Solid Waste Program
Under the authority of the Ohio Administrative Code 3745, the Tuscarawas County Health Department Solid Waste Program regulates the transportation, collection, storage and disposal of solid wastes, construction, and demolition debris in order to protect public health, welfare and to prevent unsanitary conditions and nuisances.
Solid Waste Hauling
TCHD requires all persons engaging in solid waste collection and transportation to register for a Waste Hauler Permit. For a list of exemptions and other requirements, please see the "Tuscarawas County Solid Waste Code" tab above.
Clean Hard Fill
Clean hard fill consists only of reinforced or non-reinforced concrete, asphalt concrete, brick, block, tile, and /or stone. This material can be used for various purposes, such as changing grade or being recycled to be used for new construction material. All persons engaging in filling or storing clean hard fill are required to submit a Notice of Intent to Fill to the TCHD Solid Waste Division prior to placement of the material. Please see the attached guidance document from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the TCHD Solid Waste Code for more information.
Yard waste is vegetative waste that includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree trunks, etc. and is a large part of the waste stream. TCHD strongly encourages residents to avoid throwing yard waste in with your household garbage. Composting is the ideal method for disposal of yard waste, as throwing it away or illegally dumping/burning it wastes valuable landfill space and can cause other environmental issues, such as leachate runoff, pest harborage and reduced air quality. TCHD urges the community to consider composting yard waste that you generate on your property, leaving grass clippings on your lawn, or taking your yard waste to a registered yard waste collection/composting facility for proper disposal.
Recycling and Other Resources
Please visit the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste District by clicking here for information on yard waste disposal methods and local disposal sites, recycling and more.
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