Parks & Recreation / Recycling
Delhi Township began providing recycling services for its residents in 2006. 9 recycling bins are located in the Senior/Community Center parking lot, located at 665 Neeb Road. For your convenience, all recycling bins are emptied on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, generally before noon.
Delhi Township also offers, to residents only, a Clean Up Delhi day. This annual event takes place in the spring and allows residents to safely discard of unwanted furniture, tires (no rims), televisions, appliances, etc. Clean Up Delhi day is a great way to get rid of all that unwanted stuff hiding around your house. Please check back for dates and times of the Clean Up Delhi day.
Delhi Township encourages you to take full advantage of the recycling opportunities we have to offer. With your help we can make a difference. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our recycling efforts, feel free to contact Dan Ryan by email or phone at 513-451-3300.
PLEASE DO NOT STACK RECYCLING MATERIALS OUTSIDE OF RECYCLING BINS!!
RECYCLE LIKE A PRO
Recycling is so important for our environment and economy. And yet, it can be a bit confusing at times. So here are some quick tips to help polish up with your curbside and drop-off recycling skills:
Yes, you can recycle the caps on your plastic bottles. Crush the bottle, screw the cap back on, and drop in your recycling bin or cart.
Glass jars a little different: remove the metal lid and drop it in your bin or cart loose from the glass jar.
Everybody knows you can recycle newspapers, magazines and junk mail. Don’t forget your paper towel and toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes and other dry food boxes.
Here is tricky one: yogurt cups, plastic tubs, and plastic trays are not recyclable in local curbside recycling or drop-off programs. Avoid purchasing these when possible or find a reuse for those containers – they are great for storing miscellaneous items such as paper clips, crayons, etc
When it comes to plastic, here is the rule of thumb: if it is a bottle or jug, then it can be recycled in your curbside recycling or at a recycling drop-off. That includes plastic water and soda bottles, as well other bottles from your kitchen: milk jugs, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings and so on.
Recycle in the bathroom: often overlooked, this room produces many recyclables: the soap box, toilet paper roll, empty shampoo bottle or hairspray bottle.
When it comes to recycling, we all want to do the right thing. Yet it can be rather confusing. Can I put yogurt cups in my recycling cart? When I take a stack of cardboard to my community recycling drop-off, can I include empty pizza boxes? Here are some quick tips to help you recycle right!
Place these items in your curbside bin or cart, and at your community drop-off:
Pizza boxes: remove any leftover crusts and stained liners.
Paper cartons (from OJ, milk, broth, etc.): it helps to rinse them out first.
Empty aerosol cans, such as hair spray: remove the tip.
Plastic jugs and bottles.
Glass bottles and jars.
Unsoiled paper products, such as newspapers, junk mail, magazines, and paperboard.
Aluminum cans and metal cans such as tuna.
Please do not put these items in your recycling cart, bin, or community drop-off:
Plastic bags: these can tangle in the equipment at the recycling center. Many local stores have programs where you can return your plastic bags to the store for recycling.
Yogurt containers: these, as well as other large mouth containers such as margarine, are not accepted in curbside or drop-off programs.
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is here to answer your recycling questions. Visit HamiltonCountyRecycles.org for a free “Recycle Right” download that you can print and post on your refrigerator as a convenient guide.
39,777 tons of materials were recycled by Hamilton County residents in 2016
8,818 scrap tires were collected in 2016
2,819 tons of yard trimmings composted through residential drop-offs in 2016
4 tons diverted from landfill by The Interchange, an online materials exchange catalogue
10,635 students and adults reached through education programs and special events in 2016
20 schools started or expanded recycling and composting programs, providing 11,346 people access to recycling in 2016
21 bar and restaurant programs were started in 2016
40 businesses began recycling programs in 2016
$55,100 projected cost savings by companies through the pollution prevention internship program in 2016
5 multi-family recycling programs started in 2016
Outreach & Events
60 public events provided recycling containers for 241,370 people in 2016
112,264 unique visitors to the website in 2016
5,075 recycling hotline calls received in 2016
526 residents attended “Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting” workshops in 2016
BENEFITS OF RECYCLING
Every ton of newspaper or mixed paper recycled saves the equivalent of 12 trees
Every ton of office paper recycled saves the equivalent of 24 trees
Every ton of steel recycled conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone
In 2016, the recycling efforts in Hamilton County conserved enough energy to power every home in Hamilton County for 7 days
In 2016, residents reduced more air pollution than if every household in Hamilton County rode their bicycle to work for 4 weeks