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!
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
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 email@example.com 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.