Ohio Prison Turns Trash into Cash Savings

LEBANON, Ohio — Lebanon Correctional Institution, a state-run prison in Lebanon, Ohio, is saving the state thousands of dollars through green practices. Inmates at LCI are sorting out trash at the facility and turning it over to a local company for composting.

The recycling program consists of inmates sorting all solid trash items from the prison including separating paper and sorting plastic and aluminum products into different bags that the prison then sells to nearby garden center, Marvin’s Organic Gardens in Lebanon, Ohio.

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