Logan County has one licensed solid waste facility. Cherokee Run Landfill, located on State Route 68 in Bellefontaine, accepts municipal solid waste, including household, commercial, and industrial waste.
The Logan County Health District assists the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with inspections of the facility to make sure that they are in compliance with Ohio's Solid Waste and Infectious Waste regulations.
Over 100 reports of open dumping are received at the Health Department annually. It is illegal to dump anything other than clean, hard fill in Ohio. Only concrete, asphalt, brick and similar materials constitute clean hard fill.
When property owners are financially or otherwise unable to clean up open dumping, the environmental and health hazards presented must still be addressed, therefore, open dumping costs the taxpayer millions of dollars statewide each year in clean up costs.
Report open dumping in Logan County by email or call the Health District office at 937-592-9040.
Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 24% of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That's a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead.
Composting offers the obvious benefits of resource efficiency and creating a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been land filled.
Regulations for composting facilities are set forth by the Ohio EPA. The Logan County Health District performs inspections to ensure compliance with composting requirements.
Several yard waste composting sites exist in Logan County. Many villages and the City of Bellefontaine maintain sites for residential yard waste. Contact your municipal office for locations and times.
An alternative is to create a compost pile in your backyard or indoors, depending on your available space. Backyard and indoor composting are most suitable for households to convert small quantities of organic materials, such as yard trimmings and food scraps, into compost that can be spread in garden beds, under shrubs, or use it as potting soil for outdoor plants.
Infectious Waste Generators
Infectious waste, also known as medical waste or bio-hazardous waste, is material that was used in health care, research, or postmortem exams. Read about the guidelines on infectious waste generators.
Further information about the Solid Waste program is available by contacting a sanitarian at 937-592-9040, or by email.
Logan County Solid Waste shares vested interest with Logan County Health District. View the most recent blog.