Ottawa County recycling has new look

Ottawa County recycling has new look

Township residents who drop off their recyclables at their local recycling drop off station will notice a change beginning in late September.

The District has purchased new containers to replace the older 30 yard containers. The new containers will be smaller 8 yard containers that have front lids as well as side doors for easy accessibility.  

Tim Wasserman, District Director, says the only change residents will notice when they go to recycle is the new containers.  There is also a new logo for the program called “Aim to Be Green”.  
“These containers will have information on the front that clearly explains exactly what can be recycled and the new logo,” he said. “We also believe the side doors will be easier to access for the elderly residents utilizing the stations.”

These containers will be on a regular routing schedule for pickup which will provide adequate space when people drop off their recyclables.  The containers will be serviced by a traditional style garbage truck using forks on the front of the truck. The material can still be mixed together and will be taken back to a recycling facility where it will be sorted and processed into new materials. 

Residents who use the recycling stations will want to avoid using the recycling stations onSept, Sept. 27  and 28  while the new containers are being placed and the old containers are being removed.  Normal recycling service will resume on Saturday. Sept. 29.  

Jim Sass, Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Solid Waste District Board Chairman and Ottawa County Commissioner, said that Ottawa County residents have always been avid recyclers. 
“Since 2000, Ottawa County residents have recycled over 18 million pounds of recyclable materials at our drop off stations”, said Sass. “This demonstrates how committed our residents are to recycling.”
A new company to this area called Rumpke will be servicing the recycling containers. 
Residents will also notice a few new things that can be recycled in the new containers.  The whole list of materials accepted is as follows:
•    glass bottles and jars
•    aluminum and steel cans and aerosol cans with the spray tip removed
•    paper – cardboard, cartons (juice etc), junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper, paper board, phone books, paperback books
•    all number 1 & 2 plastics and 3-7 plastic containers
The OSS Solid Waste District pays for the servicing of the containers and the township does not receive any revenue for the recyclables collected, so it is appreciated that residents help to keep the area clean around the bin by picking up any loose material that falls when recycling.
Contact the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Joint Solid Waste District at 419-334-7222 or 1-888-850-7224 for more information. 

For general recycling information, District recycling collections or sponsored events view the OSS Solid Waste District’s website or search: Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Green Recycling Scene to become a fan of the District’s Facebook page.

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