Every year the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) works closely with communities to increase their residential recycling participation and decrease the amount of material they are sending to the landfill.
2015 Target Communities
Colerain, Springfield, and Ross Townships
The District worked with Colerain, Springfield, and Ross townships to switch to a contracted system for residential waste and recycling service. The communities are moving away from a subscription waste collection system, in which residents sign up for waste and recycling directly with waste haulers. The contracted system may increase recycling rates and save residents money.
The District, in partnership with Nestor Consulting, worked with the three townships to develop bid specifications to meet the needs of the communities. The new waste/recycling collection system began on April 1, 2016, allowing residents to choose one of two service levels: full service or limited garbage collection. Both options save the average resident money on their waste collection.
From April through August 2016, the three townships combined increased the tons recycled by 184% over the same period in 2015.
To learn more about the benefits of contracted waste collection, refer to our fact sheet.
2014 Target Communities
Village of Cleves
The District worked with the Village of Cleves to increase residential recycling. The Village currently has two drop-off recycling locations and curbside pick-up service is available. Village residents recently received direct mail pieces explaining where and what to recycle, which included a fridge magnet reminder of what residents can recycle. Recycling posters are available to print and place throughout the Village. Recycling rates and increases can be found in the Village of Cleves wrap-up report.
2013 Target Communities
Village of Lincoln Heights
In Lincoln Heights, District staff helped improve the accessibility of a free community recycling drop-off location, provided a container designated for household recyclables, and promoted recycling throughout community events. In 2013 Lincoln Heights residents increased the tons recycled by 48% over the tons recycled in 2012.
Linked are the original outreach plan and the wrap up report for Lincoln Heights.
Village of Golf Manor
Golf Manor received technical assistance developing bid specifications to contract for waste and recycling in the village. This new contract ensures all residents receive waste and recycling carts and includes restrictions on special waste such as tires, electronics, and yard trimmings. The residents of Golf Manor recycled 115 tons in 2013, a 19% increase compared to 2012.
If your community is interested in becoming a future target community, email Michelle Balz or call 513-946-7789.