OHIO: The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District in southern Ohio reached its highest-ever amount of recycling in 2012, the Portsmouth Daily Times reported.
LSSWMD maintains recycling containers at 34 sites across Scioto and Lawrence counties, where residents can drop of material for recycling. The recycling program started in 2006.
“We just finished compiling our tonnage of recycling for 2012. I thought we would be leveling off after this many years but, to my surprise and I am very happy, in 2012 our tonnage for recycling was 1,782 tons,” Dan Palmer, LSSWMD director, said to the newspaper. “In 2011 our tonnage was 1,589 so you can see we are still having growth there.”