The Statehouse Recycles
Employees and visitors of the Ohio Statehouse generate an enormous amount of waste - each individual contributing nearly six pounds a day. Recycling reduces disposal costs and saves energy and natural resources. The Ohio Statehouse is proud to recycle. Recycling receptacles for paper, glass, aluminum and plastic are located throughout the Capitol Square complex. We hope that everyone will "pitch in" to continue to help make the People's House environmentally friendly!
What Can Be Recycled?
Paper Acceptable Materials:
Bottles And Cans Acceptable Materials:
Why Recycling Is Important At the Statehouse
For every ton of paper that the Statehouse recycles, we save:
Recycling paper creates five times as many jobs as making paper from virgin pulp. Every four tons of paper recycled at the Ohio Statehouse creates enough energy to power an average size home in Ohio for an entire year.
In the first six months of 2007, the Ohio Statehouse recycled 46,000 pounds of paper saving: