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Policy Committee / Solid Waste Plan

James A. Skora, CHMM, SC
Ashland County Solid Waste District Coordinator

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Special Ashland County Solid Waste Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2023 at 10:30 am.
This special meeting will be held at Ashland County Commissioners Board Room,
110 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

The meeting will cover solid waste plan update schedule, sections and various topics.

 Additional information may be obtained by calling Jim Skora, District Coordinator at (419) 282-4338.

Policy Committee members will be in person.  There will be no virtual meeting accommodations.

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To receive email notification of Committee Meetings and information relating to meetings, email Jim Skora, District Coordinator.

2022 and 2023 Meeting Dates (subject to change)

August 18, 2022
December 15, 2022
February 9, 2023
April 13, 2023
August 3, 2023

Meeting dates are subject to change.  All meetings begin at 10:30 am  and are held in person in the
Commissioners Board Room, 110 Cottage Street, 2nd Floor, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.


Member Name


Denny Bittle

County Commissioners

Jason Counts (Chairman)
Alternate: Mayor Matt Miller

Largest City
(City of Ashland)

Ervin Yoder

(Clear Creek Township)

Pat Donaldson

Health Department

Patrick Ewing

Industrial/Institutional Generators
(Ashland University)

Rosie Moffet


Sue Quinn


About the Committee

 Ohio law defines the role and the responsibilities of Policy Committees which, among other responsibilities, include the following: 

  1. The preparation and adoption of a solid waste management plan that must be approved by the political subdivisions within the District, the Board of County Commissioners of the District, and Ohio EPA.
  1. The annual review of District’s progress in implementing the District Plan and report of its findings to the Board of County Commissioners. The Policy Committee reviews the plan implementation (previous year) at the July meeting annually and then passes a resolution as to its satisfaction or dissatisfaction of its implementation then submits to the Board of County Commissioners (see Appendix C for sample resolution).
  1. Establish, change or eliminate disposal or generation fees to assure that sufficient income exists to finance implementation of the District solid waste plan.

The Ashland County Solid Waste Management District was established in 1990 in response to new Ohio law developed under House Bill 592. The new law required every County in Ohio to be in a solid waste district and to develop a plan to meet a recycling goal of 25% for their district. The Ashland County Solid Waste Management District (District) is required by Section 3734.54 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) to periodically update its solid waste management plan (Plan Update). This Plan Update will cover a fifteen year planning period beginning in 2018 and ending in 2032. This Plan Update includes a description of District programs and projections for solid waste generation, recycling and disposal for fifteen years. This Plan Update identifies the District’s strategies for managing the District’s facilities and programs and provides an assessment on achieving statewide recycling and waste reduction goals. This Plan Update follows Ohio EPA’s format Version 4.0.

>> OEPA Approved Plan <<

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