October 22, 2014

Medina
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Sanitary engineer to hand out blue bags for sorting recyclable trash

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Amy Lyon-Galvin

MEDINA — The Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department will hand out transparent blue plastic bags Saturday at the Farmers Market in Medina’s historic Public Square.

The blue bags are for residents to put recyclables in instead of mixing recyclables with regular trash. The department started the pilot program by handing out bags at the fair.

County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said there still are about 2,000 bags left to distribute to residents.

She said the pilot program is a test to see if the bags make recyclables more identifiable to workers at the county Central Processing Center, in Westfield Township, and reduce the number of recyclables that end up as waste.

Lyon-Galvin said whether the county adopts the program in the future will be up to the new operator of the recycling center, which will not be determined until late September.