Litter Reduction Program
We removed 15,972 lbs. of litter and illegal dumping in 2021!
Keep Akron Beautiful litter and illegal dumping removal is performed Monday through Friday throughout the year by an in-house litter crew who supervises court-ordered community service workers.
Workers pick up litter at our city on and off ramps on a loop and know a lot of the heavily littered public areas of the city to check and clean regularly. During inclement weather, the crews remove litter from underneath bridges and assist city with sidewalk snow removal.
As a person living or working in Akron, you can call us at 330-375-2116 to perform a litter sweep or illegal dumping removal at a public space, keeping in mind that we are unable go to construction areas, expressways, waterways, and other unsafe areas.
*Note that a vacant lot is not the same as a public space and must be reported to the city.
*Before posting garage sale, event, or other signage, see information on illegal signs in the City of Akron: here.
Important phone numbers to reference:
· If you see a littered public street or park, call Keep Akron Beautiful at 330-375-2116.
· For littered vacant lots or other personal property, call City Customer Service at 330-375-2311.
· If you are witnessing an illegal dumping in progress, call police at 330-375-2181.
Note that it is difficult to fine for littering or dumping unless they are caught in the act by police.
For additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Be a leader, discourage friends and family from littering, pick up litter when you see it, report dumpings and organize a cleanup to help Keep Akron Beautiful. If every Akronite picked up just one piece of litter each day, 199,210 pieces of litter would be removed.
- Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, managed by Summit ReWorks. Open seasonally. Call 330-374-0383 or check online at http://www.summitreworks.com/hhw/ for hours and days of operation. Location is 1201 Graham Road (at the Route 8 Exit) Stow, OH.
- D.U.M.P. (Dispose Unused Medications Properly. Go to the Summit County Public Health website to find a D.U.M.P. location near you https://www.scph.org/medication-disposal/dump-box-locations.