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 on Saturday mornings for four hours (seems like Conestoga Wagon train days from this perspective) the District has grown to a fully integrated recycling system with thirteen full time recycling centers (with two more under construction) supported with a fully functioning Material Recovery Facility in Bellefontaine to process all the recycled materials. The District under his leadership and the support of the Logan County Commissioners established the goal of Zero Waste to the Landfill by 2020 and the District programs are moving us steadily toward that goal.
Alan will continue his relationship with the District as an Advisor and continue his leadership of recycling in Ohio through his membership on the Board of Directors of the Association of Ohio Recyclers. For the immediate future Alan will continue to supervise the National Emergency Grant program that is clearing storm debris from waterways in Logan County caused by the windstorm of June, 2012.