Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Norwood residents recycled 947.01 tons in 2010!

Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer emailed us the following press release issues by the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District:

Congratulations Norwood residents! In 2010, you recycled 947.01 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper. Norwood recycled 153 more tons in 2010 than in 2009! 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 more than a week.
· Reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Norwood did not drive a car for more than three weeks.
· Saved 6,846 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 204.32 pounds in 2010. That’s 8.85% of all the waste you generate. If you would like to see even more material recycled in 2011, 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 458-4615 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