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Recycling and disposal in Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties

Yard waste includes leaves, branches, grass clippings, and shrubs without the soil. District residents can decrease their waste stream by leaving the grass clippings on the lawn each time you mow—doing so not only maintains a healthy lawn but decreases the cost to haul and compost the material.

Compost Yard Waste

Residents may compost their yard waste along with their food waste. Using compost in your soil or mulch provides valuable nutrients for plant growth, reduces moisture/nutrient loss from the soil surface, helps control weeds, reduces soil erosion on slopes, helps maintain soil temperatures, loosens/aerates heavy clay soils, and attracts earthworms and other microbes that benefit gardens and flower beds. See Food Waste to learn more about composting.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Options

Lastly, check to see if your community has a curbside leaf, branch or Christmas tree collection program, or visit a local yard waste drop-off site or composting facility.

Where to Drop Off Yard Waste for Composting

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Paradise Lawn Care, Inc. Yard Waste 6203 Akron Road Smithville, OH, 44677

Phone: 330-669-3141

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Yard waste drop-off is offered at this location, restricted to lawn/weed clippings, garden debris, tree limbs and brush only. 

Village of Dalton Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 37 N. Freet St. Dalton, OH, 44618

Phone: 330-828-2221

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Village Residents Only. Accepts: grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, brush, shrubs, and branches only.

Village of Sugarcreek Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 410 S Broadway Sugarcreek, OH, 44681

Phone: 330-852-4113

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Village Residents Only. Accepts: grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, brush, and branches only.

Village of Tuscarawas Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 3317 Tuscarawas Rd SE Tuscarawas, OH, 44682

Phone: 740-922-4189

Hours: 8am to dusk April 1-Nov 1

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Village Residents Only. Accepts: grass clippings, garden waste, and leaves only. Residents may also remove composted material for personal use for no charge. The Village will also remove tree limbs. Call the Maintenance building at 740-922-2304.

Village of Creston Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 179 Burbank St. Creston, OH, 44217

Phone: 330-435-6021

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Village Residents Only. Accepts: grass clippings and leaves.

Paradise Composting Yard Waste 4300 Mechanicsburg Road Wooster, OH, 44691

Phone: 330-669-3141

Hours: Sat 9am-1pm (1st Saturday in April through 3rd Saturday in November; rest of year by appointment) Mon-Fri by appointmemt

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Acceptable Materials: Fruits & Vegetables, Bread, Pasta, Baked Goods, Egg Shells & Dairy Products, Coffee Grounds, Coffee Filters, Tea Bags, Paper Towels, Napkins, Paper Plates – NOT Foam, Paper Cups- NOT Foam, Milk & Juice Cartons, Pizza Boxes, Cereal Boxes, Cardboard Egg Cartons Only NOT Foam, Waxed Cardboard Unacceptable Materials: Blade walnut tree loves or twigs (releases substances that might be harmful to plants), Coal or Charcoal Ash (might contain substances harmful to plants), Fats, grease, lard, oils, meat or fish bones and scraps (create odor problems and attract pests)

Village of Sugarcreek Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 139 Mill St SW Sugarcreek, OH, 44681

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Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Village Residents Only. Accepts: grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, brush, and branches only.

Village of Strasburg Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste 710 Railroad Avenue Strasburg, OH, 44680

Phone: 330-878-7115

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: Only to be used by Village Residents and Frankling Township Residents, who must pay a $15 annual permit fee. Accepts: branches, grass, leaves, shrubs, sod, stumps, and Christmas trees (no tinsel).

City of Orrville Yard Waste Drop-off Site Yard Waste Apple Ave. Orrville, OH, 44667

Phone: 330-684-5000  

Hours: Normal business hours are every Wednesday 7:15am-3:15pm and Saturday 8am – 12pm. The Orrville Compost Center closes for the season Saturday, October 31.

Other Notes:

Items Accepted: City Residents Only. Accepts: tree trimmings, brush, grass clippings and leaves (excluding stumps and roots).  The City will have composted material, leaf mulch, and wood chips available at no cost to Orrville residents for noncommercial use. 

City of Dover Yard Waste Site Yard Waste 100 North Tuscarawas Ave Dover, OH, 44622

Phone: 330-343-6726

Hours: May 1-Sept 30 8am-9pm; Oct 1-April 30 8am-7pm

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Plain Township Yard Waste Drop-off Yard Waste 2855 Easton St NE Canton, OH, 44721

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Wed, Sat, and Sun 8am-6pm

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Perry Township Recycling and Yard Waste Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Yard Waste 1500 Jackson Ave SW Massillon, OH, 44646

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling drop-off); Wed and Sat, 8am-6pm (yard waste drop-off)

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, and Plastic Containers #1-7; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Nimishillen Township Recycling and Yard Waste Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Yard Waste 4915 N Nickelplate St Louisville, OH, 44641

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling); Wed and Sat, 7am-7pm (yard waste)

Other Notes: Not accepted yard waste drop-off: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, and Plastic Containers #1-7; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Lawrence Township Yard Waste Drop-off Yard Waste 10867 Industrial Pkwy NW Bolivar, OH, 44612

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Lake Township Recycling and Yard Waste Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Yard Waste 1499 Midway St NW Uniontown, OH, 44685

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling drop-off); Thurs-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm (yard waste drop-off)

Other Notes: Not accepted yard waste drop-off: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, and Plastic Containers #1-7; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Jackson Township Yard Waste Drop-off Yard Waste 4811 South Park Dr NW Massillon, OH, 44646

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Hours: Wed, Sat & Sun 10am-8pm

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, stumps, logs, large branches, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Township Residents Only: Accepts: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines

Dennison Village Yard Waste Drop-off Yard Waste 20 Welch St Dennison, OH, 44621

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Other Notes: Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Canton Township Recycling and Yard Waste Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Yard Waste 4711 Central Ave SE Canton, OH, 44707

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling); daily 9am-9pm (yard waste)

Other Notes: Not accepted yard waste drop-off: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, and Plastic Containers #1-7; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Village of Brewster Recycling, Yard Waste, and Prescription Drug Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Medications and Medical Waste,Yard Waste 145 1/2 SW First St Brewster, OH, 44613

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling and yard waste drop-offs); 24/7 (prescription drug drop-off)

Other Notes: Not accepted yard waste drop-off: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted. Not accepted at prescription drug drop-off: liquids/cream medications, needles or syringes

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, and Plastic Containers #1-7; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood; Prescription Drugs: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

City of Massillon Recycling, Tire and Yard Waste Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Tires,Yard Waste 401 Walnut Rd SW Massillion, OH, 44647

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: M-F 7am-3pm

Other Notes: Limit of 12 tires per year per person (off the rims). Resident of Tuscarawas, Stark, or Wayne Counties. Not accepted: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted.

Items Accepted: Tires, Paper, Cardboard, Aluminum, Steel Cans, Glass Bottles/Jars, Plastic Containers #1-7, live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, stumps, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood

Types of Yard Waste Accepted

This list is not comprehensive. You may call the facilities to confirm whether or not they accept the items you need to recycle.

  • Christmas Trees
  • Grass Clippings
  • Garden Waste
  • Leaves
  • Shrubs
  • Brush
  • Branches
  • Stumps
  • Weeds
  • Grapevines
  • Logs
  • Untreated Wood

Types of Yard Waste NOT Accepted

  • Treated wood: Resistance to rot and decay, which is incompatible with composting
  • Railroad ties: Treated with creosote, a preservative that stops wood from decaying
  • Carcasses and food waste: Materials collected at the yard waste drop-offs are sent to registered composting facilities that are only authorized to accept yard waste. There are composting facilities in Ohio that do accept carcasses and food waste, but they are not affiliated with the District’s yard waste program.
  • Wooden furniture: Often treated with preservatives or varnish/paint, which chemically contaminates composting and does not break down
  • Non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material: Materials do not naturally decompose. Materials that do decompose may change the pH of the compost pile and slow down the rate of natural decay.
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