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KCCB seeking youth representative
Keep Clark County Beautiful (KCCB) is seeking a youth representative to serve on its board of directors. Any Clark County high school student with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply for this position. The youth representative would be a voting member of the board, with all rights and responsibilities. The youth representative’s term would be from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
KCCB is the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. KAB focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction, and community beautification.
Candidates should submit the application and all required documents postmarked by April 13 to Sam Perin, Keep Clark County Beautiful, 1602 West Main St., Springfield, OH 45504. Email applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. April 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing more information can send questions via email or call 937-521-2022. A copy of the application is available here.
Cleanup Trailer is ready
The Community Cleanup Trailer is available for groups of at least 5 adult volunteers to use for a neighborhood beautification project from March 15 through Nov. 15.
Our staff will deliver the trailer to, and pick up from, your site. A group can keep the trailer, which is stocked with landscaping tools, for three days.
Reservations for the trailer are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Bonnie at 521-2020.
Full details are on the Cleanup Trailer Page.
Cooking oil recycling
Not sure how to responsibly dispose of the cooking oil you used to fry some meat or potatoes? The Clark County Recycling Center now accepts cooking oil at no charge.
This service is available to Clark County residents (no businesses, farms, schools, or government agencies) during normal office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
Meat and other food pieces should be strained out of the used oil. Only cooking oil and associated greases are accepted. Other kinds of oil are taken as household hazardous waste, for $1.00 a pound on Thursdays during Specialty Recycling.
Cooking oil should never be poured down the drain, as it will congeal and clog pipes. Normally, residents are advised to put used oil in containers and dispose of it in the trash. Being able to recycle the oil keeps a usable material out of pipes and landfills.
G.A. Wintzer and Son Co., based in Wapakoneta, will take the cooking oil and use it in making animal feeds.
Center takes batteries
Household dry cell batteries (AAA, D, etc.) can be dropped off free of charge at the Clark County Recycling Center, 1602 W. Main St. in Springfield, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These batteries will be recycled with other electronics.
There is no charge to residents, but we do ask that you bring in no more than one full grocery bag at a time. Please turn batteries in at the office, not in the drop-off bins on the lot. Handle your batteries responsibly by recycling.
Rechargeable batteries also can be recycled at our West Main Street office.
Medications can be taken to drop-off boxes
Clark County residents have several options for getting rid of unwanted medications.
The Springfield Police Division has installed a Drug Drop Box at the division headquarters, 130 N. Fountain Ave. The box is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to dispose of all pills, patches, and liquids in sealed containers. Needles and syringes are not accepted. For information about this program, call 324-7685.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office accepts all prescription medications, except for needles and syringes, at the East District Office, 3130 E. Main St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed holidays). For information about this program, call Sgt. Ralph Underwood, 521-2100.
The German Township Police Department also offers a drug take-back box that is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon at 3940 Lawrenceville Drive. For information about this program, call 964-9105.
The village of Enon accepts any medications, except for liquids, in the Government Center lobby, 363 E. Main St. The drop box is available any time the center is open, usually Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Recycling Center takes technotrash
The Clark County Recycling Center accepts small electronic items, such as CDs, printer cartridges, MP3 players, hard drives, flash drive, and VHS and audio tapes. There’s no charge for placing items in the boxes located in our warehouse at our 1620 W. Main St. facility.
These items go to a company that provides secured, audited disposal of electronic media and recycles the resulting material to make various products.
Visit KCCB on Facebook
Keep Clark County Beautiful has a page on Facebook. The page has tips on ways to reduce your waste and photo galleries of KCCB’s projects, including the national award-winning Clark County Sunflower Field. Become a fan and check us out!