Ross Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Abitibi Fiber Retrievers

Rumpke Multi-Material Recycling Bins


  • Adena Road (between Orange St and Pleasant Valley Rd)           Pick-up days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Yoctangee Park (across from Bolmer Field on Enderlin Drive)
    Pick-up days: Tuesday & Friday
  • Zane Trace High School - St. Rt. 180 (Bus Garage Parking Lot)     Pick-up day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Huntington Local Schools (rear parking lot)                                     Pick-up day: Tuesday
  • Rumpke Recycling Buyback Center - 990 Eastern Ave
  • Twin Township Fire House - 11521 US Rt. 50                                 Pick-up day: Tuesday
  • 103.5 W. Fifth Street at Fire Department
    Pick-up day: Tuesday
  • Parking lot beside brick building at 10823 Main Street
    Pick-up day: Wednesday
  • Removed indefinitely due to heavy contamination.  
  • Village Office - 11759 Market Street 
    Pick-up day: On call
Richmond Dale:
  • 757 Jackson Street (Jefferson Twp.)
    Pick-up day: Friday


Items Accepted

  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Paper
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard / Paperboard
  • Steel Cans
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs*
*Plastic bottles & jugs with a base wider than it’s small mouth.
  • NOTE: Shredded paper should be placed in a clear bag for recycling. The employees in the pre-sort area will be able to identify it as shredded paper and recover it. We always emphasize that this is the only exception to the “no plastic bag rule” for recycling. 

*The Ohio EPA has a guidance document for Disposal of Household Generated Sharps (July 2018) (view pdf).




Please be a considerate recycler. Leaving unacceptable items at drop-off locations is considered illegal dumping.  Place acceptable items loose - not bagged - in the recycling containers.

Commercial Recyclers

We try to keep this information updated. However, it is always a good idea to first call the establishment in which you would like to take your recyclables, as their policy often changes.

First Capital Enterprises
Document Destruction (Paper Shredding)  Contact Mike Keesee at 740-779-2592
Donate your Car, Boat, RV or Motorcycle - Contact Ron Farrar, 740-773-2166
First Capital will accept ALL old shoes, in any condition.  The shoes will be re-purposed to raise funds to support local individuals with disabilities.  Call 740-773-2166 for more info.

Auto Salvage
Barker’s Auto Salvage, (and non-ferrous scrap) 2401 Blain Hwy. , Waverly  740-663-2568
Ernie’s Foreign Salvage, Inc., 884 Eastern Ave (Rear), 740-773-5912

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Lowes, 867 N. Bridge Street (740)-773-7777 - Accepts compact fluorescent bulbs at no charge.

RPHF Solid Waste District Office, 141 W Main Street Suite 400 Circleville, Ohio 43113 - Household batteries
Lowe's, 867 N. Bridge Street (740)-773-7777 - Accepts lawn/tractor batteries, rechargeable batteries & power tool batteries. 

Motor Oil
AutoZone, 212 N. Bridge St., 740-775-0270—Up to 5 gallons/person/day
AutoZone, 718 Western Ave., 740-775-2545—Up to 5 gallons/person/day
Advance Auto Parts, 1038 N. Bridge St., 740-773-0384, Up to 5 gallons/person/day
Advance Auto Parts, 15 N. Bridge St., 740-775-6526, Up to 5 gallons//person/day
O’Reilly Auto Parts, 201 N. Bridge Street, 740-773-4200, Up to 5 gallons//person/day

Mountaineer Appliances, 450 E. Second St., 740-773-0788 (buys repairable appliances)
Rumpke Recycling, 990 Eastern Ave., 740-773-1440 (no Freon)

AEP Ohio's Appliance Recycling Program - (SEASONAL) Get $50 for your old, working refrigerator/freezer

South Central Power Refrigerator & Freezer Rebate Program - (SEASONAL) $100 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR refrigerator or stand alone freezer. 

Car Batteries
AutoZone, 2123 N. Bridge St., 740-775-0270
AutoZone, 718 Western Ave., 740-775-2545
Scioto Valley Recycling, 273 Seney Road, 740-772-5252
Wal-mart, 85 River Trace - Will accept car batteries at Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express, 740-774-4800.

Scrap Metals
RUMPKE Recycling, 990 Eastern Ave., 740-773-1440
Pleasant Valley Iron & Metal, 11185 County Rd 550 Chillicothe, 740-773-8517
Scioto Valley Recycling, 273 Seney Rd., 740-772-5252 
Barker’s Auto Salvage (non-ferrous scrap only), 2401 Blain Highway, Waverly  740-663-2568

Plastic Shopping Bags 

Wal-Mart Supercenter, 85 River Trace Lane, 740-774-4800
Kroger, 1165 Western Avenue, 740-773-3150 (also accepts other plastic bags, dry cleaning bags, & plastic wrap)
Kroger, 887 N. Bridge St.,  740-773-2901  (also accepts other plastic bags, dry cleaning bags, & plastic wrap) 
Kohl's, 45 River Trace Ln. Chillicothe, 740-773-1111
Lowe's, 867 N Bridge St, Chillicothe, 740-773-7777

Cell Phones
Ross County Sheriffs Department, 740-773-1186. The phones are reprogrammed for 911 calling capabilities. 
Our district office (Circleville) houses a cellphone drop-off box available during office hours. 

Ink Jet Cartridge & Printer Cartridge Recycling

Office Max, 869 N Bridge St, Chillicothe, 740-779-2323

Propane Gas Cylinders (Gas grills)
Litter Quality Propane, 524 Eastern Ave. They accept small propane cylinders for a $5 fee (740-773-2196)

Blue Rhino locations offer a recycling program for 20# grill tanks. Blue Rhino will collect the tank and refurbish it if possible. If the tank does not meet the company's safety and quality standards, they will recycle the tank. Blue Rhino will accept any standard gas grill tank, including other brands. Find a location. Check with your local retailer for details.

Helium & Oxygen Tanks

Do not place helium or oxygen tanks in your recycling. Putting them in the trash is hazardous. Empty helium balloon tanks that were purchased from a retail store should be punctured and recycled at a local scrap metal yard. Follow the disposal instructions that came with the tank or see these instructions from Balloon Time. Medical cylinders should be disposed or recycled through the company it was purchased or received from. Check with your medical supplier for details about their take-back or exchange program.  

Building Materials
Habitat For Humanity, 171 E 5th Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 (740)-779-9734 (No paint)

Household Hazardous Waste
Contact the RPHF Solid Waste District Main Office to receive a disposal voucher. 
Environmental Enterprises - 645 East 8th Avenue, Columbus (614) 294-1300

Christmas Lights
Lowes - 867 N. Bridge St. Chillicothe (740)-773-7777 (SEASONAL CALL AHEAD)

Area Landfills and Transfer Stations

Ross County

  • Waste Mgt Mound Transfer, Seney Road , Chillicothe 740-773-5711; 800-343-6047 (Corporate Office)
  • Rumpke/Chillicothe Transfer, 990 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, 740-773-1440 ext. 7114

Pickaway County

  • Rumpke Transfer, 2195 Hassle Drive, Circleville 1-800-828-8171, Ext. 7311

Fayette County

  • Fayette County Transfer, 1600 Robinson Rd., Washington C.H., 740-335-1508**


  • Athens/Hocking Reclamation Center, Logan, 740-385-6019*

Brown County

  • Rumpke SW Ohio Reg. Refuse Facility, 9427 Beyers Rd., Georgetown, 937-378-4126

Fairfield County

  • Republic Waste—Pine Grove, 5131 Drinkle Rd., Amanda, 740-969-4487*

Jackson County

  • Rumpke Beech Hollow LF, 28 A.W. Long Rd., Wellston, 740-384-4400

Pike County

  • Pike Sanitary Landfill, State Route 220 East, Waverly, 740-773-1440, ext. 7185


* Accepts Asbestos (call ahead)

** Accepts Construction & Demolition Material

*** Accepts both Asbestos & C&D Material

Garbage Collection and Roll-Off Container Service

Garbage Collection

  • Chillicothe City Service (Chillicothe residents only), 740-773-2700
  • Rumpke Recycling/Disposal, 740-773-1440; 1-866-757-7329
  • Rumpke Waste, 1-888-786-7531
  • Waste Management, Inc., 1-800-343-6047

Roll-Off Container Service

  • BSS Waste & Portable Restrooms, 1-800-859-6304; Cell 740-603-0828; Office 740-756-9100 (Ross, Pickaway and Fayette Counties)
  • Central Ohio Contractors, 614-539-2570; 1-800-483-2233.
  • Mound Waste & Recycling, LLC, 740-772-5252
  • RUMPKE Recycling/Disposal, 740-773-1440; 1-866-757-7329
  • Republic Waste Services, 1-800-601-1867, (Ross, Pickaway & Fayette Counties)
  • Rumpke Waste, Inc., 1-888-786-7531,
  • Traces Sanitation, LLC, 1-866-305-3069 (Pickaway County)
  • Waste Management, Inc., 1-800-343-6047,

Tire Disposal

TIRES are accepted on an on-going basis at the following locations. Call for prices and hours of operation.

  • Fayette Co. Transfer, 740-335-1508
  • Pike Sanitation (Rumpke), 740-947-4200
  • Sundown Tire, 740-708-4053
  • Liberty Tire, Grove City, 888-780-8473
  • Chuck Wait Tire, Hillsboro, 937-393-2166, and Mowrystown, 937-442-2004
  • Tire Discounters, Hillsboro, 937-840-9400
  • Liberty Tire Services, Southwest Greenfield, 937-981-7904
  • Buck's Tire Service, Greenfield, 937-981-7712
  • Rumpke SW Ohio Refuse Facility, Georgetown, Brown County, 937-378-4126