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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Clark County Solid Waste District promoting recycling awareness

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SPRINGFIELD, OH (APRIL 17, 2018) – The Clark County Solid Waste District recently purchased three permanent billboards to increase recycling awareness in Clark County.

The billboards will be placed at three different Clark County-owned properties including: 

•    The Clark County Solid Waste District, 1602 W. Main St.
•    Old Columbus Road and Ohio 54 in Pleasant Twp.
•    Styer Drive in Park Layne.

“We’re spreading the message that recycling is something everyone can do to help the community,” said Clark County Solid Waste District Director Chuck Bauer. “It saves resources, reduces litter, and creates jobs. We want everyone to be aware that they can make a difference.”

All three billboards were purchased together at a cost of about $3,000. They’ll be used to increase recycling awareness throughout the county and may also be utilized by other county departments.

Last year, the district collected more than 1,040 tons of recyclable materials, including:

•    467 tons glass, plastic & metals
•    354 tons of mixed paper
•    212 tons cardboard and chipboard

The district’s 2017 annual report can be viewed here.

The 2018 Great American Cleanup is also currently taking registrations. Volunteers can sign up to pick up litter or beautify any public place in Clark County between March 1 and May 31.

The district will provide trash bags, gloves, and a prize for each volunteer. The district can also dispose of bags of litter for groups that aren't able to haul them away.

The Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest annual litter pickup, beautification, and community improvement program. The 2017 cleanup drew 1,426 Clark County volunteers who picked up 645 bags of litter.
The Solid Waste District’s Community Cleanup Trailer is available for groups of at least five adult volunteers to use for a neighborhood beautification project.

District staff will deliver the trailer to, and pick up from, your group’s site. A group can keep the trailer, which is stocked with landscaping tools, for three days.

Reservations for the trailer are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Steve at 937-521-2022.

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Contact: 

Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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