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Anderson Township’s commitment to recycling benefits both the environment and the community. Each year Anderson emerges as a recycling leader (compared to other area communities) and was recognized by Hamilton County in 2016 as having the Best Township Recycling Rate. Anderson is awarded reimbursement monies from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District based on how much material residents recycle. This funding supports several activities such as the township’s drop-off recycling center, the purchase of products made from recycled materials, and portions of the township’s quarterly newsletter, Anderson Insights.



There are several convenient ways to recycle in Anderson Township. Curbside pickup is available with your weekly garbage pickup, with certain limitations. Paper (break down cardboard), cans (remove lids/tips), bottles and jugs, and cartons can be recycled at the curbside. Also, do not include batteries or plastic bags in your curbside or drop off recycling. All containers must be empty. Please place materials into recycling containers loose (not in plastic bags).  Check your trash hauler’s restrictions.

The Anderson Township Recycling Center, perhaps the busiest drop-off recycling facility in Greater Cincinnati, is located at the Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave. This center accepts cardboard (break down), newspaper, for bottle and jugs, if the mouth is smaller than the base it is recyclable. The new addition of plastic tubs includes yogurt containers, fruit, pudding, jello cups, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs, specialty dips such as hummus tubs, etc. - make sure to reattach the lid. There is not a difference between what is accepted at public drop off locations versus the curbside collection for recycling.  Other items, including certain hazardous waste materials, can be recycled at various outlets in the Anderson area.

Not for Curbside or Drop-Off Recycling - No receipts, plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, clothing hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, EPS (hard, rigid styrofoam), buckets, plastic salad boxes, blueberry, strawberry, etc. containers, car parts, food, yard trimmings, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots & pans, scrap metal, etc.

Have questions about recycling? Visit or call the Hamilton County Recycling Hotline at 946-7766.  Recycling in Hamilton County does not accept all plastics #1-7. We only accept Bottles and Jugs (with lids on), regardless of trash hauler.


The trash haulers in Anderson Township are:  Rumpke Waste, Inc. 742-2900 and Republic Services 771-4200 

Leaf and lawn debris can be picked up by waste haulers at curbside if in bags or trash containers. Branches must be cut and tied in a bundle. Check with your trash hauler for further restrictions.


Anderson Township is home to one of Hamilton County’s free yard waste recycling sites. Located at Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off Ohio 32 in Anderson just west of Newtown), the site is currently conveniently open seven days a week, with new hours starting March 28 through December 6, 2020. 

Hamilton County residents can recycle brush, leaves, twigs, grass clippings and branches from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. All Yard Trimming Drop-off Sites will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12 and Independence Day, Saturday, July 4.    Bzak is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. in addition to hours listed above; closed on Monday, May 25, Monday, September 7, and Thursday, November 26.

Some restrictions apply. The site does not accept yard waste in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments. . For more information, call 271-0900 or check out


Stringent rules govern burning of leaves and yard waste. Contact the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department at 688-8400 for more details.  Click here for website open burning information