April 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Please help the City of Wyoming and the Environmental Stewardship Commission reduce our environmental impact and save money on Junk Day costs by keeping what we can out of the landfill by taking advantage of the following two upcoming events, UpCycle Day and Freebox Free-For-All.

2nd Annual UpCycle Day
On April 16 from 10am to 6pm, the day before Junk Day pickup, the city is hosting its 2nd annual UpCycle Day. This is an opportunity to live up to the city’s Master Plan goals around sustainability—goals set by community members. At last year’s UpCycle Day, residents salvaged over 14 tons through the one-day drop-off. Thanks to our local business partners and charities, residents will be able to drop off the following items at Oak Park. Please note: NO large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.) will be accepted. The volunteers have to be able to lift items over their heads and into a dumpster. Please wear your mask to drop off:

Junk King/New Life Furniture
• Electronics Recycling (old TVs, wiped computers, monitors, other electronics)
• Gently used apartment-sized furniture (no sectionals or massive entertainment centers)

Eco Development
• Styrofoam
• White or clear, CLEAN
• (nothing with food waste or that has been in contact with food; no tape; no stickers; no cups, clamshells or takeout containers)

Matthew 25: Ministries
• Latex, acrylic or water-based paint (NO OIL-BASED PAINT OR STAINS)
• Only original 1-gallon or 5-gallon containers, with labels, will be accepted
• No dried, empty or nearly empty cans
• Must be Usable paint that can still be stirred and free of any debris

Reuse Center
• Doors
• Antique/vintage furniture and tools
• Architectural pieces (columns, mantles, corbels)
• Reusable/re-saleable building materials (full bags or boxes)

Goodwill Industries
• Clothing, shoes, and boots
• Jewelry
• Books, records, compact disks, video tapes, and DVDs
• Games, toys, and sports equipment
• Housewares including dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, and small appliances
• Collectibles, antiques, knickknacks, and other giftware
• Hand tools and small power tools
• Linens, curtains, blankets, etc.

• Granola bar wrappers
• Foil drink pouches (e.g., Capri Sun and Honest Kids) straw can remain in pouch
• Baby food/applesauce pouches. Please empty, rinse, and put the lid back on.
• Toothpaste tubes, floss containers, toothbrushes (not electronic)
• Pens and markers
• Gerber brand baby food packaging (any packaging not recyclable curbside such as Yogurt Melts)
• Personal care and beauty products not recyclable curbside (e.g., makeup containers, squeeze face wash, mascara, deodorant)
• Gift cards (any card made of plastic that is no longer valid)

Applied Arts Center of Cincinnati/Oil Express
• All battery types

Freebox Free-For-All
Wyoming OH Freebox is a Facebook page where you can post a photo of an unwanted item and often very quickly find it a new home by another resident claiming it within the group. Items can be left outside on your porch/curb for contactless pickup, and recipients are encouraged to sanitize their new finds just as they would anything they are bringing into the house during the pandemic. Any Wyoming resident can join Freebox!

Freebox Free-For-All has been planned for April 10-11 as a precursor to Junk Day and UpCycle Day to help people empty out their homes before sending usable items to the landfill. Usually Freeboxers post one item at a time and have to manage each of their posts; for Freebox Free-For-All, members can snap a photo of a large group of items and put them out for first-come, first-claimed pickup.

Other Local Recycling
If your item isn’t being accepted on UpCycle Day and if no one claims it in Freebox, you can always check Hamilton County’s website (scroll down to the material search panel) to find other ways to recycle locally.

Don’t forget about Curbside
Lastly, UpCycle Day, Freebox, and Junk Day aren’t your only chances to clean out your house of unwanted items. You can discard one large item a week with your normal collection. Info on large item pickup is available on the City’s webpage.

For additional information or to check if your unwanted item qualifies for Upcycle Day call Patrick Walker at 513-301-9230.