Holmes County will host a special recycling day on Saturday, June 25
MILLERSBURG – Holmes County Solid Waste is sponsoring a special recycling day on Saturday, June 25, as part of an ongoing effort to encourage responsible recycling and eliminate instances of contamination of collection bins with non-recyclable materials.
The event will take place at the Harvest Ridge parking lot, west of Millersburg, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon.
To combat illegal dumping, certain prohibited items will only be accepted on Recycling Day, such as passenger tires and light truck tires. A maximum of four tires per authorized Holmes County resident, onsite on recycling day, will be accepted at a cost of $3 per tire. However, agricultural and industrial waste is not accepted on Recycling Day or at any HCSW collection site.
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The rest of the items accepted on recycling day can be dropped off free of charge. Acceptable items include household hazardous waste, appliances and electronics.
Plastic bags for transport, no recycling
Holmes County Solid Waste Director Tim Morris points out that not all discarded plastic items can be placed in collection bins at various locations in Holmes County, including plastic bags of all kinds.
The ban on all plastic bags in recycling bins includes single-use shopping bags, household garbage bags, water softener bags and plastic bags from home gardening or cleaning products. pets.
Morris advises that paper bags work great for collecting recyclables and carrying items acceptable for deposit in Holmes County solid waste collection bins.
Truck bed liners, patio furniture, plastic chairs, laundry baskets and car seats are also among the prohibited items at Holmes County collection sites.
Avoid illegal landfills
“Just because it’s plastic doesn’t automatically mean it can be put in a Holmes County solid waste container,” Morris said. “Although hard plastic items may be stamped that they are recyclable, they cannot be dropped off at Holmes County sites for free and this constitutes illegal dumping.”
Rigid plastic items that were illegally dumped in Holmes County solid waste containers include vacuum cleaners, five-gallon buckets, trash cans, toddler wading pools and sandboxes.
Signs are posted at recycling sites and collection bins are marked with large stickers that provide explicit, in-depth details of acceptable recyclables for drop-off.
Holmes County Solid Waste is continuing its efforts to eliminate illegal dumping of prohibited items in recycling bins, urging residents to check bin labels to verify what is acceptable for recycling. Anyone with questions regarding the Holmes County Solid Waste District Recycling Program is encouraged to call 330-763-4848.
There are nine recycling centers in townships around Holmes County. Locations include: Berlin Township, Parkwood Drive; Clark Township, Mrs. Miller parking lot on State Road 557; Township of Hardy, Dog Shelter on County Road 349; Monroe Township., Township Garage on Township Road 257; Paint Township., at the park ball diamond; Prairie Township, Holmesville Village Garage on Washington Street; Township of Salt Creek., Mount Hope Ag. Center on State Road 241; Walnut Creek Township, behind the Walnut Cree Antiques Mall on McKinley Place Drive; Washington Township, behind the Lakeville Fire Station on State Road 226.