Springfield Township Trustees and Staff take great pride in offering several recycling programs for our residents. We encourage you to get involved in making Springfield Township a cleaner place to live!
Recycling is a great way to improve the quality of our environment. However, not all materials can be recycled by Hamilton County residents in curbside recycling programs. Even some items with the recycle symbol cannot be recycled in your curbside bin or cart.
Items such as plastic tubs, polystyrene, aluminum foil, pie pans, takeout food trays, plastic bags and yogurt cups currently cannot be recycled in curbside recycling programs. While some materials are not acceptable through the curbside program, there are other recycling outlets available.
Many of these items can still be recycled at a variety of outlets.
- Plastic bags can be recycled at area stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Remke Biggs or other locations
- #5 plastic tubs (including yogurt containers) can be recycled at Whole Foods Market
- Light bulbs-you are using CFL bulbs, right? CFL bulbs can be recycled at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Park + Vine, Environmental Enterprises and USA Lamp and Ballast of Ohio
Please refer to the Outlets for Odd Items page on our website or call the Hamilton County Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 for a complete list.
Below is a list of items that are recyclable in curbside bins/carts or at a community recycling drop-off:
Plastic – Bottles and jugs only. Lids are OK if left on bottles
- Pop/water bottles
- Shampoo bottles
- Condiment bottles
- Milk jugs/juice bottles
- Contact solution bottles
- Laundry detergent jugs
Glass – Remove lids
- Food jars
- Beer/wine bottles
- Newspapers and inserts
- Magazines-dull or glossy
- Phone books
- Cardboard boxes (flatten)
- Brown paper grocery bags
- Paperboard boxes
- Junk mail
- All envelopes
- Office paper
- Cores of paper towel/toilet paper rolls
- Beverage carriers
- Soup cans
- Pop cans
- Beer cans
- Fruit and vegetable cans
- Meat cans
- Juice cans
- Coffee cans
- Empty aerosol cans (lids and tips removed)
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Springfield Township Residents Recycled 1,120.08 Tons in 2011!
Congratulations Springfield Township residents! In 2011, we recycled 1120.08 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper. Springfield Township recycled 162 more tons in 2011 than in 2010! Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.
The recycling efforts in Springfield Township:
Conserved enough energy to power every home in Springfield Township for four days.
Reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Springfield Township did not drive a car for two weeks.
Saved 8,583 trees from being harvested.
Recycling reduces pollution so the air we breathe is cleaner, conserves natural resources so we will have them to use in the future, and decreases the energy needed to make new products. Recycling also boosts our local economy by creating 169,000 jobs (4.3% of all jobs) just in the State of Ohio.
On average, each household in Springfield Township recycled 160 pounds in 2011. That's 9.06% of all the waste we generate. If you would like to see even more material recycled in 2012, check out the list below to make sure you include all these materials in your recycling bin. Don't have a bin? Call 242-4600 to request your bin today.
Good Work, Springfield Township, our recycling efforts made a big difference!
Have a question about recycling? Call Hamilton County's Recycling Hotline at 946-7766, visit www.HamiltonCountyRecycles.org, or ask a question on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HamiltonCountyRecycling) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/HamCoRecycling ).