About Reworks

Vision Statement

Summit County will be a "zero waste" community through leadership, education and engagement.

Mission Statement

ReWorks provides solutions and leadership to empower our community, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling and waste management strategies.

Our History

The history of The Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority (the "Authority") begins with the inception of Ohio's new solid waste law that became effective on June 24, 1988, H.B. 592.

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

View, download and/or print our 2015 Annual Community Report.

2015 Annual Community Report Details

2015 Annual Community Report
An overview of the previous year’s accomplishments, statistics and financials.

Residential Recycling Guide

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It Works! Get the guide on how to recycle the right way.

Residential Recycling Guide Details

 Our Residential Recycling Guide provides a quick reference on what, how, and where you can recycle in Summit County.

Solid Waste Plan

Revised plan for Solid Waste Management in Summit County.

Solid Waste Plan Details

The revised plan calls for continuing financial support for curbside recycling, boosting commercial recycling, and expansion of countywide recycling education.

The plan can be viewed and downloaded here.

Executive Board

Ilene Shapiro, Chair

Summit County Executive
Alternate: Robert Genet

Mayor William Roth, Vice-Chair

City of Fairlawn
Alternate: Mayor Gerard Neugebauer

Diane Miller-Dawson, Secretary/Treasurer

City of Akron
Alternate: Cindy Donel

Mayor Daniel Horrigan, Trustee

City of Akron
Alternate: Jim Hall

Zack Milkovich, Trustee

City of Akron - Ward 10 Councilman
Alternate: Robert Harris

Robert Hasenyager, R.S., M.S., Trustee

Summit County Public Health
Alternate: Sam Rubens, R.S., M.P.A.

Mayor Bill Goncy, Trustee

Village of Boston Heights
Alternate: Mayor Rick Justice

Deborah S. Matz, Trustee

Summit County
Alternate: Brian Nelsen

James Nelson, Trustee

Bath Township
Alternate: Paul Schweikert

Donna Skoda, M.S., R.D., L.D., Trustee

Summit County Public Health
Alternate: Tonia Burford M.S., R.S.

Alex Stakleff, Corporate Representative

University of Akron
Alternate: Autumn Russel

James Sheak, Corporate Representative

Röchling Automotive USA LLP
Alternate: William R. Sanderson, CIH

Brenda Fargo, Citizen-at-Large

Strategic Aggregation Consultants
Alternate: Louis P. Townsend

Nan McClenaghan, Citizen-at-Large

Goodwill Industries, Akron
Alternate: Amanda Smith

Kim Edward Stanley, Citizen-at-Large

Struktol Company of America
Alternate: Liam Murray

Reworks Staff

Marcie Kress

Marcie Kress

Marcie Kress

Marcie Kress Details

As the Recycling Program Manager for ReWorks, Marcie Kress manages some of the agency’s key recycling and waste reduction programs, like the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center and the Bthe1: Recycling That Works program. Kress compiles statistics on recycling in Summit County and is a noted speaker for such groups as the Association of Ohio Recycler Conference, Organics Recycling Association of Ohio Conference and the GreenTown forum “Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area.”

A graduate of Purdue University with degrees in Natural Resources-Environmental Science and Agricultural Communications, Kress currently serves as a board member of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio.

Carol Giulitto

Carol Giulitto

Carol Giulitto

Carol Giulitto Details

Carol Giulitto joined the ReWorks team as Program Coordinator in December 2014. She will be helping businesses, organizations and nonprofits minimize their waste streams and help them find alternative solutions to their recycling needs. Carol will oversee and coordinate ReWorks’ recycling collection events and programs, as well as coordinate the Community Recycling Access Grant funds for Summit County communities.

Giulitto, who has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Hiram College and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from the University of Akron, has 14 years in the private sector and 4-1/2 years governmental experience with the Ohio Department of Transportation. She will provide her experience from both sectors to offer businesses contract guidance and waste reduction strategies, helping these groups efficiently manage their resources.

Shannon Arbogast

Shannon Arbogast

Shannon Arbogast

Shannon Arbogast Details

Shannon Arbogast began her employment with ReWorks in 2008 after studying and applying horticulture in the workforce. She went on to provide administrative and customer service for the private sector. Shannon’s innate abilities in these areas have enhanced ReWorks in our effort to create opportunities for Summit County to become a zero waste community. Her appreciation of the environment and sustainability began with her love of gardening and increases as she instills ecofriendly values into her children. Shannon also enjoys volunteering her talents and ideas to LifePointe Community Ministries, reaching out to and helping those in need.