Recycling

Recycling

Recycling

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.


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