*This includes items such as shampoo bottles, laundry detergent bottles, milk jugs, water bottles, and soft drink bottles. NO wide mouth jars, NO margarine tubs, and NO other plastic containers.
Look For Alternatives
We strongly encourage the reuse of paint by donating it to those that can use it. This keeps paint out of our landfills and is the most earth friendly disposal option. Other alternatives include the following:
**There may be a fee for this service.
Paint must be solidified prior to being placed in the trash. Once paint is completely dry, the can should be placed in the trash with the lid removed.
When drying paint be sure to work in a well ventilated area away from children and pets. Adding kitty litter or other absorbent material to the can will speed up drying in any of the following scenarios.
For Small Quantities (less than one gallon)
For Large Quantities (more than one gallon)
Most Goodwill Industries stores will accept your old TV.
Ross County – CHS TV & Audio: 72 N Walnut Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Call 740-773-1590 for more information.
Best Buy – Click here for details.
Please check back for information on future Electronics Recycling dates in your County (under the NEWS tab).
Grass should not be bagged. It will add valuable nutrients to your lawn by not removing cut grass. Try to mulch any small branches and use for mulch around plants and bushes. If you do have yard waste, mix it with your household garbage and dispose; do not separate. If you have large branches and live in the city, call your City Service Department and ask if they will collect. Waste haulers are prohibited from picking up separated yard waste.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL:
As of January 1, 2017, the RPHF Solid Waste District has partnered with Environmental Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) to provide residents of the district the ability to dispose of your HHW items free* of charge!
If you would like to dispose of your HHW items, you must first call the district at: 740-420-5452 and let the district know of the items you would like to dispose of. Those items will be listed on a voucher that must be signed, for you to pick up at our office before you go up to the site.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be charged a fee by EEI if you do not have the signed voucher with you.
Materials may be taken to:
645 East 8th Avenue
Phone: 614 294-1300
Hours Open: (Please take notice to the limited hours)
Wednesday and Friday – 12pm until 6pm
Thursdays – 9am until 5pm
>>> Click here for a list of HHW acceptable (and unacceptable) items.
*Pending availability of funds.
The best way to dispose of any household hazardous product is with a company designated to handle hazardous waste products. As always, try to use all of your products if possible. Two household hazardous waste companies that you may contact who accept household products are:
Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
4650 Spring Grove Avenue
4879 Spring Grove Avenue
Cleaning out a garage or house that contains household hazardous waste? You can now call Greg Holdren, Certified Trained Specialist, to properly neutralize and remove these unwanted items.
Less Toxic Alternative Cleaning Products
Courtesy of Dover NH Community Services
|For This:||Try This:|
|Air Freshener||Simmer cinnamon and cloves; leave opened box of baking soda in room; or set out a dish of vinegar|
|Aluminum Spot Remover||2 tablespoons cream of tartar + 1 quart hot water|
|Ants||Red chili powder or cream of tartar at point of entry|
|Brass Polish||Worcestershire sauce|
|Car Battery Corrosion||Baking soda + water|
|Chrome Polish||Apple cider vinegar; then polish with baby oil|
|Cleaners (General Household)||Mix 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/3 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda in one gallon of warm water|
|Coffee Cup Stain Remover||Moist salt|
|Coffee Pot Stain||Vinegar|
|Copper Cleaner||Lemon juice + salt|
|Decal Remover||Soak in white vinegar|
|Dish Detergent (Grease Cutter)||1/2 cup baking soda + usual amount of liquid detergent|
|Drain Cleaner||Plunger followed by 1/2 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup of vinegar + 2 quarts boiling water|
|Fertilizer||Compost and vermicompost|
|Fiberglass Stain Remover||Baking soda paste|
|Flea and Tick Repellent||Scatter pine needles, fennel, rye or rosemary on pet's bed|
|Fleas (On Pets)||Feed pet brewer's yeast, vitamin B or garlic tablets|
|Flies (Insects)||Well watered pot of basil|
|Floor Cleaner||1 cup vinegar + 2 gallons water|
|Furniture Polish||2 parts vegetable oil and 1 part lemon juice - Apply, rub in, wipe clean|
|Garbage Disposal Deodorizers||Use citrus rind or ice cubes|
|Grease Fire||Douse with baking soda|
|Grease Removal||Borax on damp cloth|
|Hand Cleaner for Paint/Grease||Baby oil|
|Ink Spot Remover||Cold water + 1 tablespoon cream of tartar + 1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|Insects on Plants||Soapy water on leaves, then rinse|
|Laundry Detergent||Basic soap|
|Laundry Pre-Soak||Make paste of washing soda and water; apply to spots|
|Linoleum Floor Cleaner||1 cup white vinegar + 2 gallons water|
|Mildew Remover||Equal parts of vinegar and salt|
|Mosquito Repellent||Burn citronella candles|
|Moth Repellent||Cedar chips or dried lavendar enclosed in cotton sachets|
|Multi-Purpose Cleaner||Mix 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/3 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 gallon of warm water|
|Nematode (Parasitic Worm) Repellent||Plant marigolds|
|Oil Stain Remover||White chalk rubbed into stain before laundering|
|Oven Cleaner||2 tablespoons liquid soap + 2 teaspoons borax + warm water|
|Paint (oil-based/stain/spray)||Water-based, non-aerosol paints|
|Paint Brush Softener||Hot vinegar|
|Perspiration Spot Remover||Baking soda|
|Pet Oder Remover||Cider vinegar|
|Porcelain Cleaner||Make paste from baking soda and water; let set, rub clean and rinse|
|Refrigerator Deodorizer||Open box baking soda|
|Roach Repellent||Chopped bay leaves and cucumber skins|
|Rug/Carpet Cleaner||Club soda|
|Rust Removal (Clothing)||Lemon juice + salt + sunlight|
|Rusty Bolt/Nut Removal||Carbonated beverage|
|Scorch Mark Removal||Grated onion|
|Scouring Powder||Baking Soda|
|Shaving Cream||Brush and shaving soap|
|Silver Polish||1 quart warm water + 1 tablespoon baking soda + piece of aluminum foil + 1 tablespoon salt|
|Slug and Snail Repellent||Onion and marigold plants|
|Spot Remover||Club soda, lemon juice, or salt|
|Stainless Steel Polish||Mineral oil|
|Toilet Bowl Cleaner||Paste of borax + lemon juice|
|Tub and Tile Cleaner||1/4 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup white vinegar + warm water|
|Upholstery Spot Removal||Club soda|
|Water Mark Removal||Toothpaste|
|Water Softener||1/4 cup vinegar|
|Wine Stain Removal||Salt|
|Window Cleaner||Use 1/2 cup of vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water|
|Wood Polish||3 parts olive oil + 1 part white vinegar; almond or olive oil (interior unvarnished wood only)|