Two local businessmen are working on a plan to open a solid waste transfer station and recycling center on West Leffel Lane in Springfield.
A transfer station accepts solid waste from haulers and the public and consolidates the waste into larger trucks for more efficient transport to landfills. For more detail about the proposed facility, see News & Events.
A public meeting to provide information and hear comments from citizens about the proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St.
The holidays are often a time of excess, which can be fun (lots of parties!) or it can be unfortunate (lots of trash!). Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, Americans will throw away an additional one million tons of garbage every week.
You can avoid adding to this winter wasteland by following a few simple tips: using gift bags instead of boxes, composting a natural Christmas tree, making gift tags out of old cards, etc.
For a complete guide to keeping the holidays green, check out this flyer. Then relax and enjoy those parties.
Beginning Oct. 1, the Recycling Center will accept only cash in payment for Specialty Recycling fees or purchase of compost bins.
The Recycling Center will no longer be able to accept checks and has a longstanding policy of not taking credit or debit cards.
If you have questions about this policy, please call us at 521-2020.
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Effective June 1, 2013, two prices have changed for Specialty Recycling: latex paint will cost 20 cents a pound, and document destruction will be 15 cents a pound.
Specialty Recycling also includes electronics, used tires, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and appliances containing CFCs. The fees for those items have not changed. For more information about price changes, go to News & Events.
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 8:00 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.
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.