The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District assists Hamilton County businesses increase recycling and reduce waste management costs through a variety of programs.

Benefits of Recycling

  • Lowers waste disposal costs by reducing the amount of material that is landfilled.
  • Projects a positive corporate image.
  • Conserves energy—Recycling one ton of paper saves 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough to power the average home for six months).
  • Reduces reliance on landfills.
  • Creates jobs—The recycling industry has a total economic impact of 169,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual wages, just in the state of Ohio.

Programs for Businesses and Industry

Recycling At Work

Receive free assistance implementing office recycling programs. To learn more, click here.

Recycling At Work on Your Own

The District is available to assist you every step of the way in implementing a successful recycling program, however, if you would prefer to start recycling on your own, here are the general steps you should take: Recycle at Work on Your Own.

Bar and Restaurant Recycling

If you have a bar or restaurant in Hamilton County, we are here to help make recycling easier for you. To learn more, click here.

Multi-Family Recycling Program

Receive free assistance developing recycling programs in multi-family dwellings. To learn more, click here.

The Interchange

Participate in our free materials exchange program connecting companies that generate waste with companies that can reuse or recycle that waste. To sign up or learn more, click here.

Pollution Prevention Internship Program

Identify ways to reduce waste and save money by utilizing upper level college students in a 3-month internship program, click here.

Market Development Grant

Learn about environmental grants available to industries, click here.

Event Recycling

Event recycling containers available for loan to any organization, school, or community sponsoring an event in Hamilton County. We provide the containers and plastic liners for free. You are responsible for collecting and recycling the material. To learn more, click here

Additional Resources

Industrial and Commercial Recyclers

Find a list of local recyclers and the types of materials they accept, click here.

Food Waste

Over 130,000 tons of food is thrown away each year. To find out how your company can donate food and reduce waste, click here.

Reducing Waste at Work

Read ten tips for reducing waste in the workplace, click here.