Have some fun with these games that can teach you about what can be recycled, how the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) works and how composting works!
litter critters: learn to sort + recycle
In this adorable game available in an easy and hard mode, learn which items should be sorted into electronics, compost, recycling and landfill.
Super sorter Game - Keep America beautiful
This game from Keep America beautiful helps you learn more about your Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which is where recyclables go after they are collected.
Break it Down - PBs kids (composting)
This game from PBS kids helps teach about the different decomposers that help materials break down in composting.
Practice Recycling Right at Home!
Here is a list of the accepted recyclables in the City of Akron curbside recycling:
- Paper products
- Office / school papers (NON SHREDDED)
- Junk mail
- Phone books
- Beer & beverage packages
- Cereal boxes
- Tissue boxes
- Milk & juice cartons
- Soup & broth cartons
- Other food and beverage cartons
- Plastic products
- Water, soda & sports drink bottles
- Milk, iced tea, Juice containers
- Soap, dish liquid, & laundry detergent containers
- Cardboard (please flatten cardboard)…do not bundle!
- Aluminum and metal cans:
- Soda & beverage cans
- Soup and vegetable cans
- Tomato sauce cans
DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR CART
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THE CITY OF AKRON:
|Aerosol cans (full or empty)||Aluminum foil|
|Bottle caps or lids||Campaign signs brackets|
|Carpeting & padding||Cell phones|
|Food waste||Garden hoses|
|Glass OF ANY KIND||Grass|
|Hangers – metal or plastic||Light bulbs|
|Medical Waste||Metal items|
|Plastic bags||Plastic wrap|
|Pots & pans||Railroad spikes / ties|
**Please note: there are some items above that may be “recyclable” but are not accepted at the recycling center where we take your items.**
Recycling Items That Don’t Fit Into Your Cart:
The city also “recycles” large items such as automobile tires, household appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners) by collecting them weekly from your curb.
Simply place these items next to your trash and recycle carts, and we will pick them up on your normal collection day. We then take them to a local salvage company to make sure they are recycled properly and kept out of landfills.