Recycling Resources

Republic Waste Services Recycling


Republic Waste provides a 65 gallon green recycling cart to residents. To obtain a cart for your home  call Republic Services at 800-247-3644.
Recycling rules are constantly changing as the markets to purchase recycle materials change. Here are the latest guidelines.
Cartons: milk, juice,soup or broth cartons
Paper: newspaper, office paper, mail, magazines and cereal boxes (no shredded paper)
Aluminum and metal cans
Cardboard-flattened.
Plastics: Current market conditions only allow bottles and jugs, remove lids

Mix all recyclable items together. Empty and rinse bottles and cans.

Do Not Recycle


There are certain items that should never be placed in your recycle carts:

  • NO bottle tops, small prescriptions bottles and plastic silverware - these get caught in the recycle machine sorters causing breakdown. Just throw them in the trash.
  • NO GLASS at this time.
  • NO large plastic toys - anything larger than a 5 gallon bucket cannot be accepted. Consider donating instead!
  • NO broken glass, mirrors, plate glass, or drinking glasses in your recycle cart.
  • NO paper towels, kleenex, wax paper, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, light bulbs, or batteries.
  • NO  greasy or food stained pizza boxes -  just throw them out!
  • NO plastic grocery bags - these may be recycled at your grocery store. Also no plastic wrap or bubble wrap is accepted.
  • NO  shredded paper -  Recycle your shredded paper by placing in a  bag and dropping in one of the paper recycling bins located at our schools and churches.
  • NO leaves, grass, dirt or yard waste should be placed in the recycle container.
  • NO DOG OR CAT WASTE.
  1. Electronics Recycling
  2. Household Hazardous Waste
  3. Textile Recycling
  4. Simple Recycling

Electronic Recycling


The City of Tallmadge hosts a biennial Electronics Recycling Drive event. Our most recent event in September 2017 process over 880 vehicles and filled 8 53' Semi-Trailers full of electronic waste.

Next Event


There is no Electronics Drive currently scheduled. In the meantime, please check out Summit Reworks for more information on Electronics recycling.