Curb-Side Recycling

Recycling provided by J&J Refuse, Inc. 

The City of Coshocton provides curb-side recycling access to all residential homeowners. Collection of steel and aluminum cans, plastics #1 and #2, newspaper, cardboard, paperboard, and glass containers is provided with this service.

There is an annual leaf pick-up in the fall. Citizens rake the leaves to the curb and for 6 weeks the city collects and disposes of the leaves. The majority of the leaves are recycled or used as compost. The local paper plant, Smurfit Stone Container, works the leaves into a boiler. A few truckloads of leaves collected from Roscoe Village go to the local botanical garden, Clary Gardens for use as bed amendments/mulch. There are also several local farmers who take the leaves to compost.

The Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office provide ten recycling trailers in nine different communities outside of the City of Coshocton. Steel and aluminum cans, plastics #1 and #2, newspaper, magazines, office paper, paperboard and cardboard are accepted at these trailers. More than 25 tons were collected in 2011.

The Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office also provide collection points in the City for hard-to-recycle items including tires, appliances, and household hazardous waste. The Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office also organizes or supports cleanups for the City of Coshocton, the Will‘s Creek Watershed and other organizations which would like to do cleanups in their areas.

The Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office has worked in conjunction with the Walhonding and Coshocton City Fire Departments and established a rechargeable battery drop-off program at each of their fire station. Any member of the public may drop off rechargeable batteries that no longer hold their charge at no cost. The batteries are then shipped to the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC).

The Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office publicize all these activities through quarterly mailings of their newsletter and through their web page at www.recyclecoshocton.com. Additionally, two dozen presentations are given to various elementary and secondary students each year.