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. […]

How to Start Recycling at Home

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In 2018, the amount of MSW generated was 292.4 million tons. The amount of MSW recycled was 69.0 million tons and the amount composted was 24.9 million tons. About 17.7 million tons of food were managed by other methods. The amount of MSW combusted with energy recovery was 34.6 million tons, while the amount of […]


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 […]

My Sustainable Valentine

“Insert soultry valentine’s day music here” We all know that Valentine’s Day is an event filled with cards, sweets, flowers, and gifts. But, have you ever thought about how to say “I love you” without generating unrecyclable waste? This year, US Valentine’s Day gift-givers are estimated to spend a record-breaking $20.7 billion, according to the National […]

Metal/Aluminum Can Recycling

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Am I doing this right? “I have been recycling for all of these years and now you’re telling me I have to wash my trash!?” We all want to #recycleright but how do we go about doing it? At the Stark-Tuscarawas- Wayne Recycling District, we are examining this very thing to help all of our […]

Cardboard Recycling

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Recycle Right- How do I recycle cardboard? It’s really easy. 1) Break down the box and flatten it. 2) Remove any tape or paper work that is hanging off the box. 3) Remove any Styrofoam peanuts or packaging and throw them away. They are not recyclable in our bins. 4) Remember: greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. If you want, cut […]