Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District and Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District are pleased to announce an education collaboration between the districts. The purpose is to deliver educational programs to Geauga County schools and youth focusing on the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Katie Nainiger, Geauga SWCD conservation education coordinator for the past 17 years, will be adding Geauga-Trumbull SWMD programs to the diversity of educational offerings already available through Geauga SWCD to Geauga County residents.

Both agencies are focused and passionate about preserving our natural resources for future generations. Geauga SWCD’s mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance the soil and water resources of Geauga County by providing leadership, education and assistance, whereas the Geauga-Trumbull SWMD is responsible for waste reduction, recycling, and reducing reliance on landfills. Funding for the Geauga-Trumbull SWMD is received through a contract fee with landfills and transfer stations that agree to accept solid waste from the counties of Geauga and Trumbull. These fees are then used to provide programs and services to residents.

The partnership kicked off with eight programs at Bainbridge Christian preschool where 3, 4 and 5 years olds discovered the amazing world of how nature recycles with a story about “Pumpkin Jack” as well as getting their very own “Pumpkin Jack” to take home with them to see first-hand just how nature does it. This is just one of the many programs offered through Geauga-Trumbull SWMD.

If you would like to schedule a program, contact Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, 440-834-1122, or visit for more information. photo by Vlada Karpovich
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