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Race for Recycling

The Race for Recycling, a 5K race and fun run/walk to benefit the renovation projects in Snyder Park, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Snyder Park. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the oval area near the lagoon, just west of Bechtle Avenue. The race kicks off at 10, with awards and celebration at 11.

Registration is $20 and is available online at the Speedy Feet web site, www.speedy-feet.com. You can download a printed registration form by clicking here or by calling the Clark County Solid Waste District, 937-521-2022.

The Master Gardeners of Clark County are creating a new demonstration garden at the former golf course site, now named the Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum. Funds are being raised for infrastructure and landscape work for the new garden, and race proceeds will be used to support this project and others in Snyder Park.

Keep Clark County Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is sponsoring the race. Runners are encouraged to bring gently used pairs of shoes for recycling.

Overall male and female top finishers will receive trophies, and medals will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd finishers in seven age categories. Children 12 and under may participate for free and can purchase a T-shirt for $10.

Take It to the Curb

The Solid Waste District has launched an awareness campaign to boost participation in curbside recycling, the most efficient and convenient method of recycling. Communities that have access to curbside recycling for all households see large increases in the percentage of people who recycle and in the amount of material being recycled.

For those who use the drop-off recycling stations, that's still a good way to recycle. A better way is to subscribe to curbside recycling through your trash hauler. The best way is for a community to contract with a hauler to provide trash service and curbside recycling for all residents.

To learn more about the campaign and the benefits of curbside recycling, please check out the web site, http://take2curb.org/.

Cleanup Trailer available

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.

Paper bins are back!

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.

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 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.

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.