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


WRAT Mission

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.


Action Plan

The team has co-sponsored educational forums on commercial and institutional composting, organized and promoted 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.

/ Monthly WRAT Meetings /

Meetings typically occur on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Hamilton County Environmental Services building at 250 William Howard Taft Road in Cincinnati. To learn more about our team and the food waste campaign, click here to preview past meeting agendas and minutes.

Our Action Team Chairs

For more information on the Waste Reduction Action Team, contact one of the co-chairs:

Lauren Campbell-Kong, Brainbox

Jenny Lohmann, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste

Resources by County /

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District or Phone 513-732-7894 

Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District or Phone 513-887-3653 

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District  or Phone 513-946-7766

Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area or Phone 859-334-3151

Warren County Solid Waste Management District or Phone 513-695-1209

If you work in an office or manage an office building in Hamilton County, you can receive free recycling assistance through the Recycling At Work program.

If you work in or manage a restaurant or bar in Hamilton County, visit the Bar and Restaurant Recycling Program page.


For general inquires regarding Green Umbrella's Waste Reduction Action Team, please contact savethefood@greenumbrella.org.

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