Cincinnati debuts enhanced recycling program

Cincinnati launched an enhanced recycling program, which includes larger recycling carts, every-other-week collection and the ability to earn rewards for recycling. The program officially started in October for about 25 percent of the city residences.

The four-phase rollout of new recycling carts began in September and citywide implementation will continue through February 2011.

The City is using $750,000 from the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) awarded to Cincinnati through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), or “Stimulus Act,” to manage the program and to purchase the new recycling carts.