The students of Collins Career & Technical Center recently removed litter, trash and other debris from State Route 243.
Fayette Township Trustees have been collecting scrap tires since January of this year – tires they have retrieved from their township roads. They have cleaned up open dumps of tires throughout their township. Trustee, Mike Finley, has lead this cleanup. He was instrumental in applying for Ohio EPA’s state-funded scrap tire cleanup program. To qualify for the program, the collection must contain at least 100 but no more than 5,000 scrap tires. Fayette Township cleanup amounted to over 1,400 tires.
Tires are a nuisance and a public safety concern; also, tires can serve as a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitos
This scrap tire remediation program can assist county and local governmental entities by using state contractor’s to remove and dispose of open dumped tires, as in this case of Fayette Township. This did not cost the District or Fayette Township one dime. An excellent program!
East High School Key Club & Athletic Dept. have joined our “Sponsor a Site” program. They recently had a cleanup event in Sciotoville and cleaned Gallia Street from Marshall all the way to the Overpass. They intend to cleanup and maintain this area several times throughout the year.
The District is very appreciative for their time and efforts. We supplied the litter grabbers, bags and gloves for their cleanup event.
Saturday, March 30th at Spartan Stadium in Portsmouth, and the results were:
2 trailers 1,162 tires collected 121 vehicles
Saturday, April 6th at Ironton Hills Plaza, and the results were:
3 trailers 1,757 tires collected 208 vehicles
Our Ironton event equates to: 439 tires/hr. collected & 52 vehicles/hr.
Both events ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A program we had several years ago is now back – “Caught Green Handed”. This program is designed to recognize a person for their recycling efforts, or, to acknowledge an outstanding individual for their efforts in cleaning up Lawrence County. Our first winner is a resident of Pedro and recently got caught recycling at the Wayne National Forest recycling containers. For his efforts, he received a recycling bag filled with “goodies” and a $20.00 gift card to Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. The gift card was provided by Commissioner DeAnna Holliday.
The gift bag includes: a T-shirt stating – “I got caught green handed”; litter bag; District Pens; District Mouse Pad; Water Bottle; Coaster for Beverage; Band Aids; Hand Sanitizer; Flower Seeds; Jar Opener; Scratch Pads; Magnetic Clip and a Gift Card from a donor.
This will be a monthly program provided by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District and Project First Impression. One winner each month!
First picture: Myself, Commissioner Freddie Hayes, our winner, Commissioner DeAnna Holliday & Commissioner Colton Copley.
Second picture: Items in the “goodie bag” along with the gift card.