Recycling Resources

Republic Waste Services Recycling

Republic Waste provides a 65 gallon green recycling cart to residents. To obtain a cart for your home call Republic Services at 800-247-3644. 
Recycling rules are constantly changing as the markets to purchase recycle materials change. Here are the latest guidelines.

Cartons: milk, juice,soup or broth cartons
Paper: newspaper, office paper, mail, magazines and cereal boxes (no shredded paper)
Aluminum and metal cans
Plastics: Current market conditions only allow bottles and jugs, remove lids

Mix all recyclable items together. Empty and rinse bottles and cans. 

More information regarding recycling from Republic Services can be found here.

Do Not Recycle

There are certain items that should never be placed in your recycle carts:

  • NO bottle tops, small prescriptions bottles and plastic silverware - these get caught in the recycle machine sorters causing breakdown. Just throw them in the trash.
  • NO GLASS at this time.
  • NO large plastic toys - anything larger than a 5 gallon bucket cannot be accepted. Consider donating instead!
  • NO broken glass, mirrors, plate glass, or drinking glasses in your recycle cart.
  • NO paper towels, kleenex, wax paper, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, light bulbs, or batteries.
  • NO  greasy or food stained pizza boxes -  just throw them out!
  • NO plastic grocery bags - these may be recycled at your grocery store. Also no plastic wrap or bubble wrap is accepted.
  • NO  shredded paper -  Recycle your shredded paper by placing in a  bag and dropping in one of the paper recycling bins located at our schools and churches.
  • NO leaves, grass, dirt or yard waste should be placed in the recycle container.

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Tallmadge residents are encouraged to use the Summit County Reworks Household Hazardous Recycling Center located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow. It is open 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Thursday from June through September.

List of Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Recyclables

For a comprehensive list of acceptable items for household hazardous waste recycling visit Summit ReWorks.