Environmental Quick Links:

Recycling Program Details
Learn more about Bexley's single-stream recycling program, including comprehensive information about what can and cannot be recycled.

Food Waste Program Details
Bexley's curbside food waste recycling program is the first of its kind in Ohio.  Sign up and learn more about the program.

Guide to Responsible Disposal (SWACO)
A list of businesses and resources for responsible disposal of hazardous waste, household goods, and niche recycling.

Green Household Tips and Tricks
Pro tips for living greener, including reducing energy consumption and waste, and responsible disposal 

Bexley's Zero Waste Plan
Bexley's Zero Waste Plan is a long-term plan for dramatically reducing the community's contribution to the landfill 

About the ESAC

The City of Bexley's Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) is an innovative group dedicated to implementing the City’s Zero Waste Plan and improving Bexley’s sustainability practices. 

The ESAC meets monthly to discuss the city’s current environmental needs, plan programming, and determine ways to move towards the Zero Waste goal. All are welcome to attend.

ESAC Membership:
Elizabeth Ellman, Chair
Drew Bergman
Jennifer Ciccarelli, CSG rep
John Eikenberry, Bexley Schools Rep
Joanne Grossman
Steve Grossman
Kathy Hayden
Miechelle Javitch, St Charles Rep
Carol Kauffman Nowlin
Ben Kessler, City of Bexley Rep
Jim Lower, St Charles Rep
Paul Matthews, Capital U. Rep
Troy Markham, City of Bexley Rep
Lesli Mautz, Chamber of Commerce Rep
Joanna Vilensky
Victoria Windsor 

The City of Bexley is proud to announce the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC), an innovative group dedicated to implementing the City’s Zero Waste Plan and improving Bexley’s sustainability practices. The ESAC will assist the City in accomplishing its “Zero Waste objective by 2040 or sooner when it achieves a 90% reduction of materials disposed at the landfill” (City of Bexley Zero Waste Plan).

The ESAC meets monthly to discuss the city’s current environmental needs, plan programming, and determine ways to move towards the Zero Waste goal. All are welcome to attend.

Please utilize the items throughout this page to find information pertaining to your various sustainable needs.

Stay up to date with the ESAC by visiting www.facebook.com/GreenBexley.

Tuesday
Jan152019

Bexley's Zero Waste Plan



The City of Bexley Zero Waste Plan was approved in June, 2017. The document states, “Zero Waste is the City’s goal to significantly reduce its contribution to the landfill. This reduction will occur through reuse, recycling, and sustainable environmental initiatives that focus on our residents and business through public engagement, education and infrastructure.” Read Bexley’s Zero Waste Plan here.

Tuesday
Jan152019

Going Green at Home



Did you know that the City of Bexley will be offering curbside food-waste recycling? We're the first in Ohio! To read more or register for the program, please visit www.bexley.org/food-waste

Tuesday
Jan152019

It Starts with You!



Small changes in one’s routine can greatly reduce overall environmental impact. Start by calculating your carbon footprint. Your kids can join in on the fun, too

Then, think about what you can do to reduce your impact. Perhaps you can:

  • Turn off and unplug appliances and electronic equipment when they are not in use; this is easy to do with a power strip. Energy is still used when an electronic is plugged in while off.
  • Utilize LED light bulbs; be sure to turn them off when they are not being used.
  • Don’t let water run; turn it off when brushing your teeth or while shampooing your hair.
  • Use cold water to wash clothes, and line dry items instead of using a dryer.
  • Collect rainwater and reuse it to water plants.
  • Sign up for electronic communications instead of mailers, when possible.
  • Use cloths instead of paper towels. You can even make your own rags from old clothing.
  • Shorten your showers.
  • Find another home for unwanted items- donate or recycle them instead of throwing them out.
  • Utilize rechargeable batteries.
  • Reuse paper items (newspaper, magazines, etc.) to wrap gifts.
  • Give items a new life by purchasing things used instead of new.
  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.
  • Print double sided.
  • Carpool when possible.
  • Walk, bike, or use pubic transportation.
  • Bring your own reusable items (mugs to the coffee shop, bags to the grocery store, food storage container to restaurants).

For more information on these topics, please click here.