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Richland County will celebrate the 2018 “Earth Stewardship Celebration” during the Great American Cleanup months of April and May.  The Richland County Solid Waste Authority is an active member of the Earth Stewardship Celebration Steering Committee, which consists of a group of agencies located within Richland County, who join each year in a partnership to sponsor an Earth Stewardship Celebration for our community.  The 22nd Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration officially started at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 29, 2018 with a “Kick-Off” event at the Richland County Solid Waste Management Authority’s Environmental Classroom located at 1125 National Parkway in Mansfield, Ohio.  Elected and other Public Officials joined members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee to officially proclaim April and May as Earth Stewardship Months in Mansfield and Richland County.  The Richland County Solid Waste Management Authority has supplies to help promote our local efforts to pick up roadside litter.  Groups and individuals are encouraged to join in a roadside litter collection event during the months of April and May.  For more information you can contact the Richland County Solid Waste Authority at (419) 774-5861 or Kim Hildreth with the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee at (419) 755-9702.

The Richland County Solid Waste Authority will be holding an Earth Stewardship Special Collection on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Richland County Solid Waste Collection Facility located at 1125 National Parkway in Mansfield.  We will be collecting Smoke Alarms, Carbon Dioxide Detectors, Dishwashers, Mercury Thermostats (NO Pressure Switches), Automotive Batteries, Rechargeable Power Tool Batteries, Fire Extinguishers, Empty Propane Tanks and Mercury Fever Thermometers.  Richland County Solid Waste will give out one free digital Fever Thermometer per household (while supplies last) for the mercury thermometer collected.  I hope to see you on April 28th.

Richland County Solid Waste Authority will again ve a collection center for the ” National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” for the Mansfield Police Department on April 28, 2018 from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.

The Compost Facility located at 441 Cairns Road opened on March 22, 2018.  Information pertaining to hours of operation, fees and other pertinent information may be accessed by clicking this website “Residential-Compost-Yard Waste” tab.

Remember, “Don’t Litter” and Reuse, Reduce and Recycle whenever possible.

Be Safe,

  Ken