Submitted by Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bank was named a 2021 Most Outstanding Partner by Hamilton County R3Source, a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services in Ohio, dedicated to providing recycling and waste reduction assistance to residents, communities, schools and businesses in Hamilton County, including the city of Cincinnati.
Last year, Fifth Third’s Enterprise Workplace Services group, under the leadership of Senior Vice President Thomas Neltner, hosted two signature events for Hamilton County R3Source. The first was a Compost Bin Sale held in May, and the second was a Household Hazardous Waste Take Back event in October. Both events were held on the Bank’s Madisonville Operations Center campus. With Fifth Third’s partnership, Hamilton County R3Source was able to serve over 2,000 Hamilton County families.
“Fifth Third Bank sponsored two of our most important annual events, our compost bin sale and our one-day household hazardous products drop-off last year,” said Gage Bradford, Community Specialist, Hamilton County R3Source. “By providing a large open space at their Madisonville Campus parking lot, Fifth Third allowed us to supply 318 new composters with bins and tools in May. Then in October, their generosity allowed us to receive over 95,380 pounds of hazardous products for proper and safe disposal.”
In addition to the two events, Fifth Third Bank also participated in a 2021 waste audit facilitated by the Hamilton County R3Source team. As a result, the Bank gained considerable insight in how to minimize its waste stream.
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