Paris may host a regional recycling site

Paris Township may host a regional recycling center. Bill Steiner, director of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District, floated the idea last week to Paris’s trustees. The regional recycling center concept would replace smaller recycling sites in Paris and other communities throughout the county.

If the waste management agency and Paris trustees decide to move ahead with the regional concept, about 10 containers would be placed in a fenced area by the township fire station on Newton Falls Road, Trustee Dave Kemble said.

In an effort to limit the number of people tossing regular trash or garbage in the bins, Steiner and the trustees are looking for effective and efficient ways to monitor the site. Limiting hours and locking the gates during off-hours could help. Trustees welcome feedback from township residents.

Other Paris news:

  • Paris will observe Memorial Day with a short ceremony at 1 p.m. May 30 at Hawley Cemetery, which is at the corner of McClintocksburg and Gilbert roads. No parades or candy for onlookers: Paris favors a solemn ceremony “to pay tribute to those who have given their lives,” Kemble said.
  • Trustees also discussed replacing the township’s 1995 rescue vehicle, which has got to the point where it needs frequent maintenance. No decision yet, but they will keep an eye on it.