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FREE Paper Shredding: May 6
The Miami County Solid Waste District will again offer free paper shredding for residents on Saturday, May 6, from 8 am to 12 pm, at the Miami County Fairgrounds. All documents will be shredded on-site by Crowe Shredding, and the shredded paper will be recycled.

This free program is for residents only, and we will be able to accept a maximum of four file boxes per person. 

Miami County Sheriff's Office Drug Take-Back: April 29
The Miami County Sheriff's Office will again participate in National Drug Take-Back Day. Residents may bring prescription pills to the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Office on April 29, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm. Sheriff's deputies will be on-hand to collect and dispose of medication.

This program is free of charge. No liquid medication will be accepted.

Drug drop-offs are available year-round at the Sheriff's Office and local police departments. Click here for more information. 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Opens April 5
The Miami County Transfer Station's household hazardous waste program will be available every Wednesday, from April through September, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Residents must bring hazardous materials in well-sealed containers - no trash bags or unmarked containers will be accepted. Transfer Station staff reserves the right to refuse materials.

The cost to dispose of material through this program is $1 per pound.

You can find more information on what may be accepted here. Please note that latex paint may be accepted through our paint disposal program, which is available daily, at a lower cost than the $1 per pound cost of the household hazardous waste program. 

Waste reduction grants awarded to seven local educators

The Miami County Solid Waste District has awarded seven grants to educators, totaling $3,293.08, funding waste reduction and conservation education in Miami County.

Started in 2010, the solid waste district’s educational grant program initially provided up to six grants of $500 each. This year, the Board of Miami County Commissioners and the Miami County Solid Waste Management Policy Committee both approved an expansion of the program, funding up to ten $500 grants annually. Since its inception, the waste reduction grant program has awarded over $14,000 to local conservancy educators for recycling infrastructure, classroom materials and field trips.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Eileen Heffner of Van Cleve Sixth Grade, awarded $500 to fund a field trip to the Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center
  • Alison Osborne of Van Cleve Sixth Grade, awarded $450 to fund a field trip to Carillon Park, where students will learn about sustainable building practices
  • McKenzie Costello of Van Cleve Sixth Grade, awarded $500 to fund a class visit to the Dayton Art Institute’s recycled sculpture exhibit
  • Paul Gibboney of Troy Christian Schools, awarded $500 to create a campus-wide composting project
  • Silvia Speck of Troy Christian Schools, awarded $468.08 to purchase recycling bins for classrooms
  • Shelley Stewart of Cookson Elementary School, awarded $375 for an in-classroom aquaponics project
  • James Kitchen of Tippecanoe High School, awarded $500 for materials for his Home Building class’ sustainable Tiny Houses project

The Miami County Solid Waste District thanks all of these recipients for their commitment to conservancy education in Miami County.