Research and Reports

Annual Reports: Hamilton County Department of Environmental Service

Annual Reports for 20202019   

Target Communities
Each year, the District works with two to three communities to improve their recycling program. 
2017 Lincoln Heights
2018 Arlington Heights
2019 Village of Fairfax

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

World Wildlife Federation (WWF) Report
Several area schools received a grant from the WWF to conduct wasted food audits in their cafeterias. Students benefited from curriculum teaching them how to reduce wasted food. View the report here