Akron, OH

Greenstar Akron

Akron is Greenstar's newest single stream recycling facility.  The 196,000 square foot facility was opened in June, 2012 and has the capacity to process 15,000 tons of material each month.  Each year, Greenstar Akron's single stream recycling will save 850,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E).  This is equivalent to removing 185,000 cars from local roads each year.

Akron is poised for growth and Greenstar expects recycling rates to increase with the availability of single stream for businesses, residential subdivisions and municipalities throughout central and northeast Ohio.

Recycling in Ohio

Greenstar has two material recovery facilities in Ohio that service municipalities, businesses, and residential recyclers across Ohio and Pennsylvania.  In the community, Greenstar has partnered with local organizations such as Association of Ohio Recyclers and the Carton Council to improve recycling offerings in Ohio.

Recycling Center

Greenstar Akron processes recyclables for the City of Akron, City of Cleveland, and other communities and businesses throughout central and northeast Ohio.  Our single stream sorting system allows recyclers to place all recyclables into one bin.  Single stream decreases the cost of collection and increases the convenience of recycling, typically resulting in increased volume.


  • All paper
  • Junk mail
  • Glossy paper and magazines
  • Newspaper and phone books
  • Manila and brown folders
  • Cardboard (corrugated and non-corrugated)
  • Glass of any color
  • Plastics #1 - #7
  • Tin and aluminum
  • Metal food containers
  • Aseptic containers (cartons)
  • Empty aerosol cans

Not Accepted:

  • Household trash (garbage) / food waste
  • Construction and demolition materials
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Paint cans / motor oils
  • Oils, flammable liquids
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Clothes
  • Concrete / cement
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toner cartridges
  • Glass pane and Pyrex

Greenstar - Akron

1535 Exeter
Akron, OH 44306

Phone: (330) 784-1167
Fax: (330) 784-1189

Hours of Operation:

Contact: General Manager, Tom Jackson.

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