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:

How to Start Recycling at Home

Recycling bins

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 […]

STW Recycling District 2019 Grant

Recycling bins in parking lot

Changes in Recycling Rules bring Changes in the District Over the last year or so, the recycling world has been adjusting to a shock wave sent to the markets by China’s “National Sword Policy.” This policy has directly affected the way we communicate how to recycle and what we recycle. The Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste Management […]

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

Recycling symbol with hands

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 […]