On April 28th we received word that our grant application for the CDC’s countywide litter cleanup and tire amnesty program was awarded funding of $38,000 by the Ohio EPA. We will be holding the countywide litter cleanup on September 22nd & 23rd and it will involve nearly all townships and municipalities in Guernsey, with drop off points located in 10 different areas around the county. Roadside cleanup and the cleanup of illegal dumpsites will be completed by the CDC and volunteers, additionally Individuals will be able to drop off tires. This will be the third year that we have managed this program and in 2014 & 2015 we collected over 190 tons of illegally dumped material, 4,229 bags of litter, 22,792 tires and volunteers put in 1,625 hours. Needless to say we are looking forward to another successful cleanup.
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