Research and Reports

Annual Reports: Hamilton County Department of Environmental Service

Annual Reports for 2019  

Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) Feasibility Study RFP

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is accepting proposals for a Feasibility Study to facilitate a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in Hamilton County, Ohio. The purpose of this request is to select a consultant who can best meet the requirements of the Request For Proposal (RFP) at the anticipated budget of not more than $30,000. Proposals will be accepted until August 14, 2020. Click here for details.

Target Communities
Each year, the District works with two to three communities to improve their recycling program. 
2017 Lincoln Heights
2018 Arlington Heights
2019 Village of Fairfax

Waste Characterization Studies
A waste characterization study is an audit of a local waste stream, determining how much paper, glass, food, plastic, and other materials are discarded. Waste characterization information helps local solid waste district to plan how to reduce waste, set up recycling programs, and conserve money and resources, in collaboration with local waste haulers, local governments, and other appropriate partners.
2018 Hamilton County Residential Waste Characterization Study
2012 Hamilton County Residential Waste Characterization Study

Food Share Study
In 2015, Amity Elementary School of Deer Park City Schools launched a food share table in their cafeteria. The following report details how students shared food with each other and donated food to a local food pantry.
Amity Food Rescue Report

WWF Report
Several area schools received a grant from the World Wildlife Federation to conduct wasted food audits in their cafeterias. Students benefited from curriculum teaching them how to reduce wasted food. View the report here