Welcome to the WasteLine
The past six months have been very busy at the District as we launched new programs and continued preparing the 15-year solid waste management plan for Hamilton County. We’ve also seen recycling rates go through the roof with many communities implementing new or improved recycling programs!
Hamilton County communities have increased recycling by an impressive 3,269 tons in 2010! This dramatic increase is no doubt due to the efforts of all the communities improving their recycling programs over the last few years. More communities have increased the number of recycling drop-offs available to residents, upgraded their curbside recycling to offer larger recycling carts, and promoted recycling through newsletters, websites, and mailings.
The District launched a county-wide outreach campaign in late 2010 focused on helping residents determine what is and is not recyclable. You may have seen billboards or heard the radio advertisements. We also developed a web page with a detailed list of what is and is not recyclable. Later in 2011 we will launch another outreach campaign targeted at increasing residential recycling even further–stay tuned!
Also in late 2010, the District launched a new Bar and Restaurant recycling program. Through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the District is able to provide any bar or restaurant in Hamilton County with free indoor collection containers. The District will help these establishments set up recycling and promote the program to staff and customers. If you know of a bar or restaurant in your community that may be interested in recycling, please let them know about this new free service!
This edition of the WasteLine gives an overview of all the drop-off programs the District is offering to residents in 2011. Please use the information in this article to promote these free services to your residents.
Finally, we are still in the process of updating our 15-Year Solid Waste Management Plan, so if you have any feedback about programs we currently provide or should be providing, please let us know. Now is a great time to make adjustments to the programs we offer. Contact Holly Christmann with your suggestions, or call (513) 946-7705.
Manager, Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District