The Wyandot County Recycling Center was the topic of conversation for the county commissioners Monday.
“There has been a temporary spike in tonnage coming in from the Lima area, which means positive revenue,” Commissioner Mike Wheeler said. “Although not a permanent thing, it is a spike.”
District Coordinator Jennifer Calvert also gave the commissioners an update on Senate Bill 290.
“It’s a bill, which is probably not going to survive and that’s good because what it amounts to is some very urban areas,” Wheeler said. “If it had passed, it would have meant for any county which has two private entities which take recycling or like materials would not have been able to use public money for recycling. At this moment, we wouldn’t be in there anyway, but it’s good to know that the bill is not very popular and won’t get very far.”
An update also was given on House Bill 592.
“They’re going to relax some and try to reach out 10 years and focus on what’s going to take place 10 years from now,” Wheeler said. “The best way to do that is to look back 10 years and know how much it took in then, which was much more then. Recycling is part of it, but 10 years ago, we had much more industry that was active. A lot of the industry is back, but give them credit for using their resources much more wisely. Cardboard used to go other places, but now is recycled, bundled and reused.”
The recycling center also received a pair of grants from Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch for permanent and non-permanent recycling containers.
“They will be more permanent ones that will highlight recycling, but also look positive,” Wheeler said. “They want to put them in all communities. If any of the 13 townships want, they’re willing to help. There’s an on-going effort that it’s for the entire county, not just the local villages and Upper Sandusky.”
For up-to-date recycling prices and more information, visit the center’s website at wyandotrecycles.org.
The lone resolution passed on the day appointed Steve Seitz as a member of the Issue I Program and Joyce Morehart as the alternate, due to Wheeler retiring at the end of the month.
By PATRICK MASSARA