Are you trying to go green and create a cleaner off campus area? Many students are frustrated with the lack of Recycling available in the Columbus area. Others are looking to turn their recycling efforts into a little extra spending money by turning in their cans into cash. Community Ambassadors are here to provide you with the information you need for all of your recycling efforts, no matter what your reasons are!
For all of the altruistic recyclers striving to save the environment one milk jug or Coke can at a time, there are many places where you can go to drop off recycling locally.
- Kroger - 1375 Chambers Rd. 24-hours
- 14-0 Express - 355 East Hudson 24-hours
- Beta Theta Pi House - 165 East 15th Ave. 24-hours
- The Newman Center - 64 West Lane Ave. 24-hours
- 5th Ave. Elementary - 1300 Forsythe Ave. Drop-Box Hours: M-F: 5pm-9pm Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm
- Weinland Park Elementary - 211 E. Seventh Ave Drop-Box Hours: M-F: 5pm-9pm Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm
- Tuttle Recreation - 240 W Oakland Ave 24-hours
We understand that college students are always looking to earn an extra buck, so here are some of the recycling centers in the area that reimburse students for the aluminum they bring in. Some of the centers will also accept other items such as metals. Be sure to check with each individual recycling center to see what items they will or will not accept.
1015 Marion Rd, Columbus, OH
63 cents / pound aluminum
2830 Westerville Rd. Columbus, OH
63-65 cents / pound aluminum
Buckeye Recycling Center
3483 E Fulton St, Columbus, OH
65 cents / pound aluminum
Masser Metals & Recycling
3103 Lamb Ave, Columbus, OH
45 cents / pound aluminum
Sims Recycling Center
697 N James Rd, Columbus, OH
65 cents / pound aluminum cans
*Community Ambassadors do not endorse any of the aforementioned companies. The purpose of the article is strictly informational for the benefit of off-campus students.
Be sure to travel to these places safely. Traveling in the daylight and with a friend is usually safer than traveling to unfamiliar places alone.
If you're really interested in recycling, there is a group on campus called Students for Recycling that are highly involved in and knowledgeable about recycling. Feel free to check out http://recycling.org.ohio-state.edu/ for events they are hosting campus wide and for information sessions on how you can do your part.