Cintas Corporation Supports Green Umbrella’s Waste Reduction Initiatives

Regional group aims to drastically reduce landfill waste by 2020

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With America Recycles Day approaching on Nov. 15, Cintas
(NASDAQ: CTAS) has signed the Green
recycling pledge in an effort to help Cincinnati achieve
a top ten ranking on the list of the most sustainable cities in the U.S.
The Green Umbrella, an alliance of organizations across 10 counties in
Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, hopes to reduce landfill waste by 33 percent
by 2020 through rotating recycling initiatives.

“Paper is one of the simplest things to recycle, yet the landfill in
Hamilton County, Ohio, is comprised of roughly 30 percent paper,” Pamela
Brailsford, Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at
Cintas Corporation and Green Umbrella board member. “Raising awareness
of the importance and ease of paper recycling will help our
organization, and many others, cut back on unnecessary landfill waste.”

The Year of Paper initiative, which has been in place since 2015,
encourages individuals and organizations to make a pledge to recycle
more paper. This category includes everything from documents, magazines
and newspapers to corrugated cardboard. The campaign will run through
Earth Day 2017, at which point the Green Umbrella will select a new
material to divert from landfills, such as electronics, food waste or

Cintas is just one of many organizations that has embraced the effort to
increase commercial and residential recycling rates. It is using the corporate
prepared by the Green Umbrella’s waste reduction team.

“Although recycling is voluntary and not mandatory, the more individuals
and organizations that we can get on board with it, the better we
position this region for sustainable growth,” said Elena Pfarr, Green
Umbrella’s Co-Chair of the Waste Reduction Team. “We hope to add 50 new
corporate pledges each year in order to make the biggest impact.”

For more information, and to take the pledge, visit

About Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and
sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by
providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the
Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.


Jess Messenger
Mulberry Marketing Communications