The City of Wooster serves the community with weekly residential waste and recycling pick-up. Following a competitive bid process, the City of Wooster awarded an exclusive contract, effective July 1, 2020, for all residential refuse and recycling collection to Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc. (Kimble). Kimble is a local family-owned business with 68 years of experience in the refuse industry. (Learn more about Kimble at kimblecompanies.com).
Because of the dangers they post, it is illegal to dispose of batteries, tires, and certain chemicals into the residential waste collection stream. These unlawfully disposed products have started fires and release toxic fumes in nearby landfills, recycling stations and even in trucks while in transit, creating life-threatening situations. Additionally, only glass, metal canisters, and paper products are able to be processed in our northern Ohio region. Products such as clothes, metal bars, and plastic shopping bags are not able to be recycled, damage recycling equipment, and ultimately increase costs for other customers. To learn more about locations that will accept hazardous materials, please visit the Stark- Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste District at https://www.timetorecycle.org/ and check out the "What Do I Do With..." feature on the main page.