In This Issue
Hamilton County Residents Recycled 39,777 Tons in 2017 
Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting 
Free Yard Trimmings Drop-off Sites Open
Colerain, Ross, and Springfield Townships Increase Recycling
Spring 2017


Welcome to the 2017 spring edition of  The WasteLine , a publication of the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. This edition includes articles on:
Our Solid Waste Management Plan Update 2018-2032 is currently out for ratification. All Hamilton County communities have received copies of the plan and model resolutions. View our Solid Waste Management Plan Update online .
Our Plan Update includes changes to increase outreach to commercial businesses, improve residential recycling advertising, and work with under-performing communities to raise recycling rates. A new program to decrease illegal dumping in partnership with the Hamilton County Sheriff is planned as well. The Residential Recycling Incentive program will experience a few changes under the Plan Update, including a reduction of the budget and allowing communities to include organics recycling (yard trimmings) toward their diversion rate.
We will not be holding a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop off event in 2017. Instead, we will conduct a campaign called TAKE, to inform residents of alternative outlets  for common HHW items (such as CFLs and motor oil) and promote a reduction in HHW.
Thank you for your continued support of recycling in your community and for promoting our programs to your residents.  As always, feel free to contact Michelle Balz  at 513-946-7789 with any questions or suggestions to improve our programs.
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Staff