To manage the District’s current and long term solid waste disposal needs in an environmentally responsible and cost effective manner while reducing reliance on landfills by implementing waste reduction, reuse, and recycling strategies.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the DKMM Solid Waste District is canceling the April 25th Household Hazardous Waste and Paint event. We hope to reschedule the event for the fall. The May 16th, June 6th, and August 22nd special collection events are currently still considered on schedule. As further developments occur, we will monitor the situation and make any schedule changes as appropriate. Please be sure to check the news feed on the DKMM.org website closer to each date for any changes to the event schedule.
As per Knox County Board of Commissioners Resolution 2020-245 - Declaration of State Emergency Due to Covid-19, the Knox County Commissioners are taking necessary precautions to keep both the public and the employees as safe as possible. For the time being the DKMM staff will be working intermittently from the office as well as from home. DKMM staff will be checking both phone voice mails and emails regularly, so please be sure to leave a message and a return reply will be made within the following business day. You may email Jenna Hicks, District Director at JHicks@dkmm.org, or Cheryl Corbin, Fiscal Administrator at CCorbin@dkmm.org. You may also leave a voice mail for either of us at (740) 393-4600.
Residential food scrap composting is now available at Price Farms Organics. Fruits, veggies and meat are the only acceptable materials. Food packaging, compostable dinnerware and compostable bags will NOT be accepted. The price is $2.00 per 5-gallon bucket of food scraps and for those interested, buckets can be purchased at a cost of $2.00 per bucket. Filled buckets may be emptied at Price Farms Organics, 4838 Warrensburg Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 during their normal business hours. As a reminder, Price Farms also accepts yard waste from residents of the Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow Solid Waste District at no charge year round (limits do apply). For more information on food scrap and yard waste recycling, contact Price Farms at (740) 369-1000.