Current News and Stories

Rural Action Zero Waste Program
Composting pilot program can combat climate change – Athens News – 8.12.18
Athens to Open Sign-ups for Curbside Composting- Athens Messenger- 5.6.18
City Council OKs curbside compost pilot program for Athens – Athens News – 5.6.18
Zero Waste Event Productions Poised to Capitalize on Capacity Building Efforts – Metropreneur – 4.6.18

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Waste Matters: The Newsletter of the Zero Waste Program:

2014 Zero Waste Program Booklet

June 2018: “Waste Matters: Sign Up for Compost Pilot, Be a Master Recycler, New Summer Intern, AmeriCorps Brings Recycling to Coolville”
March 2018: “Waste Matters: Positions Available, Casa Ditches Straws, Call for Comments, and Students Bring Recycling to School
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

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Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District LogoChauncey recycling drop-off site shuts down – Athens News – 8.5.18
Planned Recycling drop-off point in The Plains raises concerns – Athens News – 6.24.18
Solid waste plan ratification process under way – Athens Messenger – 5.15.2018
Process of approving solid waste plan underway – Logan Daily News – 4.7.18
Rubber Ducks Race to Help Eliminate Food Waste- Athens Messenger- 7.20.16

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Athens-Hocking Recycling Center


Curbside compost pilot program starts today – Athens News – 8.5.18
Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers announces plastics change – Athens Messenger – 6.20.18
City Council: Members discussed Athens-Hocking recycling contract renewal- The Post – 5.29.18
Recycling carries on despite declining value of materials – Athens Messenger – 6.7.18 
Varied Factors Lead Athens Hocking Recycling Center to Raise Trash/Recycling Rates – Athens News – 1.7.18

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Other great news we would like to share!

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Environmental group reaffirms Athens’ commitment to sustainability – Athens Messenger – 7.31.18
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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