Recycling at Work

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If you work in an office or manage an office building, you can receive free recycling assistance from Hamilton County through the Recycling at Work program. If you work in or manage a restaurant or bar, please visit our Bar and Restaurant Recycling Program page.

How it Works

The District works with you and your waste hauler to develop the best recycling plan for your business. Your business receives free desk-side recycling containers, a recycling kick-off event, and employee education on what and how to recycle.

With Recycling at Work your business receives:

  • A customized recycling plan
  • Coordination of recycling services with your waste hauler
  • Education about recycling or a kick-off event for your employees  
  • A decal advertising that your business recycles

Call 513-946-7732 or e-mail to learn more about how Recycling at Work can help you reduce waste and save money. Please include your business name and address.

Why Recycle?

The benefits of recycling range from improving your bottom line to conserving natural resources and reducing pollution.

Save Money

Reducing waste can lower the number of garbage pick-ups or reduce the size of your waste container. These changes can translate into real cost savings for your business.

Conserve Resources

Recycling makes it possible to create products from used paper, plastic, or metals instead of using raw materials. This process reduces pollution, conserves landfill space, and decreases the need for mining, logging, and drilling for natural resources.

Create Good Jobs and Boost the Local Economy

The recycling industry has a total economic impact of 169,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual wages, just in the state of Ohio. Since the average wage paid in the recycling industry is $8,000 more than the state’s average, recycling means good jobs for people in Ohio.

If you would prefer to start recycling without the District’s help here are three general steps toward a successful program. To learn how, click here.

Call 513-946-7732 or e-mail for more help coordinating a business recycling program. Please include your business name and address.

To learn about other business programs offered by the District, click here.


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