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About The Recycling Program

For more than 20 years, Cincinnati residents have made recycling a daily habit, diverting more than 250,000 tons of material from the waste stream. In 2010, residents recycled a record 14,343 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper -- 1,153 more tons than the previous year!

Recycling efforts in Cincinnati:

  • Conserved enough energy to power every home in Cincinnati for 6 days.
  • Reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Cincinnati did not drive a car for more than 3 weeks.
  • Saved 127,627 trees from being harvested.

On average, each household in Cincinnati recycled 193 pounds in 2010 -- 14% of all the waste each household generates.

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Tire Amnesty Day

Cincinnati residents can bring up to 10 tires to Dunham Recreation Center on Saturday, March 22 for disposal.

Holiday Recycling Tips
Holiday Recycling Tips

Did you know Americans create an extra 25 million tons of trash over the holidays?

Cartons Now Accepted In City Recycling
Cartons Now Accepted In City Recycling

The City's recycling program now accepts cartons!

One-Stop Drop Recycling
One-Stop Drop Recycling

Drop off hard-to-recycle items like electronic waste and plastic bags to one convenient location!

Cohen Recycling Electronic Drop-Off Event

The Cincinnati Bengals are teaming up with Cohen Recycling to honor America Recycles Day to sponsor an electronic recycling event at Longworth Hall.

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