Rootstown Township Recycling
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District converted to single-stream collection in 2015. The Ohio EPA estimates a 30% increase of participation when a community converts to single-stream. Over 2/3 of those in the Rootstown community surveyed and at public hearings were for curbside recycling.
In 2016, Rootstown Township contracted for a 5-year term with the Portage County Solid Waste Management District for curbside recycling. Each residence will pay $27 per year for weekly pickup ($24 for seniors with a Homestead Exemption). Pickup day for residents occurs every Friday. Please have your recyclables at the curb by 5:30 am or the night before. If there is a holiday, pick up days are normally delayed one day. Please check the recycling website (www.portagerecycles.com) for more information.
Please be sure that your cart is as close to the road as possible and that the arrow on the top of the container is pointing to the street. To ensure that neither your cart nor your property is damaged, please place your cart at least 4 feet away from any other objects (pole, mailbox, another container, car, etc.). Lastly, please make sure there isn't any trash, food, plastic bags, yard debris, construction debris, scrap metal or electronics in your container. If you are going to have an excess amount of cardboard, please contact the Recycling Center so that they can arrange for a special pickup.
Plastics #1 through #7
Glass Bottles & Jars
Receipts / Junk Mail
Hazardous Waste, Paint and other items that the center might not take:
Please visit www.portagerecycles.com and choose the "What Do I Do With" tab. There, you will find different locations that take recyclables that are not acceptable at the recycling center.
If you have appliances that you want to get rid of, you may take them to the Recycling Center, but all appliances with Freon must be red tagged, which means that the Freon has been taken out. The Recycling Center also takes all electronics, except for televisions. To dispose of televisions, please call E-Waste at 330.650.0274.