Clark County residents can learn how to turn food scarps and yard trimmings into a valuable soil amendment at two Compost Workshops sponsored by the National Trail Parks and Recreation District and the Clark County Solid Waste District.
One session is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10; the other is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Both will be in the NTPRD Administration Building, 1301 Mitchell Boulevard. A participant should choose one session to attend, not come to two, as the content is identical in both. Both sessions are free.
Anyone interested must register by Sept. 5 by calling NTPRD at 328-7275. The first 20 people to register for each session will receive a coupon good for $10 off a compst bin at the Solid Waste District. One compost bin will be given away as a prize at each session.
For more information, call Steve at the Solid Waste District, 521-2022, or check out our composting page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 8:00 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.
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