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No replacement found yet for WestRock recycling

| November 23, 2015

WestRock recycling2COSHOCTON – Jeff Wherley from the Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention office is working hard to help businesses find a new place to recycle their paper products now that WestRock is closing.

“I am working with some different business and trying to find a possibility,” he said. “We have to find a business to do this because of the amount of products WestRock got. We can’t step in and do it because we would be overwhelmed.”

The majority of calls Wherley has received in regard to where to take their recycling now have come from businesses like auto repair places, home repair businesses and garage door replacement people that get a lot of big boxes.

“We are trying to find a way to accommodate them,” Wherley said. “Residents in the city have their curb side program that they can use and those outside of the city have nine locations where we have recycling trailers.”

The Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention trailers are located in Bakersville (next to the township garage), Conesville (behind village council hall, next to the railroad tracks), West Lafayette (117 Main St.), Plainfield (off Park Avenue, near the picnic shelter), Warsaw (in the park, past the swimming pool, near the picnic shelters), Nellie (Second Street, next to the community center), New Guilford, West Carlisle, and Tiverton. According to www.recyclecoshocton.com, the following items can be recycled in these trailers:

Newspaper – In the bins marked “newspaper” we accept 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 #1-#7 – Thanks to our new partnership with Rumpke, we can now accept all plastic bottles, #1-#7. But please, no plastic bags, no Styrofoam, no clamshells. Bottles only. We do not accept any type of glass.

Wherley appreciates when people follow these rules and hopes they continue to do that when a replacement for WestRock’s recycling trailers is found.

“What I did see that went to WestRock was a nice clean stream,” he said. “There wasn’t anything in there that shouldn’t be and I hope that in the transition to another company that continues.”

For further questions on recycling, contact the Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention office at 740-824-5533.

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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!

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