Recycling & Litter Prevention

The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Joint Solid Waste District is a legal political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is funded by a $6.00 per ton fee on municipal solid waste generated within our District. DKMM funds programs that provide education about and alternatives to disposal of generated wastes. These programs include: recycling; composting; education and awareness; solid waste environmental monitoring; and collections for household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires. DKMM also provides grant funding to both private and public-sector entities to implement new waste management initiatives or improve existing programs.

Yard Waste - Compost Area

7425 Thayer Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

-Hours of Operation-

Summer Hours: March 1st thru October 31st
Monday thru Sunday 7:00am to 7:00pm

Winter Hours: November 1st thru February 28th
Monday thru Sunday 7:00am to 5:00pm


A Note on City Recycling Bins

Due to a city project, the Park N Ride and Memorial Park bin locations have been removed. City of Mount Vernon residents should check with their curbside trash hauler about free recycling. A new site within city limits is being determined, but all residents are welcome to use any other available recycling location within the county.

Recycling and Litter Prevention

117 East High Street, Suite 257
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed weekends and holidays

Recycling Coordinator

Matt Baugher
Phone: (740) 393-6704