Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I RECYCLE TIRES?
Note:  Not all locations accept tires at all times.  Fees and quantity limits may apply, call for details.
Currently there are no special collection days for tires scheduled in Licking County.

Al's Mr. Tire (Newark)    740-345-8473
Goodyear (Baker Drive, Newark)    740-366-4695
Goodyear (S 30th St, Heath)    740-522-1181
Goodyear (Burch St, Hebron)    740-928-7000
The following locations accept larger quantities of tires:
Campbell Tire (Zanesville)    740-849-2230
Liberty Tire (Grove City)    614-871-8097

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF PAINT?
Paint can be disposed of in your household trash after it is COMPLETELY dry.  Add cat litter, crumpled newspaper, or commercial paint dryer product to speed up the drying process.  Aerosol paint can be sprayed onto scrap cardboard until empty, and the COMPLETELY empty cans can be recycled in the public recycling bins with plastic caps and spray tips removed.  Consider donating usable paint to local/school theater or art departments.  

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?
Currently there are no special collection days for Household Hazardous Waste in Licking County.  Please call Environmental Enterprises (614-294-1300) for details on HHW disposal and fees.

Click HERE for a brochure about Household Hazardous Waste and safer alternatives

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF YARD WASTE?
Note: Not all locations can accept yard waste at all times.  Fees and quantity limits may apply, call for details.
The Compost Farm (Alexandria)    740-924-4202
Elm Recycling (Newark)    740-366-3340
Hope Timber (Newark)    740-522-6558 (Garden Center) or 740-344-1788 (Mulch and Pallet)
Kurtz Bros. (Alexandria)    740-739-4637
Ohio Mulch (Newark)    740-345-4464
Ohio Mulch (Pataskala)    740-919-0277

Click HERE for information about composting.

Consider a home compost pile or bin for your yard and food waste.  Contact Licking County Recycling or search the internet for information on home composting.

HOW DO I RECYCLE ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTERS?
Note: includes most computer components except monitors.  Call for details. 
A.S. Recycling Worldwide (Newark)    740-408-1013
Best Buy (Heath)    740-522-6606  Click HERE for Best Buy's web page about electronics recycling.
Complete Computer Care (Newark)    740-364-0115
Denison University's Red Barn (Granville)    Mon-Fri 10am-1pm (No phone #)
Hebron Scrap Metal Recycling (Hebron)    740-527-2126
Licking County Computer Society (Newark)    740-404-3963
Licking/Knox Goodwill (Various Locations)    740-345-9861
Staples (Heath)    740-522-5230  Click HERE for Staples's web page about electronics
T.D.R. Computers (Pataskala)    740-964-0993
The Works (Newark)    740-349-9277
Waste Away Systems (Heath)    740-349-2783

HOW DO I RECYCLE TELEVISIONS?
Note:  Fees may apply, call for details.
345-JUNK    740-345-5865
Best Buy (Heath)   740-522-6606  Click HERE for Best Buy's web page about electronics recycling.
Sherman's Recycling (Newark)    740-345-8994
T.D.R. Computers (Pataskala)    740-964-0993

HOW DO I RECYCLE BATTERIES?
Note: Acceptable batteries include alkaline C, D, AA, AAA, and 9-volt.  Lithium-Ion, rechargeable, and other batteries are also accepted but must have clear tape over the terminals to prevent fire or explosion. 
Licking County Recycling (Newark)   740-670-5125
CFLP Solid Waste District  (Newark)  740-349-6308

HOW DO I DISPOSE OF FLUORESCENT TUBES AND CFL BULBS?
Businesses or large amounts, call Licking County Recycling (740-670-5125) for resources.
CFLP Solid Waste District (Residents only, unbroken tubes)    740-349-6308
Home Depot (CFL Bulbs only)    740-364-1222
Lowes (CFL Bulbs only)    740-522-0003
Batteries+Bulbs (Click HERE for the Batteries + Bulbs website about lightbulb recycling)
     *Gahanna    614-498-2000
     *Reynoldsburg    614-577-1998

HOW DO I RECYCLE APPLIANCES?
Note: Fee may apply for hauling.  Not all locations accept appliances at all times; some locations require new purchase for recycling/hauling to apply.
Best Buy (Heath)    740-522-6606
Lowe's (Heath)    740-522-0003
Crispin Iron and Metal (Newark)    740-345-4730
Hebron Scrap Metal and Recycling (Hebron)    740-527-2126
345-JUNK (Hauling available)    740-345-5865
Johnson Appliance (Newark)    740-349-0595
Ohio Steel Recycling (Etna)    740-927-5384
Sherman's Recycling (Newark)    740-345-8994
Waste Away Systems (Heath)    740-349-2783

WHERE CAN I RECYCLE IN LICKING COUNTY?
A list of public recycling drop off locations can be found HERE, or by clicking the "Recycling Locations and Schedule" tab on the left.  A list of communities with curbside recycling will be added soon!

WHAT IS ACCEPTED IN THE PUBLIC DROP OFF RECYCLING BINS?
Items accepted in the public drop off recycling bins are listed HERE, or click the "Items Accepted at Public Bins" tab on the left. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I RECYCLE?
There are other items you can recycle, or at least dispose of properly.  See our "Guide to Recycling in Licking County" HERE for more information, or click the "Brochure and List of Items to Recycle" tab on the left. 

DOES LICKING COUNTY RECYCLING ACCEPT/RECYCLE ITEMS?
Licking County Recycling is a government agency responsible for promoting and encouraging recycling to the 170,000+ residents, businesses, and industries of Licking County.  We do NOT accept or recycle items at our office location, other than batteries as mentioned above.  In years past, we accepted electronics at our old E. Main Street location, but this was discontinued in late 2018. 

HOW DO I ADOPT A ROAD OR HIGHWAY?
There are two ways you can help clean up a road or highway.
1.  Ohio Department of Transportation has a formal Adopt-A-Highway program, that includes a sign marking your 2-mile stretch of road.  Go to their website HERE for more information. 
2.  Licking County Recycling allows groups or families to "Borrow a Backpack" from us, that includes cleanup supplies like gloves, bags, and trash grabbers.  Backpacks can be borrowed for free - just call us at 740-670-5125 to reserve yours.  More information can be found HERE or by going to the "Borrow a Bin Or Clean Up Pack" tab on the left. 


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