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Changes in Paper Recycling

The green-and-yellow Paper Retriever containers, which have provided an outlet for paper recycling at 49 locations in Clark County, are out of service because of the sale of their parent company. Rumpke has purchased the containers and is in the process of contacting the hosts about new terms of service.

Some institutions may choose not to continue to have the Paper Retrievers under the new terms. Anyone wanting to inquire about the status of a particular Paper Retriever site should contact, the school, store, church, or other group that the owns that space.

Paper can be recycled in the green commingled bins at the Solid Waste District's three drop-off recycling stations. The commingled bins are the ones that accept, plastic, metal, and glass.

Teacher Workshop on Nov. 6

The Project WILD curriculum will be taught to any interested Clark County teacher during a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Davidson Interpretive Center, 5638 Lower Valley Pike.

The Clark County Parks District and Clark County Solid Waste District are sponsoring the workshop. For details, go to our Schools Page.

5K Race set for Nov. 15

The Race for Recycling, a 5K race and fun run/walk, will start in Snyder Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Proceeds from the race will help fund the beautification and litter cleanup projects of Keep Clark County Beautiful. Registration is $20 and is available online at the Speedy Feet web site. More details and a registration form for printout are available on the News & Events page.

Cleanup Trailer available

The Community Cleanup Trailer is now available for groups of five or more volunteers to use for beauti- fication projects.

The trailer is equipped with lawn mowers, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and other landscaping tools to help groups that want to clean up empty lots or beautify public areas in their neighborhood. The trailer is available on first-come, first-served basis.

A $25 deposit is required to use the trailer. The deposit is refunded when the trailer is returned, all equipment is accounted for, and the Cleanup Report Form is turned in.

For more information or for the necessary forms, go to the Cleanup Trailer page or call Steve Schlather at 937-521-2022.

HHW collection on October 4

The Clark County Solid Waste District will collect household hazardous wastes for $1 a pound on Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Residents must call in advance for an appointment to bring their hazardous waste to the Recycling Center. A limited number of appointments are available for this collection. Call 937-521-2022 to make an appointment.

Residents may pay by cash or check.

This is part of a pilot program that replaces the once a year free collection that has been conducted for several years. The October 4 HHW collection will be the last one for 2014.

To see what materials will be accepted and for other information, click here. For a guide to what can be safey poured down the drain and what can be put in regular household trash, go to this page.

Electronic newsletter

The Clark County Solid Waste District and Keep Clark County Beautiful send an electronic newsletter of events and reminders to any interested parties.

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What's the deal with plastics?

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.

Center takes batteries

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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 grocery bag full 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.

Drug Take-Back Boxes

Area law enforcement agencies are offering three locations for residents to drop off expired or unneeded medications. For details, go to News and Events.

Trim Your Waste - for residents

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.

Buy Recycled

Learn how to close the recycling loop by buying products made partly or entirely from recycled materials.

School Support

Information for educators, including waste reduction grants.

Business Support

We may be able to help your business reduce and recycle and even save on disposal cost.

Keep Clark County Beautiful

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.