Refuse & Recycling

Refuse Collection

Rumpke is the nation’s largest privately owned waste and recycling company. In keeping with their total service policy, Rumpke offers “unlimited” waste removal of normal household waste for residential customers of the Village of Minster. For larger items a special pick up tag is sometimes necessary. Please call Rumpke, the residential refuse collection service, at 1-800-942-5030 or visit www.rumpke.com for more information.

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Recycling

The Recycling Center on Garfield St. is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is run by volunteers from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H organizations.  We appreciate your recycling drop off during these hours only.

Please, please help us keep the center running quickly and smoothly by following these few simple guidelines when dropping off your recyclables:

  • Rinse out bottles, tin cans, and milk jugs
  • No lids or caps accepted
  • Separate your glass, plastic and aluminum cans
  • Many of the yogurt cups cannot be accepted.  If you are unsure, check the number on the bottom of the yogurt container.  It CANNOT be a #4 or #6.
  • Break down your cardboard and remove staples, etc.  Drop off only during regular hours.  Our cardboard trailer needs to be stacked properly for the county to take it.
     

WHAT TO RECYCLE:

PLASTIC - NO CAPS PLEASE!

  • #1 Clear containers (clear pop and water bottles) 
  • #2 Milk jugs, soap and detergent containers
  • #3, 5, 7 Yogurt containers, TV dinners, Butter bowls

GLASS - NO CAPS PLEASE!

  • Green, brown and clear - bottles and jars

CANS

  • Aluminum, tin and steel
  • Empty aerosol cans - NO PAINT CANS
  • Aluminum foil and pie pans

CARDBOARD

  • Corrugated

MIXED PAPER

  • Slick ads
  • Phone books
  • Cereal boxes
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Office Paper
  • Shredded Paper
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Toilet tissue tubes

NEWSPAPER

  • Separate out slick ads for Mixed Paper

BATTERIES

  • Dry Cell
  • Wet Cell

ELECTRONICS

  • Anything with a cord, except TVs
  • Radios
  • VCR
  • Toasters
  • Mixers
  • Computer equipment
  • CD Players
  • Cell Phones

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

PLASTIC GROCERY  BAGS

EGG CARTONS – Not Styrofoam

WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE:

  • Hanging plant, flower pots, plant containers & flats
  • Cooking glass, ceramics, window glass or drinking glasses
  • Food - unrinsed cans and bottles
  • Light Bulbs
  • Bottle caps
  • Paper plates
  • Tissues & Paper towels
  • Styrofoam
  • Diapers
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Trash - Please make sure your recycling is not mixed in with trash. Remember there are kids helping to sort.

Questions about local recycling options can be directed to 4H or Girl & Boy Scout leaders or to the Auglaize County Solid Waste District by calling 419-394-1270 or visiting http://www2.auglaizecounty.org/resources/recycling-solid-waste.

Compost Facility

The Village has a Class IV Compost Facility located off of West Seventh Street. This five acre site has been in operation since 1998. While this is a benefit to our community, there are guidelines, set by the Ohio EPA, that must be followed in order to continue this facility.

  • All leaves, flowers and shrubbery trimmings should be left on the designated leaf pile.
  • All tree branches and brush should be left on the designated brush pile.
  • No dumping of construction or demolition debris is allowed.
  • No materials are to be removed from this site without prior approval of the Village.

To purchase compost materials, contact 419-628-3404.