Businesses

If your business, non-profit, or government agency is looking for ways to nudge its operations toward excellence with an eye to the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, social), putting in place waste reduction and recycling programs fits the bill.

Did you know that recycling and waste reduction programs...

  • Reduce your environmental impact and realize potential cost-savings from waste reduction.

  • Create 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.

  • Conserve energy and natural resources. Recycling one ton of paper saves 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough to power the average home for six months).

  • Boost employee morale by engaging them in a cause with environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Waste Reduction Assistance Programs

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District offers recycling and waste reduction assistance to Hamilton County employers through the programs listed here. Click on any title to learn more.

Recycling at Work
Employee Enrichment Seminars
Bar and Restaurant Recycling Assistance
Multi-Family Recycling Assistance Program
The Interchange - A Marketplace for Business Waste
Pollution Prevention Internship Program
Recycling Market Development Grant
Event Recycling Container Loan Program

Other Resources

Recycling and Reuse Outlets
Use this searchable list to find local recycling and reuse outlets for your unwanted materials.

How to Donate Surplus Food
Learn how your organization can donate excess food from your catered meetings and events.

Tips to Reduce Waste at Work
Small, thoughtful actions can have a significant impact on reducing the amount of waste generated at work. This list offers something for any type of workplace.