The Clark County Solid Waste District and the Clark County Park Distrist are offering a free workshop on teaching about water issues from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Davidson Interpretive Center, 5638 Lower Valley Pike (next to George Rogers Clark Park).
The workshop will offer activities from two curriculum guides on water issues: "Healthy Water Healthy People" and "WOW! The Wonder of Wetlands." Donna Lewis, program coordinator for the Park District and a trained facilitator for "Healthy Water Healthy People," will lead the workshop.
Lunch will be provided at no charge to all workshop participants. A grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund will help pay for sub fees that districts normally incur when a teacher is out of class for a day.
Any Clark County educator is welcome to attend the workshop, but attendance is limited to the first 25 to register. Get a registration form here or by calling Steve Schlather at 521-2022.
The Clark County Solid Waste District has commis- sioned a study on the feasibility of having a solid waste transfer station in the county.
A transfer station would accept all solid waste in Clark County to be loaded into long-haul vehicles for transport to landfills. The solid waste is transferred each day, so no waste stays overnight at the station. At present, all Clark County waste is taken 26 to 34 miles to landfills or transfer stations out of county.
The District's solid waste plan calls for studying whether a transfer station makes sense for this community. No decision has been made. If the District does decide to proceed, several steps will be required, with the opportunity for public comment.
The Community Cleanup Trailer is available to groups of at least five adult volunteers to use in cleaning up a neighborhood or public space. The trailer is equipped with lawn mowers, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and other landscaping tools.
The trailer is made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Solid Waste District staff will deliver and pick up the trailer, and groups can reserve it for up to three days.
Call Steve at 521-2022 to reserve the trailer or go to the Cleanup Trailer page for details.
The Solid Waste District has launched an awareness campaign to boost participation in curbside recycling, the most efficient and convenient method of recycling. Communities that have access to curbside recycling for all households see large increases in the percentage of people who recycle and in the amount of material being recycled.
For those who use the drop-off recycling stations, that's still a good way to recycle. A better way is to subscribe to curbside recycling through your trash hauler. The best way is for a community to contract with a hauler to provide trash service and curbside recycling for all residents.
To learn more about the campaign and the benefits of curbside recycling, please check out the web site, http://take2curb.org/.
The green-and-yellow Paper Retriever containers have returned to our three drop-off recycling stations. Anyone using our recycling stations can use these bins for newspaper, junk mail, magazines, and catalogs. Paper is sold to the company that services the bins, which helps to offset the cost of recycling plastic, metal, and glass.
Rumpke will continue to service our commingled bins, which accept plastic, metal, and glass. A flyer from Rumpke about what they accept is here. Or you can see a YouTube video about Rumpke recycling here. For locations and more information, go to our page about the drop-off recycling stations.
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Many people ask why only certain plastics are accepted for recycling or exactly what is a No. 1 or a No. 2. Get the answers to these questions in a one-page Guide to Plastics Recycling.
Household dry cell batteries (AAA, D, etc.) can be dropped off free of charge at the Clark County Recycling Center, 1602 W. Main St. in Springfield, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These batteries will be recycled with other electronics.
There is no charge to residents, but we do ask that you bring in no more than one full grocery bag at a time. Please turn batteries in at the office, not in the drop-off bins on the lot. Handle your batteries responsibly by recycling.
Rechargeable batteries also can be recycled at our West Main Street office.
Area law enforcement agencies are offering three locations for residents to drop off expired or unneeded medications. For details, go to News and Events.
Learn how to achieve a 50% reduction in waste going to the landfill by reducing and reusing your waste and recycling what’s left. You’ll also find information on managing hazardous waste and composting.
Learn how to close the recycling loop by buying products made partly or entirely from recycled materials.
Information for educators, including waste reduction grants.
We may be able to help your business reduce and recycle and even save on disposal cost.
The mission of this Keep America Beautiful organization is to engage Clark County Residents to take pride, ownership, and responsibility for enhancing their community's environment. Get involved.
This section includes local disposal facility options and other useful links.