Why Should You Get Rid of the Plastic Bag?

Because you asked us… Why Should You Lose That Plastic Bag? “The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year” (NRDC) Paper Bags: Tote Bags/Recyclable Bags:

Tires: Why recycling them is the best way to handle them

 You Asked: “What do I do with my old tires?” According to a Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology report, approximately 280+ million used tires are discarded each year. Only about 30 million of these tires are retreaded or reused, leaving the remaining 250 million scrap tires to be managed. Since 1996, Ohio law prohibits landfills in Ohio from accepting whole scrap tires for disposal. […]

Your Guide to Recycling

Friends recycling

Because you asked us…  At the Recycling District, we get a lot of questions about what is and what isn’t recyclable. Here is our latest: Paper recycling: Paper that is recyclable… Non-recyclable materials… Cardboard Recycling: 1) Corrugated Cardboard only. 2) Cardboard should be broken down to be placed inside of the recycling bin. Tape does […]


No plastic bags

Recycling is easy if you do it right. We see a lot of people who mean well and want to recycle right! Often times, we engage recyclers at our public drop offs who are shocked to hear that plastic bags are incredibly problematic. Plastic bags in our problematic and here is why: 1) Plastic bags […]

Plastic Bottles and Jugs

“This plastic has a recycle symbol on it. Why can’t you recycle it in your bins?” Great question! As you may start noticing, the district is rolling our new signs and labels at various sites in Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties. This is part of a new strategy to assist the public and helping us […]