The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District and Union Recyclers announced the purchase of a new recycling truck for use at mobile recycling access sites in Champaign, Hardin, Madison and Union counties. The truck, which replaces an outdated box truck, was purchased with funds from the solid waste district and a Community Development Grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Cost of the truck was $115,450.
Union Recyclers in 2012 updated its facility to accept single-stream recycling, which makes recycling easier for residents by allowing them to mix paper, #1 & #2 plastic bottles, metal cans and glass bottles/jars together. The recyclables are then sorted by workers and equipment at the Union Recyclers facility.
The new truck is a state-of-the-art compactor-style truck that has more capacity than the old box truck and requires less handling of the recyclables by the workers.
Walter Wallace, president of Walter Work Force, LLC, which operates Union Recyclers, stated, “This new recycling truck will allow us to collect the recyclables in a more efficient way, which will save time and allow us to extend hours at certain access sites.”
Current hours at Champaign County’s eight recycling sites are:
*Airport Cafe, 1636 N. Main St., Urbana
First Tuesday, each month – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
*Wayne Township Hall, 3630 Inskeep Road, Cable
First Tuesday, each month – 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
*Village of St Paris, 135 W Main St., St Paris
(behind municipal building in front of police station)
First Wednesday, each month – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
*Mad River Township Hall, 2773 Vance Rd., St Paris
First Wednesday, each month – 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
*Village of North Lewisburg at the Community Park, 139 East St.
Third Wednesday, each month – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
*Village of Mechanicsburg at Street Dept. Building, 64 Mill St.
Third Wednesday, each month – 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
*Village of Rosewood at the Adams Township Hall, corner Body & Fain streets
Fourth Wednesday, each month – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
*Village of Christiansburg at Community Park, corner of Wilson and Second streets
Fourth Wednesday, each month – 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
For more information on recycling access, visit the North Central Ohio Solid District website at www.ncowaste.org.
Submitted by the North Central Ohio Solid Waste District.