On this page you will find information for upcoming events that include Contests, Grant Applications, Tire Collections, HHW Collections and Program changes. If the event you are looking for is not yet posted here please check back periodically or sign up for our Quarterly Newsletter to stay informed on whats happening with the JB Green Team
RIVER SWEEP POSTER CONTEST
It’s that time of the year again to get creative and draw a poster for the annual River Sweep Poster Contest. Students in grades K-12 are invited to design a poster or T-shirt for the annual River Sweep 2019. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
If you would like to participate in the contest you may mail the posters to ORSANCO or we will mail them for you. Please mail or bring in your posters to one of our (NEW) office locations at 691 Canton Road in Wintersville or 67895 Pickering Road, St. Clairsville by Monday, December 3rd, 2018. Be sure to attach the completed Official Entry Form to the back of each poster. Please print or type students name on a sheet of paper and our office will provide a certificate of participation for each student.
Before the posters were sent to ORSANCO last year, JB Green Team had their own contest for the posters on Facebook and the public voted. We are going to have another contest, again this year on Facebook, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite poster. The teachers of the winning students received a $50.00 gift card for encouraging and submitting the poster entries. So students join in the fun and show your talents and create a 2019 River Sweep Poster. Poster entries must be submitted to the JB Green Team in order to be eligible for our FB Contest and Prizes. The JB Green Team office will mail all entries to ORSANCO by the December 17th, 2018.
If you have any questions or would like to have a presentation at your school for the poster contest please contact our office Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00 at O: 740- 266-6899 – F: 740-266-6895.
The Smithfield Community Drop-off Site has been removed due to repeated and increasing illegal dumping of garbage in and around the bins. We are hoping to find another location in Smithfield, in the meantime residents can use any of our other Drop-offs with the closest two being in Dillonvale or Adena.
ATTENTION!!! BOTH OF OUR OFFICES HAVE MOVED!…
THE BELMONT OFFICE MOVED JULY 27th
The JBGT Belmont Office and vehicles and now in one central location!!! We are excited to announce a building has been purchased that will now house the Belmont staff and vehicles under one roof. The JB Green Team Belmont County staff is very excited to be in a new combined office and garage for the recycling trucks. We are now at our new location (the former A-1 Tire Service building) at 67895 Pickering Rd. St. Clairsville, just off National Rd. We are very excited to have a location where the trucks can now be out of the weather after work hours and the staff can share one location. We thank the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities for having provided a location to park these recycling trucks in the past.
The JB Green Team Belmont County phone number will remain the same: (740) 296-5376. If you stop by or need assistance while we are moving please call (740) 296-6005.
We will continue to accept household dry cell batteries at the new office location. We also look forward to holding an open house and inviting everyone to stop in and see us sometime soon.
THE JEFFERSON OFFICE MOVED ON AUGUST 1st
The Jefferson County Office moved on August 1st out of Steubenville City Hall to an office located on Canton Road (just across from NAPA) However our mailing address is 125 Technology Way. Our phone number(s) will remain the same.
Steubenville Old McKinley School Drop-off Recycling Site is being temporarily removed due to paving of the lot
As of Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 The Community Drop-off site will not be available for approximately two weeks while the lot is repaved at the Old McKinley School location. Please take your recyclables to one of our other locations during this period.
CREATIVE REUSE: JUNK JOURNAL CLASSES
In an effort for JB Green Team to promote reuse, the second in the famous 3R’s, we got people together to encourage people to see old papers and cardboard boxes in a new way! Imagine a scrapbook that you have made with things you’d normally recycle, instead of buying new in a store. Junk journaling allows us to think outside the box and can turn into a hobby that will last a lifetime. Workshops have been held at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville since October and we hope to continue them in the future!
If you want to join the fun or are part of a group looking for a creative reuse project to get started, please contact Emily Good at (740)296-5376.
EDUCATING HEAD START STUDENTS
Children ages 3-5 involved in Belmont County Head Start Programs will be learning about how to care for the planet by reducing waste and recycling properly with JB Green Team! We met with two excited groups in the month of November and look forward to getting into many more in the next few months. It’s amazing the way kids get so excited to learn new things so teaching about the environment to small children has so many benefits. If you know of pre-schools, or library groups looking for something new in their learning space, JB Green Team is great to keep in mind! For details on what we offer contact us.
The Rayland Community Drop-off Recycling Site has been Removed
As requested by the Fire Department the recycling bins are being removed from the Rayland Community Drop-off Recycling location on August 30th, 2017. Resident can begin using other nearby locations, visit the Location Page for a full list.
The Bridgeport National Road Community Drop-off Recycling Site has been Removed
The Community Drop-off Recycling Site located at the old Bridgeport Job & Family location, 56104 National Rd. Bridgeport was removed on September 11, 2017 due to the current tenant at the site is expanding and needed the two bins moved away from the building. We are activity searching for a new location.
Battery Recycling Program Expanding
The JB Green Team Battery Recycling program continues to expand in 2017. Both the Jefferson and Belmont JB Green Team offices accept household dry cell batteries for recycling during regular office hours. Additionally several new battery collection towers have been placed at other locations in both counties. Since January we have collected 631 lbs. of household batteries for recycling. Batteries are also accepted during the Community Cleanup and Household Hazardous Waste collections.
A special Battery Recycling Collection will be held in conjunction with America Recycles Day. On Wednesday November 15th, the JB Green Team will be set up to accept household batteries near the Community Room at the Ohio Valley Mall from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Belmont & Jefferson County residents are invited to bring household dry cell batteries including alkaline, NiMh, NiCad, zinc air, non-lithium button cell and lithium ion.
By recycling your batteries, metals such as zinc, manganese, steel, brass, copper, nickel, aluminum, and iron can be returned to the market to be made into new products. Plastics and paper from batteries are also separated and recycled.
We ask that residents bring only non-corroded batteries. Please do not store your batteries in metal cans or with metal items such as screws or paperclips as this creates a fire hazard.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Steubenville Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2018, with our Mascot’s Jeff & Bel
- School Literacy Nights – Upon Request by Schools
- Presentations (Adult & Students) – Call Us!
- Valley Converting Paper Recycling Group Tours – Call Us!
- Right to Read Book Reading Presentations – Call Us!
Have items you are no sure what to do with? Check out our “What Can I Do With…” Guide
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