After eight and a half years at the helm of the Solid Waste District Alan Hale stepped down in August, 2013. In those eight years the District has undergone a dramatic transformation of engagement in recycling by Logan County citizens and businesses.   From operating five part time recycling drop off sites that were open only…

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In the aftermath of the straight-line winds that roared across Ohio last June 29 through July 2 Logan County along with 37  Ohio counties were designated Disaster area by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  After the FEMA initial assessment and assistance the U.S. Department of Labor offers further help through the National Emergency Grant…

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The annual Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River Watershed includes the work of hundreds of volunteers from Indian Lake to the Ohio River.  The work is coordinated by various section leaders so that the entire 156 miles of the river is included in the clean up effort.  Volunteer groups walk the banks were possible…

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On June 3rd Alan Hale, Coordinator for the Logan County Solid Waste Management District was one of the featured speakers at the National Zero Waste Action Conference in Rockford, Illinois.  Zero Waste leaders from around the US and Canada gathered for a high powered exchange of ideas, program methods, and innovative ways to lead populations…

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Steven “TROY” Hall, son of Jeff and Janice Hall was selected by the Logan County Educational Foundation to be the 2012 recipient of the $500 Keep Logan County Beautiful Committee Scholarship.  Troy is graduating from Benjamin Logan High School and plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall to study petroleum and natural gas…

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Alexa Coughlin, a graduating senior from Benjamin Logan High School, has been selected to receive the 2012 Logan County Solid Waste District Scholarship for her outstanding scholarship, leadership, and desire to pursue a college degree in Environmental Studies.  Alexa is the daughter of Michael and Teresa Coughlin and she will attend the University of Dayton…

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Ohio Hi Point Career Center are tops at recycling.  Last November during a four week span the Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) in coordination with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) conducted the Ohio School Recycling Challenge and the National Recycle Bowl.  In Ohio 92 schools entered the competition.  Nationally about 1100 schools entered the Bowl, including…

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To enhance the educational outreach of the of the Solid Waste District we have engaged the help of Zero.  Zero is, of course, a fictional cartoon character that we believe will assist greatly in getting our message about zero waste to our public.  Zero is the characters nickname, short for Zero Waste.  He will be…

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Each of the 14 Recycling Centers has a ‘Monitor’ who quietly supervises their particular Center.  Each monitor works behind the scenes and is the local eyes and ears of the Solid Waste District.  A monitor lives near the Center and visits their Center three times a week, before and after each weekend and one more…

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After several years in planning and five months of construction the Solid Waste District moved into their new offices at 1100 S. Detroit Street in Bellefontaine.  In addition to spacious offices the District has a large open area to host meetings and events.  On May 11 the annual Logan County Employees and Family Health &…

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