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SAVE THE DATE!
FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event
August 11 & 12, 2017
Check our website for event updates!
SWANA International Road-e-o
WTL is proud of the five emplyees who earned the
right to compete at the international level of the
Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA)
heavy equipment and truck road-eo held in Georgia
Chase Weise placed first in the hal truck, Cole
Alexander placed first in the loader, Dave Kessling
placed seond in the dozer, Eric Dixon, Sr. placed
third in the tractor trailer, and Cody Alexander
received an honorable mention in the compactor.
John B. Hoy, JR Memorial Golf Tournament
Each year the Wayne Township Landfill holds the John B. Hoy, Jr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits Clinton County non-profit or charitable organizations. Including this year, the golf tournament has donated over $130,000.00 to 32 local charities over the last 16 years.
The Clinton County's Solid Waste Authority's Board of Directors chose the Clinton County Shrine Club and In Your Shoes to be the benefactors of this year's golf tournament, which was held on September 30th.
The Authority would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and vendors for their continued support for our tournament. Without them this tournament would not be as successful.
Mark your calendars for April 1st as we will again be accepting letters of interest to be the benefactors of next years' tournament.
County Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors chose the Renovo Library, The Clinton County
Women's Center, and the Infant Development Program, Inc. to be the benefactors of this year's
golf tournament scheduled for Friday, September 25th.
Termination of Glass Bottle Recycling
After much deliberation, the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority will no longer
be collecting or accepting glass bottles for recycling starting January 1, 2016.
Glass bottle recycling has been a part of our recycling program since the early 1990s,
but as a result of continuing negative economics, high contamination rates, operational
hardships, and limited markets we will no longer subsidize recycling of this commodity.
Overall, recycling is a commodity business where the recyclables are sold to be
reprocessed into new products that run the gamut from roadways to bottles and cans to
fiberglass and apparel. Prices for recyclables are so low today that it is tough to cover
capital expenses and operating costs associated with recycling. As any business, recycling
programs need to operate in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. The dramatic
swings in global commodity pricing and other economic factors have affected recycling businesses
nationwide and are forcing managers to make difficult decisions regarding the materials collected
and recycled by their programs.
Overall it is typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle glass bottles than it is
to send the material to a landfill. For example, recycled glass bottles have been approved as an
alternative to using raw materials for manufactured sand. The cost for utilizing glass in this
application is typically 3 times higher than purchasing sand, with the same characteristics, from
the local quarry. If a contractor has the option on which material to use, nine times out of ten
the price will be the deciding factor.
As we strive to make our recycling program sustainable we will continue to make the difficult
decisions such as the elimination of glass bottle recycling. Please look for additional
information during the upcoming weeks regarding this change to our recycling program.
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