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Trick-or-treat in Rootstown Township will take place on Sunday, Oct. 31st from 3 to 5 PM. Please leave a front porch light on during that time if you wish to participate.

Portage County Comprehensive Plan 2050

Please take a short online survey to help from the first county-wide comprehensive plan. We are collecting input from the community to find out which issues are important to residents, businesses, and property owners. Which issues are important to you? Click here to take the survey.

Rootstown Curbside Recycling Clarification

Five years ago, Rootstown contracted for curbside recycling with the Portage County Solid Waste Management District (PCSWMD). It was for a weekly pickup at the cost of $2.25 per month. Halfway through the contract, PCSWMD wanted to increase the rate as recycling costs had increased while the value of recyclable materials decreased. The township insisted on holding true to the contract and the PCSWMD agreed.

This year, PCSWMD came to the township for an increase to $5.50 per month and for bi-weekly pickup. There was negotiation to increase to $3.88 per month and bi-weekly pick up until the end of this year, but those negotiations fell through.

The current five-year contract expires on December 31, 2021. Starting January 1, 2022, the PCSWMD may go to a county-wide rate of $5.50 per month and a bi-weekly pickup. The Township Trustees will have no control over this. The Trustees are asking for comment on recycling from the residents of Rootstown. We are considering another survey of residents on their thoughts about recycling.

In the meantime, an e-mail account has been created for input from residents, Please let us know on your thoughts about curbside recycling or recycling in general; if you use it or not; if you want it or not. Would you use a centralized drop-off center for recycling? What if that drop-off center was in another nearby township? Or other ideas and comments.

The Rootstown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH on Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Any person interested will be afforded the opportunity to be heard on the following:

Zoning Amendment 2021-014

  • Section 150.02 B - Definitions

    Zoning Amendment 2021-016

  • Section 620.02 - Development Plan Review Required
  • Section 620.06 - Development Plan Review Procedures

    The proposed zoning amendments can be read in full here.

    Jordan Michael, Zoning Commission Secretary

    Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District


    Welcome to Rootstown Township's Web Site

    Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.

    We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.