Solid Waste Plan

1.  Draft Summit County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

2.  Executive Summary of Draft Solid Waste Plan



Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for Draft Solid Waste Management Plan

Attention: Ohio EPA Director, Adjacent Solid Waste Management Districts, 50 Largest Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Solid Waste Generators and their Trade Associations

The Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority (dba ReWorks) is establishing a 30-day written comment period on the draft Summit County Solid Waste Management Plan Update (2021-2036). 

The public comment period is from Tuesday, October 27, 2020 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020. ReWorks will accept written comments as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3734.55 on the draft Plan Update during this time. Written comments must be submitted by November 25, 2020, and should be mailed to Marcie Kress, Executive Director, ReWorks, 2711 W Market St., Unit 13620, Fairlawn, OH 44333 or by email to

 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ReWorks will hold a virtual public hearing, via WebEx, to obtain oral comments regarding the draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00AM.

If you wish to provide oral comment, RSVP to  by November 16, 2020 by 4:00PM, to receive a weblink or phone number for the virtual public hearing.

 The draft plan is available for review on the ReWorks website


Due to COVID-19 precautions, a hard copy of the Plan is also available to view by appointment only.  Contact ReWorks, by November 24, 2020 by 4pm, at 330-374-0383 or to schedule an appointment.


ReWorks prepared the draft Summit County Solid Waste Management Plan Update 2021 -2036 as required by ORC Section 3734.54. This is an update to the current solid waste management plan for Summit County and documents Summit County’s progress in achieving State of Ohio waste reduction goals and assures adequate landfill capacity for disposal of solid waste for the 15-year planning period. Under this Plan Update, ReWorks does not designate any facilities but reserves the right to designate facilities as authorized by its Board of Directors in accordance with Section 343.014 of the Ohio Revised Code. 

The Plan Update also describes the programs and services ReWorks will provide to communities, businesses and the public during the 15-year planning period and the funding mechanism it will use to implement them. Examples of programs and services include Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, Document Shredding and Recycling Events, Scrap Tire Collection, Waste and Materials Management Consultations for Businesses, Community Recycling Assistance Grants for local government, Countywide Education and Outreach on Recycling, Composting, Waste Reduction and Other Waste Diversion Activities.  Funding to operate ReWorks and to implement these services will come from a Generation Fee to be assessed on each ton of solid waste generated in Summit County and landfilled in Ohio. Under this Plan Update, the current generation fee of $5.00 per ton will remain constant. 

Please call (330) 374-0383 with any questions regarding the Plan Update or the opportunity to review a copy.