Pharmaceutical Collection Results for 2019
The Scioto County Drug Take Back event was held at the Scioto County Sheriff’s parking lot. The event was held on Friday, April 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
30 lbs. of pills collected
50 lbs. of sharps/syringes
40 lbs. of liquid meds
The Lawrence County Drug Take Back event was held at the Ironton Hills Plaza. The event was held on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
78 of pills collected
30 of sharps/syringes
48 lbs. of liquid meds
Some of the Pills collected were:
Note: Village of South Point brought their collection to us, and it was:
29 lbs. of pills 10 lbs. of liquid meds
Lawrence County Municipal Court collected:
4 lbs. of pills
These two events are NOT included in our figures.
Saturday, March 30th at Spartan Stadium in Portsmouth, and the results were:
2 trailers 1,162 tires collected 121 vehicles
Saturday, April 6th at Ironton Hills Plaza, and the results were:
3 trailers 1,757 tires collected 208 vehicles
Our Ironton event equates to: 439 tires/hr. collected & 52 vehicles/hr.
Both events ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A program we had several years ago is now back – “Caught Green Handed”. This program is designed to recognize a person for their recycling efforts, or, to acknowledge an outstanding individual for their efforts in cleaning up Lawrence County. Our first winner is a resident of Pedro and recently got caught recycling at the Wayne National Forest recycling containers. For his efforts, he received a recycling bag filled with “goodies” and a $20.00 gift card to Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. The gift card was provided by Commissioner DeAnna Holliday.
The gift bag includes: a T-shirt stating – “I got caught green handed”; litter bag; District Pens; District Mouse Pad; Water Bottle; Coaster for Beverage; Band Aids; Hand Sanitizer; Flower Seeds; Jar Opener; Scratch Pads; Magnetic Clip and a Gift Card from a donor.
This will be a monthly program provided by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District and Project First Impression. One winner each month!
First picture: Myself, Commissioner Freddie Hayes, our winner, Commissioner DeAnna Holliday & Commissioner Colton Copley.
Second picture: Items in the “goodie bag” along with the gift card.
Cleanup of scrap tires dumped at the Crown City Wildlife Area off Greasy Ridge Road in Lawrence County has begun. The Ohio EPA is presently cleaning up this massive amount of scrap tires, roughly 2,500 tires at one site alone.
They have contracted Liberty Tire Service of Columbus, Ohio to remove tires from several locations.
Congratulations to the Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District!
During the Keep Ohio Beautiful Annual Meeting & Awards Program held in Columbus yesterday, Grace Keegan with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) presented two of their awards to partners of Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful, a KAB affiliate managed by the Wayne National Forest.
Dan Palmer, Director of the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District, along with District Enforcement Officer Steve Hileman and Community Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Helms received the Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award for populations between 25,001 and 150,000.
The Keep Ohio Law Enforcement Award was awarded to Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District Enforcement Officer Steve Hileman.