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BCSWA provides funding to, and contracts with, Adams Brown Recycling (ABR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, for a variety of residential recycling services. BCSWA must show that 80% of the Brown County population has sufficient access to residential recycling.

Commercial and Industrial recycling and waste reduction is not addressed here, but goals and information can be found in the the BCSWA plan

Curbside Recycling services 

​Residential curbside recycling is a free service available to all residents living inside the                                                   

municipal limits of a Brown County village.

Call ABR to register for curbside recycling service,

or for more information.


2024 Printable Curbside Calendar for Yellow Route villages 

  • Aberdeen

  • Russellville

  • Sardinia

  • Fayetteville/St. Martin

  • Mt. Orab

2024 Printable Curbside Calendar for Green Route villages

  • Hamersville

  • Higginsport

  • Ripley

2024 Printable Curbside Calendar for 


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Community Recycling Drop Off Boxes 

Community Recycling Drop off boxes are located in every village and may be used by any Brown County resident. They are only to be used for the recycling of         specific materials shown below.

Acceptable Materials to leave at Community Recycling Boxes

  • Clean & empty - plastic bottles, jars, and/or jugs 

  • Clean & empty - Glass bottles, jars, and/or jugs

  • Flattened cardboard boxes - no stryofoam or plastic inner packaging

  • Office paper, junk mail, newspaper, catalogues, etc.

For detailed information on what can, and cannot,be recycled in the Community Recycling Boxes, open the pdf document, below.

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Community Recycling Box Locations

  • Aberdeen…. 2530 US Rt 52, @ River Crossing Marathon

  • Ash Ridge….8592 Ash Ridge-Arnheim Rd, at Twp Hall

  • Decatur…… 10126 State Rt 125, behind the old school

  • Fayetteville…3854 State Rt 50 East, at Twp. Hall

  • Georgetown...9262 Mt. Orab Pike, at ABR

  • Georgetown...4869 SR 125, back left of parking lot at IGA

  • Greenbush….16003 St. Rt 68, at Green Twp Park

  • Hamersville...corner Mill St. and Wooster Ave Hannah Park

  • Higginsport….S. Main St. Col. Higgins Park

  • Mt. Orab…….400 N. High St, across from Cemetery

  • Mt. Orab…… 15136 Eastwood Rd.

  • Ripley………. S. 3rd St. near the park

  • Russellville …123 N. Kendle St, behind school

  • Sardinia……..13309 Purdy Rd, at Veteran’s Park

Unacceptable Materials to leave

at the Community Recycling Boxes

Styrofoam, cups of any type, microwave dishes,  tubs, buckets, containers that held motor oil, herbicide, pesticides, household garbage, etc.

For an extensive list on non-recyclables,

click on the pdf above

Adams Brown Recycling

ABR provides a variety of recycling services -

  • community drop off boxes in Brown County villages

  • free Curbside Recycling to residents living inside the municipal limits of Brown County villages

  • school recycling services at Brown County schools

  • free Yard Waste drop off for Brown County residents  (not for use by businesses)

  • appliance, electronics, and fluorescent bulb recycling  (charges may apply)

  • site host for BCSWA annual Tire Collection Day and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

      (these collection events are not for businesses)

  • commercial/business recycling services

  • purchase of non-ferrous metals from the public (aluminum cans, scrap aluminum, copper,

       car batteries, etc.)

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