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 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
Report open dumping in Logan County
or call the Health District office at
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
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
Infectious waste, also known as
medical waste or biohazardous waste, is material that
was used in health care, research, or postmortem exams.
generators are governed by Ohio Administrative Code
Further 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