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Articles About recycling

  • Mills Lawn School ‘Buddy bench’ project ensures a place for everyone

    Kindergartners Zane, Maddy, Lian and Gracie seemed to prove the point of the newly installed Buddy Bench on the Mills Lawn School playground recently. The bench was constructed by students as a PBL project from wood of one of the many recently felled ash trees. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A group of students at Mills Lawn School installed a new feature on the K–2 playground recently that they anticipate will help their classmates enjoy a happier and friendlier recess time.

  • Rumpke waste processing facility — Just don’t call it a garbage dump

    The Rumpke recycling facility outside of Cincinnati processes up to 55 tons of recyclables per day. The incoming materials are sorted by hand, then sorted further through a series of complicated mechanical processes. The Green Environmental Coalition recently organized a tour of the recycling center and landfill. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Trash is an inevitable part of life. A big part of life, to the tune of almost five pounds per person per day, and those five pounds of garbage have to go somewhere.

  • Ohio Drop Off in Enon

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    Saturday, May 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at the Enon Drugmart

  • The Rumpke Landfill and Recycling Center: a YS News pictorial

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    An article published in this week’s paper discusses a recent tour of the Rumpke landfill and recycling center organized by Vickie Hennessy and Zero Waste Yellow Springs. Words cannot do the facilities justice.

  • One thousand acres of garbage

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    Yellow Springs’ garbage ends up in the Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township. The landfill serves most municipalities within a 60-mile radius and takes in about 6,000 tons of garbage per day.

  • Aim is for a zero-waste Village

    Local recycling expert Tom Clevenger recently tumbled his compost barrel, which he uses to recycle his household’s kitchen scraps. Clevenger is working with other villagers to improve the town’s poor recycling record and find other ways to reduce and reuse waste here. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Is it possible to not produce any garbage — or purchase any stuff — for one year? A Vancouver couple did just that in 2009, and now it’s inspiring Yellow Springers to cut their waste too.

  • Rumpke issues new, larger recycling containers

    Rumpke is rolling out larger recycling carts that could increase recycling in Yellow Springs.

  • Yellow Springs could recycle more

    Rumpke’s recycling facility on Monument Drive in Dayton whirred with the movement of belts, lifts, pulleys and crushers last month operating to support the sorting, mashing and packaging of waste materials to be shipped off and repurposed for another use. Recycling is alive in Yellow Springs, but it could be better. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs has a relatively good recycling track record; Yellow Springers recycle about twice as much as residents of Germantown and about three times as much as Xenia residents.