Hazardous Waste

Programs Offered By Miami County Transfer Station and Recycling

  • Lead Acid Batteries - These batteries are taken and charged by weight at the Transfer Station at the regular tipping fee.
  • Pay as you Throw Program - $6.00 for 5, 30 gallon trash bags. Bags may be purchased at the scales house.
  • Tree Waste - Charged by weight at the regular tipping fee at the Transfer Station.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - The drop-off events for 2014 will be the first Wednesday of each month from April through October from 2-6 pm. $1/pound charge.
  • Electronics Recycling - A date for a 2014 drop-off hasn't been scheduled yet. Goodwill stores in Piqua and Troy will take electronic items. Goodwill is NOT taking TVs at this time. Call the store for more information. The Transfer Station will take electronic items from residents during regular operating hours at the standard tipping fee of $61.80/ton or ~ 3 cents/pound.
  • Latex Paint Program - The Transfer Station will take latex paint from residents during regular operating hours at the regular tipping fee of $61.80/ton or ~ 3 cents/pound.
We have included additional details below for various programs offered. For further information, you may call Miami County Transfer Station and Recycling at 937-440-3488 or visit them on the web by clicking HERE.



Household Hazardous Waste

In 2014, the monthly drop-offs will be from April through October, the first Wednesday of the month from 2 to 6 pm.

Please note that there are costs to residents for this program.

Only Household Hazardous Waste that is generated by citizens of Miami County will be accepted at the Miami County Drop-off Events.

Hazardous waste generated from any commercial/industrial process will not be accepted at these events.

The drop-off events will be from 2-6 pm. There is a charge of $1 per pound. The events are at the Sanitary Engineering Facility at 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy.

Materials taken include:

 
  • Strippers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Household cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Varnishes and Stains
 
  • Wax/Adhesives/Sealants
  • Pesticides
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Mercury
  • Turpentine
  • Fertilizers
  • Unknown chemicals


  • Paint cans (latex and acrylic). Aerosol cans of paint are also taken.
    NOTE: Paints can be dried if mixed with kitty litter or sawdust and put in the regular trash. As long as the paint is in a solid form, it is not considered hazardous. If paint cans are empty, they can also be put into the regular trash. Keep in mind that a can of paint can weigh from 8 - 12 pounds. 

Materials NOT taken:

  • Medical Wastes
  • Commercial Hazardous Wastes
  • Needles, Syringes & other Sharps
  • Electronics
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives

Procedures for Packing and Transporting Household Hazardous Waste

  • Keep products in their original containers. Do not mix products. Make sure lids are tightly sealed. Label materials that are not in their original containers.
  • Place leaking containers in a larger, plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Secure products upright in cardboard box so that they do not tip over in transport.
  • Transport products in the back of a pickup truck or in a car trunk. Ensure adequate ventilation if transported in car passenger compartment.
  • Keep flammables out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat, spark, flame or ignition. Do not smoke.

 


Tree Waste Disposal

Residents can bring in their tree waste for disposal. The normal tipping fee of $61.80 per ton applies to this material. Rates are prorated.

For other yard waste material other than tree waste, check with your city or jurisdiction to see if they have a program. BR Mulch in Monroe Township also takes other yard waste material.



Residential Paint Disposal

For RESIDENTS of Miami County, a new program for proper disposal of household paint is offered at the Transfer Station. NO paint spray cans are taken. A limit of 25 gallons per visit will be accepted.

The cost of disposal is the same as regular municipal solid waste, around three cents a pound. There is a minimum charge.





Electronics Recycling


 A date for the 2014 drop-off has not been set yet. There is no cost for this program.

The location for this event is at the Sanitary Engineering facility at 2200 N. County Road 25 A in Troy.

This program is for residential customers only. No commercial or industrial materials are accepted. 

What can be recycled?

  • computers
  • monitors
  • How to Books
  • laptops
  • televisions - no TV's over a 35" screen will be taken
  • printers
  • keyboards
  • compact disc players
  • DVD players
  • fax machines
  • copiers



Reconnect Program


Goodwill and Dell have a partnership for recycling computers and other items. The stores in Troy and Piqua take these items. Just call the store beforehand if there are questions. Goodwill is not accepting TVs at this time.
Find out about the Reconnect Program: http://reconnectpartnership.com/