Your Resource for Information About Recycling & Waste Reduction

We have retired our annual Tire Amnesty Day event due to decreased demand for collection. Many auto service businesses in Allen County now accept used and worn tires, offering more opportunities for residents to dispose of their tires properly.

A complete list of businesses in Allen County that accept used tires can be found here or in our Waste Watcher Guide on page 37.

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management…

derived from the Allen County Solid Waste Management District. Since its inception in 1991, the District has been dedicated to providing residents with unique recycling and waste reduction opportunities. The Allen County Department of Environmental Management will carry on as your source for recycling and waste reduction information and more.

Free Community Recycling

An attendant is present to answer any questions and offer assistance if needed.

*Please note that dropping material at the sites when an attendant is not present is illegal dumping and poses a danger to the public and employees at the site.

Allen County residents  have the option of dropping off their sorted recyclables at any of these locations:

Sam’s Club

6736 Lima Road

  • The Sam’s Club community recycling site is back in operation! 

Southgate Plaza  (behind)

281 East Pettit Avenue

Stellhorn Village

4522 Maplecrest Road

United Refuse

5000 Smith Road


14701 Schwartz Road

Hours for all Sites:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


110 1/2 South Street

Monday-Sunday:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here for recycling tips.

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