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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It works!

60% of what we throw away can be recycled rather than tossed into the garbage. But it’s up to us to make the effort.


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Compost Your Yardwaste

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Yard waste materials such as grass clippings, leaves, and yard trimmings make up an increasingly large percentage of our municipal waste stream. A better option is to compost.

Local yard waste management options and composting solutions can be found at

Household Hazardous Waste 

Be responsible. Recycle your Household Hazardous Waste.

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is the discarded, unused, or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. Althought the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center is closed until next June, there are still many options for you to recyle.

Go here for a complete list of Local Recycling Options.

Recycling Beyond The Curb

Local Recycling Solutions

While some items are not accepted in curbside recycling programs, they may still be recycled. From large appliances and plastic bags to construction and demolition materials and scrap tires, there are a number of local solutions for all of your recyclable items.

See the complete list of Local Recycling Solutions here>

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Akron Recycling Program

The City of Akron provides curbside trash and recycling collection once a week to residents of one, two, and three family freestanding residential units.

List of acceptable items

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"How do you dispose of water based/latex paint?"

Dried out Latex Paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash but it is important to prepare it properly before disposal to limit any adverse environmental impact. To learn how to prepare your latex paint for disposal, go here or watch the How to Dispose of Latex Paint video.