Residents asked and Rumpke responded. The drop-box programs in Delaware, Knox and Marion, which are services by Rumpke, are now accepting plastic TUBS along with plastic bottles and jugs. Tubs include yogurt, cottage cheese, butter and sour cream containers. This does not include clamshell containers (think strawberries) or fast food containers. Continue rinsing and placing recyclables loose (not bagged) in the Delaware, Knox or Marion recycling bins. At this time no changes have been made to the Morrow County Drop-box program, and Tubs are not accepted in the Morrow County Drop-Boxes. If you questions regarding this change please give your local County Recycling and Litter Prevention Coordinatora call.
The annual Commercial/Industry and the Recycling Processor Surveys are now available on our website by clicking on this link. Please complete and return the survey by February 22, 2021 via email Jhicks@dkmm.org, mail DKMM 117 E. High Street, Suite 257, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, or by fax 740-392-3298.
The Electronics recycling collection held monthly at the Gambier Kenyon location is on hold for now. The college is playing things as safely as possible with the current rate of Covid-19 transmission in the county. The collection will not be staffed until further notice. Please do not leave electronics at the site as this is considered illegal dumping, and is punishable by law.
The Knox County Compost facility, located at 7425 Thayer Road in Mount Vernon is in the process of renovation that will include new fencing, an electronic gate and a camera security system to monitor the operation of the site. The purpose of this renovation is to provide access to residents for disposing of yard waste material 7 days a week and to monitor any illegal dumping that could result in contamination of the compost material during grinding. For additional information regarding facility hours and acceptable items, please click on this link.
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.