Putnam County Commissioners Gene Beck, Jim Baird and Kristina Warren approved a request by County Recorder Jeannette Summit to have recycling bins placed at the county annex for all the county offices to use.
She presented a program from Paper Retriever Recycling that pays by the tonnage collected.
Summitt suggested that using a recycling program would benefit the county by bringing some income back in. She believes that any profit from the recycling program would go into the county's general fund.
The recycling bins are the same as those used by the county schools and other businesses in town.
They are available for anyone to place paper products in for recycling.
Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, fax paper, school and office paper, notebooks, folders and mail can all be placed in the bins.
Paper Retriever pays on a tiered scale -- $5 per ton for 0 to 3.99 tons. $15 for 4 to 7.99 tons and $20 per ton for 8 tons or more.
"It will help bring a little bit of income back into our departments," said Summitt.
Commissioners will send a notice of the planned program to all the county offices soon.
The commissioners approved a budget agreement with District 7 fire regarding a training grant that runs through the county auditors office but is reimbursed by the state.
"This is totally separate from the Emergency Management grant," said Putnam County Emergency Management Director Kim Hyten.
Cayla Summitt with the fire management group explained that funds were used to train mostly volunteer firefighters from several counties.
"There are about 27 classes for firefighters. It helps keep the guys up on training for the whole district. Classes have 15-20 people per class," said C. Summitt.
Cost for the class works out to be about $150 per attendee. The same training sessions held in Wayne Township cost about $1,500 per person.
The group approved a special event with the Historic Landmarks Foundation to use the county courthouse rotunda during a progressive dinner on July 10.
Commissioners also approved the following:
A proclamation for National Night Out; the sale of a 2004 sheriff vehicle to Area 30 for $1; the appointment of Lynn Rahmey to the Putnam County Library Board; and the replacement of a full time dispatch position at the 911 center.
The next meeting of the Putnam County Commissioners is at 6 p.m. on July 20 at the county annex.