We recently teamed up with the Department of Jobs and Family Services to promote a cleaner Guernsey County through the use of litter cleanup crews. These crews will be under the direct management of a CDC supervisor and the crews will be sent out into the county to cleanup targeted roadsides, illegal dumpsites, parks and walking trails.
The workers will be staffed by community service workers and each one will be provided with protective clothing, disposal bags and direct support from the CDC in terms of equipment, transportation and leadership. This program is a result of our organizations commitment to combat the litter issue that is plaguing our county.
In 2014 and 2015, the CDC secured funding through the Ohio EPA to conduct a countywide cleanup. Our efforts resulted in the removal of 22,792 illegally dumped tires, 192 tons of illegally dumped material and we collected 4,229 bags of litter. This new program is a continuation of our dedication of keeping Guernsey County beautiful. This is what we are working towards every day.
If you haven’t already done so, please checkout our webpage, www.guersneycountycdc.com. There you can view our past projects, our current goals and make a donation to support our commitment to our community’s quality of life.