Ross Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Abitibi Fiber Retrievers

Rumpke Multi-Material Recycling Bins


  • Chillicothe:
    • Adena Road (between Orange Street and Pleasant Valley Road) Pick-up days: Monday & Thursday
    • K-Mart Super Center (1470 N. Bridge St.)
      Pick-up days: Monday & Friday
    • Yoctangee Park (across from Bolmer Field on Enderlin Drive)
      Pick-up days: Tuesday & Thursday
    • North Library Branch, 550 Buckeye Street
      Pick-up day: Thursday
    • YMCA, 100 Mill Street (next to the clothing drop-off box)
      Pick-up days: Monday & Thursday
  • Bourneville (11521 US Rt. 50, Twin Township Fire House)
    Pick-up day: Thursday
  • Huntington Schools at end of Blain Highway in gravel parking lot
    Pick-up day: Thursday
  • Bainbridge (103.5 W. Fifth Street at Fire Department)
    Pick-up day: Thursday
  • Zane Trace High School, St. Rt. 180 (parking lot beside bus garage)
    Pick-up day: Wednesday
  • Clarksburg, Parking lot beside brick building at 10823 Main Street
    Pick-up day: Wednesday
  • Frankfort, 94 S. Main St. (Frankfort Sewage Treatment Plant)
    Pick-up days: Monday & Friday
  • Rumpke Recycling, 990 Eastern Avenue (Buyback Center)
  • Adelphi Village office, 11759 Market Street, Adelphi
    Pick-up day: On call
  • Jefferson Township, 757 Jackson Street, Richmond Dale
    Pick-up day: Thursday


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.

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




Please be a considerate recycler. Leave only those items that are recyclable. Place all items in the bin. Flatten cardboard.

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

Batteries ( Please note:  Nickel cadmium batteries are used in cordless drills and phones)
Lowe’s, 867 N. Bridge St., 740-773-7777  -  Will accept lawn & tractor batteries, rechargeable and power tools rechargeable batteries - take to return desk.

Compact Flourescent Bulbs:  Lowe’s of Chillicothe will accept compact fluorescent bulbs at no charge.

Gasoline:  Old gasoline may be taken to Sugarloaf Power Equipment.  Call first at 740-775-2005.

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 10 gallons/person/day
Advance Auto Parts, 15 N. Bridge St., 740-775-6526, Up to 10 gallons//person/day
O’Reilly Auto Parts, 201 N. Bridge Street, 740-773-4200, Up to 5 gallons//person/day

CHS TV & Audio:  72 N. Walnut, Chillicothe.  Call 740-773-1590 for more information.

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

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 Sheriff’s Department, 740-773-1186.  Cell phones can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office, 28 N. Paint Street.  The phones are re-programmed with 911 calling capabilities, and given to senior citizens and crime victims without phones to be used for emergency use only.

Ink Jet Cartridge & Printer Cartridge Recycling
Office Max, 869 N Bridge St, Chillicothe, 740-779-2323

Propane Gas Cylinders (for gas grills):  Litter Quality Propane, 524 Eastern Avenue,  will accept small propane gas cylinders for a $5.00 fee. 740-773-2196

Building Materials - Habitat For Humanity, 171 E 5th St, Chillicothe, 740-779-9734 (Will not accept used paint)

Paint Creek Services

Recondition, Rebuild or Analyze your Cordless Power Tool or specialty batteries "better than new".


AEP Ohio’s Appliance Recycling Program 

LIMITED TIME ONLY! Get $50 for Your Old, Working Refrigerator or Freezer


South Central Power offers a $100 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR® refrigerator or stand-alone freezer.

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

** 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
  • Frankfort Waste Collection, 740-998-6313
  • 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)
  • Community Sanitation of Ohio, 937-780-6250
  • 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