Residential Recycling Statistics

Residential Recycling in Hamilton County Communities

Forty-eight different political jurisdictions fall within the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and almost all provide some form of recycling for their residents.

The recycling rate is the percentage of all waste that is recycled and is calculated as follows: Recycling Rate = Tons of Recyclables/(Tons of Waste + Tons of Recyclables) 


 *2013: Rumpke Recycling improved accuracy for calculating recycling drop-off tonnage leading to a decrease in reported residential tons recycled.

See this link for help in increasing your community's diversion rate. (In 2018, Hamilton County switched from recycling rate to diversion rate. Diversion rate includes yard trimming and recycling tonnage.)

Below is a table that shows the top ten Hamilton County community's diversion rates for 2019:

Ranking Community Diversion Rate
1 Blue Ash 67.40%
2 Amberley 61.08%
3 Mariemont 56.07%
4 Wyoming 50.57%
5 Terrace Park 43.88%
6 Montgomery 38.70%
7 Indian Hill 33.08%
8 Woodlawn 32.03%
9 Madeira 29.94%
10 Glendale 27.77%

The map below illustrates the 2019 diversion rate and tons recycled for Hamilton County communities. Diversion rates include yard waste. (Information below is updated in early April every year.)