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Solid waste District to hold workshop

By Wayne Allen

December 2, 2013

Wayne Allen


Common Staff Writer


Final preparations are being made by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District to host an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conference on December 6.


According to, promotional material for the event, “experts involved in local, state and federal efforts to fight environmental crimes will share their knowledge with law enforcement, public officials, community leaders and public defenders at this free workshop.”


One of the organizations dealing with many of the environmental issues of the area is the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District.


“The Lawrence-Scioto Solid West Management District is firmly committed to the investigation and enforcement of environmental laws within the district. Throughout the year, the district provides numerous programs for residents to properly dispose of tires, e-waste, hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals and other materials. We strive to educate our residents on environmental laws, emphasizing the possible penalties for offenses, such as open dumping and open burning,” said Dan Palmer, Director of the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District in a released statement. “We want to thank Keep Ohio Beautiful and the Ohio EPA for selecting our district to host this Ohio Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop.”


Palmer said participants of the conference will be hear presentations on topics such as enforcement of environmental laws, meth lab training, how to form a local environmental coalition and community policing best management practices along with many others.


Presenters scheduled to be at the workshop include representatives from the Ohio EPA, US EPA, Ohio BCI, Ohio Attorney Generals Office, Ohio Homeland Security and others.


This workshop is being offered free of charge and lawyers, registered sanitarians and sanitarians in training along with registered solid waste professionals can received 5 continuing education hours.


For more information or to register for the event call 330-338-8328.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.