In 2019, the City of Bexley is partnering with SWACO and the Recycling Partnership to provide 96 gallon recycling toters to each residence. The toters will encourage a larger volume of recycling, and help mitigate against recycling materials being lost from open carts due to weather conditions.
Find out more about the new toters at http://www.bexley.org/recycle and recent FAQs at http://www.bexley.org/news/new-recycling-carts-are-on-their-way.html .
In 2019, Bexley expanded curbside residential food waste recycling to the entire community. Bexley is the first community in Ohio to launch a community-wide curbside food waste program. To sign up for service, please visit www.bexley.org/food-waste.
Alum Creek is the western border of the City of Bexley, and is a vital watershed and natural resource to the region. In 2014, the City enacted a riparian overlay for Alum Creek, providing guidelines for development along the creek in order to reduce erosion and runoff, and enhance the quality of the waterway.
The Bexley Arboretum spans neighborhoods, streets, parks, and pockets of oasis throughout our City. What makes our City unique enough to warrant arboretum status? Purpose. For over a hundred years, the nurturing of trees and the evangelism of tree culture has been in our DNA. Our team of certified arborists oversees more trees within the City right-of-way alone than their are people in our City, and we have a proactive program to maintain the health of our tree population, replace trees that have died, and stabilize and diversify our portfolio of tree species.
Take a walk through Bexley and you'll quickly be drawn into the charm. Over 130 species of tree along the street, and our parks highlight the diversity of and quality of our tree collection. We've known for a long time that trees enhance quality of life and preserve property values by providing a critical environmental and aesthetic resource.
Thanks to grants from Nissan USA and the Bexley Community Foundation, the City offers Level II and Level III chargers at Bexley City Hall. Better still, chargers are powered 100% by renewable sources from a combination of onsite rooftop solar at City Hall and renewable wind energy credits from AEP.
Through our Zero Waste Plan, the City is dedicated to continuous and meaningful reduction of our community’s landfill contribution.
The City’s renewable energy efforts have included relaxing architectural review regulations around residential rooftop solar; creating Ohio’s first solar residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program; and installing substantial rooftop solar arrays at City Hall and the municipal service garage.
The Green:Bexley Fair is a fun, hands-on festival to celebrate sustainable living. We have an outrageously exciting lineup of partners, including Tesla, Smart Columbus, The Bug Guy, Bring the Farm to You, and so many others!
The fair will be celebrated at Maryland Avenue Elementary school grounds on April 27th from 11 am - 1 pm, and will be the culmination of a week long celebration of the Earth and environment.