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Composting Basics Workshop, March 16

The event for ages 12 and up will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the NTPRD Administration Building, 1301 Mitchell Blvd. in Springfield. The registration deadline for the free program is March 11. Participalts will learn about making usable soil from food scraps and yard trimming at this educational program. Bonnie Martens, program coordinator for the Clark County Solid Waste District, will discuss what and how to compost during this interactive program.  An Introduction to Vermicomposting will also be presented by NTPRD. Anyone who registers by March 11 will receive a free countertop compost container, suitable for storing kitchen scraps. At the end of the program, a drawing will be held for a free compost bin. This program is free and in partnership with the Clark County Solid Waste District.

Adopt-a-Road/Adopt-a-Spot, Ongoing

Groups can volunteer to clean up a public area or roadway four times a year, for a minimum of two years. We provide gloves, bags, insurance, disposal for litter pickup, and a sign with your group’s name. Contact: Bonnie Martens 521-2025

Adopt-A-Bed, February–September

Volunteers are needed to plant and maintain public flower beds in the city of Springfield. Locations throughout the city still need to be adopted. The beds are judged in September and awards are given in October. Contact: Marianne L. Nave, 323-5865

Community Trailer, March 15-November 15

The Community Cleanup Trailer is a portable equipment shed complete with lawn mowers and other power equipment, as well as rakes, wheelbarrows, trimmers, brooms & more. The trailer is available for free for any community cleanups involving 5 or more adults. Call for availability., Contact: Bonnie Martens, 521-2025.

Medications can be taken to drop-off boxes

Clark County residents have several options for getting rid of unwanted medications, as summarized below or in this flyer.

The Springfield Police Division has installed a Drug Drop Box at the division headquarters, 130 N. Fountain Ave. The box is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to dispose of all pills, patches, and liquids in sealed containers. Needles and syringes are not accepted. For information about this program, call 324-7685.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office accepts all prescription medications, except for needles and syringes, at the East District Office, 3130 E. Main St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed holidays). For information about this program, call Sgt. Ralph Underwood, 521-2100.

The German Township Police Department also offers a drug take-back box that is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon at 3940 Lawrenceville Drive. For information about this program, call 964-9105.

The village of Enon accepts any medications, except for liquids, in the Government Center lobby, 363 E. Main St. The drop box is available any time the center is open, usually Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycling Center takes technotrash

The Clark County Recycling Center accepts small electronic items, such as CDs, printer cartridges, MP3 players, hard drives, flash drive, and VHS and audio tapes. There's no charge for placing items in the boxes located in our warehouse at our 1602 W. Main St. facility.

These items go to a company that provides secured, audited disposal of electronic media and recycles the resulting material to make various products.

Visit KCCB on Facebook

Keep Clark County Beautiful has a page on Facebook. The page has tips on ways to reduce your waste and photo galleries of KCCB's projects, such as the Graffiti Removal Unit and the Keep Clark County Beautiful show for schools. Become a fan and check us out!