Dispose of Boats Right

Boats in usable condition can be donated to a community service or nonprofit organization that will sell or auction the vessel to raise funds and support their organizational mission. For local donation opportunities, see the list at the bottom of this page.

Boats that are no longer in working condition should be disposed at a landfill. Prior to disposal, boats should be drained of fluids and batteries removed. Call ahead to confirm operating hours, details and size specifications. Facility operations are subject to change.

Republic Services Landfill
43502 Oberlin Elyria Road, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 458-5191
Hours: M-F 7:00 AM-4:30 PM and Sat 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Rumpke Waste Landfill
3800 Struble Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251
(800) 828-8171
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Rumpke Waste Oakland Marsh Landfill
170 Noble Road East, Shiloh, OH 44878 
(800) 828-8171 or (419) 895-0058
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Waste Management American Landfill 
7916 Chapel Street SE, Waynesburg, OH 44688
(866) 909-4458 or (330) 866-3265
Hours: M-F 6:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sat 6:30 AM-3:00 PM


There are no open or operating landfills in Cuyahoga County.

Boat Shrink Wrap

Looking to recycle boat shrink wrap after a long winter? The Ohio Sea Grant shows you how. See a how-to video.


Learn more about the Ohio Clean Marinas Program and shrink wrap recycling for Ohio marinas. Each year, the Ohio Clean Marinas Program assembles a list of recyclers who may be able to receive or pick up your shrink wrap.  Complete the form to be added to the listserv to receive this year’s recyclers. 


Want to know more about setting up a recycling program at your marina? Contact our business recycling specialist.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.