How Much Your Community Recycles

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Residential Recycling in Hamilton County Communities

Forty-eight different political jurisdictions fall within the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and almost all provide some form of recycling program for their residents. The three most common recycling programs are:

  • Contracted Recycling Service: Some communities, like the City of Cincinnati, use tax dollars to operate a recycling program or contract out recycling services and charge little or no direct fee to their residents for curbside recycling collection.
  • Subscription Recycling Service: Some communities, like Anderson Township, allow residents to choose recycling services and individually subscribe with their waste hauler for curbside recycling collection.
  • Recycling Drop-Off Locations: Approximately 2/3 of Hamilton County communities offer recycling locations where residents can drop off recyclables at no cost. Many communities offer drop offs in addition to a curbside recycling program.


Communities with contracted services tend to have higher recycling rates than those with subscription service. The recycling rate is calculated as follows:

Recycling Rate =     Tons of Recyclables/Tons of Waste + Tons of Recyclables

The table below lists the most current recycling rate numbers for Hamilton County Communities. Recycling rates do not include yardwaste.

Community

2013
Recycling
Rate

Tons
Recycled
in 2013

Contract
Or
Self-Collect

Subscription

No
Recycling
Program

Drop-Off

Addyston

1.46%

7.2

 

X

 

 

Amberley

26.89%

468.3

X

 

 

 X

Anderson

15.86%

3,392.54

 

X

 

X

Arlington Heights*

 

0.00

 

 

X

 

Blue Ash

23.50%

1,229.88

X

 

 

X

Cheviot

5.21%

203.26

 

 

 

X

Cincinnati

17.71%

15,273.68

X

 

 

X

Cleves

2.50%

34

 

X

 

 X

Colerain Township

5.42%

1,203.30

 

X

 

X

Columbia Township

17.59%

279.64

X

 

 

 

Crosby Township

21.16%

119.88

 

X

 

X

Deer Park

15.00%

503.82

X

 

 

Delhi Township

7.82%

700.94

 

X

 

X

Elmwood Place*

 

0.00

 

X

 

 

Evendale

24.74%

384.98

X

 

 

 

Fairfax

13.37%

125.76

X

 

 

 

Forest Park

13.73%

894.26

X

 

 

X

Glendale

28.44%

342.68

 

 

 

Golf Manor

7.18%

115.72

X

 

 

 

Green Township

9.88%

1,954.60

 

X

 

X

Greenhills

9.70%

174.9

 

X

 

Harrison

8.61%

478.22

X

 

 

X

Harrison Township

18.09%

115.4

 

X

 

 X

Indian Hill

24.99%

808.65

X

 

 

 

Lincoln Heights

0.69%

9.52

 

 

X

Lockland

3.32%

40.68

 

 X

 

X

Loveland

21.24%

1,294.26

X

 

 

X

Madeira

30.66%

955.76

X

 

 

 

Mariemont

34.63%

535.76

X

 

 

 

Miami Township

8.95%

506.56

X

 

 

 

Montgomery

29.13%

1,229.06

X

 

 

X

Mt. Healthy

14.92%

320

X

 

 

Newtown

16.44%

216.68

X

 

 

X  

North Bend **

   

 

 

 

North College Hill

8.67%

393.32

X

 

 

 

Norwood

8.64%

897.6

X

 

 

 

Reading

4.01%

298.94

 

X

 

X

St. Bernard

14.60%

368.7

X

 

 

 

Sharonville

9.56%

471.32

 

X

 

X

Silverton

5.04%

118.78

 

X

 

 X

Springdale

10.01%

342.52

X

 

 

X

Springfield Township

7.79%

959.52

 

X

 

X

Sycamore Township

14.11%

959.93

 

X

 

X

Symmes Township

11.18%

589.28

 

X

 

X

Terrace Park

28.22%

346.9

X

 

 

 

Whitewater Township

3.26%

60.94

 

X

 

X

Woodlawn

16.61%

135.02

X

 

 

X

Wyoming

29.25%

1,071.90

X

 

 

 

Hamilton County Total

13.92%

40,934.56

 

 

 

 

** Recycling amounts included with Miami Township
* Did not submit recycling data