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Cardboard can still be recycled locally

| December 6, 2017

COSHOCTON – When WestRock closed Waste Parchment stepped in to help Coshocton County residents with recycling cardboard, but just before Thanksgiving the company decided to no longer offer that service in the county.

There are still, however, multiple options for recycling cardboard in the area.

“All of our recycling drop off locations will take paper, cardboard, newspapers, and catalogs,” said Tammi Rogers, program manager and education specialist for the Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office. “If you are recycling publications like catalogs and magazines, I just suggest you tear off the name and address.”

Her office has 12 recycling trailers in the county located in the following spots:

  • Bakersville (59469 County Road 2, next to the township garage)
  • Canal Lewisville (Rivercrest Drive – old fire station site)
  • Conesville (508 Franklin Ave., behind the village council hall)
  • Fresno (near the township garage off Township Road 1045)
  • Nellie (Second Street, next to the community center)
  • New Guilford (32531 State Route 541, Perry Township)
  • Plainfield (corner of Maple Street/Park Avenue, near the picnic shelter)
  • Warsaw (River View Community Park, past the swimming pool, near the picnic shelters)
  • Tiverton (State Route 206/ County Road 20, Tiverton Township)
  • Tuscarawas Township (Cedar Street)
  • West Carlisle (County Road 80, Pike Township Hall)
  • West Lafayette (117 Main St.)

“If you break down boxes when you drop off your recycling it will leave more room in the bins so they don’t get too full too fast,” Rogers said. “If you visit one of the trailers though and notice its getting full give me a call and we will get it emptied that day or the next.”

How often the trailers are emptied depends on their location.

“The ones in West Lafayette and Canal Lewisville are used a lot and get emptied at least weekly if not a little more often,” Rogers said. “The other ones are more like every two to three weeks.”

The following items can be recycled at the trailers:

  • Newspaper – In the bins marked “newspaper” you can place newspaper, office paper, magazines, catalogues and brown paper bags.
  • Cardboard – Cardboard and paperboard products (12-pack containers, cereal boxes, etc.). Please flatten all containers.
  • Steel cans – Please rinse all containers. It is not necessary to remove the labels.
  • Aluminum cans – Please rinse containers.
  • Plastic bottles number one through number seven – Please, no plastic bags, no styrofoam, no clamshells. Bottles only. Do not place any type of glass in the trailers.

If you have any questions about recycling in Coshocton County, call 740-575-4813 or visit www.coshoctoncounty.net/recycle.

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    Josie Sellers

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    I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!