Recycling


Through our partnership with the Portage County Solid Waste Management District Ravenna residents recycle about 60 tons of material each month. About 45 tons are paper products. According to EPA statistics, every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, so Ravenna saves over 750 trees per month.

Curbside pick-up routes can be found HERE.

Containers for recyclables are available from the Solid Waste Management District by calling 330-678-8808.

Accepted Items:

This program accepts glass, cans, #1 and #2 plastic, and most paper products.

What about yard waste?

Yard waste is not accepted by the recycling program. However, the City of Ravenna does provide lawn waste pickup at the curb. For more information please visit the Lawn Waste web page.

How can I participate?

The Solid Waste District recently moved to a 'Single Stream Recycling" system which greatly simplifies recycling for residents. All recyclables can now be placed in a single designated container (provided by the Solid Waste District) which will be picked up at the curb on your designated recycle day. To receive a container, or for instructions and a schedule, visit the Portage County Solid Waste District web site or call them at 330.678.8808.

When is my pickup?

Ravenna's pickup routes are organized by ward as follows ...

  • Ward 1: Every other week on Monday
  • Ward 2: Every other week on Tuesday
  • Ward 3: Every other week on Wednesday
  • Ward 4: Every other week on Thursday
For the most current curbside pick-up routes please vist www.portagerecycles.com.

Is participation mandatory?

Recycling helps the environment and helps to reduce your monthly trash removal charges. By recycling as much as possible you are left with less actual 'trash' which means you may pay less to your trash hauler each month. Contact your trash hauler and inquire about 'volume billing' or 'bag rates' to see if you can save. The Water Billing Office has a list of trash haulers available on request.

While we can't force you to recycle we sincerely hope that you will in order to maximize results and keep costs as low as possible. Regardless of whether or not you choose to recycle you will be charged a fee of $4.50/month on your water bill.

Still have questions?

For more information concerning the recycling program please visit the Portage County Solid Waste District web site or call them at 330.678.8808.

For questions specific to Ravenna's participation in the program, or questions about yard waste pickup please contact the Service Director's office at 330.296.6326.