Seneca County Sweep moves to Bloomville Sept. 28 for downtown cleanup
[Tiffin, OH – Sept. 21, 2021] — Seneca County Commissioner Tyler Shuff is partnering with the Bloomville Development Group, Oriana House, WIN Waste Innovations and the residents of Seneca County to clean up villages and cities with the Seneca County Sweep program.
The fourth event of the program is to occur at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28th, in Bloomville. Those interested in volunteering to help with the clean-up should meet in the downtown area at the big stone lot near the laundromat.
Shuff said he plans to bring the program to each village and city in the county. The Sweep kicked off with an event in Green Springs in July.
He thanked the program’s newest participant, the Bloomville Development Group for agreeing to lend assistance.
For the event in Bloomville, Shuff said he is once again working with WIN Waste Innovations. The company is to provide a roll-off dumpster to expand the clean-up effort.
Ben Nutter, community engagement manager for the company, said he is excited about the program and is happy to be involved. He said people could use the event as a free bulk trash drop-off.
“We will donate the transportation and the disposal of that,” Nutter said. “Citizens can just drop waste off in the provided roll-off container during the event.”
The dumpster is to be located in downtown Bloomville. No liquids, hazardous, toxic, infectious or yard waste is permitted to be disposed of. The dumpster is for local residents only.
Shuff said all are welcome to help volunteer for the event and some equipment, such as brooms, shovels, gloves and trash bags will be provided. He also urged volunteers to bring some of their own equipment.
He said he is proud to return to the township where he spent many of his formative years.
“This area was a major part of my childhood, so I’m happy to come back and work to improve it,” Shuff said.
The program is scheduled to continue throughout the fall in locations all over the county. Future locations and dates are to be announced.
Shuff and the volunteers are to be joined by members of the CROSSWAEH – community-based correctional facility program. CROSSWAEH is a program administered through Oriana House.
Jason Varney, VP of Correctional Programs at Oriana House in north-central and southeastern Ohio, said he was happy his organization could be part of the program.
Shuff thanked Varney for partnering with the county on the program and he said he hopes the clean-up events continue annually.
“We want people to take pride in their communities and we hope they join us to help make our downtown areas cleaner,” Shuff said.