POMEROY — Last year the Meigs County Recycling Program, administered by the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District, recycled over half a million pounds of material in the county, according to the Meigs SWCD.
The program collected 241,226 pounds of cardboard, 36,460 pounds of plastic in the form of bottles and jugs, 241,250 pounds of newspaper and magazines and 30,618 pounds of metal cans for a total of 549,554 pounds, said Steve Jenkins, Meigs SWCD program administrator.
“That’s roughly the weight of seven fully-loaded semi trucks,” he added.
The recycling program collects recyclable material from seven drop-off points throughout the county and from schools and other locations. In addition, the program conducts educational programs and administers two annual cleanup events in the county, the Ohio River Sweep and Leading Creek Stream Sweep.
The program is funded in cooperation with the Meigs County Board of Commissioners with funding from the Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton Solid Waste District. Last year was the SWCD’s first year administering the program.
For more information about recycling in Meigs County or for the location of your nearest recycling drop-off point contact the Meigs SWCD at 740-992-4282.