LSSWMD Recycling program reinstated

By Ivy Potter - [email protected]

The Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District has resolved contract issues with its recycling program and the program is set to be reinstated on January 2 of 2019.

After some negotiation, a two year contract has been implemented for 76 containers in 30 locations, dropping slightly from the previous 94 containers in 38 locations. “We do have a contract with recycling and the program will be reinstated on January 2,” said LSSWMD Director Dan Palmer. “The reason for the delay is the time it will take to get the 76 containers. Some will have to be made.” Palmer explained that some sacrifices had to be made per the contract, but overall the changes to the program are slight.

“In a contract there is a give and take so we’ve had to eliminate some sites in each county. Here in Scioto we’ve eliminated a site near Shawnee, the 1100 block, Portsmouth Library, and the Bloom-Vernon ball park,” said Palmer.

Palmer stated that although some sites had to be lost, they chose to eliminate sites which received the least amount of use, with the exception of the Sam’s Club location in Lawrence County which was receiving a consistent amount of abuse.

“I want to commend all of us working together, Rumpke, and we have Chet Channing with the Ohio EPA and Matt Hiddle. It’s been weeks of back and forth in order to meet our population access goals, which we have to do, and selecting the most viable sites that were most beneficial to the county. I know some will be happy and some won’t, but we think we have a good program and we hope people are pleased with it because it will be back in service,” said Palmer.

Palmer asks that the public have a little more patience with the LSSWMD as the containers are obtained and placed back in the pickup locations.

By Ivy Potter

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Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932