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About The Recycling Program

For more than 20 years, Cincinnati residents have made recycling a daily habit, diverting more than 250,000 tons of material from the waste stream. In 2010, residents recycled a record 14,343 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper -- 1,153 more tons than the previous year!

Recycling efforts in Cincinnati:

  • Conserved enough energy to power every home in Cincinnati for 6 days.
  • Reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Cincinnati did not drive a car for more than 3 weeks.
  • Saved 127,627 trees from being harvested.

On average, each household in Cincinnati recycled 193 pounds in 2010 -- 14% of all the waste each household generates.

Latest News

3/22/14
Tire Amnesty Day

Cincinnati residents can bring up to 10 tires to Dunham Recreation Center on Saturday, March 22 for disposal.

12/11/13
Holiday Recycling Tips
Holiday Recycling Tips

Did you know Americans create an extra 25 million tons of trash over the holidays?

11/18/13
Cartons Now Accepted In City Recycling
Cartons Now Accepted In City Recycling

The City's recycling program now accepts cartons!

11/16/13
One-Stop Drop Recycling
One-Stop Drop Recycling

Drop off hard-to-recycle items like electronic waste and plastic bags to one convenient location!

11/16/13
Cohen Recycling Electronic Drop-Off Event

The Cincinnati Bengals are teaming up with Cohen Recycling to honor America Recycles Day to sponsor an electronic recycling event at Longworth Hall.


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