Recycling programs receive grants


By Kayla Hawthorne - khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com



Representatives with the Mason County Board of Education accepted their award of $63,193.24 for the recycling program in the schools. Pictured from left, (back row) Superintendent Jack Cullen, Board President Jared Billings, Board Member Ashley Cossin, (front row) Board Members Meagan Bonecutter, Dale Shobe, and Rhonda Tennant.

Representatives with the Mason County Board of Education accepted their award of $63,193.24 for the recycling program in the schools. Pictured from left, (back row) Superintendent Jack Cullen, Board President Jared Billings, Board Member Ashley Cossin, (front row) Board Members Meagan Bonecutter, Dale Shobe, and Rhonda Tennant.


Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

County representatives accepted two county grants for the recycling programs totaling $151,874. Pictured from left, Commissioners Rick Handley, Tracy Doolittle, County Clerk Diana Cromley, and Commissioner Sam Nibert.


Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

Pictured are representatives with the Mason County Board of Education and Mason County Commissioners. The county received a total of $218,067.24 for county recycling programs.


Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commissioners recognized grant award winners for solid waste programs before their regular meeting on Thursday afternoon.

The county received $218,067.24 in awards for recycling initiatives.

The county commission received $56,000 for the purpose of constructing a building to store materials for the county’s recycling program.

Mason County Solid Waste Authority was awarded $95,874 to assist with personnel, vehicle, equipment upgrades and operational expenses for the recycling program.

The Board of Education received $63,193.24 with the purpose of funding a new countywide school recycling initiative. The new initiative is titled “Every School, Every Classroom, Every Employee, and Every Child Recycling Everyday.”

These funds are part of $1.5 million in recycling assistance throughout the state.

Commissioner Sam Nibert said the county also received $3,000 for a litter control officer. Nibert hopes the officer will begin in January.

Nibert announced the new hours for the Mason County Recycling center, which is located on Fairgrounds Road. The center will be open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be bins outside of the gate to drop recycling materials off when the center is closed.

Starting this week, the center will be accepting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, cans and all metals. On Wednesdays, the center will accept tires. There is a 10-tire limit with a valid drives license from Mason County.

Representatives with the Mason County Board of Education accepted their award of $63,193.24 for the recycling program in the schools. Pictured from left, (back row) Superintendent Jack Cullen, Board President Jared Billings, Board Member Ashley Cossin, (front row) Board Members Meagan Bonecutter, Dale Shobe, and Rhonda Tennant.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/11/web1_Solid-waste-1.jpgRepresentatives with the Mason County Board of Education accepted their award of $63,193.24 for the recycling program in the schools. Pictured from left, (back row) Superintendent Jack Cullen, Board President Jared Billings, Board Member Ashley Cossin, (front row) Board Members Meagan Bonecutter, Dale Shobe, and Rhonda Tennant. Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

County representatives accepted two county grants for the recycling programs totaling $151,874. Pictured from left, Commissioners Rick Handley, Tracy Doolittle, County Clerk Diana Cromley, and Commissioner Sam Nibert.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/11/web1_solid-waste-2.jpgCounty representatives accepted two county grants for the recycling programs totaling $151,874. Pictured from left, Commissioners Rick Handley, Tracy Doolittle, County Clerk Diana Cromley, and Commissioner Sam Nibert. Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

Pictured are representatives with the Mason County Board of Education and Mason County Commissioners. The county received a total of $218,067.24 for county recycling programs.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/11/web1_Solid-waste-3.jpgPictured are representatives with the Mason County Board of Education and Mason County Commissioners. The county received a total of $218,067.24 for county recycling programs. Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

By Kayla Hawthorne

khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.