Posted on: 2012-09-14

Recycling Participation on the Rise in Loveland

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District announced that Loveland has entered its top ten recycling communities for the first half of 2012. Loveland checks in at number nine on the list, which considers all communities in Hamilton County.

The City of Loveland has boosted its efforts over the years to encourage recycling through the curbside recycling program or at drop-off locations around the city. Entrance into the top ten list marks a significant step in the City’s goal to increase its overall rate of recycling to 25%. Communities that reach the 25% threshold receive the greatest level of funds per ton recycled through Hamilton County’s Residential Recycling Incentive (RRI) Program.

Loveland’s current rate of 23.05% puts it in the second-best threshold. As a result of continued recycling growth, the City will receive $18,000 from Hamilton County’s Residential Recycling Incentive (RRI) Program to be used for recycling-related expenses. The City can put these funds toward purchasing recycling bins for residents and other initiatives that further increase the amount the community can recycle.

If residents would like to participate in the curbside recycling program, they can visit www.lovelandoh.com/recycle-bin to request a free recycling bin. The City will deliver the bins to your home when available. There are no additional costs to have your recyclables picked up at your curb through Rumpke’s curbside recycling program. Residents may also drop off recyclables 24 hours a day at the recycling drop off site located on Karl Brown Way next to Loveland Canoe and Kayak.

Top-Ten Recycling Communities, First Half of 2012
1. Mariemont 34.02%
2. Wyoming 30.60%
3. Terrace Park 29.75%
4. Montgomery 29.13%
5. Blue Ash 28.12%
6. Madeira 25.75%
7. Indian Hill 25.75%
8. Glendale 23.96%
9. LOVELAND 23.05%
10. Evendale 22.34%