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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It works!

60% of what we throw away can be recycled rather than tossed into the garbage. But it’s up to us to make the effort.


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Discarded Latex Paint Art Project

Make Art Not Waste

ReWorks will provide local artists with access to discarded latex paint, a 24” x 36” stretched canvas, a stipend, and a studio space at Summit Artspace. By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, ReWorks hopes to encourage people to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

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Household Hazardous Waste 

Be responsible. Recycle your Household Hazardous Waste.

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is the discarded, unused, or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. Althought the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center is closed until next June, there are still many options for you to recyle.

Go here for a complete list of Local Recycling Options.

October 3:
Document Shredding

Document Shredding event scheduled for October 3

ReWorks will hold a free on-site document shredding event Saturday, October 3, 2015 at The Job Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave., in Akron [Enter at the light].

> Only Summit County residents and businesses are welcome.
> All paper shredded will be recycled.
> Limit 10 file boxes or shopping bags.

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Akron Recycling Program

The City of Akron provides curbside trash and recycling collection once a week to residents of one, two, and three family freestanding residential units.

List of acceptable items

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"How do you dispose of water based/latex paint?"

Dried out Latex Paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash but it is important to prepare it properly before disposal to limit any adverse environmental impact. To learn how to prepare your latex paint for disposal, go here or watch the How to Dispose of Latex Paint video.