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Call Keep Akron Beautiful to get action in your neighborhood regarding illegal dumping or a much-needed litter sweep of an Akron area. You may have seen our crews on the expressways picking up debris and litter in orange safety vests. We help to keep city parks and ball fields clean and attractive. We are interested in taking your complaints and, if we can't help you directly, we will try to refer you to the city department which will best serve your needs. You should also call 3-1-1, from a landline or 330-375-2311 from a cell phone, to file a complaint.

Illegal Dumping is A Criminal Offense

Litter Prevention Services:

DUMPING IN PROGRESS? Call Akron Police: 330-375-2181

DUMPING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: Call City of Akron Customer Service by dialing 3-1-1 from a City landline phone OR by dialing 330-375-2311 from any phone OR online at the Mayor's Action Center.

REPORTING A DUMPSITE: Call Keep Akron Beautiful at 330-375-2116 OR dial 3-1-1 (330-375-2311) OR at the Mayor's Action Center.

One form of illegal dumping we find on public land in Akron is the dumping of tires. So far in 2017, KAB collected and recycled 164 illegally dumped scrap tires. It cost the agency $2.50 for each tire it responsibly disposed of at a reputable recycler. In March 1996, the Ohio Senate passed Bill #165 to keep all tires out of Ohio's landfills. This bill also monitors the hauling and recycling of scrap tires.

Akron Curbside Service: To Collect And Serve

Important Information about Smart Carts and Trash/Recycle Collection in Akron, OH:

To learn more about the city of Akron's advanced automated system of handling waste with the green 96-gallon trash cart and the blue 64-gallon recycling cart, please call 3-1-1 (330-375-2311) or visit the City of Akron's Recycling Division page.

Play and Learn



Print and play our Recycle Right Word Find today

and learn about items not accepted

in Akron curbside recycling.




Other Recycling and Disposal Centers for Summit County

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center:

Any resident of Summit County may take their household hazardous waste to this seasonal facility managed by ReWorks. Be sure to call 330-374-0383 or check online at for hours and days of operation. 1201 Graham Road (at the Route 8 Exit) Stow, OH

D.U.M.P. (Dispose Unused Medications Properly)

Don't flush or throw away unused prescripton medications. Go to the Summit County Public Health website to find a D.U.M.P. location near you:

Want to Recycle in Akron?

Learn About Effective Recycling

Check out Waste Management's Recycle Right Video

To Recycle Curbside

See DOs and DONTs on what should and should not go into your recycling on the lower half of the City's Recycling Collection Division page

Still have a question, contact ReWorks at 330.374.0383, City of Akron Customer Service at 330.375.2311 or Keep Akron Beautiful at 330.375.2116 for help.

To Start a Recycling Program

Contact ReWorks at (330) 374-0383 for answers! 

What Can I Do About Litter Prevention?

Get tips about litter prevention, courtesy of our affiliate, Keep America Beautiful.