Our History Details
The goals of H.B. 592 are to reduce the reliance on landfills and increase solid waste reuse, recycling, and waste minimization.
A County ordinance proposing the establishment of the Authority was introduced on March 6, 1989 and adopted on March 20, 1989. It was approved and enacted effective on March 28, 1989. The Authority was established in 1993 after the first solid waste plan was implemented.
It was the responsibility of the Authority to prepare the Solid Waste Management Plan with the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the Summit County residents in mind. The purpose of the Plan is to ensure that Summit County has at least ten years of acceptable solid waste disposable capacity, and to develop strategies for managing waste so that it will be prohibited from future landfill disposal.
The Authority is governed by a Board of 15 trustees representing the county, cities, townships, villages, the City of Akron, Health Departments, Mayor's Association and Citizen's At-Large.
The Authority is funded by a "generation fee" that is collected for every ton of waste that is generated within Summit County. The fee is $5.00 and is used to fund the on-going, as well as, new programs of the Authority.
In an effort to better deliver on our mission while building awareness of our vision, SASWMA began doing business as ReWorks in February 2013.
2015 Annual Community Report
Residential Recycling Guide
Solid Waste Plan
Solid Waste Plan Details
The revised plan calls for continuing financial support for curbside recycling, boosting commercial recycling, and expansion of countywide recycling education.
Ilene Shapiro, Chair
Alternate: Robert Genet
Mayor William Roth, Vice-Chair
Alternate: Mayor Gerard Neugebauer
Diane Miller-Dawson, Secretary/Treasurer
Alternate: Cindy Donel
Mayor Daniel Horrigan, Trustee
Alternate: Jim Hall
Zack Milkovich, Trustee
Alternate: Robert Harris
Robert Hasenyager, R.S., M.S., Trustee
Alternate: Sam Rubens, R.S., M.P.A.
Mayor Bill Goncy, Trustee
Alternate: Mayor Rick Justice
Deborah S. Matz, Trustee
Alternate: Brian Nelsen
James Nelson, Trustee
Alternate: Paul Schweikert
Donna Skoda, M.S., R.D., L.D., Trustee
Alternate: Tonia Burford M.S., R.S.
Alex Stakleff, Corporate Representative
Alternate: Autumn Russel
James Sheak, Corporate Representative
Alternate: William R. Sanderson, CIH
Brenda Fargo, Citizen-at-Large
Alternate: Louis P. Townsend
Nan McClenaghan, Citizen-at-Large
Alternate: Amanda Smith
Kim Edward Stanley, Citizen-at-Large
Alternate: Liam Murray