Over the past few months, 434 volunteers have given more than 1,500 hours of their time to make Clinton County cleaner as they participated in the Litter Campaign sponsored by the Clinton County Solid Waste Management District.
Groups of all sizes participated in the campaign – school groups, villages, townships, civic clubs and scouts. Even individuals pitched in to help clean up their communities including Pete and Sandra Biederman, Joe Barr and Pauline Taylor, who just wanted to make their neighborhoods cleaner and more respectful.
Another individual who wanted to make a difference is Bob Meyer, who is well-known at Clinton Memorial Hospital where he volunteers about three times per week. Many others have seen him as he makes the walk from his home to the hospital for his volunteering. Mr. Meyer says that he “just wishes that people would take more pride in their community.” He tries to set an example by picking up the litter during his walk to and from the hospital.
Clinton County is a cleaner and safer place in which to visit, work and live. Thank you to the following groups and individuals which collected 978 bags of trash from public property and 210 miles of road sides throughout the county: Girl Scouts #34253, Boy Scouts #999, Friends of Cowan Lake, Kiwanis Club, Orion Center Aktion Club, Arcadia Learning Center, Blanchester Middle School Community Service Kid Cafe, Clinton-Massie Elementary School, East Clinton High School Key Club, East Clinton Middle School Beta Club, East Clinton Football Team, Sabina Elementary School, East End Elementary School, Holmes Elementary School Student Council, Laurel Oaks Career Development, Pete and Sandra Biederman, Joe Barr, Bob Meyer, Pauline Taylor and Cayleigh Vance, Clinton County Juvenile Probation, Clinton County Youth Council, Street Lights Ministries, Adams Township, Chester Township Fire Department, Clark Township, Jefferson Township, Marion Township, Richland Township, Village of Midland, Village of New Vienna, Village of Port William, Village of Sabina and Wilmington Parks & Recreation.
The litter campaign is funded with a grant from the Ohio EPA. Although the grant period for the litter pickups will expire soon, the Solid Waste District will continue to provide litter kits year-round. If your group is interested in doing a litter pick-up on public property, please contact the Solid Waste District Office at 937-382-6177 to register your group.
For more information on this Litter Campaign, as well as details of the Clinton County recycling program and the free presentations offered, please visit the Solid Waste District website at www.co.clinton.oh.us/recycling.