By Wayne Allen
Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District Coordinator Dan Palmer spent a portion of last week looking for a place to relocate recycling containers currently located at the Greater Portsmouth Airport with no success. Officials with the airport have informed Palmer the containers need to be moved to make room for the Heathnet Aeromedical Services Base 4/Medflight 7 base that’s considering moving to the airport.
“The district has been trying to secure at new location in the Minford area to no avail. Due to the lack of cooperation the district has no alternative but to remove the containers, and there will be no recycling in Minford unless someone comes forward and offers us a place to locate these three recycling containers,” Palmer said.
Palmer said each of the three containers measures nine cubic yards.
“They (containers) were previously at the feed store then they asked us to remove them. They were previously located at the (Minford Local Schools) bus garage and they asked us to remove them,” Palmer said. “At this point we have no alternative, but to remove them.”
According to an Heathnet Aeromedical Services Base 4/Medflight 7 official, they are aware of the containers having to be relocated. The company has committed to working with the airport to find a good location for the containers on the airport property so the recycling program can stay in the community.
For more information about the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District, visit www.lsswmd.org.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.