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Recycling in the Township

Recycling information from Kimble, the Township's waste and recycling service:

RECYCLE BIN: Please place your 64 gallon recycling bin at the curb separate from your rubbish containers on the day of your pickup. It is not necessary to put your bin out every week, only when it is full. If you have more than one bin can hold, you may place the extra in a blue plastic grocery bag or clear bag next to your bin.

Kimble has increased recycle capacity at their Twinsburg transfer station. Here is a list of what you can currently place in your recycle bin:

Aluminum cans
Aluminum trays, aluminum foil, cat food tins
Bimetal cans and food containers
Empty aerosol cans
Clear, brown and green glass jars and bottles
Plastic containers marked #1 to #7 (look on the bottom for the number)

Corrugated cardboard
Telephone books
Printer/copier paper
Chipped board (cereal boxes)

Examples of recyclable plastics #1 through #7 that are captured for recycling:
#1: Soft drink bottles, water bottles, peanut butter jars, window cleaner bottles, mouth wash bottles.
#2: Laundry detergent bottles, windshield washer fluid bottles, coffee containers, milk jugs, butter tubs, medicine bottles.
#3: Shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, hand soap bottles, gladware container lids, juice bottles.
#4: Mustard bottles, margarine tub tops, ice cream tub tops, squeezable bottles.
#5: Cool whip containers, gladware tubs, plastic flower pot containers, apple sauce cups, plastic cups.
#6: Plastic cookie tray dish, vegetable tub containers, take away containers.
#7: Orange juice plastic bottles, kids snack containers, some ketchup bottles.

They do no recycle paint cans, or anti-freeze and motor oil containers. They do not recycle wax cartons, batteries, light bulbs or wire hangers. With regard to plastics #3 through #7, they recycle the rigid containers used for food, beverage and health and beauty aid products, but not plastic bags, Styrofoam, toys or plastic utensils.

Kimble has a local office at 8500 Chamberlain Road in Twinsburg. The phone number is 800-201-0005. Their web site is

How to dispose of latex paint

Latex paint is a material that can pile up in basements and garages. It is approximately 98% water and 2% rubber. If you have left over latex paint from a home improvement project, it can be dried out and placed in the regular trash.

Steps to dry out latex paint:

1. Air dry. Remove the lid and allow the paint to set out and dry in a ventilated area away from children and pets.

2. Add an absorbent material to help speed up the drying process. Examples: cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper, oil-dri or "Cobzorb", found at local Ace Hardware stores.

3. Pour thin layers (about 1" of paint) into a cardboard box lined with plastic. Allow the paint to dry one layer at a time until all the paint has dried out.

Once the paint is thoroughy dry, the paint may be discarded with regular trash. Simply leave the id off the can so the saste hauler can see the paint is dry.

Dispose of Unused Medications Properly

Don't trash or flush your unused medications. The Summit County Health District has safe methods of disposal. Take the unwanted medicine to one of several D.U.M.P. box locations in the county and the medication will be safely destroyed, no questions asked.

These boxes are for pills, capsules or liquids only. Syringes cannot be accepted at the D.U.M.P. boxes. For syringe disposal, please call 330-926-5600.

Please follow these guildelines when disposing of prescripton and over-the-counter medications:

Keep the medicines in the original container
Mark out your name and address
Secure the container
Deposit the medicines in the disposal boxes at these participating Summit County police stations:

Akron City Police Department
217 South High Street
Akron, OH 44308

Barberton City Police Department
576 W Park Ave
Barberton, OH 44203

Bath Township
3864 W Bath Road
Akron, OH 44333

Copley Police Department
1280 Sunset Drive
Copley, OH 44321

Hudson Police Department
36 South Oviatt Street
Hudson, OH 44236

1494 East Aurora Road
Macedonia, OH 44056

New Franklin Police Department
5611 Manchester Rd
Akron, OH 44319

Richfield Police Department
4450 W Streetsboro Rd
Richfield, OH 44286

Sagamore Hills Police Department
11551 Valley View Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067

Stow Police Department
3800 Darrow Road
Stow, OH 44224

Tallmadge Police Department
53 Northeast Ave
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Twinsburg Police Department
10075 Ravenna Rd
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Simple Recycling

Did you know:Clothing and shoes are 100% recyclable, but 85% still end up in landfills! You can help change that by recycling your unwanted clothing and small household items through Simple Recycling free curbside pick-up service on your regular recycling collection day.Place your green bags beside your recycling cart for collection.Questions: Call Simple Recycling: 866-835-5068.

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle - Rethink

Visit the ReWorks web page for complete information on the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center at 1201 Grahm Road in Stow, information on free document shredding days and locations in 2009, home, work, school and community


Computers and other electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead, arsenic and cadmium, which contaminate landfills, soil and drinking water. Each recycler listed accepts and recycles different types of electronics. Contact them for their program specifics, fees (if any) and hours of operation.


1. A OneCommunity/RET3 Education Initiative. 216-923-2200
Equipment donated is inspected to determine if it can be refurbished. Usable machines are remanufactured to the specifications of participating schools and unusable equipment is completely demanufactured; the raw materials sold to end users and the proceeds used to subsidize Green Computing.

2. Goodwill Industries of Akron (Dell RECONNECT partnership). 330-724-6995
Equipment donated is refurbished or recycled.

1. E-Scrap Solutions. 216-431-0796.
2. e-Waste of Hudson. 330-650-0274.
3. Itran, Inc. 330-523-0087.
4. Metallic Resources, Inc. 330-425-3155.
5. RET3. 216-361-9991.

Ohio E-check - All locations.


Televisions contain hazardous materials such as lead and cadmium, which should be recycled.

No electronics are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center. You can recycle you television at BEST BUY STORES:

Chapel Hill: 445 Howe Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls. 330-928-5410
Macedonia: 470 E. Aurora Road, Macedonia. 330-468-6850
Montrose: 96 Rothrock Road, Akron. 330-665-1041

Best Buy accepts two items per household per day. Best Buy charges $10 for TV's 32" and under, CRT's, which is offset with a $10 Gift Card.

You can recycle you television at e-WASTE, LLC, (330-650-0274) 1261 Hudson Gate Drive, Hudson. $25.00 for 32" and under televisions; $40 for 33"-42" televisions and $80 for televisions over 42".

You can recycle your television at Regency Technologies, by appointment only. 440-287-7218. They accept televisions over 32"; cost dependent on size.

ReStore has Moved...

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore location in Summit County has moved from the Canton Rd. location. The new location is 2301 Romig Rd. Akron, Ohio 44320.

ReStore sells new and gently used building materials and household goods to the public at a deep discount. For more information call 330-745-7734 or you may visit their website:

Recycling Facts

Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or is the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute. Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be part of a new can within six weeks. And there is no limit to the number of times aluminum can can be recycled. A 60 watt light bulb can be run for more than a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling one pound of steel. In one year in the U.S., the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes. To produce the Sunday newspaper each week, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood and other products made from trees. This amounts to be about 2,000,000,000 trees a year. Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year. Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year. Each month we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable. A modern glass bottle would take 4,000 years or more to decompose and even longer if it is in a landfill. Go Green, Recycle, save the Earth!
- Tim Tesmer

Make Recycling Work

Do not recycle these items curbside:
Garden hoses
Yard Waste
Food Waste
Hardware tools
Auto Parts
Light Bulbs
Window panes
Drinking Glasses

Easy to be Green

Eat less meat. When you do eat meat or dairy, select free-range or hormone free.
Turn the water off while you brush your teeth or shave to conserve water.
Switch to loose tea and a reusable tea ball, or for coffee use a reusable coffee filter.
Buy Organic foods and producs when possible.
Eat local foods. Freeze or can items from your garden or local farmers to eat all year.
Recycle and buy items made from recycled products. Complete the Cycle.

At Home
All purpose cleaner: Mix 1 quart water, 4 teaspoons baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar, or mix lemon juice with water in a spray bottle.
Glass Cleaner: Mix 1 t 3 teaspoons of viegar or lemon juice to 1 quart of water in a spray bottle.
Laundry: Bleach Alternative--1 cup baking soda and 1 cup lemon juice or 1 cup baking oda and 1 cup peroxide.
Soap scum: Shower doors/windows: add 2 tablespoons lemon juice to a spray bottle filled with 3/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water.
As they burn out, replace old light bulbs with compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Bring your own reusable grocery bags to the store.
Before buying new items, check out garage sales, thrift stores, etc.
Don't throw out usable items, donate them or have a garage sale.
Hang dry your laundry outside on a clothes line or indoors on a collapsible drying rack.
Invest in cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
Wash and reuse plastic sandwich and freezer bags, or use reusable containers instead.
Reuse glass jars for food storage and plastic jars for organizing hardware or craft supplies.

In the Yard
Don't use peat; start making your own compost from vegetable scraps and yard waste.
Plant native plants that require less water.
Don't use pesticides. Research other organic ways to control pests.
Plant an edible garden or join a community garden.
Water plants in the early morning or evening, and invest in a soaker hose.
Dispose of oil, antifreeze, and other household chemicals properly.
Install a rain barrel. (Bonus points for using a recycled container!)
Invest in a push mower.

At Work
Make double sided copies when possible.
When typing documents on the computer, reduce page margins to fit more words per page.
Use recycled paper products. (Remember to recycle or reuse old paper as scrap paper.)
Get off junk mail lists.
Instead of a screen saver, turn off the monitor on the computer to save electricity.

ReWorks (Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority)
Household hazardous waste recycling information and more.

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Native Forest Network
Junk mail information

Consumer Consequences Game
Find out how many earths it would take if everyone lived like you.

U.S. Environmental Protecton Agency: eCycling

Don't Trash Your Old Appliances -- Recycle Them

Don't trash your old refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and other household appliances. Placing these items on the curb may send them to a landfill! Old appliances can be picked up locally by Valley Trucking and Recycling (330-697-5079). Old appliances can also be dropped off at City Scrap and Salvage, 611 W. Wilbeth Road (330-753-5051).