The City of Hudson works with ReWorks and our refuse haulers to be informed of changes to recycling programs. Items listed below are acceptable, recoverable and marketable items at the local material recovery facilities (MRF).
To reduce contamination, DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES and rinse and dry the items below:
- PAPER - not shredded
- CARDBOARD - Break it down
- METAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CANS - no scrap metal
- PLASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS with the neck smaller than the bottle and without lids
Need more Clarification?
Use the Does it Recycle? tool from ReWorks.
The City of Hudson encourages residents to use curbside recycling to preserve our community and our environment. All refuse haulers in Hudson provide Single-Stream Recycling to help residents easily identify which items can be placed in the recycling container. Separation of recyclables is no longer required.
With the 65-gallon recycling cart provided by Republic Services, Hudson's Preferred Hauler, recycling is even easier. You simply place all recyclable items in the cart and take it to your curb. No need to separate items, bag them and take them in your car to a recycle site. Plastic bags are not permitted in recycling containers.
What is Single-Stream Recycling?
With single-stream recycling offered as part of your curbside refuse service in Hudson, we're making in easy to recycle, which is so important for our environment. Single-stream (also known as “fully commingled” or "single-sort") recycling is a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted at the curb. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).
City-Operated Recycling Locations
Hudson Ace Hardware - 5824 Darrow RoadThe City has a new collection container at Hudson ACE Hardware for you to donate and recycle your empty aluminum cans for a great cause. Just place your aluminum cans in a bag, drop them off, and the funds from the cans will be used to support Akron Children's Hospital Aluminum Cans for Burned Children.
Akron Children's uses these funds to provide families of burned children with supplies that are not covered by insurance, such as the special clothing children need to wear after getting skin grafts and physical therapy equipment, as well as educational programming to prevent burns in the future.
Oak Grove Park, 2400 Barlow Road
- CLOSING MAY 1, 2019 Based on recommendation from the Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC), the City of Hudson will be closing the Recycling Center located at Oak Grove Park by May 1, 2019.
The EAC cited the following continuous operational and budgetary challenges for recommending closing the facility:
- The is no ability to monitor or enforce proper recycling.
- The recycling center has become more of a dumping ground for non-recyclable items such as paint, tires, chemicals and construction materials. (see photos below)
- Costs for general upkeep and removal of non-recyclable items exceeds the grant funded amount intended to sustain the recycling center.
1769 Georgetown Road
This location only accepts paper and cardboard.
Downtown Recycling Containers
To encourage residents and visitors to recycle, we provide green recycling containers for cans and bottles throughout the downtown shopping district. Please empty the bottles before placing them in the containers. No other recyclable material is accepted in these containers.
Does the City Receive Money for Materials Dropped Off at These Locations?
No. The City of Hudson does not receive money for recyclables at these locations, with the exception of paper/cardboard. We would prefer residents recycle curbside.
Items NOT Accepted at Drop-Off Sites or Curbside Containers
- Hazardous waste
- Yard waste
- Electronic waste
- Used oil or oil containers
- Light bulbs
- Food waste
- Paint or paint cans
- Building materials (windows, plumbing and electrical items)
- Toys / lawn furniture
Summit County ReWorks offers a number of recycling options for Summit County residents.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC)
1201 Graham Road, Stow, Ohio 44224 Located at the Rt. 8 Overpass.
The HHWRC is open every Thursday, June through the end of September.
Summit ReWorks Shredding Days
Free onsite, confidential recycling and shredding of documents offer by Summit County for County residents and businesses. All events are from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. from May to October.
For more dates and locations, visit SummitReworks.com.
Business Recycling Options Offered by Summit County
Summit ReWorks offers these free services to Summit County businesses.
- Consulting services on recycling and waste reduction and audits
- Recycling containers
- Educational tool kit
America Recycles Day - Take the Pledge
America Recycles Day is November 15th. Keep Hudson Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Environment Awareness Committee is challenging Hudson residents to take the pledge at American Recycles Day Mayor Basil proclaimed November 15th as America Recycles Day in Hudson. The City of Hudson encourages recycling awareness and a community wide commitment to recycle.