Current News and Stories

Rural Action Zero Waste Program
Waste district to update its management plan – Athens News – 3.20.18
Curbside compost pickup program proposed for Athens – Athens News – 3.14.18
Local recycling outfit struggles with market forces – Athens News – 3.14.18
With New Year, Athens City Council Gets New Blood – Athens News – 1.3.18
Athens Middle School Still Top Dog in Recycling Challenge – Athens News – 1.2.18

Athens Offers a Pledge Towards ‘Zero Waste – Athens Messenger – 12.29.17
Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs – PepsiCo Grant – News Publications – 8.1.17

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Waste Matters: The Newsletter of the Zero Waste Program:

2014 Zero Waste Program Booklet

December 2017 “Waste Matters: City of Athens Pledges Zero Waste, Congratulations to Bruce Underwood and Zero Waste Champion Aubrei Krummert”
February 2016: “Waste Matters: O’Bleness Recycles, Illegal Dumping Billboards, Jennifer Cochran is a Zero Waste Champion”
October 2016:  “Waste Matters: MakerSpace Launches, Libraries Start Composting, Zero Waste Celebration Registration Open” PDF
August 2016: “Waste Matters: Waste Not Awards, New Recycling Carts, and Getting To Zero Business Dinner.”
May 2016: “Waste Matters: Move Out Effort Makes an Impressive Change, Logan-Hocking Schools Take the Pledge, Don’t Miss These Events” PDF 

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Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District LogoRubber Ducks Race to Help Eliminate Food Waste- Athens Messenger- 7.20.16
College Town in Ohio Boosts Program Via Partnership-Resource Recycling- 7.19.16

Hazardous waste disposal effort to be expanded – Athens Messenger – 4.25.16

Roger Bail meets with the Murray City Village Council – The Logan Daily News – 3.9.16

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Athens-Hocking Recycling Center


Varied Factors Lead Athens Hocking Recycling Center to Raise Trash/Recycling Rates – Athens News – 1.7.18
County Considers Ending Lease of Route 13 Recycling Facility – Athens Messenger – 2.2.17

Athens-Hocking Recycling revamps board, Chmiel resigns – Athens Messenger – 1.25.17
Commissioners Decide not to Renew Recycling Center Lease – Athens Messenger – 1.11.17
Whimsical Receptacles are Helping Keep Cigarette Butts off the Streets-Perry County Tribune – 1.4.17

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Other great news we would like to share!

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All about going green at the county fair – Perry Tribune – 8.2.17
RecycleMania Draws Hundreds to Athens County Fairgrounds – Athens News – 3.19.2017

Nelsonville Awards Trash and Recycling Contract to Rumpke – Athens Messenger – 3.1.2017

Athens teen raises $10,000 to install water bottle filling stations in schools – Athens Messenger – 2.19.2017

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   Zero Waste Champion Series
ZW Champion

Zero Waste Champion: Jim Couts
Zero Waste Champion: Kyle O’Keefe

Zero Waste Champion: Sarah Nelson
Zero Waste Champion: Marilyn Ortt

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