Statewide Litter Summits

STATEWIDE LITTER SUMMITS

  • #1 – Central Ohio Litter Summit – Columbus, February 6, 2018
  • #2 – Southern Ohio Litter Summit – Cincinnati, August 30, 2018
  • #3 – Northern Ohio Litter Summit – Elyria, September 7, 2018

In 2019:
Southeast Ohio Litter Summit – Athens
Northwest Ohio Litter Summit – Toledo


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Southwest Ohio Litter Summit
Litter is a persistent and preventable problem, and one that knows no boundaries; it affects neighborhoods, communities, local roads, and highway corridors. Since 2007, ODOT has collected 3.7 million bags of trash statewide along state, US, and interstate highways costing taxpayers $37 million. Unfortunately, litter is back as soon as it is picked up.

ODOT recognizes communities, citizens, law enforcement, businesses, and leaders are frustrated with Ohio’s litter problem and are working with its litter partners to find a solution.

On Thursday, August 30, 2018,  ODOT will host the free Southwest Ohio Litter Summit at Tangeman University Center, 2766 UC Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45221, room 400 B and C, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free Summit is a joint effort between ODOT, Keep Ohio Beautiful, and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

The Summit will bring together litter stakeholders to identify litter pickup and prevention programs, available resources, and litter hot spots; learn about national litter research; hear case studies and best management practices; and leave with educational resources and action items.

There will be the following CEU’s available for attending:
5.0 CEUs for Solid Waste Professionals from SWANA – Solid Waste Association of North America
5.0 CLEs for all Legal Professionals from the Ohio Supreme Court
6.0 CEUs for Registered Sanitarians and Sanitarians in Training
Certificates for Law Enforcement Professionals

For more information, contact Joel Hunt, ODOT Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program at 614-466-7173 or Joel.Hunt@dot.ohio.gov 

Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Mike Mennett, Executive Director, Keep Ohio Beautiful & Joel Hunt, Program Administrator, Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program, ODOT & Local Guests

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: ‘From the Bottom Up’
Chad Pregracke, President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Engaging Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges/Environmental Crimes Task Force Overview – Montgomery County Environmental Crimes Task Force, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Robbie Jackson and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Caroline Kotlas

11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Why People Litter?
Dr. Wesley Schultz, California State University, San Marcos

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Litter Abatement Best Management Practices – Doug Gruver, ODOT Highway Management Administrator

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Cultural Competencies and Homeless Camps – Chico Lockhart, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Social Service Outreach Coordinator; Officer Tim Eppstein, Cincinnati Police; PATH workers

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
#1 – Community Engagement & Youth Programming (Creating and Managing Litter Events/Education) –
Kara Luggen & Megan Beck, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful – Presenters

#2 – Reducing Residential and Businesses Waste – Michelle Balz, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste DistrictJennifer Henderson, Ohio Department of Transportation – Presenters

#3 – Law Enforcement Issues (Cover Your Load Law/Illegal Dumping/City Ordinances and Code) – Deputy Robbie Jackson, Montgomery County Environmental Crimes Task Force – Presenter

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.  Conclusion & Adjourn – Participants provided with flash drives with resources


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Northeast Ohio Litter Summit
Litter is a persistent and preventable problem, and one that knows no boundaries; it affects neighborhoods, communities, local roads, and highway corridors. Since 2007, ODOT has collected 3.7 million bags of trash statewide along state, US, and interstate highways costing taxpayers $37 million. Unfortunately, litter is back as soon as it is picked up.  ODOT recognizes communities, citizens, law enforcement, businesses, and leaders are frustrated with Ohio’s litter problem and are working with its litter partners to find a solution.

On Friday, September 7, 2018, ODOT will host the Northeast Ohio Litter Summit at the Lorain County Transportation Center 40 East Avenue Elyria, OH 44035 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free Summit is a joint effort between ODOT, Keep Ohio Beautiful, Lorain County Solid Waste District, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, and Sustainable Cleveland.

There will be the following CEU’s available for attending:
5.0 CEUs for Solid Waste Professionals from SWANA – Solid Waste Association of North America
5.0 CLEs for all Legal Professionals from the Ohio Supreme Court
6.0 CEUs for Registered Sanitarians and Sanitarians in Training
Certificates for Law Enforcement Professionals

The Summit will bring together litter stakeholders to identify litter pickup and prevention programs, available resources, and litter hot spots; learn about national litter research; hear case studies and best management practices; and leave with educational resources and action items.

For more information, contact Joel Hunt, ODOT Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program at 614-466-7173 or Joel.Hunt@dot.ohio.gov.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Mike Mennett, Executive Director, Keep Ohio Beautiful & Joel Hunt, Program Administrator, Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program, ODOT & others

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Plastic Pollution in our Oceans and the Connection to Litter in Northeast Ohio
Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Director of Research/Co-Founder, The 5 Gyres Institute

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Engaging Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges – Litter Laws, Illegal and open dumping – Panel Discussion Cleveland / Cuyahoga County & Lorain County Environmental Crimes Task Forces, Lorain County Prosecutor and Judges

11:45 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Litter Abatement Best Management Practices Doug Gruver, ODOT Highway Management Administrator

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Statewide Illegal Dumping Program and Results, Shannon Reiter, President, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
• #1 – Community Engagement (Creating and Managing Litter Events) – LoCoYaks, Cleveland Police Foundation, Litterbugz, and RiverSweep

• #2 – School and Businesses Programs (Youth Programs/Recycling) – Kathy Rocco, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District & Brandi Schnell, Lorain County Solid Waste District

• #3 – Reducing Single Use Products & other Lake Erie Initiatives – Dr. Marcus Eriksen, The 5 Gyres Institute and Cathi Lehn, Sustainable Cleveland

3:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Break

3:40 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
How Behavior Change can Impact your Community
Sue Smith, Keep America Beautiful

4:15 p.m. Adjourn – Participants provided with flash drives with pertinent information


Central Ohio Litter Summit
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 Ohio Department of Transportation Auditorium
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Litter is a persistent and preventable problem, and one that knows no boundaries; it affects neighborhoods, communities, local roads, and highway corridors. Since 2007, The Ohio Department of Transportation has collected 3.7 million bags of trash statewide along state, US, and interstate highways costing taxpayers $37 million. Unfortunately, litter is back as soon as it is picked up.

ODOT recognizes communities, citizens, law enforcement, businesses, and leaders are frustrated with Ohio’s litter problem and is working with its litter partners to find a solution.

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Ohio Department of Transportation will host the Central Ohio Litter Summit at ODOT’s Central Office, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Summit is a joint effort between ODOT, Keep Ohio Beautiful, Keep Columbus Beautiful, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, the Franklin County Environmental Court, the Franklin County Environmental Crimes Task Force, Keep Grove City Beautiful, and Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful.

The Summit will bring together litter stakeholders to identify litter pickup and prevention programs, available resources, and litter hot spots; learn about national litter research; hear case studies and best management practices; and leave with educational resources and action items. Following the Summit, ODOT will develop a “Findings and Recommendations” document to give to participants.

Welcome from Director Wray, Ohio Department of Transportation

Welcome from Director Butler, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Wesley Schultz, California State University


Central Ohio Litter Summit Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler

9:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary – Why People Litter Dr. Wesley Schultz, California State University, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor of Psychology

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Behavior Change System Planning Guide Cecile Carson, Keep America Beautiful, Vice President Litter & Affiliate Relations
Central Ohio Litter Summit Registration

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Engaging Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges/Environmental Crimes Task Force Overview Judge Daniel R. Hawkins, Franklin County Environmental Court and Albert Iosue, SWACO

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch (brown bag or ODOT Cafeteria)

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Litter Abatement Best Management Practices Doug Gruver, ODOT Highway Management Administrator

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Cultural Competencies and Homeless Camps Emerald Hernandez, City of Columbus, Advisory Member U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
• #1 – Community Engagement (Creating and Managing Litter Events/EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants) – Linda Rosine, Keep Grove City Beautiful and Chet Chaney, Ohio EPA – Presenters

• #2 – School and Businesses Programs (Youth Programs/Recycling/Adopt-A-Highway) – Sherri Palmer, Keep Columbus Beautiful, Arley Owens, Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful, and Joel Hunt, Ohio Department of Transportation – Presenters

• #3 – Law Enforcement Issues (Cover Your Load Law/Illegal Dumping/City Ordinances and Code) – Heather Robinson, Environmental Crimes Unit, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office – Presenter

Contact Keep Ohio Beautiful at mmennett@keepohiobeautiful.org to register for our Statewide Litter Summits.


Environmental Resources Roadshows – Connecting Ohio Communities

The Ohio Environmental Resources Roadshow connects citizens to information and resources to support local efforts to maintain and beautify their community. The program has evolved as a unique public/private collaboration among ODOT & ODOT Adopt a Highway, OEPA, and Keep Ohio Beautiful.

More information coming soon