2020 Goal: Reduce waste disposed in the residential/commercial sector by 33% as we transition to “zero waste”.

What is the Waste Reduction Action Team?

We are a diverse group of professionals and volunteers enthusiastic about waste diversion. We care deeply about reducing the waste going into our crowded landfills and work together to develop programs and resources that foster a pathway to achieve zero waste. 

The Waste Reduction Action Team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling, and reduction.

The team co-sponsors educational forums on commercial and institutional composting, organizes and promotes e-waste collection events, and launched a region-wide paper recycling campaign. Our current campaign focuses on reducing Food Waste, which makes up over a fifth of our landfill volume. The resources we have featured in our campaign and highlighted on this webpage offer information for you (as an individual, school, organization or business) to reduce the amount of food going to our landfills.

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Reduce Wasted Food at School

Reduce Wasted Food at Home

Educate others and become a food warrior by using #SavetheFood

    • Learn more about the Save the Food Campaign here!

Interested in getting involved? Join in the conversation here!

/Interested in making a difference locally?/

Green Umbrella now services a 10 county region! Click here to find resources from your local Solid Waste District

Know of an office building or restaurant that could use recycling? Click here!

Get Involved with the Waste Reduction Action Team:

There are many ways to get involved as an organization or as an individual. We invite you to attend our action team meetings or contact us for more information.

Waste Reduction Action Team Chair:

Erin Mullen (Cintas Corporation)

Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

Next meeting: August 16, 2019

Hamilton County Environmental Services
250 William Howard Taft Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209

To learn more about our team and the food waste campaign, click here to preview past meeting agendas and minutes.

Click here to view additional resources!

For general inquiries regarding Green Umbrella's Waste Reduction Action Team, please contact one of the co-chairs, Erin or Jenny

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