Rumpke at the time of the collection.
Preregistration is required. Preregisration will begin
the first Wednesday after the Darke County Fair and will run for two weeks ending on a Wednesday.
Our office will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
No late regisrations will be accepted. All fees for tractor and semi tires must be paid in full at the time of sign-up
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Household Hazardous Waste
October 7, 2017 -- Saturday
The Solid Waste District is proud to add a Household Hazadous Waste Day to our ever-growing list of recycling events to Darke County Residents. This event will allow residents to dispose of old paint, pesticides, insecticides, pharmaceuticals, Mercury, Fuel, etc. If you have something not listed on the attached sheet, call our office, we still may be able to accept it. Hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Enter the fairgrounds at the Wayne Healthcare entrance on Sweitzer Street.
To enhance the day, we are offering you the opportunity to share non-perishable food items to benefit our local food pantries.
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