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Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to get rid of something, but holding onto it because you don’t want it to end up in a landfill?

The Rumpke Sanitary Landfill is the tallest point in Hamilton County, if you count manmade elevations. Each day the site accepts approximately 9,000 tons of waste.*

The company got permission from the state of Ohio to increase its authorized maximum daily waste from 10,000 to 12,500 tons in 2019, and is working on an expansion of the Colerain landfill from 330 acres to 554 acres. In 2021 the total accepted at all Rumpke landfills was 3.5 million tons.

Also in 2021, the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub opened as a facility dedicated to recycling items not usually included in the regular Rumpke pick up.

Since April 2021, they’ve reused or recycled over 200 tons of material, keeping it out of growing landfills. You can check out their website to find out more details regarding the items they accept.

The Hub can even accept items like neon lamps and tubes, fluorescent lamps and batteries for a fee. Here's a complete list (PDF) of items they accept.

They also have shopping available, for items like fabrics, tile, egg cartons, binders, gardening pots and office/school supplies! 

The Hub is run by volunteers and is typically open to drop-offs on Thursday and Saturday. Be sure to check out the website or give them a call before you go to make sure they’re open.

* Source: Our Waste, Our Problem (Cincinnati Magazine)