Recycling: It's One Thing We Can All Do, and Hamilton County strives to provide the information you need to make it happen, from explaining to "What Can I Recycle", Recycling Where I Live, where Recycling Drop-Off Locations are, to explaining the Multi-Family Recycling Program for apartments and condos.

Hamilton County R3Source also explains the Recycling Process and Recycling Benefits and provides comparisons on How Much Your Community Recycles.

Some items cannot be recycled in a curbside or drop-off program, therefore Hamilton County R3Source provides suggestions for Recycling and Reuse Outlets for other items.

Hamilton County has recycling containers available for loan for your group, organization, church or club to use for Event Recycling.

If you want to do even more, learn how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and get ideas for Reducing Waste at Home.

Several award-winning communities have made strides on increasing recycling throughout Hamilton County. Other organizations also offer recycling inspiration and incentives, such as the Green Umbrella and Recycle and Ride.

Upcoming paper shred events are highlighted on the Paper Shred Events page.

Household Hazardous Products

What are Household Hazardous Products and how can they be properly disposed of? Year-round outlets may be available for some of your material. Items may also be taken to a local household hazardous waste company for recycling. Latex paint and pharmaceuticals may not be accepted at these locations.


There are many outlets for residents to properly recycle their old electronics, computers and TVs including various Electronics Recycling events, outlets and Electronics Take-Back Programs.

Composting & Yard Trimmings

There are several ways to dispose of yard trimmings. R3Source sponsors several free Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites. Some Hamilton County communities offer curbside collection of yard trimmings. Backyard Composting can be a beneficial solution to recycling yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a useful soil amendment.

Hamilton County R3Source offers free Composting Seminars where you can learn all about backyard composting from our experts. If you are short on space for backyard composting, you can always let worms do the work indoors, via Vermicomposting, or a worm bin, for composting kitchen scraps.

Construction & Demolition Debris

There are six construction and demolition debris landfill locations in Hamilton County. Use these landfills for the disposal of unusable debris from construction projects.

Food Waste

Reduce your food waste to save money, help communities, and protect the environment.

Reducing Waste at Home

Reducing waste at home means never generating all that waste in the first place. A simple change in habits can reduce the amount of trash you put to the curb.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling that are received. If you have an additional question, please contact us.