Recycling and Litter Prevention

401 1/2 Main Street, Coshocton Ohio

Author: tammirogers

“Plogging” for Health and Community

Have you ever heard of “Plogging?”  Plogging is a new European trend that combines jogging with picking up litter- a play on the  Swedish ‘plocka upp’ (pick up) and jogging!

On March 20, Coshocton Recycling & Litter Prevention teamed up with EnVie Fitness for a one-hour plogging session. This workout took the place of a “bootcamp” class, but we still got a good workout while cleaning up around the EnVie Studio, Main Street and Court Square.

EnVie members and family all pitched in to help clean up litter, get in some squats and burn some calories. In total, 56 pounds of litter were collected in an eight-block area– and disposed of properly! 

Free Scrap Tire Cleanup Day- April 13

Who:  Coshocton County/City Residents- Sponsored By Coshocton County Health Department

What:  Vehicle passenger tires. (No Heavy unloading equpiment at the event)

When:  Friday, April 13th 2018

Where:  Coshocton County Fairgrounds

Why: Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Zika, and many more. Mosquitoes will breed in any type of stagnant water source. Getting rid of breeding sources such as tire piles is one step in reducing mosquito populations and diseases.

 Time:  9:00AM- 3:00PM or when trailer is full (1,200-1,500)

(No more than 50 tires will be unloaded per load, If you have more than 50 you will have to make another trip.)

*This event will be on a first come first serve basis. We will be obtaining a trailer from Campbell Tire Company.  The goal is to collect 1,200-1,500 scrap tires which will be later recycled. Once the goal is reached, the collection will stop.  Volunteers will be available to help unload tires by hand.

Help protect your family & neighbors! Bring in your backyard Tire pile!

**Important** If you are hauling more than 10 tires at a time please contact 740-295-7305 (County) or 740-622-1736 Joe Garret (City) or by email at zachfanning@Coshoctoncounty.net or Joe.Garret@cityofcoshocton.com. You will need an abatement letter!

This cleanup was funded through Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant funding 2017

2018 OALPRP Scholarship Applications Available

The Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals (OALPRP) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student from Ohio.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must:

  • Plan to enroll or currently be enrolled at an accredited Ohio college, university or technical school.
  • Have declared or plan to declare a major relating to environmental sciences or environmental education.
  • Reside in Ohio.

OALPRP scholarship forms may be downloaded at http://oalprp.org/scholarships/ or obtained by contacting Tammi Rogers, Program Manager, Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention at 740.575.4813.  Deadline for submission of the application is April 15, 2018.

Completed forms can be e-mailed to Scholarship Chair Katrina Carpenter at kcarpenter@perrycountyohio.net by April 15th. Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the letter’s author to Carpenter. Or send the completed forms to: OALPRP Scholarship, c/o Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling, PO Box 621, New Lexington, OH  43764, Attn: Karina Carpenter. Forms sent by postal mail should be postmarked by April 15. You may follow up with Carpenter to check if your application is complete.

Join the Great American Cleanup March 20

The annual “Great American Cleanup” is scheduled for March 20! This project is the country’s largest community improvement project with more than 20,000 communities participating each year. As part of the Keep American Beautiful organization (KAB.org), this national program engages over five million volunteers to take action in their communities each year to “be the change” and make a lasting impact.

Keep America Beautiful and Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention is encouraging everyone to host your own #cleanYOURblock event on your own street. Gather some friends, family or the group you belong to and take a little time on March 20 to pick up litter, spruce up some landscape or revitalize a local park!

Some tips on hosting your own #cleanYOURblock party:
• Decide on a date and time. Although the Great American Cleanup official date is March 20; every day is a good day to clean up your world.
• Visit the area to be cleaned. Make sure you have permission to clean the area. Take some “before” photos.
• Get the word out. Tell your friends, family and Facebook about your plans to clean up.
• Consider providing trash bags, bottled water and gloves to volunteers.
• Snap some “during” and “after” photos and share them. Record your results, i.e. how many pounds of trash were collected. Feel free to post pictures and results on the Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention Facebook page using the tag #cleanYOURblock. You can also join the conversation and follow #cleanYOURblock on Twitter and Instagram.
• Take it a step further and separate recyclables from trash. Deposit recyclables in any of our 12 drop-off sites around the county. For locations, visit www.coshoctoncounty.net/recycle/where-to-recycle

2017 Recycling Trailer Tonnage Report

What a great recycling year! 40% of the 12 county recycling trailer drop-off sites showed an increase in total pounds collected from 2016 to 2017. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope to see an even larger increase in 2018. Thank YOU!

Please remember to place your recyclables in the trailer, not beside them, to help keep the site areas clean and litter free.  Please do not place trash in or near the recycling trailers.  If a trailer is full, call 740.575.4813.  Where’s your nearest recycling drop-off? Check the map!

Tips for a cleaner recycling stream:

  • Pack loose paper, envelopes, etc. in a brown paper bag to recycle instead of plastic grocery bags.
  • Paper, cardboard, plastic or aluminum foil soiled with food is not recyclable and can contaminate other recyclables.
  • Please do not put plastic bags in recycling drop-offs, they can contaminate other recyclables.
  • Plastic grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, etc. can be recycled with your plastic grocery bags at participating local stores (for example Buehler’s and Wal-Mart).
Recycling Trailer Site 2016 Total in Pounds 2017 Total in Pounds
Bakersville 7,470 7,920
Canal Lewisville 54,890 62,590
Conesville 31,290 24,960
Fresno 1,300 3,280
Nellie 14,320 13,760
New Guilford 10,690 8,520
Plainfield 21,200 20,300
Tiverton 8,800 12,020
Tuscarawas Twp.- Cedar St. 2,200 7,040
Warsaw 81,670 65,680
West Carlisle 7,120 6,980
West Lafayette 118,180 97,330

Waste Not- Business & Industry

If you would like to receive the Waste Not newsletter for business and industry in an electronic format, please email your contact information to tammirogers@coshoctoncounty.net
It is my goal to keep our paper, postage and other resources at a minimum while continuing to provide local business and industry current and relevant information on reducing, reusing and recycling. To view the newsletter, click here:Waste Not Biz and Ind 2017

America Recycles Radio Ad Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the CFLP Solid Waste District sponsored America Recycles Radio Ad Contest for Coshocton County 6th Graders.
The winners include:
Union Elementary- Leah Allen & Joni Winland and Parker Wine & Carter Russell
Coshocton Elementary- Raelynn Chaney, Emily Johnson and Chloe Kohman

Listen to WTNS the week of November 13-17 to hear their fantastic, creative and educational recycling PSAs!

Recycling Containers Available for Your Event

You’re having a good time at an event. You’ve just finished your drink and you look around for a recycling container to drop your bottle into. You see big trash cans, but then you realize that there isn’t any place to recycle cans and bottles… what to do?!

Most of us will recycle when given the opportunity and the Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention Office is prepared to offer that opportunity! Our budget allowed us to purchase ten additional “Clear Stream” portable recycling containers in 2017. We currently have 20 containers (stand and lid) that the public or businesses may borrow for an event, at no charge. The containers are easy to transport and set-up. The bags are clear, which allows for people to see what should be going into the recycling- bottles and cans- instead of confusing it for a general trash can.

There are a few simple guidelines we ask:

  1. Call ahead to reserve containers and provide the date and time you will pick them up (M-F, 8am-3pm). The containers are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. An adult needs to sign out the Clear Streams. Containers are marked with a number so that they may be tracked.
  3. Start recycling! We will provide a clear bag with each stand.
  4. Borrower is responsible for taking the collected recyclables to a county recycling location. Please do not place trash in the recycling drop-off locations.
  5. Please estimate the amount of recyclables collected to report to our office.
  6. Please return Clear Stream stand and lid within two business days of your event; cleaned and in excellent condition.

To make the recycling stream cleaner and more efficient, please discard any trash that make have been inadvertently been dropped into the Clear Stream. Please do not put the clear bag into the drop-off bin. The clear bag can be recycled locally at Buehler’s or Wal-Mart in their bag recycling locations.

As we move into graduation and outdoor event season, consider borrowing a couple Clear Stream containers to encourage guests to recycle and cut down on your event waste.

For more information or to reserve containers, please contact Tammi Rogers, County Recycling & Litter Prevention Program Manager at tammirogers@coshoctoncounty.net or 740.575.4813.

 

You can’t change the past, but you can change the future. Recycle.