City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

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General

Alt Energy Store
4700 Reed Road, Columbus, 43220  |  1-877-878-4060
Offers a comprehensive selection of energy-saving products including efficient cables, composting kits, lighting solutions, solar panels, wind turbines and many other environmentally-friendly solutions. They also offer books, educational videos and classes on these products if you would like to learn more.

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
4239 London Groveport Road, Grove City, 43123  |  614-871-5100
Manages the region's municipal solid waste stream to achieve environmentally responsible and cost-effective disposal, as well as treating solid waste as a resource capable of yielding recovered materials and energy, working to reduce reliance on land fills, and planning future disposal capacity for Central Ohio.

GreenSpot Columbus
City of Columbus Program open to all in Franklin County that provides useful tips and resources for conserving energy, reducing water usage, increasing your recycling or reuse habits, and saving money.

Construction Material

Frank Road Recycling Solutions
2230 Brown Rd., Grove City, 43123
Accepts leftover construction materials for recycling, including spare lumber.

Habitat for Humanity
3140 Westerville Road, Columbus, 43224  |  240 N. Wilson Road, Columbus, 43204  |  614-737-8673
If you are remodeling or renovating your home, consider donating cabinets, appliances and other household items to Habitat for Humanity to be used in their homes.

Electronics

Goodwill Columbus
Goodwill will accept your electronics donations at any retail store or Attended Donation Center. 
Have an old desktop or laptop computer, printer or fax machine sitting in the basement collecting dust? What about that old stereo equipment sitting in your garage?  A DVD player, PDA, or iPod that’s seen better days?  What about an old microwave or vacuum cleaner? If it has a cord, we’ll take it!

Goodwill Columbus will gladly take these and many more items off your hands. What we cannot sell in our retail stores, we recycle. Your donated computers and electronics will go a long way in helping many individuals enter the workforce. Recyclable electronics donated to Goodwill are processed by individuals with disabilities and other barriers. The parts are recycled and the proceeds are used to fund programs that benefit this population.

Micro Center Computer & Electronics
747 Bethel Road, Columbus, 43214
Accepts computer and phone electronics. 

Ohio Computer Recycling
980 Claycraft Road, Suite C, Gahanna, 43230  |  614-856-3204
A service that helps people dispose of their electronic equipment properly and as conveniently as possible. This service is provided at little to no cost for any consumer looking to dispose of electronic equipment. They offer many recycling drop-off locations throughout Franklin County and have a complete list on their website.

Ohio E-Waste Recycling
2050 East Williams Road, Columbus, 43207  |  614-209-4471
Accepts all electronics including computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, printers, phones, copiers, keyboards, mice, cables, wiring and appliances. The only charge is for televisions and computer monitors, everything else can be dropped off for free.

Verizon Device Trade-In Program
The Device Trade-in Program lets you trade in your old device and receive a credit on your Verizon Wireless account or a Verizon Wireless Gift Card for the appraised value of the old device. Or you can choose to donate your old device to HopeLine, a domestic violence advocacy and prevention organization

Furniture

Dublin Furniture Banc
6765 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin, 43017  |  614-793-8046  |  Donation Line: 614-388-9012
Connects people in need with basic furnishings we often take for granted. Appropriate items are accepted from individuals, home furnishing retailers, hotels/motels, assisted living facilities and other businesses. Items will be picked up once you have called to schedule a donation collection.

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
118 South Yale Avenue, Columbus, 43222  |  614-272-9544
Community project that relies on the support of local organizations and individuals to "turn empty houses into homes" by distributing gently-used furniture from residents, hotels, colleges and furniture stores to families in need. If you have items you would like to donate, they will pick it up at your location for free. Just click on their website for additional details.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off (SWACO)
1249 Essex Avenue, Columbus, 43201 (corner of E. 8th and Essex Ave.)  |  614-871-5100
SWACO has a permanent drop-off location for the disposal of household hazardous wastes. Hours may vary, so please check SWACO's website for the latest information. SWACO also offers annual Household Hazardous Waste collection dates for Franklin County communities. Items accepted include flammables, reactives, corrosives, toxics and fats/oils.

Nutter Hardware (ACE)
3078 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Accepts alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs.

Metals

Ace Iron & Metal
2515 Groveport Rd, Columbus, OH 43207  |  888-388-2210
Pays cash for aluminum cans, wires and other materials. 

Buckeye Recycling Center
3483 E Fulton St, Columbus, OH 43227
Pays cash for scrap metal, including stainless convertors, generators, copper, aluminum and more.

CycleMET Inc.
2405 Harrison Rd, Columbus, OH 43204  |  614-276-0202
In addition to electronics, CycleMet provides recycling for scrap metal, including car parts, door knobs and hardware, refrigerators and other old appliances.  

I.H. Schlezinger
1041 Joyce Ave, Columbus, OH 43219  |  614-252-1188
Pays for industrial, demolition and auto wrecker scrap, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass and more.

Marc Gray Enterprises
464 N Highland Ave, Columbus, OH 43204  |  614-272-0555
Provides services for scrapping and recycling both ferrous and nonferrous metals. 

Unico Allows and Metals
1177 Joyce Ave, Columbus, OH 43219  |  614-299-0545
Recycles stainless steel scrap. 

Plastics

Giant Eagle Marketplace
3061 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, 43221  |  614-538-0801
Accepts #2 and #4 plastic bags, plastic produce bags and dry cleaner bags.

Whole Foods Market
1555 W. Lane Avenue, Upper Arlington, 43221
Accepts #5 plastics for recycling, which are not collected in curbside recycling. This includes most yogurt containers and butter tubs. The store also collects plastic bags, batteries, and corks. 

*The inclusion of various business entities on this page does not represent an endorsement from the City or any City staff, volunteers or Council members.

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