GREEN  Each year, ReWorks designates a portion of its budget to provide a Community Recycling Assistance Grant (CRAG) to municipalities in Summit County. Each of the 31 municipalities in Summit County is eligible to receive funds to support ways to help their residents with diverting materials from landfills via methods including curbside recycling, recycling drop-offs and yard waste collections.

The City of Green received $25,699 in grant funds from ReWorks to help partially maintain their recycling facility. The Recycle Center is staffed with permanent part-time and seasonal employees which assist residents and monitor the facility. 

“This support from ReWorks helps our city maintain low contamination levels in our recyclables," said Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer in a news release. "The City of Green is committed to recycling and is pleased that we have continued to provide quality services to our residents.

“Recycling drop-off centers without some sort of monitoring are susceptible to non-recyclable materials being placed in the collection container. Contamination of the recycling stream could ultimately force recycling centers to close. The city of Green continues to implement practices to ensure the collected recyclables are great quality,” added ReWorks Executive Director Marcie Kress in a news release.

Items that can be recycled are plastic bottles and jugs (without caps), cardboard, paper, metal beverage and food cans and cartons. For more information, visit www.summitreworks.com.

Winter hours for the city of Green’s Recycling Center, 5383 Massillon Road, began on Dec. 1 and is open on Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details about the city of Green’s Recycling Center, visit https://www.cityofgreen.org/recycling2. 

ReWorks is Summit County’s Solid Waste Management Authority. It provides solutions and leadership to empower Summit County communities, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling, and waste management strategies.