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. To contact the landfill please call 937-593-3566.
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
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 to
or call the Health District office at 937.592.9040.
Yard trimmings and food
residuals together constitute 24 percent 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 landfilled.
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.
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 biohazardous waste, is material that was used in
health care, research, or postmortem exams.
waste generators are governed by Ohio Administrative Code 3745-27-30.
information about the Solid Waste program is available by contacting a sanitarian
at (937) 592-9040, or e-mail LCHD@loganhealth.org.
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Health