The Adams County Commissioners changed their roles for a day and picked up shovels and planted trees for Earth Day on April 22. The outing consisted of Commissioner Brian Baldridge, Commissioners Stephen Caraway, Commissioner Paul Worley, Paul Braasch of the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District, Lee Walker of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Bill Wickerham of the Adams County Soul and Water Conservation District.
The group planted one Flowering Dogwood and almost a dozen Norway Spruce along a line by the Adams County Job and Family Services building on Rice Drive.
The Commissioners were celebrating the success of the County Government Recycling Program implemented last year on Earth Day. Since the program’s implementation, the county has recycled a total of 46,500 lbs. of material, reducing the annual cost of trash removal by $840.
There are various community recycling boxes throughout the county that are open 24/7. you can find these locations at:
- Cherry Fork — Next to the community building.
- Manchester — Behind the library parking lot.
- Peebles — At the Community Building
- West Union (2) — Across from Long John Silver’s at 11260 St. Rte. 41 and behind the old jail.
- Winchester — Just past S & S Dairy Bar at 2033 Tri-County Highway.
People can also visit the Adams County Waste and Recycling Station located at 86 Trefz Road, near West Union. The hours are Monday- Tuesday and Thursday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The station is closed on Wednesdays.
The following materials are accepted:
- Paper and Cardboard (newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office paper, junk mail, books, flattened cardboard boxes, cereal boxes)
- Glass bottles
- Steel food cans
- Plastic bottles, jars and jugs
- Aluminum cans