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LSSWMD In the News

Countywide effort collects 3K used tires
Ironton Tribune - Crews from Columbus were in town this week to help with disposing tires collected by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District....Click Here

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HHW event brings large turnout
Ironton Tribune - HAVERHILL, Ohio — Cars were lined up Saturday at Dow Chemical from the beginning of the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event to the end...Click Here

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Super Hero Academy
Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Adult Camporee, September 10, 2016 at Lake Frasure (Morgan Township), Lucasville Ohio.


City clean-up ends today

Ironton Tribune - IRONTON, Ohio — Ironton’s citywide clean-up wraps up today and organizers are calling it a success. ...Click Here

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Cleaning up
Volunteers work to keep waterway clear
The literature said it all: Keeping Symmes Creek clean since 1977. That’s what a group of volunteers have done for almost 40 years. ... Click Here

Drop-off points aid in tire disposal
Event organized by LSSWMD
Ironton Tribune - ROME TOWNSHIP — Two hours into their effort, workers had amassed more than 200 worn-out tires and were loading them into a truck at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. ...Click Here

Rosemount Litter Removal
Portsmouth Daily Times - ROSEMOUNT, Ohio — Student volunteers from the senior class at Clay High School dedicated their day to beautifying their community. ...Click Here

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Drug Take Back Day a success
Portsmouth Daily Times - First Posted: 2:23 pm - April 15th, 2016
It was 10:15 a.m. Friday morning. The Drug Take Back Day had begun at 10 a.m. on the parking lot of the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. ...Click Here

Drug take back good for community, environment
Ironton Tribune - Published 11:55am Monday, April 18, 2016
The Scioto-Lawrence Solid Waste Management District and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office conducted the annual drug take back Saturday at Ironton Hills Plaza. ...Click Here

Recycling locations expanded
Published 10:07am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ironton City Center new addition

The Ironton City Center is one of the newest recycling locations for the Scioto-Lawrence Solid Waste Management District, receiving 23 containers to be distributed throughout the building. ...Click Here

Dan Palmer & Katrina Keith, Ironton City Mayor-the Mayor recently implemented recycling at the City Bldg.

 

Over 200 Christmas trees placed into Lake Vesuvius

1. Why are you putting Christmas trees in Lake Vesuvius? Underwater structure, whether we drop it in or it naturally occurs (like a shoreline tree falling in the lake), enhances aquatic habitat by providing cover for both smaller and larger fish. Cover allows fish to hide from predators, creates shade from the summer sun and encourages nesting and spawning. Overall, the structure encourages greater fish use wherever it is placed. Because the trees eventually decompose underwater, drops need to recur every couple of years in the same areas to refresh the structure. The trees are placed away from the shoreline, in areas of the lake that are roughly 10-15’ deep. That depth helps the structure get maximum use in each season, from late spring-summer and into the fall, during different water temperatures and life cycles.

2. How many did you put in there? Over 200 Christmas trees (spruce, fir and pine) were dropped into Lake Vesuvius, typically in bundles of 2 or 3 trees. Over 70 bundles were dropped this year.

3. How did you get them to sink? A hole is drilled in each tree trunk. Rope is then threaded between each tree in the bundle and tied off. The trees are then loaded onto the boat along with a couple of cinder blocks for each bundle. Prior to dropping the tree bundle in the water, rope is threaded through a couple cinder blocks and tied off to the tree bundles. The tree bundles and attached blocks are then pushed overboard. The blocks effectively anchor the trees in place and prevent them from floating to the surface.

4. How many USDA Forest Service and Ohio Department of Natural Resources employees helped? Three state employees and nine federal employees. Two state boats assisted with the project, so two of two state employees captain the boats. Some federal employees augment the onboard crew to physically do the drops, while others help prep the trees and reload bundles onto the boats. All of the actual drops occur over the course of one day. There is some prep work prior to that day.

5. What has been the result of this effort over the years? We’ve gotten the trees from local drop off and pick up points following Christmas, when people are looking to dispose of their Christmas trees. With the exception of the one drop off location in front of the Ironton Ranger Station in Pedro, the drop off areas are in town, designated and facilitated by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD). For the past two years, we’ve effectively improved 14 acres of lake aquatic habitat by recycling the trees in cooperation with LSSWMD. And How many years have you been doing this project The project has been done every year since 2011 and for many years prior to that. We typically alternate the drop sites between Lake Vesuvius and Timbre Ridge Lake, since they’re both manmade lakes and lack natural underwater structure.

6. What do you hear from the fisherman? That the fishing has never been better.

Chesapeake students learn value of recycling
Ironton Tribune - Published 9:59am, Thursday, February 25, 2016
CHESAPEAKE - Students at Chesapeake Elementary have been working hard to spread the message of the value of recycling. - ... Click Here

Board receives $20,000 grants
The Herald Dispatch - Published 9:14am, Thursday, July 17, 2014
IRONTON -- The Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste District has been awarded two, $20,000 grants by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for litter prevention efforts, according to Dan Palmer, district director. - .... Click Here

Drug Take Back event pulls in record numbers
Ironton Tribune - Published 8:48am, Monday, April 28, 2014
IRONTON -- TWithin the first half-hour 12 cars had pulled up to the tent at Ironton Hills to participate in the sixth Drug Take Back, sponsored by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District. - .... Click Here

Agent spells out dangers posed by meth labs
The Herald-Dispatch - Published 12:00am, Saturday, March 15, 2014
IRONTON -- The first mobile meth lab in Ohio was found in 1998. Last year, law enforcement in the Buckeye State had to deal with more than 1,300 of them, according to Dennis J. Lowe, senior special agent for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigations.... Click Here

Lawrence prosecutor puts emphasis on littering laws
The Herald-Dispatch - Published 11:18pm, Thursday, March 14, 2013
IRONTON -- At a time when Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson is asking local law enforcement to strictly enforce littering laws, some efforts are under way to clean up along U.S. 52. Read more... Click Here

Collaborative effort leads to a clean roadway
Portsmouth Daily Times - Published, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) in collaboration with Portsmouth Municipal Court, the village of New Boston and the city of Portsmouth helped to clean the right side of the westbound lane of Gallia Street among other spaces last week. Read more... Click Here

Massive tire cleanup could take at least a week
Ironton Tribune - Published 9:14am Thursday, January 17, 2013
KITTS HILL — The intermittent downpours and the mud it created on Wednesday didn’t daunt the start of what local environmentalists are calling the biggest tire cleanup in Lawrence County.... Click Here

Massive Tire Cleanup photos... Click Here


 

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