Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Cincinnati residents, the city is proud to announce that there has been a 49% increase in the tonnage of recyclables that have been collected in the past six months compared to the same time frame from 2010. This has a lot to do with the implementation of the Recyclebank program. As you can imagine, city officials are proud to share the details.
“We had a great first year,” Larry Falkin, director of the Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality, recently told Recycling Today. “We were able to grow participation in the recycling program by nearly 75 percent, increase the amount of recyclables collected curbside by nearly 50 percent and save the city nearly $1 million through decreased landfill disposal costs and increased revenues from the sale of recyclables.”
One of the benefits of the Cincinnati recycling program is that residents were given larger recycling bins. The typical residential recycle bin is 18 gallons but with the enhanced program, each resident can get up to a 64 or 96 gallon bin that is picked up twice a week. Even the mayor thinks this is a great idea.
“Cincinnati’s enhanced recycling program is even more successful than we expected,” Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory told Recycling Today. “It is clear that our community wants to recycle more to help the environment and save the City money. The more we recycle, the less the city has to pay to dump our garbage at the landfill. As we head into year two, we look forward to even higher levels of recycling and more savings.”
While that is all good news for residents, that doesn’t exactly cover all the recycling issues you might face. What about all those things you want to get rid of but can’t fit in a recycling bin even a 96 gallon one? For those large items you’ll have to call upon some professional junk haulers who are well versed in handling major recycling projects – Junk King Cincinnati
So, what are we talking about here? Things like old furniture, mattresses and kitchen appliances like stoves or refrigerators can all be broken down and recycled, just not at the same center as you paper or plastic recyclables. You could certainly do your part by hauling those big items off to those specialized recycling facilities on your own but do you really have the means to do that?
First you’ll need a big truck. That stove or sofa just isn’t going to fit in the back of the family SUV. Even if it could, would you want to run the risk of getting your car all scuffed up? Next, you’ll need to muscle to move those items. Defiantly a two man operation at least. Finally, you’ll need the time to accomplish this task. You might find yourself driving for an hour or two to reach the right recycling center.
Add it all up and hiring an experienced team like Junk King Cincinnati is really the best way to go. Keep up with your household recycling but let the pros handle the big stuff.