Recycling

Anderson Township’s commitment to recycling benefits both the environment and the community. Each year Anderson emerges as a recycling leader (compared to other area communities) and was recognized by Hamilton County in 2016 as having the Best Township Recycling Rate. Anderson is awarded reimbursement monies from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District based on how much material residents recycle. This funding supports several activities such as the township’s drop-off recycling center, the purchase of products made from recycled materials, and portions of the township’s quarterly newsletter, Anderson Insights.

 

RECYCLING OPTIONS

There are several convenient ways to recycle in Anderson Township. Curbside pickup is available with your weekly garbage pickup, with certain limitations. Paper (break down cardboard), cans (remove lids/tips), bottles and jugs, and cartons can be recycled at the curbside. Also, do not include batteries or plastic bags in your curbside or drop off recycling. All containers must be empty. Please place materials into recycling containers loose (not in plastic bags).  Check your trash hauler’s restrictions.

The Anderson Township Recycling Center, perhaps the busiest drop-off recycling facility in Greater Cincinnati, is located at the Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave. This center accepts cardboard (breakdown), newspaper, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans (with labels removed), #1 and #2 plastics. There is not a difference between what is accepted at public drop off locations versus the curbside collection for recycling.  Other items, including certain hazardous waste materials, can be recycled at various outlets in the Anderson area.

Not for Curbside or Drop-Off Recycling - No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, clothing hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, butter tubs, yogurt containers, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots & pans, and scrap metal. 

Have questions about recycling? Visit HamiltonCountyRecycles.org or call the Hamilton County Recycling Hotline at 946-7766.

TRASH OPTIONS

The trash haulers in Anderson Township are:  Rumpke Waste, Inc. 742-2900 and Republic Services 771-4200 

Leaf and lawn debris can be picked up by waste haulers at curbside if in bags or trash containers. Branches must be cut and tied in a bundle. Check with your trash hauler for further restrictions.

YARD WASTE

Anderson Township is home to one of Hamilton County’s free yard waste recycling sites. Located at Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off Ohio 32 in Anderson just west of Newtown), the site is currently conveniently open seven days a week, with new hours starting November 26. 

Hamilton County residents can recycle brush, leaves, twigs, grass clippings and branches from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. After November 25 during the winter, the hours are weekdays only from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Some restrictions apply. The site does not accept yard waste in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments. Special Saturday hours in January allow for Christmas tree recycling. For more information, call 271-0900 or check out HamiltonCountyRecycles.org.

OPEN BURNING

Stringent rules govern burning of leaves and yard waste. Contact the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department at 688-8400 for more details.  Click here for website open burning information

TEXTILE RECYCLING

Recycling old clothes, linens, dishes and small household appliances will soon be easier, with the start of Anderson’s new recycling program scheduled to roll out the week of August 13.

Through this new free program, Anderson Township residents will have the option to place textiles, small toys, curtains, backpacks and more at the curb on their designated Rumpke recycling day.

Before August 13, Simple Recycling will send out two postcards (see below for Example #1). The second will come with special orange bags to most township households and will explain the service. The company is a for-profit entity and is contracted by the township for curbside textile recycling collections.

According to Sonny Wilkins, vice president of Simple Recycling’s municipal relations, due to mailing accuracy issues, there will be some households who will not receive the postcards and bags in the mail. If you have not received your bags by August 8, go to www.SimpleRecycling.com. There’s a simple form to fill out and bags will be dropped off at your home, Wilkins said. Or call Simple Recycling’s customer service line at 1-866-835-5068 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on weekdays.

Township residents living in apartments or condominiums who do not have curbside trash pickup will find a designated container at the township’s 24/7 Drop-Off Recycling center at 7954 Beechmont Ave. 

Here’s how the program will work:

 Fill your provided Simple Recycling bags
 Set the orange bags out with your trash on your Rumpke trash day
 Take care not to place orange recycling bags in with your regular trash, as the recycling is picked up separately
 Order more bags at SimpleRecycling.com

Simple Recycling accepts textiles in ripped or dirty condition. However, do not recycle clothing or fabric items that are moldy or wet. Items that can be placed in a recycling bag include:

 Men, women and children’s clothing
 Coats and jackets
 Shoes
 Purses
 Hats
 Blankets
 Drapes/curtains
 Pillows
 Sleeping Bags, backpacks, toys. Dishes

Recycle other items including plastics, glass, paper and more at the curb through the township’s recycling program or call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 for details. Visit the largest drop-off recycling site in Greater Cincinnati at 7954 Beechmont Ave.