District News

LM recognized for recycling efforts

Posted on: December 30, 2016

(Left to right): Susanne Mason, director of the Warren County Solid Waste Management District, Cathy Trevathan, LMHS principal; and Rachel Tilford, LM food service director.

Little Miami’s efforts to go green recently received recognition from a local agency.

The Warren County Solid Waste Management District recently selected Little Miami Schools as one of four Warren County entities to receive Awards of Excellence. Each year the Warren County Solid Waste Management District honors local organizations that have made an effort to recycle and reduce waste.

Susanne Mason, director of the waste district, said several different Little Miami programs deserved to be recognized.

“The school has established an effective recycling program, with sorting containers throughout the cafeteria and football stadium. Also, the County would like to acknowledge the Styrofoam tray recycler machine that was recently installed,” Mason said. 

The District recognized Little Miami School District for installing a Styrogenie at the school, making it the first school in Ohio to create a closed-loop recycling system for the foam trays used in cafeterias. Food Service Director Rachel Tilford purchased the machine after students Kyle Evers-Smith, Aaron Horak and Rhett Bendure approached her while doing research for a FIRST Lego League project.

Each year, The Warren County Solid Waste District recognizes organizations in Warren County that have taken positive and active strides to reduce their solid waste generated in the county. Other 2016 honorees were Western Water Company, Massie Township and GMI Companies. Honorees were recognized at an annual breakfast at the Warren County Administration building on Nov. 30.