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Bath approves new recycling agreement

4/10/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

The Bath Board of Trustees approved an agreement for the collection of soft recyclables with Great Lakes Recycling Inc., doing business as Simple Recycling, at the April 7 meeting.

According to Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli, soft recyclables include textiles such as clothing, sheets, leather goods and toys.

Through this agreement, each home in Bath will be provided with two to three bags to put their unwanted recyclables in, and on a designated day, residents can place them on the curb. Simple Recycling will pick up the bags and distribute the items to the appropriate places.

“There are three tiers of distributing these items,” Sinopoli said. “The first tier will be items that can be donated to local nonprofits and redistributed, the second will be for items to be shipped overseas, [and] the third will be items that can no longer be used as they are, and they will be recycled.”

Sinopoli said it’s important for people to recycle these kinds of items, because up to 85 percent end up in landfills, when they could have been put to some other use.

Also during the meeting, Zoning Inspector William Funk reported the houses located at 1500 N. Revere and 4458 Granger roads were demolished, but before demolition took place, Habitat for Humanity came in and took many items that could be used in new homes. This not only helped out that program, but prevented still usable items from ending up in a landfill, according to Funk.

In other business, trustees:

  • agreed to hire Lane Watson as a part-time police officer;
  • approved the sale of four 800 megahertz radios at a cost of $600 each to the Hudson Police Department. These were surplus radios the fire department no longer needs, according to township officials;
  • approved the purchase of a BC1200XL brush chipper through the state bid program at a cost of $41,844 from Vermeer Sales & Services;
  • approved the purchase of a T-5DT Towmaster Tilt Trailer through the state bid program at a cost of $5,394 from Murphy Tractor & Equipment with a vote of 2-0.
  • agreed to remove Scott Finely from probationary status, effective April 15;
  • approved a memorandum of agreement with the Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District for storm water pollution prevention services. This is something the township has done for many years, according to township officials; and
  • acknowledged the Rotary Club of Fairlawn on its 50th anniversary.

Trustees also agreed to move the next meeting to April 22 at 10 a.m. in Room 200 at Revere High School, 3420 Everett Road. This is something the trustees do yearly to give the seniors an idea of how their local government works, according to township officials.

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