County Solid Waste District...
reuse, reeducate: Contamination hurts recycling
this: a construction contractor finishes a job siding a house. It’s
dispose of the vinyl siding scrap. He could throw it in the trash can,
opts for the recycling bin — to do otherwise would be to waste plastic,
just contaminated the whole recycling bin, and now it’s destined for
County, vinyl siding falls into the non-recyclable category. Even though vinyl siding
is plastic, bears
the recycling chasing arrows symbol and, is marked as it is with
labels, it practically begs to be recycled.
time, Rumpke can only recycle two types of plastic containers —“type
“type two,” as indicated by the tiny number at the center of each
symbol. For a
complete list of items
accepted by Rumpke in the recycling bins, visit the Darke County Solid
District website at :
or call the
district office at 937-547-0827 to have a copy mailed to you.
not all county residents have a grasp on the guidelines, and it only
non-recyclable item to spoil a whole bin of recyclables. That one non-recyclable
item could force the
hauler to have to treat the entire load as trash.
Getting rid of contaminated recycling
costs the Darke County Solid Waste District and jeopardizes future
contamination in recycling bins, the bins in Pitsburg have been removed. Recently found in the
recycling bin has been
the frame of a couch, bags of trash, pieces of wood and non-recyclable
plastics. If you
have a question about
whether or not something can be recycled, call the Darke County Solid
District at 937-547-0827.
If you are
caught placing trash or non-recyclable materials in one of the
recycling bins, you are in violation of the following Ohio Revised Code
and their penalties and could be prosecuted:
person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services,
knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services
of the following ways:
the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent; (2)
scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person
give consent; (3) By deception; (4) By threat; (5) By intimidation
Whoever violates this section
is guilty of theft.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this
division or division (B)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), or (8) of this
violation of this section is petty theft, a misdemeanor of the first
degree--punishable by $1,000 fine and/or 60 days in jail.