New ways to increase recycling and reuse in the Greater Cincinnati area — February 7

February’s Innings meeting will be a hybrid session on Monday, February 7. You can attend via Zoom or in person at the Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church at 103 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati 45219. Only those who are fully vaccinated are able to attend in person and must wear a mask while in the church.

The Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub is a permanent, year-round, one-stop drop off location for reusable and hard-to-recycle items. Hard-to-recycle items such as #2-7 plastics, electronics, and batteries and reusable items such as school supplies and packing materials are accepted during all open hours as well and are sent to responsible recyclers or given to non-profit organizations. Reusable items such as school supplies, packing materials, and plant pots are also free for the taking by the public during open hours. The Hub is also an educational resource, helping consumers be clearer on what can and can’t go into curbside bins, recommending other organizations who can take items for recycling or reuse if the Hub can’t take something, and helping people discover other ways to live more sustainably. Since it opened on April 1st of this year, the Hub has been able to divert over 80 tons of materials from the landfill for reuse or recycling.

This presentation will cover why the Hub fills a gap in the recycling/reuse infrastructure, what can and can’t be taken to the Hub, what to expect when you visit the Hub, and ways you can help the Hub both now and with future expansions.

Colleen McSwigginThe presenter for the evening is Colleen McSwiggin, managing director of the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub. A graduate of Miami University (B.A. Microbiology ’94), she was previously the chemistry lab manager and Sustainability Committee chairperson at Mount St. Joseph University, where she organized electronics recycling events and led the “Beyond the Bin” recycling initiative. For her sustainability work at Mount St. Joe and in the community, she was awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award by the Sisters of Charity and the Teacher Environmental Award by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition in 2019. She is also a member of Green Umbrella’s Faith Communities Go Green Facilities Committee.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 7, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtceivqz8qG9Tn3NdrRulpY6UlMop0OzmV

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