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Correct Recycling is a WIN-WIN

Happy Wednesday, Toledo! 

One of the many things to shine a light on is how to recycle correctly. November is officially Correct Recycling Month. It is important for residents to understand correct recycling to not only help the environment but to save money. Incorrect recycling costs taxpayers thousands of dollars every year. To make it a win-win for all of us, we want to make sure we get it right.

I was able to participate in a press conference last week with our friends at Lucas County and Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful where we reminded residents of the dos and don’ts of recycling. For example, YES to glass bottles and jars, plastic containers with lids, paper, and cardboard & milk, juice, and soup containers. NO to plastic bags, yard waste, and clothing or textiles. For more information on what to recycle and when you can head to Lucas County's website and use the Waste Wizard. There you can search for any item and it will tell you what to do with it. Also, you can download an app LC Recycles is available on the app store for both Apple and Android devices.  

Here are a few specialized recycling events:

Pumpkin Pitch: Pumpkins will be collected and recycled through December 4 at 5330 Seaman Road in Oregon. 
Candy Wrapper Recycling: The second most-littered item!  Wrappers can be collected and dropped off at any YMCA location through November 30. 
Yard Sign Recycling: November 2-December 4. Drop off during regular business hours at 1817 Madison. 

Finally, last week was also record-breaking!  I was able to join our friends at Imagination Station as they sought to break the Guinness Book World Record for the most glass bottles recycled in ONE hour.    I am happy to report the record was shattered.  What is that amount, you ask?  20,970 pounds and one ounce.

We received help from many in the community and got a special boost from Owens Illinois and Toledo Spirits.   It was a fun day at the science center….and another great way to celebrate the International Year of Glass. 

Have a great week, Toledo. 


Get a Rebate for Using Electric! 

You can get a $100 rebate for buying an electric lawnmower. Just in time for those end-of-season sales! Check out all the details by clicking the button below.

Youth Be Heard! 

The Department of Parks & Youth Services at the City of Toledo wants to hear from YOU! Please join us as we kick off a series of listening sessions with the youth of Toledo. You will participate in collaborative brainstorming on the future of the youth services department! Lunch and transportation are provided!

Check Out Community Meetings & Special Events

Toledo Rescue Plan Grants Available 

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, and Toledo City Council have joined together to allocate $6 million in ARPA funding to support a multi-year grant program for eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and artists in Toledo and Lucas County. The program will be administered by The Arts Commission.

Applications and guidelines are available on The Arts Commission's website at the button below, grant applications will close on November 16, 2022. 



The Pre-application process will be open until November 11. The drawing will be on November 18. 

This program will provide up to 650 low-to-moderate-income households with financial assistance and construction management. Households not selected from the lottery will receive notification regarding other applications opening in January 2023 through our financial partners.

Veteran's Day This Week

The City of Toledo offices will be closed this Friday, November 11 for Veteran's Day.  As always, Engage Toledo will be available 24/7 at 419-936-2020. 

The City of Toledo is proud to announce, for the second year in a row, receiving the 2022 Platinum Medallion Award for the hiring, retention, and professional development of Veterans. For more information on Veteran Servies or how you and your company can do more to support vets, head to 

New to the City is the Veteran's Business Enterprise certification, or VBE.  This designation allows businesses access to programs and opportunities in the City of Toledo.  For more information, head to 

Name a Snow Plow!  

Help us name our snow plows!  This season, we will be launching a map where residents can see in real-time where snow plows are operating. For the map, we wanted to have the names of our snow plows displayed.  

Have a good name you would like to submit? Send it our way! You can enter your suggestion HERE.  

Upcoming Events

FINAL WEEK! Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, November 10,  5:30 p.m.
Wildwood Metropark

THIS WEEKEND!   Youth Be Heard 
November 12
Lunch will be provided

Save The Date: Ottawa Park Tree Lighting coming December 11!

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By The Numbers

Year To Date
46,998  calls to Engage Toledo
22,212  service requests made through Engage Toledo app
78,400  potholes filled
8,857,667  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,828,629   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
6,115  tires collected
1,612  trees trimmed
276  water main breaks repaired
1,808,585  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
8,692  feet of storm sewers cleaned


 building inspections completed


 permits issued
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