Ohio Recycling Partners 

Planet Aid

Valerie Walker-Isam
Community Outreach
P – 440-542-1171
C – 440-668-4506

Planet Aid
30901 Carter Street
Solon, OH 44139

Americans throw away 85% of their textiles.  Give your clothes a second life!
Concider the bins for your next City-wide, County-wide Recycling Event

  • Planet Aid’s Pledge to You:
  • Plant Aid is a nationally recognized leader in clothes recycling.  They donate the net proceeds from their operations to support projects that help reduce poverty and make a real difference in people’s lives.  They own and service all of their bins themselves, without reliance on third-party contractors, and carry liability insurance for their bins.
  • To provide  a convenient, clean, and hassle-free service that allows your customers to easily recycle their clothes.
  • To make themselves available by phone and email to you and your customers, labeling each and every bin with their local address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • To always fully abide by local zoning ordinances and land-use regulations.
  • To monitor and empty our bins regularly (every day, if necessary).
  • To quickly respond to service requests from hosts or customers (within 24 hours but usually within a few hours).
  • To keep bins and the area around them clean and attend promptly to maintenance issues.

ShoeBox Recycling

Please visit the following link to learn how your organization can make money and a turn-key event.

How You Get Started
Our shoe-recycling program is easy!

  • We give you boxes.
  • You fill them up with gently used shoes until the boxes are heavy. We provide pre-paid shipping labels.
  • We send you monthly checks based on the pounds of shoes collected.
  • Together, we make you happy, the planet happy, & your bottom-line happy.
  • Find Your SoleMate!  The best part of our shoe recycling program is the opportunity for you & your fellow recyclers to find their SoleMate.  With our SoleMate note in the shoe, you can connect with your shoes’ new owner.  What are the chances that your SoleMate is out there?  Join the Reuse Movement and find out!

    How Much Can You Earn?
  • 1 well packed ShoeBox weighs about 40 lbs.
    Payout = $20.00
  • Fill 5 boxes per month Payout = $100.00
  • Continue for a full year Earn $1200.00, however, there is no limit to the amount of funds your organization can raise.Some FAQ’s:
  • Over 200 Million shoes are landfilled each year.
  • It takes over 200 years before a sneaker even starts to break down in a landfill.
  • Used shoes are in great demand all over the world.Recycled shoes create jobs and fuel local economies both here & abroad.
    Contact us
    if you have any questions!
    Our Unique Value Proposition: People, Planet & Profit
    225 Lincoln Highway,
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030

serving Central Ohio

Contact Carly Woodrow
Director of Sales

TrashCab is not your typical recycling company. We custom build every recycling program for our customers, and implement a system that works best for you. We pick up recycling right from a client’s door to make saving the earth as simple as possible. Knowing the great impact recycling can have on the environment, TrashCab has placed a large emphasis on being a convenient way to recycle.

Whether you are a seeking service for an apartment community, small business, or special event, TrashCab will provide everything needed for a successful recycling program. Choose from our wide assortment of recycling containers, and select a collection frequency that works best for your property. We’ll take care of the rest! Learn more about our specific recycling programs by Clicking Here

  • Composting
  • E-Waste Recycling
  • Valet Recycling Program
  • Benefits of Implementing a Recycling Program
  • Recycling Container Options

Keep America Beautiful National Programs

 America Recycles Day - November 15

America Recycles Day

The only nationally-recognized day for community education and collection events encouraging hundreds of thousands of individuals to recycle. Individuals can take a pledge to recycle at and s/he will receive monthly recycling facts and figures.
Brenda Pulley


 Cars to Donate!

Cars To Donate

Making a used car donation to Keep America Beautiful is yet another way to support KAB in its effort to create clean, beautiful public places; reduce waste and increase recycling; and generate a positive impact on local economies. Donating your used vehicle to KAB can help. When you make a used car donation to KAB, you not only support KAB, you can also support one of our nearly 600 affiliates across the country. The proceeds of each and every car donation will be shared between national nonprofit KAB and the state/local affiliate of your choice.
April Wennerstrom
Cars To Donate


 Game Day Challenge

Game Day Challenge

The Game Day Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. The 2013 Challenge will be run by a partnership of the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), RecycleMania and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) with support from EPA’s WasteWise program. During the challenge, colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Schools track and report waste reductions and disposal data that is used to rank the schools.
Alec Cooley


Give and Go

Give and Go: Move Out

In 2013, KAB and Goodwill Industries launched a pilot program aimed at collecting household material for donation during the end-of-the-year move out at five colleges. Working in conjunction with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), the initiative encourages college students to take positive action by donating their unwanted books, clothing, electronics, kitchen utensils, and other dorm items as they pack up and leave for their summer break. By providing marketing support, technical consulting during the planning stages and comprehensive collection services, KAB and Goodwill helped the five schools increase their recovery of materials by 25% or more over previous independent efforts. Revenue from the sale of donated items through the local Goodwill will be used to fund job training and community-based services for people who face challenges to finding employment. The results of 2013 pilot will be used to refine the program offered to additional schools in 2014.
Alec Cooley

 i want to be recycled


In partnership with the Ad Council, Keep America Beautiful unveiled a landmark public service advertising (PSA) campaign on July 11, 2013 targeted to motivate Americans to recycle every day.The campaign, titled “I Want To Be Recycled,” will restart the conversation about recycling. In a society where each American produces 4.4 pounds of trash each day, this campaign will raise awareness and ultimately provide the motivation to change the behaviors of occasional recyclers to everyday recyclers.
Brenda Pulley


 Littering is Wrong Too

Littering Is Wrong Too!

Keep America Beautiful’s litter prevention PSA campaign, “Littering Is Wrong Too,” utilizes social media, events and word-of-mouth marketing to engage young adults around the issue of litter and litter prevention. After a successful pilot program in Cincinnati in 2010, KAB made the campaign available to its national network of affiliates for local roll-outs. The campaign calls attention to the inappropriate act of littering and is targeted at young adults ages 18-34, which KAB research pinpointed as including those most likely to litter.
Shannon O’Donnell




A national recycling competition for K-12 schools that occurs each fall semester. Recycle-Bowl is designed for teachers, student green teams and facility managers to engage students and the community in recycling. In its second year, Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl reached nearly 1 million students.
Brenda Pulley




A national competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction to their campus communities. This program takes place each spring for eight weeks as hundreds of colleges across the United States and Canada compete for bragging rights as to which campus recycles the most. KAB partners with RecycleMania, Inc. to manage and grow the program.
Alec Cooley


 Recycling at Work

Recycling @ Work

“Recycling at Work” Pledge: As part of its Clinton Global Initiative commitment (2012), Keep America Beautiful hosts a program designed to increase recycling in the workplace. Specifically, the initiative invites business, commercial and institutional entities to pledge to increase the recycling of beverage containers, paper and cardboard, electronics and other recyclable materials generated in the workplace through a variety of actions. Entities may volunteer to report on actions taken to increase recycling and the results of those actions. An array of tools and resources, as well as discounts on recycling bins, are available online for pledgees.
Brenda Pulley



Ten Tips For Designing Public Space Recycling Programs
Designing Public Space Recycling Program


Most people are inclined to recycle when presented the opportunity.  The key is to remove the two primary barriers that stop them: lack of convenience and confusion over what and how to recycle. 


Before selecting bins or locations learn what materials are discarded in the target area,  Waste audits or even visual surveys of trash bins help inform what the lid message should say, where to place bins and even what size they should be.


Bins located by themselves attract both trash and recycling regardless of the label.  Options for recycling and trash must be placed immediately next to each other anywhere you want to capture recyclables without excessive contamination.


Small openings reduce contamination.  Restrictive lids just large enough for common recyclables (round for containers, narrow slot for paper) force people to slow down and read what the label says.


Get the essential information across to users in simple terms.  Use key words like “Cans & Bottles” or easy to recognize images.  Avoid cluttering the label with too much detail.


Select the bin and accessories that are best adapted to the setting.  Capacity, ergonomic design for servicing, resistance to wear and abuse are just some of the factors to consider.  Make the recycling bin visually distinct from trash bins.  Blue is the most common color used for recycling.


Pick a uniform bin style, color scheme and label message and stick to it.  Coordinate with nearby residential recycling programs and other public settings to standardize bin colors, design and messaging.  Familiarity reduces confusion as people move from home to work or just beign out and about.


Dirty and dilapidated recycling bins turn people off.  The same is true for overflowing or badly contaminated recycling bins.  Keep bins in good working order with fresh labels and regular cleaning.


Include special signage with the bins.  Face-to-Face interaction with frequent visitors trains them for the long term.  Recruit people who interact with users to be recycling ambassadors, such as teach coaches at athletic fields or attendants at community centers.


Pilot your program to learn what works best before investing in the full infrastructure,  Monitor the bins and be prepared to make adjustments.  Track the quantity and composition of collected materials to benchmark and improve the program over time.

Recycling@Work Research Report and Recommendations.
Here is a link to the full report, and also I am attaching the Fact Sheet and news release.

In summary, as a result of 6 months in the field, partnering with 34 offices in four different cities, testing 4 different bin placement setups, and 200+ waste audits later – a desk side recycling bin with a small trash bin resulted in statistically significant improvement in the quality of recyclables.  The results indicated a 20% increase in the quality of the recyclables … less trash in the recycling bin, less recyclables in the trash bin which meant more recyclables (and a cleaner stream) in the recycling bin.  The next best results scenario  — was the paired same-size trash and recycling bins. Here is some of the media coverage we have garnered to date:


Connecticut Post:

Fairfield County / Westchester County Business Journals (should run in print next issue):

Environmental Leader:


We invite you to share these findings and recommendations with businesses, universities and other institutions as you deem appropriate.  To support you in that effort, we have provided a series of marketing tools for your use to outreach to such organizations.  You may recall that we provided these last year.  Please know that we have updated the powerpoint to include a few slides on the research results.

Here is a link to the marketing materials (some of which you can add your logo to) that are located on the Recycling@Work website for your use.  Here is a list of a few of the materials on that site:

  • Recycling@Work program talking points
  • PPT  — Take the Pledge – for recruiting new pledge partners
  • PPT – Recycling Mythbusters (one idea – consider offering to conduct an interactive “lunch and learn” for your sponsors/prospects or other business partners.
  • Poster
  • Web banners