Latest Medication Take Back Day moved to new location with over 160 drop offs

Medication Take Back Day organizers report that Marion County’s fifteenth semiannual collection was a success in spite of the season’s first snow and a change in location. 163 vehicles (along with two walk-ins) drove through Evers’ Arena at the Marion County Fairgrounds, discarding 228 pounds of unused pills, liquids, syringes, and lancets for safe, confidential, […]

Free medication disposal, paper shredding this Saturday

Bring your expired, unused prescriptions and over-the-counter meds to the Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, from 10am until 2pm at the Marion County Fairgrounds Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 220 East Fairground Street. Note this is a new location this year. Enter the fairgrounds from Fairground Street and follow traffic signs to the coliseum […]

Nearly 300 pounds of medications collected from over 240 vehicles at Medication Disposal Day

Medication Disposal Day organizers report big turnout numbers in spite of the rain on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 241 cars drove through the curbside drop-off at The Marion County Building, disposing of 279 pounds of old medication, lancets, and syringes. ADAMH Board Director Brad DeCamp tallied opiates and controlled substances collected at the event, noting […]

Over 200 pounds of medications collected at 2016 Fall Drop Off

Once again, Marion County citizens lined up to drop off unused medication at the fall Medication Disposal Day. This year, sponsors added paper shredding to the event. This feature was sponsored by DKMM Solid Waste district and resulted in the collection of just under 1 ton of paper to be shredded. The Take Back Day […]

Return of Medication Disposal event called a success

The last medication collection day was held a year ago, but from the dozens of expressions of gratitude, Marion County citizens were happy that local officials brought it back again for 2015. Mother Nature helped by providing a blanket of sunshine as a combination of eight deputies and officers collected medication from the 226 cars […]

Ohio EPA awards Marion County $3,000 for litter management programs

Ohio EPA is awarding $599,445 in grant funding to 41 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs. Local governments use these monies to fund litter collection events, community awareness programming or create opportunities for residents to get rid of scrap tires.  All local cleanup efforts will involve the work of […]

Three days of activities planned as part of Earth Week in Marion County

Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention has teamed up with businesses and non-profit organizations for a number of activities as part of the 2015 Earth Week. Those activities include a Downtown Marion clean up, festival-type events, a 5k, electronics recycling, and a lot more. Join local businesses, government offices, and community volunteers on Thursday, April […]

LWV Marion Meeting Features Tour of Goodwill’s Recycling Operation

League of Women Voters of Marion’s monthly program meeting, Recycling in Marion – What’s New?, will be held at the Goodwill corporate offices, 340 West Fairground St., Thursday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. With the ever-pressing need for communities and individuals to engage in recycling efforts, League urges residents to attend this informative event. President/CEO Bob […]

Annual Eco-Art Show is Saturday at Palace Theatre

The public is invited to celebrate America Recycles Day with the annual Eco-Art Show at Marion’s Historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11:00am to 7:00pm. You can shop local and green for unique holiday gifts made from recycled, repurposed, rescued and upcycled items. Sixty artists and crafters from all over Ohio will […]

Vendors Sought for Marion’s Eco-Art Show

Celebrate America Recycles Day at the 5th Annual Eco-Art Show on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Marion’s Historic Palace Theatre. Artists, crafters and businesses are invited to register now for the show. All items for sale or display need to be created at least in part from recycled, reused, repurposed materials. […]