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How to Recycle Tanglers

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown How to Recycle Tanglers

Franklin County sends over a million tons of material to the landfill each year. With nearly 70% of these materials having the potential to be recycled and composted before being landfilled, it’s important to understand what can and cannot be recycled so that recyclable materials reach their full potential as a new product. When sorting […]

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Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

A new survey from Rumpke this summer revealed that the City of Columbus has been able to achieve a 78% participation rate with its residential curbside recycling program that first rolled out in 2012. “I am so proud of how residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “The amount of trash […]

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Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

As curbside recycling efforts in Columbus have continued to expand in 2014 to include eligible condo and apartment buildings, it’s only natural that record amounts of trash are being diverted from the landfill for recycling. In fact, exactly 8,981 tons (17,963,136 pounds) of recyclable material was collected during the three month span of May-July 2014, […]

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Curbside Recycling Expansion to Condos and Apartments Starts Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Curbside Recycling Expansion to Condos and Apartments Starts Today

As first announced in December, the City of Columbus Curbside Recycling Program (dubbed “RecyColumbus”) is expanding to cover apartment and condo buildings with four or fewer units. That expansion officially debuts today as blue recycling carts begin being distributed to approximately 16,000 new customers, bringing the grand total up to 200,000 program participants. “Residents in […]

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Columbus Expands Curbside Recycling to Condos and Apartments in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Expands Curbside Recycling to Condos and Apartments in 2014

The City of Columbus announced today that the RecyColumbus program will be rolled out to eligible condo and apartment communities starting in February. Previously, the curbside recycling program was only made available to single family homes and buildings with four or fewer residential units, leaving larger apartment and condominium buildings excluded from participation. “Residents in […]

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Final Phase of Columbus Recycling Program Rolling Out

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Phase of Columbus Recycling Program Rolling Out

Columbus City Councilmember Eileen Paley kicked off the fifth and final implementation phase of RecyColumbus this morning, signaling the completed rollout of the city-wide residential recycling program. “Columbus residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in every neighborhood where it has been implemented,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. Columbus residents in the following list of areas will receive […]

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RecyColumbus Program Kicks Off Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans RecyColumbus Program Kicks Off Today

City officials and neighborhood leaders gathered today at the Rumpke Recycling Facility to kick off the new citywide curbside recycling program — officially being dubbed “RecyColumbus” — which will gradually roll out over the next year. “It’s been a long wait, but I’m proud that residential recycling is finally here for our city, our neighborhoods […]

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