Resources for hard to recycle items!





Here are options, to the best of our knowledge, that use sustainable and ethical business practices (updated 03/20/17)

Question where and how materials are recycled at end of use to demand manufacturer responsibility for purchased products.



   Always call ahead to confirm what they take!

  Goodwill Industries, 540 West Broadway, New Lexington, 740-342-4496; also Zanesville and Lancaster,   Call 740-453-3484     or go to or (accept most   computer equip.)


  TDR Recycling, 200 SW Mink Rd. Pataskala (computers & TV’s)( 740-964-0993)    call   ahead to confirm   what they take!

  Best Buy, 701 Hebron Rd., Heath (computers, TV’s, other) (740-522-6606) Check their website for more   info or call!



Ink Cartridges: 

  NLMS, HT School, Staples, Best Buy, Goodwill


Cell Phones:

  PC Veterans Services (Cell Phones for Soldiers), Holy Trinity School, New Lex Middle   School, Perry Co   Recycling Office,    Staples, Best Buy   stores

   (These sites have collection boxes for phones, cords, chargers!)


Used Oil:

  Northern Local School District Bus Garage

        101 N. Market St., Somerset Ohio (740)-743-1533

  Perry Co. Engineer, 2645 Old Somerset Rd., New Lexington (740)-342-2191  (Both burn oil in energy-    efficient furnaces)

[Businesses can contact Environmental Specialists, Inc. for service info 740-404-6209]


Used Tires:

  Most service garages take your old tires for a small fee.  Newlon Tire, Inc. will accept tires $2.00/tire; more for larger tires.

  Ultimate Recycling Day (URD) Collection event held at New

       Lexington, Kroger Parking Lot   (Call us or check for next scheduled date)


Car Batteries:

  Most auto parts stores will take your old battery. (Some give credit toward new battery!)


  Perry Scrap Yard, 4161 St Rt 13 NE, New Lex, 740-891-7184


  Batteries Unlimited, 1830 Hebron Rd., Heath 740-522-4351 and 2350 Adamsville Rd., Zanesville

  Ultimate Recycling Day (URD) Collection event held at New

  Lexington, Kroger Parking Lot   (Call us or check for next scheduled date)


Household Batteries: 

  store & bring to our spring or fall URD... or take to a battery drop off(Big Green Box) 

  Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible! >>>


  Batteries Unlimited, Heath & Zanesville (rechargeable only)

  Best Buy, 701 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH, 740-522-6606

  (Rechargeable only, no alkaline batteries)


Surge Protectors/ Battery Backups:

  Goodwill Industries, New Lexington, Zanesville or Lancaster


  Ultimate Recycling Day (URD) Collection event held at New

  Lexington, Kroger Parking Lot   (Call us or check for next  

  scheduled date)


Plastic Grocery Bags:  PerCo Does NOT Accept plastic bags!

  Drop off bins at Kroger, WalMart, Target, Kohl's, Lowe's ...etc.

Old Eye Glasses:  Lions Club drop off boxes--New Lexington (Dr. Dittoe,

 Goodwill, Library, Ogdens, Robert-Winegardner Funeral Home);

 Somerset (Kesslers); Thornville (PNC Bank, Pharmacy); Glenford (Elementary School)





Scrap Metal, Non Freon Appliances:

  Perry Scrap Yard, 4161 St Rt 13 NE, New Lex, 740-891-7184


Freon Appliances, Scrap Metal:

  Many stores take your old appliance when new one is delivered.


  Ultimate Recycling Day (URD) Collection held at New Lexington, Kroger Parking Lot  

  (Call/ check website for next scheduled date)


Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: 

  Home Depot, Lowes


Tube Fluorescent Light Bulbs:

  Menard's, 1425 Ety Pointe Dr., Lancaster 740-654-3538

   (Accepts small curly-que bulbs &long tube fluorescent bulbs)

   Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling/ PerCo, 2231 St Rt 13, New Lexington (4’ and 8’ tubes only)


Businesses! Contact: 877-526-7687


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): 

  Environmental Enterprises Inc., 1253 Essex Ave., Columbus   614-294-1300.  They operate a collection facility one block       south of the Ohio   State Fairgrounds, (From I-71, take   the 11th Street Exit, turn west to Essex St. Turn left onto Essex and   right onto East 8th St.   Enter the  parking lot at 645 East 8th St.). The facility is open Noon - 6 pm Wed. /Fridays,   9 am - 5   pm on Thursdays.  Residents call ahead to confirm details!

  The price to drop off materials for residents of Perry County is a flat rate of $50 per car   and $100 per truck (including SUVs &   vans). Exam  ples of acceptable materials are pesti  cides, fertilizers, solvents, thinners, paints, pool or lawn chemicals, clean  ers, batteries,   fire extinguish  ers, propane tanks, mercury, florescent bulbs, driveway sealer, gasoline   (will empty & return   your can), antifreeze, motor oil, and thermostats.

This is for residential HHW material only.




[Businesses- call Environmental Enterprises direct for info!  614-294-1300]



  Buy what you need, Use what you buy, Donate what’s left!  As a last resort, dry it up until completely hard and dispose of with trash. (LEAVE LIDS OFF so trash hauler knows it is not liquid!)





Please NOTE!

Pay attention to WHAT materials are accepted WHERE!

Materials accepted differ !

Somerset Curbside Service differs from PerCo County-wide Drop-Off Service:


PerCo accepts:

Brown & Clear glass bottles and jars (No lids please)

Somerset curbside takes all colors

PerCo accepts:

Only #1 Plastic (pop & water bottles) and #2 Plastic (milk jugs) 



Somerset curbside takes #1 -- #7 but NO styrofoam (#6)

PerCo accepts:

White envelopes with NO plastic windows

Somerset curbside takes all junk mail

Eco - Tips . . .

Go to this OEPA site!  Play the interactive game called Garbology and Take the Pledge!

Go to   < 2 minute video clip about how our trash sorts out!  Great for everyone to see!

Below are some great ideas gleaned from:

Just by coming to this page, you've shown that you want to take action to make a personal change, and we think that's the first step! So what can you do?

Check out our top ten tips for waste reduction below... 

Research how to make your own toothpaste and biodegradable dishsoap... or look at sources for where to buy these kinds of more earth friendly products...

  1. Stop Using Plastic Bags! Make a rule for yourself. No bags. If you forget your bag, don’t buy it, or carry your goods without one. 

  2. Set Up Your Recycling in a convenient place!  Use a nice basket or bin and set it near your trash bin.  People will be more likely to ask if you can share your recycling knowledge.

  3. Compost! This is the single most effective way to cut your garbage output.  Easily 25% of our waste is compostable! Go to our COMPOST Tab to learn more!

  4. Reduce & Reuse first off!  Recycle everything you can! Do a bit of research to seek out alternative recyclers – PerCo Recycling cannot take everything, but they do accept 50% of our waste, easily!  Contact Perry County Recycling 740-342-7881 for other ways to reduce waste!

  5. Give Up Take Out Containers! Keep a couple "to go kits" in the car with the fabric bags.  If you’re buying something simple like a piece of pizza or a muffin that you’ll eat right away, just ask for it in your hand.

  6. Check the Package BEFORE you Buy It! If they’re not recyclable, make a choice when we’re in the store not to buy them. 

  7. Buy Secondhand!  Besides saving money, previously loved goods don’t come with packaging. Who says you need it brand new?  If it serves your purpose, why not 2nd hand?

  8. DIY (Do It Yourself)!  You can make a surprising number of things yourself (and save some serious cash at the same time).  From bread to clothing to laundry soap, DIY is best!

  9. Get Educated! Read about recycling and going waste-free to learn about what others are doing.  Watch The Story of Stuff , an eye opening animated, short film about the cycle of waste and consumerism.  Search the internet for information on ways to reduce your garbage.

  10. Let businesses know how you feel. Leave your packaging at the store or mail it back to the manufacturer. Writing a letter or calling a company goes a long way! 

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