recycling

Recycling
2:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Inside a refrigerator's insides

Justin Rainer with recycling company JACO Environmental pries the back off an old fridge.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Duke Energy tore apart an old refrigerator Thursday... and not just because someone thought destruction sounded fun. The demonstration highlights Duke's appliance recycling program.

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City recycling
3:34 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Cincinnati ends Recyclebank program

City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati has dropped the Recyclebank program designed to encourage residents to recycle.  

City officials say participation rates were disappointing.  

The program is being revamped in order to realize the city's original intent:  to encourage and reward people who recycle, which in turns saves taxpayer dollars on tipping fees at the landfill.  

Current rewards can still be redeemed through Recyclebank.  

In 2012, city residents and small business recycled more than 17,000 tons, which compares to just more than 12,000 tons in 2008.

Glass Recycling
5:46 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rumpke to save tons of glass from the landfill

Five to seven semis a day will transport recycled glass from this facility to Dayton for further refining.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Glass makes up 15 percent of what Cincinnatians throw out. Beginning this November, Rumpke will recycle it in a brand new St. Bernard facility that sits on the same site as one that burned down a year ago.

Although Rumpke will also recycle paper, plastics and metals at this facility, a big focus is on glass recycling. Very small, refined recycled glass particles are in big demand by glass container and fiberglass insulation companies.

There are eight steps in the glass recycling process:

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Recycling
1:19 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Hamilton County recycling by the numbers

Mariemont, Wyoming and Montgomery are Hamilton County's top three recycling neighborhoods.

The Recycling and Solid Waste District reports the average household recycled 250 pounds in 2012. That's 14 percent of all waste generated.

A recent study suggests 40 percent of what Hamilton County sends to the landfill could be diverted by recycling.

Rounding out the top ten recycling communities are Terrace Park, Madeira, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Glendale, Loveland and Evendale.

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Yard waste recycling
4:04 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Yard waste drop-off sites ready to re-open

Credit City of Cincinnati

Now that spring is here, yard work is certain to follow.

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yard trimmings drop-off sites re-open Saturday, March 23.

You must be a county resident and bring proof such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

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