2020 Goal: Reduce waste disposed in the residential/commercial sector by 33% as we transition to “zero waste”.

WRAT Mission

The Waste Reduction action team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling, and reduction.

Action Plan

The team has co-sponsored educational forums on commercial and institutional composting, organized and promoted e-waste collection events, and launched a region-wide paper recycling campaign. Our current campaign focuses on reducing Food Waste, which makes up over a fifth of our landfill volume. The resources we have featured in our campaign and highlighted on this webpage offer information for you (as an individual, school, organization or business) to reduce the amount of food going to our landfills.

/ Monthly WRAT Meetings /

Meetings typically occur on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Hamilton County Environmental Services building at 250 William Howard Taft Road in Cincinnati. To learn more about our team and our food waste campaign, click on the previous meeting agendas and minutes listed below:

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Our Action Team Chairs

For more information on the Waste Reduction Action Team, contact one of the co-chairs:

Lauren Campbell-Kong, Brainbox

Jenny Lohmann, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste

For general inquires regarding Green Umbrella's Waste Reduction Action Team, please contact savethefood@greenumbrella.org.

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