Clark County to reopen Dog Shelter, Solid Waste District next week

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Two Clark County agencies have announced they will reopen to the public next week and will operate within social distancing guidelines, according to a news release from the county.

The release announcing the reopening says:

The Clark County Dog Shelter and the will resume normal hours on Monday. The dog shelter will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visitors and staff will wear masks inside the building with the exception of dog kennels due to an increased risk of inciting a bite situation. The shelter will allow one to two visitors into the facility at a time and recommends setting up an appointment for both adoptions and redemptions. Visitors with appointments will be seen ahead of walk-in visitors. To make an appointment, call 937-521-2140.

The Clark County Solid Waste District will re-open for Specialty Recycling of used tires, household hazardous waste, electronics, paint and other items every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning May 7 at its drive-thru facility at 1620 W. Main St. Drop off recycling is also open to the public at six locations around Clark County. While the bins are sanitized each day as an attempt to protect patrons from exposure to COVID-19, residents should take additional steps to protect yourself as recommended by Governor DeWine such as wearing masks, gloves and washing your hands after visiting the bins. For more information, log on to

Other Clark County offices are expected to reopen to the public later this month as part of Ohio’s multi-phase approach. For more information and future updates, log on to