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
** Scholarship Money for Environmental Majors **
The JB Green Team has been informed that the Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals (OALPRP) is offering the annual C. R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship. OALPRP is a statewide organization that promotes recycling and litter prevention.
An applicant for the C.R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled at an accredited Ohio college, university, or technical school. An applicant must have a major, or plan to have a major, relating to environmental sciences or environmental education. The applicant must reside in Ohio.
The amount of the scholarship is $1,000, and the application deadline is April 15, 2018. Applications can be obtained from JB Green Team E. Louise Holliday, Environmental Educator (email@example.com) or downloaded from www.oalprp.org
OALPRP is encouraging applicants to submit paperless applications. The letter of recommendation needs to be sent by its author. Please submit all application materials to the following e-mail or postal address: firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to:
c/o Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling
PO Box 621, 2231 State Route 13
New Lexington, OH 43764
Attn: Katrina Carpenter
2018 TRASHY ART CONTESTS SET
The JB Green Team is excited to have the annual Trashy Art Contests again this year. The contest is open to Kindergarten through 12th grade students from Jefferson or Belmont Counties. Our big rule is that the materials used for the Trashy Art project must come from household trash/unwanted items! Preregistration is required so that we can provide the tables/space needed for our entries. There is no cost to enter.
Belmont County Contest Information:
All entries must be registered by April 1st and are to be brought to the Ohio Valley Mall Center Court; Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Projects can remain there until Saturday, at noon, on April 21st. All projects are to be taken home Saturday after the winners are announced.
Anyone can vote for the Trashy Art entries, and voting will be a one cent per vote and can be any denomination. For example, a penny is one vote, a nickel is five votes, a dollar is one hundred votes, etc. Voters do not have to use pennies. All proceeds from the voting will be donated back to participating school’s art programs.
SET UP & VIEWING: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
VOTING TIME: Wednesday 4-6, Thursday and Friday, April 19th and 20th 12-6 pm
AWARDS: Saturday April 21st at 2:00pm Winners will be announced.
Pictures will be taken for the local media and for our Facebook page.
TRASHY ART winners will receive the following prizes sponsored by Ohio Valley Waste Systems:
First Place: $75.00 Ohio Valley Mall gift card, and T-shirt
Second Place: $50.00 Ohio Valley Mall gift card and T-shirt
Third Place: $25.00 Ohio Valley Mall gift card, and T-shirt
All participating students will receive a Certificate of Participation.
~~~~ For more information please call the Belmont JB Green Team at 740-296-5376
Click here for —-> Trashy Art Contest Entry Forms PDF file to download or print
JB GREEN TEAM GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR 2018!!!
Go to our Grants page under Resources for details and an Application. Application Deadline is March 30, 2018.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS SET FOR 2018
The JB Green Team announced that the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville, and Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. Proof of residency of either County is required for both collections. No HHW materials can be accepted from businesses or industries under the strict rules of the Ohio EPA.
Residents from Belmont and Jefferson counties can bring the following clearly and properly labeled items to either event:
• Household Cleaners – bleach, ammonia, carpet cleaner, oven cleaner
• Lawn & Garden Chemicals – pesticides and herbicides
• Various Pool Chemicals; aerosols
• Oil-based paint and paint-related products such as thinner, primer, stain, sealer, varnish and shellac
• Solvents, strippers, turpentine, Wood preservatives
• Kerosene, lighter Fluid, Gasoline
• Roof Coating and driveway sealer
• Light bulbs with mercury, including 4 ft., 8 ft., U-Bend, Circular, or Incandescent compact fluorescents
• Batteries – Lead Acid, Lithium, NiCad, Alkaline, Mercury
• Automotive Fluids – Motor oil, Antifreeze, Transmission Fluid
• Propane cylinders (grill-sized and smaller), Fire Extinguishers, Freon/Helium Cylinders
• Mercury and Mercury debris
Items that will NOT be accepted include:
• No Contractor, industry or school waste
• No PCBs, transformers and capacitors
• No Compressed Gases (other than propane)
• No Explosives/Ammunition
• No Medical/Infectious wastes
• No DEA Controlled Substances
• No Smoke Detectors/Radioactive waste
• No Computers, Televisions and Tires
Because of traffic flow in and out of the collection, we ask residents to follow traffic ENTRANCE/EXIT SIGNS and remain in your vehicle. The HHW Collection Company staff will remove all the items from vehicles at the event in order to keep traffic flowing and for safety reasons, as well as to ensure all materials are properly placed and separated to not cause reactions.
Please contact one of the JB Green Team Offices at (740) 266-6899 or (740) 296-5376 if you have any questions about the collections.
Printable PDF file —-> 2018 HHW FLIER
2018 COMMUNITY COLLECTION SCHEDULES RELEASED!
Click a link below to view, download or print the schedule.
Our residents are permitted to utilize any of the open collections in either County, some sites restricted. There is a $10 fee for the older CRT (box) type TV’s and computer monitors. Please review what is acceptable at each site. Contact Us if you have any questions.
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.
EGCC DROP-OFF SITE RELOCATED!!!
The drop-off bins located at the Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville was relocated on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. The bins are now located in the parking lot across John Scott Highway, East on Sunset Blvd on the other side of the West End Fire Station, just up and across the road from Hauser’s furniture storefront.
Other Drop-off sites nearby:
* Old Bishop Mussio/Aquinas School, 625 Lovers Lane
* School of Bright Promise, 256 John Scott Hwy
* Riesbeck’s Store, 100 Main Street (Rte 43), Wintersville
For more locations visit our Locations page
The Rayland Community Drop-off Recycling Site is being Removed
As requested by the Fire Department the recycling bins are being removed from the Rayland Community Drop-off Recycling location on August 30th. Resident can begin using other nearby locations, visit the Location Page for a full list.
The Bridgeport National Road Community Drop-off Recycling Site is being 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:
- Great American Cleanup – March thru May 2018
- K-12th Students Trashy Art Contest – TBA 2018
- 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
~~~ Please check back – events are be posted/updated when scheduled.