Ribbon cut on new playground made from recycled plastic

Pictured Left to Right: Oak Harbor Rotary member, Barry Hall; Oak Harbor Lions Club President, Rick Kardos; Lions Club member, Clancy DeTray; Ottawa County Commissioner & OSS Solid Waste District Board Chairman, Jim Sass; Mayor of the Village of Oak Harbor, Joe Helle; Oak Harbor Development Group & Radiant Windows, Mike Shadoan; St. John’s Endowment Trust Chairman, Doug Ceraldi and Portage Fire District, Kevin Darr.

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (WTVG) - The Oak Harbor Development Group recently held a ribbon cutting and hot dog roast to dedicate the new playground equipment recently installed in the Tot Lot at Veterans Park in Oak Harbor. The equipment is made from recycled plastic and was funded by a grant from the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District. The main priority of the grant program is to set up recycling programs for schools, governmental agencies or non-profit organizations. There is a 20% match requirement and products must contain a minimum of 25% recycled material.

Amy Drummer, Assistant Director of the Solid Waste District, who administers the grant program recently conducted a check presentation to the Village of Oak Harbor officials and members of the Oak Harbor Development Group. The village was awarded $8,560 to purchase the new playground equipment.

"There is a direct benefit to the communities and applicants as the grants provide an opportunity to create or expand recycling services to residents," said Drummer. "Purchasing products made from recycled materials showcases the recycling process in full and provides examples of the many items that are made from the materials they recycle every day."