The Policy Committee of the SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District has adopted the fourth update of the approved solid waste management plan for the six county district including Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington Counties. The fifteen year plan includes projections of solid waste generation, recycling, reuse, and disposal capacity needs, and demonstrates that the district has access to adequate disposal capacity for these needs throughout the fifteen-year planning period through the capacity assurance agreements the district has negotiated with private disposal facility operators in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The plan does not establish disposal fees, but relies upon the contractual $2.00 per ton fee included in the capacity assurance agreements to provide adequate funding for district operations. The draft plan also explains the strategies to be used to reduce reliance on landfills and increase the District’s waste reduction rate. These strategies and programs include: community drop-off recycling operations; public and private recycling facilities and activities; a industrial/commercial newsletter, and waste assessment program; programs for the collection of scrap appliances, computers & cathode ray tubes, scrap tires, and household hazardous waste; material market identification to increase recycling opportunities; and education, awareness. Copies of the plan are available for inspection at the offices of the Boards of County Commissioners in each County in the District. The Policy Committee has established a thirty day period for receipt of written comments on the plan, commencing April 6, 2016 and ending May 6, 2016. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Noble County Agency Building, Conference Room, located at 46049 Marietta Road, Caldwell, Ohio, at 6:00 p.m. Questions concerning the comment period or the public hearing should be directed to the District Coordinator, Robert Reiter, at 1-800-860-8103 or (740) 732-5493. Written comments on the plan should be sent to the SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District office at 46049 Marietta Rd., Suite 6, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.
Recycling trailers at scheduled sites are for cardboard, paperboard, newspaper, catalogs, magazines, office paper, #1 & #2 plastics, aluminum cans, tin cans, and clear, brown, and green glass. No other items are collected at these sites, so please do not place them in the trailers.
Special Collection events are scheduled. Dates, times, and/or locations are subject to change. Click “Read More” for items collected at events. Call the Solid Waste office if you have other items.