About Recycling

Per city Ordinance 1997-37, all residential households must participate in the city’s system of collection and disposal of recyclable materials. Each new household is responsible for registering with the Portage County Recycling Center to commence service. Each household shall receive one toter upon registration. The bins are the property of the city and should remain with the property.  The existing contract remains in force until 12/31/2021. Customer Service may be reached at 330-678-8808 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Use the blue toter provided to you.
  • Place recyclables at curb before 7 a.m. on the day of scheduled pickup.
  • Pickup delayed on New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays if the holiday falls on a pickup date, Monday through Friday.  
  • Make payment timely. The annual fee of $31.20 shall be assessed to property tax if not paid before August 1.   An invoice is sent out in the spring of each year. 
  • Call customer service for direction on disposal of hazardous material or items not on the city’s acceptable list of recyclables, and to register complaints or concerns.


Recyclable Materials

  Acceptable paper products:

  • Loose newspapers
  • Flattened cardboard, no large than 3 feet by 3 feet 
  • Junk mail, office paper, paper bags, food boxes 
  • Loose catalogs, magazines, phone books 

Acceptable plastics, cans, bottles, glass:

  • Plastic bottles, tubs & jars (rinsed, lids removed)
  • Glass jars, aluminum, tin, steel or aerosol cans (rinsed, labels removed)
The following materials are unacceptable for the bin program:
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Food waste
  • Electronics
  • Yard waste
  • Clothing
  • Motor oil containers
  • Styrofoam 
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Window glass, mirrors or light bulbs

Other Disposal Options

Item Service Station / Tips

Used motor oil only (no more than 5 gallons)

  • Quick Change
    376 Aurora Commons
    (Next to Ultimate Car Wash)
  • Phone: 330-562-9400
  • Must be dropped off during business hours only
  • Audio and stereo equipment
  • Cellular phones
  • Computers
  • Copy Machines
  • Facsimiles
  • LCD monitors (liquid crystal display, thin-type)
  • No televisions or CRT monitors (Cathode ray tube, bulky type of monitor)
  • Radios, scanners, telephones
  • VCR and DVD players
  • Video cameras
  • Wireless devices

Drop off Electronics at the Service Department located at 158 W. Pioneer Trail between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Paint Products
  • Take lids off, dry with sand or kitty litter and dispose of in trash.
  • Donate full cans to charity organizations, schools, community theatre.

Used Printer Cartridges Drop Off
  • Aurora Service Center
     158 W Pioneer Trail
  • Phone: 330-995-9116