We are now taking registrations for the Great American Cleanup, which begins March 1 and runs through May 31. Registrations forms can be downloaded here or can be obtained by contacting Bonnie Martens, 521-2025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of people participate in the annual cleanup campaign by picking up litter or beautifying public places in Clark County. Keep Clark County Beautiful supplies trash bags, gloves, and a small prize for each volunteer.
The Great American Cleanup helps to keep our parks, playgrounds, roadways, and waterways clean and beautiful. In 2014, 1,947 volunteers picked up almost 9 tons of litter from 83 places in Clark County. With a little extra effort this year, we can break 2,000 volunteers!
The 6th annual Great Downtown Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, sweep sidewalks, pull weeds, and generally spruce up Downtown Springfield.
Anyone interested is asked to register by April 18 by calling 521-2025 or downloading a registration form here.
In 2014, we had 58 volunteers who cleaned up 30 square blocks, which was down a bit from previous years. We hope to bounce back this year!
Volunteers are treated to coffee and bagels in the morning and a celebration lunch at 11:30. Thanks to our food donors: Coldstone Creamery, Lee's Famous Recipe, Fountain on Main, Littleton & Rue, and Mela's.
Thanks also to the merchants who donated door prizes: Champion City Guide & Supply, The MacRay Co., Meadow View Growers, National Trail Parks and Recreation District, Rose City Jewelry, Subway, and Tim Horton's.
The Community Cleanup Trailer is now available for any group of at least 5 volunteers doing a community beautification project.
The trailer has brooms, rakes, mowers, edgers, and other tools to help with cleaning up public areas or vacant lots. The Solid Waste District staff will bring the trailer to your neighborhood and pick up after you are done.
For full details, go to the Community Cleanup Trailer page.
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.