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Members sought for advisory group   

The Technical Advisory Council brings together people with experience and expertise in solid waste issues to provide guidance for the Clark County Solid Waste District staff. The Council does not vote on policy issues (the Solid Waste Policy Committee is the voting body), but its views provide invaluable information and perspectives as the District makes plans for dealing with solid waste issues.

Because some members of the council have resigned recently because of schedule conflicts, the district is seeking new members to join. Anyone with interest and experience in solid waste issues is welcome to join the council. Having a full membership will be especially important in 2017, as the District begins working on the next update of its Solid Waste Plan.

See the current membership of the Technical Advisory Council and the Policy Committee on our About Us page. Anyone interested in serving on the Council should contact Steve Schlather at sschlather@clarkcountyohio.gov or at (937) 521-2022.

Calendar of Events 

Continuing through July 16 -- 50th season of the Summer Arts Festival; see full schedule at www.springfieldartscouncil.org. Look for the recycling containers provided by the Solid Waste District.

Monday, July 4 -- Clark County Recycling Center closed for Independence Day holiday. Because of the holiday, Specialty Recycling moves to the second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-noon -- Clark County Recycling Center open for Specialty Recycling.

Wednesday, July 20, 4 p.m. -- Meeting of Solid Waste Policy Committee at the Clark County Combined Health District board room.

Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m.-noon -- Clark County Recycling Center open for Specialty Recycling.

HHW accepted on Thursdays for $1 a pound

The Clark County Recycling Center accepts household hazardous waste for a fee of $1 a pound during all Specialty Recycling days.

Specialty Recycling is offered every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except holidays) and the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. When the first Saturday falls during a holiday weekend, Specialty Recycing is moved to the second Saturday.

We can only accept household hazardous waste from Clark County residents, not from businesses, farms, schools, or churches.

Household hazardous waste includes paint, pesticides, lawn care products, petroleum products, solvents, poisons, etc. For a complete list of accepted materials and guidance on reducing use of hazardous substances, see our household hazardous waste page.

Materials that are not accepted include explosives, smoke alarms, and containers larger than 5 gallons or 50 pounds.

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 Green Wave, 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!