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Camden Township Recycling


Curbside recycling in conjunction with the Blue can trash collection is available from Allied/Republic Waste Services. Be sure recyclables are Empty, Clean and Dry before placing them in your recycling container. One dirty item can contaminate thousands of pounds of collected materials.

Questions? Contact Republic: (440)-774-3165 or

For what to recycle, check:

We are now able to recycle in our green cans


  • Plastic #1-7: Food & Beverage, Detergent & Soap containers (Clean before putting in can!)

  • Glass: Food & Beverage containers

  • Metal Cans: Aluminum, Steel & Bi-metal Food & Beverage cans

  • Paper: Newspapers, Magazines, Phone books, Junk Mail, Envelopes

  • Cardboard: Flattened cardboard boxes, food boxes with liner removed, file folders & poster board


***Do NOT put recyclables in a BLACK BAG!  They will go directly to the landfill. Bag must be translucent

  • Do Not Recycle: Aerosol cans, containers with excessive foods or liquids. oil or anti-freeze containers, shredded paper, Hardback books, coat hangers, plastic wrap, plastic bags, bubble wrap, toys, flower pots, scrap metal, pots & pans, knives, chains, car parts, batteries, ceramics, china, window glass, light bulbs, Christmas lights, clothing, shoes, blankets, furniture, wood, Styrofoam, hoses, appliances, tires, needles, syringes, medical waste, Alum. foil, Plastics other than 1-7, Yard waste, mower blades, explosives, gas cans, propane tanks, brake rotors, bowling balls, Christmas lights





2 Recycle Bins for mixed papers & 1 for cardboard are available at 417 State Street, Kipton at the former Recycle Building 




Lorain County Collection Center

540 S. Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH


***Collection Hours Effective May 2021


Wednesday 12 pm-6 pm

Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Hours are subject to change.

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District

For recycling information check the website:

Call (440)-329-5440 for information.

Lorain County Commissioners

Michelle Hung   

Matt Lundy   

David Moore

The county put the center in the former Elyria Flea Market, which was donated to the Lorain County Port Authority after its roof collapsed due to storm damage. The Solid Waste District paid $200,000 to renovate the building.

Further renovations this year have included a new exit tunnel that eliminated a nerve-wracking 90 degree turn for drivers dropping off materials, a dual ram auto tie high-compaction baler partially funded by an Ohio EPA grant, new LED lighting and a fresh coat of paint.


  • Open to Lorain County residents only, the center accepts plastics (Nos. 1 through 7 ); glass*; aluminum & steel cans ;  broken down and bundled cardboard ; electronic waste such as computers and flat screen TVs (screens up to 27 inches), microwaves; paint ; chemicals ; up to 10 tires per trip, on or off the rim, up to 20 inches in diameter; newspapers , magazines , books (hardback & paper)  and phone books ; and fluorescent bulbs , to name a few (a complete list can be found on the county website, . *(food & beverage containers)


  • Residents can drive through, swipe their driver's license to prove residency, and employees will unload their vehicles before sending them on their way. The center serves 17,000 vehicles a year and collects about 1.6 million pounds of waste annually, according to numbers provided by the Lorain County Solid Waste District.


  • Approximately 30 percent of disposed items are household hazardous waste, followed by scrap tires (27 percent), electronic waste (20 percent), fluorescent bulbs (15 percent) and recyclables (8 percent).


  • Tiffany Barker, marketing coordinator for the Solid Waste District, said the new baler can create bales of shredded paper weighing 1,200 pounds and tie them without manual labor. It can also bale cardboard and plastics. Purchased for $299,500, it cost the county one-third of that after officials received a $200,000 Ohio EPA grant in 2018.


  • The center's previous baler could make bales weighing only 600 pounds, and they had to be tied manually, Barker said. Buyers pay between $15 and $80 per ton for cardboard and between $90 and $150 per ton for shredded paper, depending on market conditions.


  • Batteries and household chemicals can be tested and sorted into categories, collection center team lead Chris Hevener said. Paint is resold by Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store, while unidentified chemicals can be tested by Ross Environmental Services to ensure worker safety if they can't be identified otherwise.


  • One to two truckloads of 48 palletized recyclables leave the center per month for recycling or sale, Hevener said.



  • To recycle/dispose of other materials such as fluorescent bulbs, tires etc. check info for the Lorain County Collection Center in Elyria. Tires also at Grafton Twp. Hall 17109 Avon Belden Rd, Grafton 



Check the website for hours & changes before visiting the Center.



Check for places & ways to dispose of mattresses





Communities can receive grants based on amounts recycled in the Green curbside cans. All items must meet EPA standards & be approved by the county before being purchased.

In 2021, we received a grant for $3,138 for recycling 112.1 tons in 2020. We purchased 1 Backhoe tire, recycled asphalt for driveway approach at Recycle Building and recycled paper products.

In 2020, we did not receive a grant. Our request was not approved.

In 2019, we received $3,013.20 for recycling 149.5 tons. We purchased 4 office chairs, a ladder for the records room, Cemetery sign, Paper towels & Envelopes.


In 2018, we received $2,921.04 for recycling 135.25 tons. We purchased 10 30"x 96" Recycled tables for the & 2 60" round tables for the halls. 4 sign holders for roadwork signs. Paper towels, binders, and folders all of recycled material.


In 2017, we received $1,429.48 for recycling 97.6 tons. We purchased 2 desk chairs for the office, a 2 drawer legal file, 5 shelf steel bookcase, 6 compartment shelf organizer, 5 slot steel organizer, 7 tier steel desk organizer, recycled paper towels, envelopes, and file folders.


In 2016, we received $1,030 for recycling 64.9 tons. We purchased 4 chairs for the meeting room, a rubber mat for the garage, recycled paper products for the office & rest rooms, 2 letter sorters, cleaning rags, mop heads & a door mat. Only 2 townships recycled less than we did - Huntington & Rochester. Most Townships collected almost double our amount even those of similar size.


In 2015, we received $1,120.34 for 57.3 tons recycled in 2014. This year we purchased a recycled cabinet & a bookshelf for the office and some recycled copy paper, info holders, folders, toilet tissue, and a recycle container for the 303 hall. 


In 2014 we received $252.38  for 17.4 tons recycled in 2013. This is partly due to not being credited with all our residents recycling. Other townships benefited from our varied addresses. We think this has been corrected. We purchased a recycled white board for the fire dept. 


In 2013, we received $952.44 for 61.5 tons recycled in 2012. We purchased 2 high chairs for the recycle bldg., a new sign for Court St. and paper products for the restrooms & office-all of at least 30% post consumer recycled content.   


In 2012, Camden received $1,100 for 62 tons recycled in 2011. Purchased recycled signs for the Cemetery. The funds can only be used for of recycled items & supplies. 

They are no longer counting the paper bins at the Recycle Bldg. in our totals.





Camden Township Blue Can Subscribers can put large items on the curb with their Blue Can for trash pick-up on the week of the month indicated by Republic on the regular trash day with the Blue can. Six (6) trash bags & 1 large item permitted per month.


No tires or refrigeration units accepted.

Questions? Check online for questions, or call 774-3165.

This is still accurate. Some residents called & corporate told them there was a fee. There is not.



Habitat for Humanity at ReStore 214 E. 34th St. Lorain

 Thur.- Sat. 10-4 all year (440-244-1046.)

Materials Accepted: 

Counter tops





Light Fixtures




*Items MUST BE in working condition & residents must be able to unload items donated.




See News page for details         


Dumpsters for the entire township are also provided each spring and fall. They are advertised here, at the Kipton Post Office, Pit Stop, and on our sign at 303. Usually in April & Sept. 

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