Recycling is provided at no additional charge to residents who receive the City's solid waste collection service. All of Worthington's recyclables are dropped off at Rumpke's Material Recovery Facility for sorting. Residents are provided one 65 gallon recycling cart free of charge. Residents should place all recyclable items such as paper, cardboard and plastic, glass bottles and metal cans loose in the same bin. No separation of different recyclable materials is necessary. DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLE ITEMS. Keep them loose in the recycling cart for collection. Bags of any sort pose a danger to the recycling facility and will be taken to the SWACO landfill for disposal. This not only increases the carbon footprint of collection by adding another truck to haul the items to the landfill, but also increases the cost of recycling service. As much as 15% of all items received at the recycling facility are taken to the landfill. 65-gallon recycling carts MAY NOT BE USED for any solid waste except recyclables. A printable flyer of recyclable items is available for download: Worthington Recycling
Changes for 2021
Additional Recycling Information
Many other items, such as gently used appliances, furniture, clothing, salvaged building materials and electronics, can be recycled at various drop-off centers throughout Central Ohio.