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Agency helps community recycle goods

Good habits are often as hard to break as bad ones.

With that in mind, the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District and Rumpke, Inc. are setting up temporary recycling trailers to accommodate those who want to recycle their plastic, aluminum cans and paper.

Dan Palmer, solid waste district director, said these temporary trailers will fill the gap left when Rumpke closed its facility in Ashland and until its new center is completed later this summer in Hamilton Township.

“We received a number of phone calls from people asking are the recycling trailers. We discussed it with the county commission and decided to have some temporary trailers.

“We’re doing the same thing in Scioto County. This is on a temporary basis until we get permanent recycling centers started. We are securing sites for that,” Palmer said. “Hopefully we will have a permanent program by Oct. 1.”

One temporary trailer will be located in Ironton on the Ohio University Southern campus. It can be accessed by using the campus’ Ninth Street entrance.

A second trailer will be located in Chesapeake on the lot adjacent to the Lawrence County Municipal Court on County Road 1.

Rumpke will collect the material and transfer it to its recycling center in Circleville.

Palmer said he hopes to eventually have 12 permanent recycling trailers in Lawrence County, three in Ironton and the other nine throughout the rest of the county.