Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District announces the 2022 Recycling Heroes, who have served communities to further recycling in the district. The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District recognizes those organizations, schools, and individuals which have shown excellence in recycling in our community. “We thank each one of these heroes, who support, educate and host recycling locations and all residents who recycle everyday. We salute their dedication to preserving materials, water and energy resources and making the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District the most beautiful district in all of Ohio,” said Jane Forrest Redfern, Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District Coordinator.
“One group of heroes we wish to recognize are the recycling and sanitation workers throughout the district, who worked every day during the pandemic. They did not get to work remotely, but were out in the weather thorough the entire time of quarantine and still work today. We salute these heroes for serving our community.” Over the next month, the district will be distributing upcycled feed bags to recyclers at drop-off locations as a thank you for recycling and to eliminate the use plastic bags in the recycling stream. The feedbags were upcycled by a local artist and paid for by the Recycle Ohio grant and Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District.
The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District’s mission is to provide for safe disposal of solid waste and recycling in both Athens and Hocking Counties. The Solid Waste District will announce their 2023 schedule of recycling events. The District is also soliciting input and comments on how to improve our programing for upcoming new management plan. Information about public input sessions and surveys will be available in 2023.