Research and Reports


Annual Reports: Hamilton County Department of Environmental Service

2017 Annual Report  

Target Communities
Each year, the District works with two to three communities to improve their recycling program. 
2017 Lincoln Heights

Waste Characterization Studies
A waste characterization study is an audit of a local waste stream, determining how much paper, glass, food, plastic, and other materials are discarded. Waste characterization information helps local solid waste district to plan how to reduce waste, set up recycling programs, and conserve money and resources, in collaboration with local waste haulers, local governments, and other appropriate partners.
2018 Hamilton County Residential Waste Characterization Study
2012 Hamilton County Residential Waste Characterization Study

Food Share Study
In 2015, Amity Elementary School of Deer Park City Schools, launched a food share table in their cafeteria. The following report details how students shared food with each other and donated food to a local food pantry.
Amity Food Rescue Report