Do you have questions about recycling changes? Here’s what you need to know. The second phase of the Enhanced Recycling Program began October 1, 2010.
On Oct. 4, the City of Cincinnati implemented its enhanced recycling program, becoming the first major Midwestern city to reward residents for recycling. To help communicate the changes and benefits of the program to residents, the City has launched a short video on the program’s website at www.cincinnatirecycles.org.
The video, which features Council Member Laure Quinlivan, Chair of the Mayor’s Green Steering Committee, explains the ins and outs of the enhanced recycling program from cart delivery to redeeming RecycleBank rewards points. Quinlivan, a former television reporter, donated her producing and reporting skills to this project.
“Enhanced recycling will help the environment and eventually save city taxpayers a million dollars a year,” Quinlivan said. “I can’t wait to get the new 96-gallon recycling cart delivered to my home so I can stop overflowing the little green bin every week.”
The City is currently delivering the next phase of carts to about 25,000 additional homes this month. Each new recycling cart holds five bins worth of recycled material, allowing residents to recycle more easily. Residents who receive new carts should sign up for rewards for recycling from RecycleBank at www.RecycleBank.com.
With each phase of the program, residents should look for a postcard from the City with information on the enhanced recycling program, the pick up schedule and how to sign up with RecycleBank for rewards. The enhanced recycling program will be citywide by February 2011.
Enhanced recycling program: www.cincinnatirecycles.org or call 513-591-6000
Enhanced recycling video: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/noncms/projects/recycling/AdvancedRecycling.wmv
What can I recycle in my curbside bin?
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Things you CAN recycle:
- Plastic bottles and jugs
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminum and steel cans
- Empty aerosol cans (remove tips)
- Newspapers and magazines
- Phone books
- Paperboard (cereal boxes, beverage boxes)
- Brown paper grocery bags
- Junk mail, envelopes and office paper
Things you CAN’T recycle:
- Large mouth plastic containers (like butter tubs)
- Yogurt containers
- Drinking glasses
- Light bulbs
- Non-food related metal (like wire hangers)
- Plastic bags
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