Learn about the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

  • December 07, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • virtual event

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Organization: Faith Communities Go Green (a Green Umbrella impact team)


Date: December 7th @ 7:00-8:00 pm

The Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub is a permanent, year-round, one-stop drop off location for reusable and hard-to-recycle items.  Hard-to-recycle items such as #2-7 plastics, electronics, and batteries and reusable items such as school supplies and packing materials are accepted during all open hours and are sent to responsible recyclers or given to non-profit organizations. Reusable items are also free for the taking by the public during open hours. The Hub is also an educational resource, helping consumers be clearer on what can and can’t go into curbside bins, recommending other organizations who can take items for recycling or reuse if the Hub can’t take something, and helping people discover other ways to live more sustainably. Since it opened on April 1st of this year, the Hub has been able to divert over 65 tons of materials from the landfill for reuse or recycling.

This presentation will cover what can and can't be taken to the Hub, what to expect when you visit the Hub to drop-off or take away items, and ways you can help the Hub both now and with future expansions.

This presentation will be given by Colleen McSwiggin, Managing Director of the Hub. She was previously the Chemistry Lab Manager and Sustainability Committee Chairperson at Mount St. Joseph University, where she organized electronics recycling events and led the “Beyond the Bin” recycling initiative. For her sustainability work at Mount St. Joe and in the community, she was awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award by the Sisters of Charity and the Teacher Environmental Award by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition in 2019. She is also a member of Green Umbrella’s Faith Communities Go Green Facilities Committee.

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