Celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Join us this Saturday, April 23rd for the first Uptown Cincinnati Recycling Day! Uptown businesses and organizations have joined together to help make recycling an easier task for those hard-to-recycle items. From 10am until 2pm, we will provide an environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted belongings that would take up valuable habitat space in the landfill and could cause pollution in our environment. Located on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road (enter off of Harvey Avenue), the following event partners will also be on site to support your recycling needs:
- Cleanlites Recycling will collect electronics, accessories and other universal waste. The Cleanlites team will also take old batteries, but cannot accept tube-style TV’s and monitors.
- All-Pro Shredding will take up to five boxes of confidential papers you may have laying around after tax season.
- Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, in partnership with PreventionFIRST!, will properly dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medication and pharmaceutical drugs.
- St. Vincent de Paul will collect gently used, worn or torn clothing and linens.
“Uptown is our home, our workplace and where we go to have fun, so joining together to host a community recycling day benefits everyone. It reduces our negative impact on the natural environment, creates awareness and education and leads to a healthier community and healthier people,” says Katie Schneider, TriHealth’s sustainability consultant.
“Giving our residents, our employees, and our patrons easier opportunities to recycle, and make good decisions when it comes to the environment, is a great way to show Uptown our commitment to sustainable practices. As the Greenest Zoo in America, the Cincinnati Zoo is always looking for ways to inspire our community to go green too. Being serious about natural resource conservation and reduction means we are serious about wildlife conservation. Every little bit helps, every action makes an impact – including recycling. Now these items will be kept out of our waterways and out of the landfill, making our community and environment much healthier.” – Fia Cifuentes, Sustainable Communities Advocate at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- Uptown Consortium
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- University of Cincinnati
- Cincinnati Children’s
- UC Health
- City of Cincinnati Environment & Sustainability