The 2024 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will offer drop-off recycling for “hard to recycle” and common items, at three different locations (see below).


Please bring your recyclables between 10 am and 4 pm (unless otherwise indicated by the vendor in the list below) to the drive-through drop-off location behind the Facilities Services/Physical Plant Building on the OSU Wooster Campus. To get to the drive-through recycling station, turn onto Secrest Road and follow the signs: enter campus on Pounden Road, turn left and proceed to the appropriate labelled stop, container, pallet box, bucket or bin to deposit your recyclable materials. Volunteers will be there to help guide you.

The following household residential materials will be accepted at this location (no commercial, industrial, county, municipal or township items will be accepted). More information can be found by following the links next to each set of items. Collection bins/boxes will be grouped by recycling organization as listed.

MOST BATTERY TERMINALS MUST BE TAPED TO PREVENT FIRES. Tape will be provided for you to tape the terminals of your batteries.

  • Small electronics – BOX 1 – eCycle Solutions of Ohio. List of acceptable materials. No large appliances, CRT (cathode ray tube) TVs or CRT computer monitors.
  • Bicycles, helmets, locks (along wall) – (with keys or combinations) – Wooster Bike Crew
  • Confidential office paper (10 am to 1 pm only, limit 3 boxes per household) – Sanmandy
  • Professional Clothing (Suits, dresses etc. for CFAES Wooster students for interviews and presentations)
  • House wares and wearable clothing and shoes – BOX 2 – (Goodwill)
  • Scrap metal – CFAES Wooster facilities, truck.
  • Dry cell household batteries prior to drop-off, please sort batteries and tape terminals if required) –

    • BUCKET 1 – Alkaline batteries less than 9 volts will be accepted, no taping necessary. Please choose rechargeable batteries to save money,the climate, resources and energy. Plug in batteries also save resources.
    • BUCKET 2 – Standard alkaline batteries of 9 volts and greater will be accepted, (taping required).
    • BOX 2 – Car, AGM or boat batteries will be accepted.
    • BUCKET 3 – Lithium and Lithium ion batteries of any voltage (look at battery label to determine)

      • Please tape terminals to prevent fires and discharge.
    • BUCKET 4 – NiCd, NiMH  rechargeable batteries less than or equal to 9 volts                                           
      • Please tape terminals to prevent fire and discharge.
  • Light bulbs including tubes
    • BOX 3 – Fluorescent tubes only
    • BOX 4 – Other bulbs (CFL, incandescent, LED)
  • Household compostable organics including food scraps and paper
  • Prescription drugs and medications Medway. An anonymous drop box will be available inside the Secrest Education & Welcome Center for drugs. No syringes, needles or infectious materials. For questions or more information, contact Medway at: (330) 262-0064 or by text at TIP411 (847-411).


Paper, plastic bottles, cans, glass, cardboard – These common recyclable materials can be deposited at the new CFAES recycling center (map here). This site is a partnership between OSU and the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District.

Other Recycling Opportunities in our Community

  •  AEP has a rebate program for some large appliances.
  •  The Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste District has recycling events occasionally in Wooster and a search function on their website for how to recycle various materials. They have recycling locations throughout the county including behind the Milltown Buehlers in Wooster and now on the CFAES Wooster (OARDC) Campus.
  •  Wooster Bike Composting has a subscriber program for household organics available year round.
  • Paradise composting offers yard trimmings, brush and food scrap drop off for composting.
  • Beuhlers offers US Flag recycling. These can be deposited at the front entrance and are handled by veterans.