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Hamilton County recycling by the numbers

Mariemont, Wyoming and Montgomery are Hamilton County's top three recycling neighborhoods.

The Recycling and Solid Waste District reports the average household recycled 250 pounds in 2012. That's 14 percent of all waste generated.

A recent study suggests 40 percent of what Hamilton County sends to the landfill could be diverted by recycling.

Rounding out the top ten recycling communities are Terrace Park, Madeira, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Glendale, Loveland and Evendale.

Fun tidbits from Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District:

  • In 2012, Hamilton County residents recycled 43,590 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper. That is equal to the weight of 222 passenger jets.

The recycling efforts in Hamilton County:

  • Conserved enough energy to power every home in Sharonville and Fairfax for a year.
  • Reduced more greenhouse gases than if every household in Hamilton County rode their bicycle to work for more than a month.
  • Saved more trees from being harvested than if every household in Hamilton County planted a tree.