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Electronic Newsletter of Licking County Recycling December 2018 Batteries, Employee Spotlight, Recycled Ornaments, and More!

Electronic Newsletter of Licking County Recycling December 2018  Batteries, Employee Spotlight, Recycled Ornaments, and More!

Electronic Newsletter of Licking County Recycling
December 2018 

Batteries, Employee Spotlight, Recycled Ornaments, and More!


Licking County Recycling

Conserving natural resources and protecting the environment by promoting and encouraging recycling throughout Licking County

777 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055



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Additional Pick-up Days Added for the Holidays


     Studies have found that the amount of waste produced at the average American household increases by about 25% during the holiday season.  Since much of that waste is RECYCLABLE (including corrugated boxes, cardboard packaging, gift boxes and wrap, food and beverage containers, etc.), we have added extra service for the following locations on Sunday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 27, Sunday, Dec. 30, Thursday Jan. 3, and Sunday, January 6:
1. Monroe Township/Johnstown
2. Heath Municipal Building/Pool Parking
3. Hoback Park (Heath)
4. Etna Township
5. Hanover
6. Jersey Township
7. Alexandria
8. 875 E. Main St., Newark (BMV)
9. 1st Baptist Church on Granville Rd., Newark
10. Cherry Valley Bike Path Parking Lot, Newark
11. Flory Park, W. Church St., Newark
12. Community Wesleyan Church, 21st and Myrtle, Newark 
       In addition, please note the following temporary changes to recycling services over the holidays:

  1. Recycling will NOT be picked up on Tuesday December 25 or Tuesday January 1st.  The pick up day will  be the following day.
  2. Some of our rural locations will see an added bin (serviced by Licking Co. Recycling) strictly for cardboard.
  3. The regular pick up schedule remains the same, with the exception of the days and locations listed.


Household Battery Collection

Licking County Recycling continues to collect household batteries at their office at 777 E. Main St. and at the CFLP Solid Waste District Office (within the Licking County Health Dept. Building) on Price Road, both in Newark.
Battery types collected include traditional alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries – all of which need no special attention and can simply be dropped off in the collection boxes (above).   All lithium-ion batteries however, including button cell batteries, need to have their terminals taped-over or placed in individual plastic bags for safety before placing in the collection box.
Rechargeable batteries from power tools and electronic devices are collected at Batteries Unlimited in Heath as well as at Home Depot in Newark and Best Buy and Lowes in Heath.  Feel free to visit the Licking County Recycling website for more details: 


Looking for a Speaker or
Recycling Education Program?

Licking County Recycling is pleased to offer a variety of free educational programs to Licking County schools, scouts, civic groups, businesses, and other organizations and agencies that are interested in learning more about recycling or starting a recycling program.  Programs can be formal or non-formal, with topics ranging from general recycling, to composting, to recycled gardening, with lots of different topics in between.  To learn more about our programs feel free to contact Verdie Abel, Education Coordinator, at 740-670-5125 or visit the Licking County Recycling website at: 


Recycling News in and around
Licking County


Look for Holiday Billboards Throughout Licking County

Licking County Recycling has worked with local billboard companies to place digital billboards in several locations throughout Licking County.  As household waste generation increases about 25% during the holidays, it is important to remind everyone of the recycling opportunities we have in Licking County.  Have a great holiday season.


Dawes Arboretum Winter Wonders Walk & Holiday Trees

Licking County Recycling is excited to be part of the Dawes Arboretum Winter Wonders Walk and Holiday Tree Decoration.  Several area businesses and organizations decorated trees for the program and Licking County Recycling chose to decorate their tree entirely with ornaments fashioned from re-purposed or up-cycled materials.  Take a look at a few of our creations!  The decorated trees will be on display through the holiday season if you would like to take a stroll around Dawes Arboretum and enjoy the winter landscape.

The Licking County Recycling staff (L-R) Andrea Krava, Director,  Verdie Abel, Education Coordinator, Linda O’leary, Administrative Assistant.  Terry Lake, Recycling Field Services Rep. (not pictured)




Business Highlight – Goumas Confections
Ms. Kris Goumas, from Goumas Confections was caught recycling cardboard boxes from her Deo Drive store. She brings the store’s recyclables to our Community Wesleyan Church (Myrtle Avenue and North 21st Street in Newark) Public Drop Off Site. A huge thank you goes out to Kris for crushing her cardboard boxes so they save space in the bins… and we also thank her and the entire Goumas Confections staff for making such delicious chocolates and candies!


Christmas Tree Recycling
Don’t forget to recycle your Christmas tree rather than putting it out for the trash.  Trees can naturally be recycled in a fence row or brush pile if your property allows for that type of recycling.  If you can’t recycle your tree on your property, please take it to one of the following locations in Licking County for FREE recycling rather than being placed in a landfill:

1. The Compost Farm, Jersey Mill Rd., Alexandria; 740-924-4202
2. Kurtz Brothers, Rt. 37, north end of Alexandria; 740-739-4637
3. Hope Timber Pallet, Union St.,  Newark; 740-344-1788
4. Elm Recycling, Rt. 13 (Mt. Vernon Rd.), North end of Newark; 740-366-3340


Licking County Recycling Employee Highlight
Licking County Recycling Education Coordinator, Verdie Abel, was awarded the Ohio School Boards Association Central Region Friend of Public Education Award at their annual meeting in late September.  In presenting the award, the Association said “Award recipients are leaders who believe in the power of “the village” and give of themselves to enrich the lives of students. They are considered partners that are actively engaged with their local school districts, continuously demonstrating a passion, commitment and dedication to students.”
Pictured (L-R): Dale Lewellen, Superintendent of Licking County Educational Service Center, Verdie Abel, Licking County Recycling, Donna Abel (Verdie’s wife)


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