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For information regarding recycling and litter prevention, please call Recycling Coordinator, Randy Canterbury, in the Knox County Commissioners Office at 740-393-6704 or email

All recycling, litter prevention, education and special events are offered in conjunction with the Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow Counties (DKMM) Joint Solid Waste Management District, which was established on February 21, 1989 for the provision of safe and sanitary solid waste management.

Recycling containers requiring no sorting of materials are available on a
full-time basis at all recycling drop-offs established throughout Knox County.

Only materials recycled at Rumpke, 301 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, require sorting.

Knox County Yard Waste - Compost Area is located between Mount Vernon and Bangs on Thayer Road, just off Routes 3/36, past the old Landfill entrance. The facility can also be reached by taking Kinney Road, right onto Henry Road then left onto Thayer Road.

The Knox County Yard Waste - Compost Area is open
Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays,
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, through the end of October.

During the winter months, November through March,
the Yard Waste - Compost Area is open only on Saturdays, weather permitting.

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