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March 22, 2021

Electronics Recycling and Shred Event

Safeguard your identity and help protect the environment, all in one event!  The public can take advantage of this environmentally friendly and secure way to safely dispose of private documents and personal electronic devices.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at McNicholas High School parking lot located at 6536 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

 

This event is being hosted by McNicholas High School and proceeds will benefit the McNicholas Athletic Program and Alumni Association.  Document Destruction will be handling document shredding while Cobalt will handle the recycling of electronic waste.  For $20 participants can shred up to 5 bankers boxes/average sized trash bags of items such as paper, staples, binders, paper clips, hanging file folders, and notebooks.  For $10 participants can recycle up to 2 boxes or laundry baskets of electronics such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, desktops, and computer towers  (no monitors, keyboards, mice, cords or accessories accepted).

 

To ensure safety during the COVID pandemic, place all containers in your trunk and a volunteer will unload, wear a mask or facial covering, remain in your car at all times, and separate electronics from shred items.  More information about the event can be found here.

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February 17, 2021

Wasted Food Strategies Webinar

Did you know that up to 40% of food grown and imported into the U.S. is wasted, and about 40% of that waste is generated by consumer-facing businesses like grocers, restaurants, institutions, and food service providers? Solid Waste Management Districts across Southwest Ohio are working with businesses, institutions, and service providers to address wasted food.

At this virtual workshop, the Center for EcoTechnology will review the strategies and best practices for addressing wasted food. You will also participate in 2 breakout group sessions of your choosing, focusing on specific solutions across the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy.

As a participant, you will leave with an understanding of the steps to establish programs, an awareness of key pitfalls and considerations for success, and a curated list of resources to help you on your journey.  

REGISTER HERE!

Please reach out to wastedfood@cetonline.org with any questions. We hope you can join us!

You can find complete details in the event registration form. We will be sharing a final agenda and list of speakers with registered attendees prior to the event.

This workshop is in partnership with Hamilton, Warren, Montgomery, Adams-Clermont, and Butler County Solid Waste Management Districts, with support from EPA Region 5.

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January 4, 2021

Rumpke Now Recycling Plastic Tubs

Starting January 11th, 2021, residents and businesses will be able to recycle #5 plastic tubs in Rumpke’s recycling program. So, yogurt eaters rejoice! Bring on the butter tubs and toss in those fruit cups! All of these items will find new life through Rumpke’s enhanced recycling program.  Residents can now place plastic tubs, along with their lids in the recycling bin.  Be sure to rinse the container and reattach the lid before tossing in the bin.

Like with other acceptable items, Rumpke has secured long-term contracts with stable, regional end users for this material, and with a grant from The Recycling Partnership, they will soon install new machinery at some of our recycling facilities to better sort the material.

Rumpke will officially launch the new program January 11, 2021.  This addition to the acceptable materials list expands the types of plastics accepted, which currently includes plastic bottles and jugs only (disregard # on bottom of container and go by the mouth narrower than container rule).  You can find a full list of the accepted recyclable materials here.

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