Springfield Township trustees and staff take great pride in offering several recycling programs for our residents. In 2016, the entire community entered into a Township-wide trash and recycling contract with Rumpke, giving every household the ability to recycle curb-side at no additional cost. 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.

Recyclable Materials

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 information 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.


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


Remove lids from:
  • Food jars
  • Beer / wine bottles


  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines-dull or glossy
  • Phone books
  • Catalogs
  • 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)

Learn More About Recycling in Hamilton County

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 website or interact with them on Facebook and Twitter.