News from BG: March 24, 2021
PILOT RESIDENTIAL FOOD WASTE DROP OFF - OPENS FRIDAY!
To help reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfills, the City of Bowling Green is launching a 6-month Pilot Residential Food Waste Drop Off. The Drop Off will be available to Bowling Green residents beginning Friday, March 26, 2021. The City is working with GoZero to place 64-gallon containers behind the Public Works garage, near the public Yard Waste Drop Off, on Tarragon Drive.

The area will be clearly marked with signs identifying where to drop off residential food waste and brochures will be available listing the accepted materials and program guidelines....MORE
EcoSmart Choice

EcoSmart Choice is a voluntary “Green Pricing” program offered through American Municipal Power (AMP) and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities which allows customers to support renewable energy development. The program is available to all Bowling Green customers.

The program will purchase and retire Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from renewable energy resources, such as hydro, wind, or landfill gas. One REC is equal to one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource. For each REC that is purchased, one MWh of non-renewable electric generation is offset.

RECs used in the program are certifiable under the rules of Green-e Energy program operated by the Center for Resource Solutions....MORE

RP3 Designation

The City of Bowling Green, OH has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. While the City has achieved this designation since 2011, this is the first time the City has received the Diamond Level, which is the highest scoring category for the award.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The City of Bowling Green, OH joins more than 270 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation...MORE

Spring Cleaning

Working on some spring cleaning? Our Public Works Department offers several programs that can help!

Cleaning out a garage, basement, or storage area? The What Goes Where Tool on the City's free Recycle Coach App can provide disposal and recycling solutions for items like electronics, paint, old pesticides/herbicides, and more.

The Large Item Collection, available for locations receiving curbside refuse/recycling collection, is a great option for items that cannot be donated, reused, or recycled. Each eligible address can receive (2) scheduled collections with no fee for up to (5) Large Items per visit per calendar year. 

The City also offers a small dumpster container service to eligible property locations for a pre-paid fee.

Working in the yard? Don't forget the City offers a Yard Waste Recycling Drop Off on Tarragon Drive. Also, stay tuned for next week's Brush Collection announcement!
WEEKLY UPDATE
COVID-19 Vaccines:

  • Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines has expanded:
  • To review vaccine eligibility guidelines and updates, click HERE or call 419-823-9512.

  • All three vaccines that are currently available are safe and effective, and provide strong protection against serious COVID-19 illness.
  • Get more information from CDC.

  • Vaccine appointments are available now with several local providers.
  • Get contact information for vaccine providers, and what we know about how they schedule appointments, HERE
  • To hear a recorded message about Wood County’s vaccine campaign, call 419-823-9528.
  • Some local providers, like Wood County Health Department, Mercy Health and Wood County Hospital, make additional appointments available starting at noon on Fridays.