1. What are the options are for people who do NOT have curbside service. Does this announcement mean that even recycling drop off locations now accept all plastics too? If so, they definitely should update the signage to make that clear. Yes, the drop off are for people who are not eligible for curbside service (basically household who have private trash service dumpsters). Yes, the list of items on the drop off containers will be updated, but will take us a few weeks. HOWEVER it is not all plastics - it is all plastic BOTTLES and JARS #1-7. It does not include rigid plastic shells, shrink wrap, films, tubs, toys. JUST stuff that once had a cap or screw on lid. When recycling your bottles and jars, please remove the caps. Metal caps can be recycled at area scrap dealers who accept steel. http://www.hcdoes.org/SWMD/
And plastics caps can be recycled at AVEDA stores. http://aveda.aveda.com/
2. how about "soft" plastic packaging...like that which is used to package toilet tissue??? No, that is called shrink wrap or film. There is not a facility that will accept from residents
(NOTE: The local plastic recyclers currently only accept in bulk from industrial and commercial sources http://www.hcdoes.org/SWMD/
3. Does this count for those people in Northern Kentucky who also have Rumpke Recycling? I assumed so, but I wanted to be sure. NO, Rumpke has not expanded to the rest of the service area yet. Technically, the new sorting facility is still under construction and they are temporarily warehousing the materials. So Rumpke will expand as new contracts are established ( as in our case), or after the installation of the “state of the art” equipment is complete.
4. What about the people that have the city pick up there trash?? You can order a recycling bin (or two!) from the City of Cincinnati, and then just set your recycling bin out with your trash on trash day. They will come and take it away for free! Order your bin here.
Thanks again for all the questions and comments. If you're curious about anything else, let me know and I will do my best to find out!!