News and Stories Archive

Waste Matters: The Newsletter of AOZWI

August 2016: “Waste Matters: Waste Not Awards, New Recycling Carts, and Getting To Zero Business Dinner.”PDF
May 2016: “Waste Matters: Move Out Effort Makes an Impressive Change, Logan-Hocking Schools Take the Pledge, Don’t Miss These Events”PDF
December 2015: “School Recycling Champ Announced, Food Rescue Launched, 4 Businesses Pledge Zero Waste!”
October 2015: “Last Day to Register, Tool Library Launched, Tire Collections, Welcome New Staff”
August 2015: “Welcome Single Stream!, Volunteer of the Year, Athens High School Sports Recycling, and Thank You to Our AmeriCorps”
June 2015: “Zero Wasted Again!, Bokashi?!, Truckloads Diverted at Move Out”
March 2015: “AmeriCorps Positions Open, Goodbye to our Director, Local Mulch & Specialty Soils”
January 2015: “Athens Recycling Guru Awarded, New AHRC Website Launched, Nelsonville-York Ramps Up Recycling”
September 2014: “Celebrating 25 Years, BBQ for a Cause, Welcome New Member!”
July 2014: “Elementary Kids Inspire Cleanup, Remembering a Recycling Champ, Record Recycling Rates”
May 2014: “We’re Hiring, Speed Dating for Garbage, Hocking Residents Want Improved Recycling”
March 2014: “RecycleBots Take Over OU, Businesses Pledge Zero Waste, Industry Professionals Invited” PDF
January 2014: “$3,000 in Cash Prizes, Open Position on Recycling Board, Action Plan Finished!” PDF
November 2013: “Calling Entrepreneurs, Prescription Drug Disposal, Action Planning Underway” PDF
August 2013: “Ta Ta AmeriCorps Members, Party or Fest? Do it Zero Waste Style!” PDF
June 2013: “”Zero-Wasted, the Separation, and the Boogie.” PDF
April 2013: “The Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative Newsletter” PDF

Zero Waste Champion Series

Zero Waste Champions: Tri-County Career Center 
Zero Waste Champions at Athens-Hocking Recycling Center

Zero Waste Champion: Katrina Carpenter
Zero Waste Champions: Marilyn Ortt
Zero Waste Champions at Athens-Hocking Recycling Center
Zero Waste Champion: Katrina Carpenter
Zero Waste Champion: Ed Newman
Zero Waste Champion: Annie Warmke
Zero Waste Champion: Angela Lash
Zero Waste Champion: Mary Kouba of Mrs. K’s Varieties
Zero Waste Champion: Ray Leard
Zero Waste Champion: Sherri James of Blue Moon Bottles
Zero Waste Champion: Cindy Coss
Zero Waste Champion: J. Martin Irvine, Mayor of Logan, OH
Zero Waste Champion: Steve Alderman
Zero Waste Champions: Rose Keyes and Joe Steinbrecher 

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
Recycling Centers see personnel cutbacks – Athens News – 4.22.18
Zero Waste Event Productions Poised to Capitalize on Capacity Building Efforts – Metropreneur – 4.6.18
Miller leadership students learn a lesson on how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Perry County Tribune – 4.18.18
Athens Voice – Athens News – 3.22.18
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

How green is Athens – Athens News – 6.28.17
Dumpster Diving an Important Part of Drive Toward Zero Waste – Athens News – 6.25.17

O’Bleness Take the Zero Waste Pledge – O’Bleness Hospital Community Newsletter – Spring 2017

Cooling firm wins Rural Action ‘zero-waste’ honor – Athens News – 1.4.17

Athens Middle School Wins Rural Action Recycling Challenge- Athens Messenger – 12.23.16

Invasion of the Recycling Carts – Athens News – 11-2-16

Athens Residents to Receive New Recycling Carts Soon-Athens Messenger- 10.26.16

Athens, Ohio Newest Recycling Partnership Grantee to Bring Recycling Carts to Residents- Waste360- 7.15.16

Recycling Partnership announces grant for recycling carts in Athens, OH- Waste Dive-7.14.16

Athens, Ohio newest recycling partnership grantee to bring recycling carts to residents- Recycling Product News- 7.13.16

Recycling Partnership awards Athens, Ohio – Recycling Today- 7.14.16

Partnership fights illegal dumping in southeastern Ohio-The Columbus Dispatch- 7.12.16 

Sixth graders celebrate Earth Day at the Hocking County Fairgrounds-Logan Daily-5.7.16 

OU partners with city and nonprofits on move-out recycling, reuse – Athens News – 4.24.16

City council approves construction of new ADA chair lift in Athens

City Building, $2 million bike path – The Post- 4.19.16

Grants expand recycling opportunities at OU – Athens Messenger – 3.27.16

Kudos to O’Bleness for moving toward complete recycling – Athens News – 2.18.16 

Aided by Rural Action, local hospital up the ante on recycling – The Athens NEWS – 2.4.16

Athens Schools Compete in First-Ever Recycling Challenge – Athens News- 12.20.15

EPA grants to help reduce illegal dumping and waste- Athens News- 8.24.15

Hocking and Athens counties awarded funds for recycling efforts- Logan Daily News- 8.7.15
Rural Action gets federal funding for Zero Waste plan- The Athens Messenger- 8.4.15

Nelsonville Music Festival- Clutch Mov. 6.23.15

Zero Wasted Again!

Tons Diverted at Move Out

More than 94% of waste diverted from NMF- The Athens Messenger 6.12.15
Fest Director Touts Event’s Efforts- The Athens NEWS 5.17.15

Ohio University Commencement a Zero Waste Event- The Voinovich School at Ohio University 4.30.15
Q&A with Kyle O’Keefe of Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative, a Sugar Bush Foundation initiative – OU Compass 2.6.15

Pawpaw fest a zero waste event- The Athens Messenger 9.27.14

Ohio University focuses on making commencement a zero waste event- The Logan Daily News 5.6.15

Ohio University focuses on making Commencement a Zero Waste Event- Noodls 4.30.15

Bounty raises $75K for healthy food grants at area pantries- The Athens NEWS 8.13.14
Program looks to expand environmental education – The Athens NEWS 7.21.14

Back to the bricks for another chance to dance in the street – The Athens Messenger 6.23.14
Commissioners support Zero Waste Action Plan – The Logan Daily News 06.07.14
Families cleanup illegal dump in Union Furnace – College Green Magazine 06.07.14

Families and community members step up and clean illegal dumpsite
Nelsonville Fest Reaches Record Recycling Rates
Recycling center looks to expanded services, other changes – The Athens NEWS 06.09.14
Nelsonville Music Fest reaches record recycling rates – The Logan Daily News 06.04.14
Waste effort at fest hits close to zero – The Athens NEWS 06.05.14
Solid waste district gives support to zero waste plan – The Athens Messenger 06.04.14
Don’t throw away your cassettes – The Athens NEWS 05.05.14
Zero progress made at Athens-Hocking Zero Waste Meeting – The Athens Messenger 05.2014
County to get top-to-bottom cleanup – The Athens NEWS 04.10.14

Local businesses offer service to achieve zero waste — Logan Daily News

Athens Beautification Day Goes Zero Waste and Debuts New Trailer

Waste reducing service offered to businesses — The Athens NEWS 03.24.2014 

Local Businesses Offered New Service To Achieve Zero Waste — College Green Magazine 03.20.14 

Local Businesses Offered New Service To Achieve Zero Waste 

The Elimination of Garbage — Knowledge@Wharton 03.06.14

Rural Action Receives National Community Improvement Awar
d — Perry County Daily 02.05.14
City signs on to zero-waste plan — The Post 1.24.14  
Athens Hocking Zero Waste Action Plan Finished!
Athens Co. Lagging in Recycling Efforts — The Athens NEWS 12.02.13
Local businesses aim at future of sustainable energy supplies — The Athens NEWS 9.30.13 
Local Businesses Offered New Service To Achieve Zero Waste — College Green Magazine 03.20.14 
Waste reducing service offered to businesses — The Athens NEWS 03.24.2014  

Local Businesses Offered New Service To Achieve Zero Waste
City sweeper does heavy lifting during party season 

Rural Action receives award for creating zero-waste music festivals — Logan Daily News 1.30.14

City signs on to zero-waste plan — The Post 1.24.14 

Rural Action wins zero-waste award — The Athens NEWS 1.30.14 

The 6 Most Sustainable Music Festivals — Outdoor Nation Blog 8.22.13 

Celebrating for the sake of an unsung fruit… —  The Athens NEWS 9.15.13

Weekend marks 15th celebration of everything pawpaw — The Athens NEWS 9.11.13 

Rural Action awarded for zero waste efforts — The Marietta Times 9.9.13 

Rural Action Receives 2013 Non-Profit Organization Award — Vinton Daily Courier 9.6.13 

Athens-based nonprofit organization awarded for making festivals zero waste — 9.7.13 

Planning For A Zero Waste Future In Appalachia Ohio — Routes Magazine April 2013
Zero Waste Initiative continues work in Hocking, Athens counties — Logan Daily News 12.12.13 

How to get recycling grants with Coca-Cola — 1.02.14

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — The Athens Messenger 1.18.14 
Cleaning Up Their Act — The Athens Messenger 1.19.14
Athens Co. Lagging in Recycling Efforts — The Athens NEWS 12.02.13
Local businesses aim at future of sustainable energy supplies — The Athens NEWS 9.30.13 
Waste-cutting plan zeroes in on launch — The Athens NEWS 12.12.13
Boogie to a Greener Tune, 8.15.2013
Nelsonville Music Festival Approached Zero Waste At This Year’s Event – Natural Awakenings, July 2013
A Great Year with AOZWI’s 2012-2013 AmeriCorps Members, 8.15.2013
AOZWI Receives Another Year of Funding from the Sugar Bush Foundation, 8.15.2013

Meet AOZWI’s 2013 Summer Interns
Boogie to a Green Tune, 8.15.2013
Nelsonville Music Festival Approached Zero Waste At This Year’s Event – Natural Awakenings, July 2013
Upcoming Bounty on the Bricks joins forces with Zero Waste effort – The Athens News 8.1.2013

Bounty on the bricks partners to create a zero waste event – The Athens Messenger 7.28.2013

Bounty On The Bricks To Be Zero Waste Event – WOUB 7.29.2013
Uptown event boogies right on through the storm – The Athens News 7.22.2013

Let’s boogie: Boogie on the Bricks returns to Athens, The Post 7.19.2013

Bricks to be boogying next weekend Athens Messenger 7.14.2013

Nearly 3 tons of materials diverted from landfill at NMF, The Athens Messenger 6.23.2013

Fest effort ups waste diversion Fest effort ups waste diversion The Athens News 6.26.2013

Zero Waste Efforts Up Following Nelsonville Music Festival WOUB 6.21.2013

Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful and Waste Management improve communities through beautification project, 6.14.2013

Nelsonville Music Festival Gets Zero-Wasted in 2013, 6.14.2013
Meeting Grows Food Scrap Recovery Opportunities in Southeast Ohio, 6.14.2013
Nelsonville Music Festival Program, 2013
Fest a soggy, sunny affair – Athens Messenger 06.04.2013

Festival goes green with revamped zero-waste initiative – Athens Messenger 6.04.2013

Festival ends with sunny skies and beautiful lyrics, The Post 6.04.2013
NMF goes green with revamped zero-waste initiative, The Athens Messenger 06.03.2013
A spot of rain doesn’t hold back festival glee – Athens News 6.03.2013

Goal of Nelsonville Music Festival: zero waste, The Columbus Dispatch 05.30.2013
Portsmouth Daily Times – Grant provides funding for cleanup projects 05.30.2013
At a Glance: 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival, WOUB Public Media 5.29.2013
Nelsonville Music Festival Begins on Thursday – Scene Magazine 5.29.2013

$12,000 grant for clean up trailer – Perry County Tribune 5.22.2013

Zero Waste and Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful Partners Receive $12,000 for Clean Up Trailer – Wayne National Forest 5.21.2013
Composted food scraps help grow prison’s farms – The Columbus Dispatch 5.10.2013
Southeast Ohio Works to Compost More Food Scraps – Logan Daily News 5.01.2013
Wayne National Forest and others participate in clean-up – The Athens Messenger 4.29.2013
Students, project team up to clean stream Athens News 4.29.2013
Wayne and friends have giant clean-up – The Athens Messenger 4.27.2013
A Zero Waste Spring Break _ Environmental News Bits 4.12.2013
Solutions For the Future of Wyoming 4.9.13
A Zero Waste Spring Break 4.9.13

Campus involvement center offers students alternative spring break OU Compass 2.25.13
Zero Waste Initiative recommends new recycling programs to solid waste board CE3 News 2.6.2013

Nelsonville Music Festival aims for zero waste in 2013-Jackson County Daily 2.20.13

Nelsonville Music Festival works to maintain clean reputation – The Post 2.6.13

Zero Waste Initiative Dinner and Open Forum 11.15.12-Logan Daily
Zero Waste Initiative Holds Free Dinner and Discussion About Recycling 11.9.12-Logan Daily

‘Waste to Wealth’ Summit Attended by SWA Members 10.15.12-Journal News

Sugar Bush Foundation Funds Phase Three of the Appalachia Zero Waste Initiative-10.15.12-The Compass
Waste to Wealth Summit Attended by SWA Members-10.15.12-The JournalWaste to Wealth Calls for Community Participation-9.18.12-College Green Magazine
Zero Waste Plan to Create Jobs, Help Save the Environment-9.12.12-The Post
Rural Action to host “Waste to Wealth” Summit on Building Rural Assets Through Resource Recovery-8.27.12-Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
Waste to Wealth Summit Set for Sept 13, 14-8.26.12-Athens Messenger
Solid Waste Staff to Present Program at Regional Event-8.29.12-The Ironton Tribune\
Zero Waste Initiative Speaker at Grange-5.9.12. Music Fest to Bring
Music Fest to Bring Environmental Sound-5.7.12. College Green Magazine
Waste Not Want Not- 3.25.12. The Sunday Messenger
Initiative Plans to Promote Environmental Health in Appalachia- 3.2.12- The New Political
Zero Waste Survey To Be Sent Out-2.17.12, WOUB
Group Works Toward Total Elimination of Garbage- 1.30.12, Neighborhood
Zero Waste Initiative to Survey Community on Recycling Services-1.13.2012, Logan Daily
Policy Committee Declines to Finance ‘Zero Waste’ Feasibility Study-11.21.11, Athens Messenger
Rural Action Honored for Waste Initiative by Former President Clinton-11.7.11, Post
Rural Action Director Talks About Zero Waste-10.16.11, WOUB
Funding Granted to Zero Waste Initiative- 9.30.11, New Political
Students Join Rural Action through Waste- 4.27.11, Compass
Group Works Toward Total Elimination of Garbage-1.30.11, Athens News

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District

Chauncey 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
With New Year, Athens City Council Gets New Blood – Athens News – 1.3.18
Waste district to update its management plan – Athens Messenger – 3.20.18
Rubber 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
Commissioners discuss consultant agreement, property, and safety during meeting-logan daily news-1.28.16

Solid waste district funding for new recycling facility still not resolved- The Athens Messenger- 7.7.15
Recycling board wants to stay independent- The Athens Messenger- 6.25.15
Solid waste district asked to move forward with funding for recycling facility – The Athens Messenger – 1.12.15
Solid waste district maneuvering to keep key city, OU recycling contracts- The Athens NEWS- 5.21.15
Nelsonville Council tables trash, recycling mandate proposal – The Athens Messenger – 11.12.14
Solid waste district might take over recycling, garbage collection programs- The Athens Messenger- 5.12.15
Proposal made for funding new recycling facility – The Athens Messenger – 9.13.14
Solid waste district wants more info on proposal – The Athens Messenger – 8.19.14

Proposal made for funding new recycling facility – The Athens Messenger 8.14.14

Solid waste district postpones action on zero waste plan – The Athens Messenger 5.5.14 
Flow control put on hold by solid waste district — The Athens Messenger 04.9.14 
Water District faces salty problem — The Athens NEWS 03.19.14
Small-scale facility for sorting recyclables being set up – The Athens Messenger 4.9.14

Waste district tables employee changes amid disagreement  — The Athens NEWS 02.12.14

Employees taking time off hampers recycling center  — The Athens Messenger 02.17.14

Solid waste district to consider actions to further separate from recycling nonprofit — The Athens Messenger 02.09.14 
Recycling center workers formally accepted as Athens County employees — The Athens Messenger 02.25.14
Recycling workers may become Athens County employees — The Athens Messenger 02.21.2014
Recycling workers may become Athens County employees — The Logan Daily 2.21.14
Sort and Separate — The Athens Messenger 02.09.14

Solid Waste District tables separation resolution, b
ut approves parts of it — The Athens Messenger 02.12.14
Consultant to look at issue of controlling destination of trash — The Athens Messenger 10.9.13
Consultant hired to help district seek recycling proposals — The Athens Messenger 11.4.13 

More recycling opportunities available throughout two-county region — The Logan Daily News 8.22.13 
District looks at designating where trash must go — The Logan Daily News 8.14.13

Consultant to look at issue of controlling destination of trash — The Athens Messenger 10.9.13
Consultant hired to help district seek recycling proposals — The Athens Messenger 11.4.13 

Hocking County commissioner calls for division of solid waste district assets — The Athens Messenger 12.09.13 

Rookie commissioners reflect on first year — The Athens NEWS 1.05.14 

District looks at designating where trash must go – Logan Daily News 8.14.2013

Plan in works to buy recyclable cardboard from private haulers – The Athens Messenger 7.31.2013

Recycle in Good Hope Township – Logan Daily News 7.23.2013

Recycle in Gibisonville, Carbon Hill, Murray City through July 22 Logan Daily News, 7.15.2013

Expansion of curbside recycling being studied – The Athens Messenger 7.01.2013

Expansion of curbside recycling being explored in Athens, Hocking – Logan Daily News 7.01.2013

Commissioners withdraw from Athens-Hocking Recycling Center board – The Athens Messenger 6.28.2013
Athens-Hocking recycling events – Logan Daily News 6.25.2013

Athens County takes control of recycling board Logan Daily News 6.25.2013

Local response to student moveout at OU was impressive Athens News 6.16.2013

Solid waste board splits on attorney issue – The Athens Messenger 06.16.2013

County seeks tighter control over its recycling, The Athens News 06.05.2013

Athens-Hocking Recycling News 5.2013

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District provides update on services – Logan Daily News 4.9.2013
Perry Recycling working to keep county clean & green Perry Daily 3.27.13
Hauler may expand curbside recycling service Logan Daily News 3.10.2013
BSS Waste, Walmart hosts recycling program Logan Daily News 2.21.2013
Waste district hears recycling center options Athens Messenger 2.5.13
Recycling trash service extension nixed Athens Messenger 2.5.13
Hearings to focus on waste plan to make recycling easier Athens News 1.31.13

Make your voice heard at recycling meetings Athens Messenger 2.6.13

Logan Residents Not Receptive to AHSWD Public Meeting-Logan Daily News 2.6.13
Solid waste board approves labor contract – Athens Messenger 1.30.13
Editorial: Support a MRF for recycling – Logan Daily 1.30.13
Union ratifies contract with solid waste district_Logan Daily_1.28.13

Solid waste district and union unable to reach agreement – Athens Messenger 1.23.13
Newly Elected Commissioners Chimiel, Adkins Lay Out Their Plans 11.25.12-The Athens News
Recycle Relay – 8.6.2012 – The Perry Tribune
2012 Community Development Grant Received- 7.16.2012
Reserve Recycling Bins Now-5.26.12. Logan Daily News
Grant To Fund Cleanups in Four Area Parks- 3.30.12- Athens Messenger
Waste District Secures Grants- 3.20.12. Athens Messenger
Solid Waste Plan Comes In Right Under Gun- 3.15.12. Athens Messenger
Waste District’s Problems Pile Up Like Uncollected Trash- 3.4.12. Athens News
Bill would affect district’s recycling funding- 3.2.12. Logan Daily News
Decision on Recycling Plan Expected Wednesday- 2.27.12,
Driscoll Appointed to Solid Waste Planning Committee- 2.26.12. Logan Daily News
Athens-Hocking Solid Waste Meeting- 2.24.12. Athens Ohio Today
Commission Candidates Grilled on the Big Issues-2.22.12, Athens News
Athens’ Solid Waste…Where does it Go- 2.22.12. College Green Magazine
Logan Mayor Gets go-ahead To ask OEPA for Extension, 2.17.12, Athens Messenger
Gem Coatings Sued over Alleged Illegal Waste Handling- 2.17.12, Athens Messenger
Edwards, Adkins on Budget- 2.13. Athens Messenger
Recycling Opportunities- 2.13.12, Athens Ohio Today
Commissioners Delay Waste District Decision- 2.11.12, Athens Messenger
City’s Relationship with Solid Waste District Raises Questions – 2.10.2012 – Athens News
Murray City Approves Solid Waste Plan-
Recycling Proposal goes Down for Third Time- 2.7.12, Athens Messenger
Waste Management Refuses “Recyclables”- 2.7.12, Logan Daily
Recycling opportunities in the Week Ahead-2.6.12, Athens Messenger
Solid Waste District Future Up in the Air- 2.6.12, WOUB
Eliason Requests Meeting With EPA over Potential Solid Waste District Split- 2.1.12. Athens Messenger
Athens Mayor Reacts to Logan Solid Waste Decision-1.26.12. WOUB
Logan Again says No to Joint Waste District-1.25.12, Athens News
Logan City Council Rejects Waste Management Plan-1.25.12, WOUB
Nelsonville City Council Discusses Waste Resolution, Current Financial Issues- 1.24.12, Post
Athens Mayor Betrays his Bad Feelings about Private Hauler- 1.22.12, Athens News
Recycling Offered in Four Communities- 1.22.12, Post
Logan should Stick to its Guns and Again Reject Waste Plan-1.12.12, Athens News
Nelsonville City Council Tosses around Revised Plans for out-of-date Waste Processing-1.10.12, Post
Trash Pickup in Athens, Hocking has Recently Gotten More Pricey-1.08.12, Athens News
EPA May Step in if 2 Counties don’t OK Waste Plan-11.22.11, Athens News
Waste District on Unsolid Ground-11.12.11, Athens Messenger
Athens County to Wash its Hands of Hocking if Solid Waste Plan isn’t Approved-11.11.11, Athens Messenger
Waste District Committee Rejects Feasibility Study-11.10.11, WOUB
Previously Defeated Generation Fee Appears Once More-11.3.11, Logan Daily
Voters Forced to Pay Mental Health Levy-10.15.11, Athens Messenger
Trash district to seek comment on newest plan – 9.25.2011 – Athens News
Grant Will Fund Rural Recycling Program – 5.10.2011 – Athens News
Even though Hocking County has Effectively Vetoed a Proposed New District -1.1.07, Athens News
Solid Waste District Threatens to Stop Picking Up OU trash-4.10.06, Athens News
New Solid Waste District Plan Being Sent Out for Approval-5.11.00, Athens News

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 
Curbside compost pickup program proposed for Athens – Athens News – 3.14.18
Local recycling outfit struggles with market forces – Athens News – 3.14.18
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
Burr Oak Water District to be Consulted about Grease Recycling Plan – Athens Messenger – 8.31.16
Cooking Oil Recycling May be Added to Athens Hocking Recycling Centers – Athens Messenger – 8.24.16

Group says Move-Out effort a success-Athens News-5.27.2016

Global Cooling, Le-Ax express support for recycling center land purchase – Athens Messenger – 4/22/16

With a little C.H.A.R.M., recycling becomes even easier – Athens News – 4/20/16

New recycling facility to have open house, old center being put to new use – Athens Messenger – 4/20/16
OU partners with city, organizations to offer recycle_reuse options during move-out-Athens Messenger-4.19.2016

Step taken to transfer recycling employees from county payroll – Athens Messenger – 4.9.16

Underwood to head recycling program- Athens Messenger – 2.26.16

Offer made on land at Theisen Industrial Park – Athens Messenger- 2.18.16

Labor contract approved for recycling center workers – Athens Messenger – 2.3.16

Athens County Commissioners deny union grievance-Athens Messenger – 1.24.16

Union claims members overcharged for health insurance-Athens Messenger – 1.14.16

New service provides limited curbside compost pickup- Athens News- 12.16.15

Athens-Hocking Recycling Center offering compost pickup- The Post- 8.23.15

New facility sorts recyclables so residents don’t have to- The Athens News- 7.9.15
OU selects Athens-Hocking Recycling as trash, recycling hauler- The Athens Messenger- 7.7.15

City OKs recycling-trash deal just under deadline- The Athens News- 6.29.15

Agreement approved to help fund new recycling facility- The Logan Daily News- 6.24.15

City to select Athens-Hocking Recycling centers for trash, recycling pickup- The Athens Messenger- 6.23.15

Agreement approved to help fund new recycling facility- The Athens Messenger- 6.23.15

City Council set to vote on waste, recycling contract- The Athens News- 6.17.15

Recycling facility planned for Theisen Industrial Park – The Athens Messenger – 1.7.15

The seasons cycle in Athens County – shall we recycle? – The Athens News – 11.15.14

Advisory group in works for materials recovery facility -The Athens Messenger- 9.25.14

Expanded Recycling Operation Pursued — The Athens Messenger 1.7.14
Athens County to appoint all recycling board members — The Athens Messenger 11.06.13


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
How Green: How Well Does OU Grade on the ‘Green’-O-Meter – Athens News – 7.5.17
How Green: It’s Athens County’s Turn to Take the Test – Athens News – 7.2.17

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
Mayor Patterson Wraps up First Year with Accomplished Goals – The Post – 1.8.17

Athens Council Passes Defanged Bag Resolution Encouraging Reduction-Athens News- 12.14.16

Athens Compacter Bins Encourage Recycling- The Post- 12.2.16

Solar-power trash receptacles installed downtown-Athens Messenger-12.1.16

City Gets Solar Powered Trash Recycling Bins-Athens News- 11.30.16

City Mulling New Measure to Discourage Single Use Plastic and Paper Bags-Athens News- 11.16.16

Blue Recycling Carts a Result of Grants Given to the City- The Post- 11.14.16

New Recycling Containers are Filled with Excitement – Athens News – 11/4/2016

Ohio Reuse Competition Registration Underway- Gallipolis Daily Tribune-10.19.2016

Guinness World Record Attempt Made With Cardboard Chateau-Athens Messenger- 9.20.2016

A Proud Proliferation of Pawpaws- Athens News – 9.18.2016

Ohio Seniors Begin Planting Fall Gardens- NFESH-9.1.2016

Student Waste Leads to Weird and Wonderful Creations at Campus Recycling-The Post-8.31.16
Bag law may get watered down _ AthensNews_7.27.2016

Marrieta Recycling Center Celebrates 40 Years- Marietta Times- 3.19.16

City Council tables embattled plastic-bag-fee ordinance-Athens News-6.8.16

City Council should delay approval of shopping-bag law-Athens Messenger-5.27.2016

Bag fee ordinance officially introduced_AthensMessenger_5.25.2016

‘Pay’per plastic-Athens Messenger-5.22.16

Athens to target shopping bags-The Athens News-5.12.2016
Shopping-bag law takes a hit on social media-The Athens News-5.16.2016
City Council OKs buying 4,000-plus large recycling carts _ Local News _ athensnews
City Council OKs buying 4,000-plus large recycling carts _ Local News _ athensnewsy is appropriated for recycling carts -The Post-5.2.16
City considers purchase of 5,000 big recycling bins for residents-Athens News-4.7.16

City council members… continued discussion of Recycling bin Purchases – The Post – 4.4.16

Athens seeks grant money for larger recycling receptacles – Athens Messenger – 4.2.16

City council discusses raising pay grade, awarded grant for new recycling bins – The Post – 3.28.16

Not many recycling options for apartment-dwelling OU students- The Athens News- 7.22.15

Sheriff’s office adding full-time environmental officer- The Athens Messenger- 7.2.15
How Tomatoes Inspired a Local Composting Site

ReUse Industries plans 2nd competition – My Daily Sentinel – 02.16.15
OU again competes to win RecycleMania contest – The Athens News – 02.08.15

Trash fines create revenue, outrage – The Post – 01.27.15

Recycle Holiday and hiking at Bishop Educational Gardens – Logan Daily – 11.15.14
Athens artists transforms vintage refrigerator into art for AEP Ohio – The Athens Messenger – 11.15.14
Local changes for curbside recycling – Logan Daily News – 10.4.14
OU hopes to break cardboard castle world record-with move-in boxes – The Athens Messenger – 8.19.14
Trash fines could sweep more cash to city coffers – The Athens Messenger – 8.28.14
Student move-out items to be donated to community  – The Athens Messenger 5.2.14
County to get top-to-bottom cleanup; city of Athens to follow suit — The Athens NEWS 04.9.14

Rural Action to celebrate fish comeback Saturday— The Athens NEWS 04.9.14

OU to host electronics recycling day — The Athens Messenger 03.18.14

Athens Beautification Day Goes Zero Waste and Debuts New Trailer
Center for Green Schools recognizes Trimble educator  —  The Athens Messenger 2.7.14

The Plains, Nelsonville added to Athens Beautification Day event — The Athens Messenger 02.12.14

ReUse to hold competition for re-purposed creations — The Athens Messenger 02.09.14

Licking County’s recycling program, once trashed, is in the bag — The Columbus Dispatch 1.03.14
Litter clean-up program fails to get approval from county commissioners — The Athens Messenger 12.31.13
Expanded Recycling Operation Pursued — The Athens Messenger 1.7.14
Athens County to appoint all recycling board members — The Athens Messenger 11.06.13
Athens Beautification Day Goes Zero Waste and Debuts New Trailer 

Volunteers dig in to help clean up illegal dumpsites — Perry County Tribune 9.10.13 

Litter clean-up program fails to get approval from county commissioners — The Athens Messenger 12.31.13 

OU aims for zero waste tailgate on Saturday — The Athens Messenger 10.23.13
Second annual Recycled Holiday — Perry County Tribune 12.09.13 

Licking County’s recycling program, once trashed, is in the bag — The Columbus Dispatch 1.03.14 

Illegal dumping in recycling bins a major problem, officials say, The Lancaster Eagle Gazette 7.10.2013

Art student takes recycling to next step for Lilyfest, Logan Daily News 7.10.2013

Over $1 million in grants reported Morgan County Herald 6.26.2013

Haydenville cleanup reaps rewards, Logan Daily News 6.18.2013

OUS finishes strong in recycling competition -The Tribune 4.30.2013

Students teach the importance of the ‘3R’s’; Reduce, Recycle, Reuse – Perry County Tribune 5.29.2013

Volunteer Recruitment Underway for Roadside Litter Cleanup Event – Wayne National Forest 5.22.2013

Wayne National Forest officials investigate illegal dumpsites – Logan Daily News 5.16.2013

Local students take honors in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rap Contest – Perry County Tribune 5.14.2013

Inaugural cleanup day scheduled in Haydenville – Logan Daily News 5.13.2013
Recycling project concludes for local students – Perry County Tribune 5.13.201
New Straitsville’s first cleanup yields results – Logan Daily News 5.1.2013
Don’t trash beauty of nature – The Athens Messenger 5.01.2013
Local firm had hands full—literally with post-fest cleanup 4.29.13
Creative uses for shredded paper – Perry County Tribune 4.24.2013
OU shines in recycle contest – The Athens News 4.21.2013
Program hopes to convert student trash into value – The Athens News 4.14.2013
New Straitsville community cleanup day scheduled – Logan Daily News 4.12.2013
Ohio Open Burning Laws – Athens Messenger 4.11.13
Wayne National Forest takes unwanted prescription drugs on April 27 – Logan Daily News 4.09.2013
Wayne National Forest to take back unwanted prescription drugs – Perry County Daily 4.2.13
Governor celebrates new jobs in the area Jackson County Daily 3.29.13

OU pulls art from the recycle bin Athens News 3.28.13

Random House opens…selling recycled goods Athens Messenger 3.30.13

Mountain of Plastic Athens Messenger 3.27.13

Campus Project Demonstrates How Recycling ‘Adds Up’ – WOUB 3.26.2013
Volunteers Needed for Great American Cleanup USDA Forest Service 3.12.2013

N-Y students place second in national environmental competition Athens Messenger 3.10.13

PerCo project is self-sufficient Perry Tribune 2.19.13

New Straitsville joins Keep America Beautiful The Tribune 2.15.13

RecycleMania underway at OU Athens Messenger 2.5.13

Perry County Waste Reduction

New OU recycling chief supports county changes- Athens News 2.7.13

Maniac annual recycling contest kicks off at OU-The Athens News 2.6.13

N-Y students research ways to save the polar bears – The Athens Messenger 1.16.13

Local compost facility gets licensed by EPA – The Athens Messenger_01.09.13
Christmas Tree Pickup – 12.22.12 – Athens Messenger
Director: Waste Event Slower But Still Fruitful 10.2.12
100 Percent Recyclable-9.13.12-Perry Daily
Plans Underway to Remake Pine-Aire Village-8.27.12-Athens Messenger
Athens County Full of Thrifty Businesses – 8.13.12 – Athens News
A New Look for Recycling Bins – 7.27.2012 Perry Tribune
What A Dump! 7.10.11 Athens News
Purported waste well sample is hazardous professor – 7.2.2012 – Athens Messenger
Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful Receives Community Grant from the UPS Foundation- 5.30.12
Recycling Being Held in Local Towns-5.14.12. Athens Messenger
Coalition Cleans County of 22k Tires – 3.10.2012 – Athens Messenger
Ditch Nasty Old Tires – 3.4.2012 –  Athens News
Spring Break Perfect for Recycle Mania- 3.12.12. Athens Messenger
Athens Co. Drop Off Program Aims to Collect 50k tires– 3.6.12. WOUB
Recycling Opportunities Offered This Weekend- 3.5.12. Athens Ohio Today
Committee recommends $22 Million for Capital Need- 2.17.12, Athens Messenger