Serving Summit County Since 1993

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. The goals of H.B. 592 are to reduce the reliance on landfills and increase solid waste reuse, recycling, and waste minimization. +

Our History Details

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. 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 Year In Review. +

2015 Annual Community Report Details

2015 Year in Review
An overview of the previous year’s accomplishments, statistics and financials.

View and/or download the Year in Review 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: Aixa Bakuhn, 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