WMEA RECYCLING

ABOUT WMEA

WMEA Program, has been serving Paulding County since 1988 when the State of Ohio mandated that all Ohio counties divert waste from landfills, and form solid waste districts. Paulding County was teamed up with Defiance, Fulton and Williams Counties to form the Four County Solid Waste District.

A plan was created to raise awareness about the Program by engaging the school districts.  A competition was created to see which school could collect the most amount of materials to be recycled.  The competition began every September with an all school presentation. Volunteers from the schools would gather the materials, sort them by category and put them into semitrailers.  Those trailers would then be taken to the recycling center to be weighed.  The winning school with the most tonnage would receive a traveling trophy that was made from recycled materials.

Over the years the program has evolved from using a 15 foot box truck to two 28 foot enclosed trailers and “Big Red” our 15 seat passenger van that has been outfitted to meet the needs of the program. Our Program continues to grow as more people and businesses get on board with diverting material from our landfills.  

 

WHAT AND HOW TO RECYCLE

CARDBOARD

  • Breakdown boxes completely so they’re flat and can be stacked

NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINES/WHITE PAPER

  • Please lay flat or placed flat in paper bag
  • Bundle and tie together or place in boxes

**THESE NO LONGER NEED TO BE SEPARATED**

     

    STEEL CANS

    • Rinse out cans to avoid bugs/odors

    ALUMINUM CANS

    • Rinse out cans
    • No aluminum foil or tin food containers
    • Pop cans

    PLASTIC NO’S 1-7

    **PLASTICS NO LONGER NEED TO BE SORTED**

    Please check the bottom of the container for the number in the triangle. If there is no triangle with a number it cannot be recycled.

    • Water and pop
    • Milk Jugs
    • Juice Containers
    • Detergent Containers
    • Bleach and Vinegar bottles

    PAULDING COUNTY DROP-OFF RECYCLING TRAILERS SCHEDULE:

    1st WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH

    • Paulding – Across from the Fairgrounds

    2nd WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH

    • Grover Hill at the VFW 

    3rd WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH

    • Payne – One lot east of Homier’s/behind old grocery store

    4th WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH

           Antwerp – Sewage Plant (CR 43)

    3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

    • Cecil Fire Station (11:30-12:00)
      (Scheduled Pick Up Will Still Happen June 19th, 2024)
    • Junction – Old Catholic Church – (12:30-1:00 pm)
      (Scheduled Pick Up Will Still Happen June 19th, 2024)
    • Haviland/Scott – Haviland Park on SR 114 (1:30-2:00)
      (Scheduled Pick Up Will Still Happen June 19th, 2024)
    • Latty – Village Meeting Hall/Park – 2:30-3:00 pm
      (Scheduled Pick Up Will Still Happen June 19th, 2024)

    Permanent Drop Off Sites

    Call for a list of what they accept

    Van Wert County Solid Waste Management

    1135 North Washington Street

    Van Wert, Ohio

    419-238-7767

    Kohart Surplus & Salvage
    15360 SR 613
    Broughton, OH 45879
    Phone: 419-399-4144

    NO PLASTICS, GLASS OR MAGAZINES

    RECYCLING ROUNDUP

    Recycling Roundup

    Congratulations to the recycling residents of Paulding County! Because of your hard work and commitment to saving the Planet, “one box at a time”, we successfully increased our volume by 10%. We diverted approximately 110 Tons of material out of landfill for year...

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    Recycling Roundup (A Year in Review)

    I’m not sure how a full year has passed since I took over the reins of the WMEA Program. It’s been a whirlwind of learning about recycling in general and how we, as Paulding County residents, contribute specifically to keeping material out of landfill. One of the...

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    PAULDING COUNTY WMEA

    Shannon Ruschel/Director
    Office 419-399-3630
    Cell 832-444-4814
    Email: shannon@pauldingcountywmea.com