DKMM and the City of Mt. Vernon are announcing the opening of two residential recycling drop-off locations in the City of Mt. Vernon on July 15th. The recycling containers will be located at Memorial Park close to the tennis courts and at the Park and Ride intersection adjacent to Harcourt Road and State Route 229. The locations will be evaluated in four months to determine their permanency.
The goal of the new drop-off location is to give a recycling option for residents that don't meet the criteria to participate in the free curbside recycling program. A city ordinance requires all trash haulers who operate in the City of Mt. Vernon to offer curbside recycling at no additional cost to city residents living in housing with four units or less. Residents who have trash service are strongly encouraged to utilize the free curbside program offered through their trash company to avoid overflow at the drop-off locations.
The 2021 Funding application for Market Development improvements/program implementation programs is now available in the Grants sectionof this website. All applications must be submitted in hard copy by mail or by hand delivering before 2:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020. Please contact Cheryl Corbin (740) 393-4600 for any questions that you may have regarding the application process.
The DKMM Solid Waste District Household Hazardous Waste and Paint events located at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on June 6th and the Morrow County event scheduled for August 15th, remain on schedule. DKMM has regretfully cancelled both the May 16th and the August 22nd Electronics and Paper shredding events. For a list of Special Collection events click here.
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.