The Unites States Department of Agriculture is providing $50,000 in funding to the Logan County Solid Waste Management District for rural development. The matching grant will be used by the District to convert its four part-time drop-off recycling sites to full time recycling centers. The drop-off sites to be upgraded are those in West Liberty, DeGraff, Rushsylvania, and Middleburg, Ohio. Work on these sites will begin this summer with the conversions to be completed by June, 2009. Based on the success of the full-time Recycling Centers opened at Lakeview and Moundwood the District believes these improvements will dramatically increase recycling volumes and rural recycling rates, providing more convenient, and a broader range of recyling options to Logan County residents. These upgrades are part of the District plan to reach Zero Waste to the landfill within the District by 2020.