Sustainable Saturday

Over 1,300 cars drove through our Sustainable Saturday event last weekend.
Thank you to our guests, Dublin staff and volunteers who braved the rain to help our community be #GreenerInDublin

Sustainable Saturday

  • May 4, 2024
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dublin Service Center, 6555 Shier Rings Rd

New in Spring 2024: Household Hazardous Waste and Drug Take Back are part of the next Sustainable Saturday.

Please bring documents, household hazardous waste, Goodwill donations, e-waste, medications and Styrofoam recycling all in separate containers for collection.

This is a free service.

Recycle More Than Paper

Dublin, Ohio, aspires to be the most sustainable global city of choice, which includes increasing our diversion rate. By offering collection events and 24-hour drop-off of compost, Styrofoam, Medication Drop Box and weekday e-waste recycling, Dublin is able to divert waste that may otherwise be put into the landfill.

In addition to old documents and household hazardous waste, the City of Dublin invites visitors to Sustainable Saturday where they can bring their Styrofoam packaging materials, e-waste, gently used textiles and unwanted prescription drugs.

Clothing, linens and other small house items will be donated to Goodwill. Clothing of any type or condition is accepted for collection. Old and tattered items are recycled into new material by Goodwill.

ACCEPTED and UNACCEPTED Prescription Drugs

Find out more here from the Dublin Police Department.

ACCEPTED Documents and Items for Destruction

  • Paper documents
  • Paper receipts
  • Paper mail
  • File folders
  • Credit cards
  • CDs/hard drives

ACCEPTED Items for Collection

  • All Clothing
  • Coats/ Jackets/ Gloves Shoes
  • Curtains/ Drapes
  • Jewelry
  • Small Appliances
  • Clothing Accessories
  • Kitchenware
  • Home Decor
  • Toys/ Games
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Tools
  • Holiday Decor
  • Curtains/Drapes
  • Blankets
  • Pillowcases
  • Towels
  • Table and napkin linens

UNACCEPTED Items for Collection

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Mattresses
  • TVs
  • Baby items (cribs, walkers, swings)

Large furniture like couches and chairs or items like bikes, skateboards and scooters can be dropped off at the Goodwill location on Sawmill Road.

ACCEPTED Household Hazardous Waste Items

Flammables Adhesives:

  • Oil-based paint
  • Polishes
  • Motor oil
  • Kerosene
  • Old gasoline
  • Gasoline mixed with oil
  • Spray paint
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane cylinders and tanks
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Turpentine
  • Thinners


  • Cyanides
  • Pool chemicals


  • Acids and caustics
  • Bleach and household cleaners
  • Paint strippers


  • All fluorescent light bulbs including compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and ballasts
  • Lawn chemicals and fertilizers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Rat poison
  • Insecticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries of all types, including household, vehicle, computer


  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermostats containing mercury
  • Helium tanks

UNACCEPTED Household Hazardous Waste Items

  • Asbestos
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Ammunition
  • Trash
  • Needles, pharmaceuticals and medical waste
  • E-waste will not be accepted but may be dropped off at the Service Center during regular business hours

Latex and water-based paint can be disposed of by using the following methods:

*Oil-based paint can be disposed of at no charge. EEI provides disposal of water-based paint to all Franklin County residents at the cost of $1 per can, any size.

Latex and water-based paints are water-soluble and are not considered hazardous. Paint hardeners, cat litter or sawdust may be added to leftover latex paint in order to solidify the unused product. The lid may also be left off to speed up the drying process. Once dried it may be disposed of with your regular trash.

To find more information, click here.

Other Things To Note

  • There will be two lanes for on-site shredding.
  • Expect delays
  • Staple and binder clips are OK, but remove everything from 3-ring binders, padfolios, and plastic or vinyl folders
  • Photographs cannot be accepted because they contain chemicals that interfere with the paper fibers during the shredding and recycling process
  • For those who wish to dispose of electronics, such as laptops, please check out our weekday e-waste recycling program
  • Have an electric vehicle? Charge up at the EV-charging stations at City Hall, Justice Center and Dublin Library.

Guidelines for Shredding

  • Residents may bring up to five standard-sized file boxes or containers per vehicle. (All containers will be returned to the owner’s vehicle after the documents are removed into the shredder or a secure vehicle for off-site destruction.)
  • Limit of 5 boxes per vehicle
  • Each container must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Boxes or containers should be placed in the trunk (preferred) or back of the vehicle for easy access and limited contact.
  • Boxes should not be sealed or taped.
  • File boxes are preferred, but garbage bags will be accepted.
  • Staff will remove the containers.
  • For your safety and to keep the line moving as quickly as possible, please remain in your vehicle at all times.

Be Sustainable in Dublin Every Day

Thanks for Participating This Past Fall

477 cars participated in the event, recycling 48 pounds of Styrofoam, six 65-gallon carts of linens for donation to the Ohio Wildlife Center, two carts of e-waste and nine full carts of clothes for donation to Goodwill. In addition to the two onsite trucks for document destruction, residents filled 26 95-gallon carts

Overall, you have helped to recycle over 2.5 tons of Styrofoam to date!


With questions, please contact Public Information Officer Madi Kregel at or at 614.410.4509.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.


Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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