News from BG: February 13, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Community Improvement Committee of City Council is scheduled to meet February 19 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.  The purpose of the meeting is discuss plastic bags.  City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm.

Delayed Refuse/Recycling Collection Week of Feb. 18

In observance of President’s Day, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on February 18.  As a result, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day that week.  Normal Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, normal Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, and so on.

Questions about the collection should be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

2019 State of the City Address – Feb. 19

The 2019 State of the City Address is scheduled to take place Tuesday, February 19 from the Wood County District Public Library.  Doors will open at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:00 am.  This year’s address will feature remarks by Mayor Richard Edwards and BGSU President Dr. Rodney Rogers.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at 419-353-7945.

Recycle Coach App

For residents looking to stay up to date on refuse/recycling collection changes, reduce their household waste and become better recyclers, look no further than the Recycle Coach platform—now available in Bowling Green.

With Recycle Coach, residents can:

  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection and events calendars
  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions
  • Become recycling experts with a comprehensive “What Goes Where?” search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items
  • Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for useful recycling tips and tricks
  • Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections

The City is excited to partner with Bowling Green State University and join the Recycle Coach network, which will transform how local collection, waste, and recycling information is communicated to residents.

Residents can access Recycle Coach from their desktop computers, mobile devices, or through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. By leveraging the power of voice technology, the platform makes it easy for people to get local disposal information for thousands of household items when they need it. And the best part: it’s absolutely free.

Ultimately, the service takes the guesswork out of recycling, empowering residents to make smarter disposal decisions and take an active approach to reducing household waste. For Bowling Green, this will translate into higher recycling rates and less contamination in the recycling stream—a win-win for everyone.

Become a better recycler today by downloading the Recycle Coach app for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play.  This information can also be found on the City’s website at

Questions may be directed to the City’s Sustainability Office at 419-354-6222.