Collection was a success


By Ivy Potter - ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com



534 tires were collected during Saturday’s event.

534 tires were collected during Saturday’s event.


Submitted photo

Thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste was collected by LSSWMD.


Submitted photo

Participants simply drove through the collection, while volunteers unloaded waste materials to be donated.


Submitted photo

The statistics from this past Saturday’s Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event were among the items of discussion at Tuesday’s Scioto County Commissioner’s meeting.

“Last Saturday we held the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. We did 283 vehicles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that equates to about 70 vehicles per hour we moved through. It’s amazing, we offered two pharmaceutical events in the spring and again we collected 69 lbs. of pills again,” said Dan Palmer of LSSWMD. “I deem it successful and I’m glad we did it.”

Palmer also expressed his gratitude for Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) for allowing them to use their site for the collection.

“I’d like to thank the LSSWMD for all their hard work,” said Commissioner Bryan Davis. “If you go up there and see the coordination of it all, the simplicity on the part of the participant, I’m sure it’s a ton of work to put together for the district. But you can see just the high level of coordination, and the fact that you can just pull up and they’ll unload everything from your car for you. Just to see the hard work that is being done and all the volunteers I would like to say job well done to Dan and his team. They did an excellent job, and I know that doesn’t just happen, there’s a lot of work that goes into making an event as successful as the one we see here.”

Items from the remainder of the meeting’s agenda included an electronic monitoring house arrest invoice from Portsmouth Municipal Court, and indigent defense reimbursement from the Ohio public defender for June 2018.

EMHA for august serviced 45 defendants for 666 days. “666 days at a rate of $14.50 for a total of $9,657, with $120 being paid by the defendants,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Crabtree.

“For indigent defense, the amount submitted was $71,438.53, and the amount rejected was $2,413.30. $69, 25.23 was approved,” said Crabtree. “The amount reimbursed was $28990.60.”

534 tires were collected during Saturday’s event.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/10/web1_LSSWMD2_ne2018102134354578.jpg534 tires were collected during Saturday’s event. Submitted photo

Thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste was collected by LSSWMD.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/10/web1_LSSWMD1_ne201810213435978.jpgThousands of pounds of household hazardous waste was collected by LSSWMD. Submitted photo

Participants simply drove through the collection, while volunteers unloaded waste materials to be donated.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/10/web1_LSSWMD3_ne201810213442698.jpgParticipants simply drove through the collection, while volunteers unloaded waste materials to be donated. Submitted photo

By Ivy Potter

ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com

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

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