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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.

Due to inactivity the regular meeting of the ROOTSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. has been cancelled.

Jordan Michael, Zoning Assistant

Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District


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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.

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