Wednesday , 12 May 2021

Talkin’ Trash: All About Recycling and More!

Dear North Ridgeville Resident,

As a resident of Lorain County, you may not be aware of all of the programs the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District has to offer.  We work closely with each community to educate on the importance of recycling, both commercial and residential. This is part of our commitment to reach a recycling rate of 25% set by the Ohio EPA. District staff also attends public events and festivals, conducts presentations at local schools, adult meeting groups, and offers tours of our collection center facility in Elyria.

County residents can properly dispose of household hazardous waste such as paints and chemicals along with e-scrap, fluorescent bulbs and ballasts, end of life books, and tires along with having their personal documents shredded at our collection center located at 540 South Abbe Road in Elyria. The center is open on Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Remote tire drop-offs are located in Grafton and Lorain with limited hours throughout the year. Our collection center is unique in the state; we offer year-round drop-off of hard to dispose of materials at no charge to Lorain County residents. We currently have two Environmental Crimes Unit deputies that enforce Ohio’s laws in regards to illegal dumping or burning, unsecure loads or abuse of our scrap tire collection program.

Our District is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and we offer multiple events throughout the year for residents to participate in. The District also offers a recycling revolving loan program, a low interest rate loan for business in Lorain County that utilize recycled materials either in their building materials or in their manufacturing processes.

In addition to the loan, the District provides each community a Community Incentive Grant to help with their recycling efforts in Lorain County. Last, but not least a District Market Development Grant is available to private sector businesses, non-profits and local government. This is a reimbursement grant which requires a fifty percent match. District staff is available to assist with the District Market Development Grant.

For more information about the District and our programs, please feel free to contact me at dblevins@loraincounty.us or at 440-329-5442.

Thank you for your continued recycling efforts!

Sincerely,

David A. Blevins, Lorain County Solid Waste Management District Director

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