- The National Waste and Recycling Association’s Ohio chapter recently announced that waste and recycling has $6.7 billion annual impact on the state’s economy. That economic generation happens through indirect and payroll-related activity.
- Ohio’s private waste and recycling industry employs 14,000 workers. The industry’s contribution to the state economy includes a total payroll of $638 million paid to its employees, and yearly total revenue of $3.1 billion. The average yearly pay for industry employees in Ohio is $45,867.
- NWRA officials said that when the work of the waste and recycling industry is calculated in relation to its impact on other industries, the overall impact to Ohio’s economy is $6.7 billion per year.
Waste and recycling is a growth industry that pays employees well and offers economic mobility. It’s also a technically advanced industry, employing cutting edge methods including waste-to-energy systems, vaporizing odor eliminators, and more.