Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, March 01, 2010

Norwood Residents Recycled 794 Tons in 2009!

Thanks to Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer, we have the results of Norwood’s 2009 recycling efforts in the form of the following congratulatory press release from Michelle Balz with the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services:

Congratulations Norwood residents! In 2009, you recycled 794 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper. Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.

The recycling efforts in Norwood:
· Conserved enough energy to power every home in Norwood for a week.
· Reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Norwood did not drive a car for 20 days (almost three weeks!).
· Saved 5,765 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 and $6 billion in annual wages just in the State of Ohio.

On average, each household in Norwood recycled 171 pounds in 2009. That’s 7.26% of all the waste you generate. If you would like to see even more material recycled in 2010, check out the list below to make sure you include all these materials in your recycling bin. Don’t have a bin? Norwood makes it easy! Call 242-4600 to request your bin today!

Good Work, Norwood, your recycling efforts made a big difference!

Recyclable Materials
Plastic bottles and jugs (remove lids)
Glass bottles and jars (remove lids)
Empty aerosol cans (remove lids and tips)
Aluminum and steel cans
Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)
Junk mail and envelopes
Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
Office Paper
Brown grocery bags
Clean pizza boxes

Have a question about recycling? Call Hamilton County’s Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 or visit