Jackson Township Recycling Station

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Jackson Recycling Website Information

Welcome to the Jackson Township Recycling Station Website!

Mission:
The Jackson Township Recycling Station is a non-profit agency with the mission to encourage protection of the environment through education and participation in recycling and to provide the services necessary for citizens to carry out their recycling efforts at the Station.

Location:
The Station is located at 5717 Wales Avenue NW in Jackson Township (Stark County), Ohio. It is just north of the Jackson Township Safety Center and south of the Jackson Township offices. A Goodwill collection trailer is located in the parking lot for donations of clothes, books and household items.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed Wednesday
Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Contact Information:
Steve DeJane, Manager
Phone: 330-833-7365;
Email: recycle@sssnet.com

Board:
A volunteer Board of Trustees oversees the Station.

Officers are:

Other members include:

Volunteers age 18 and up are welcome at the Station.Contact Manager Steve DeJane at 330-833-7365 for details.

Material Preparation:
It is important to separate materials as much as possible. Click here for a detailed list of materials accepted. Items should be rinsed, but paper labels don't need to be removed.

E-Waste:
We can only accept * televisions * monitors * computers and peripherals * vidio/stereo equipment * VCRs * DVD Players * video cameras * telephones * fax and copying machines * cellular phones * video game consoles * microwaves. The product is NOT exported and is recycled in the United States.

Glass:
We can only accept packaging glass, such as pop bottles and jelly jars; no windows or light bulbs. They are a different chemical composition than packaging glass and there is not a market for them at this time.

Cans:
Steel cans are magnetic and include food, coffee and dog/cat food cans. Aluminum cans aren't magnetic and include pop and beverage cans. If you want paid for your aluminum cans, let us know and we will weigh them for you.

Plastic:
Only #1 and #2 plastics are accepted in this area. This includes milk jugs, 2 liter bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, some margarine containers, and shampoo and pill bottles. You can practice "pre-cycling" by shopping for products packaged in #1 and #2 plastics, rather than other types that aren't recyclable in our community.

Paper/Cardboard:
Please separate newspapers from magazines and higher quality office paper if possible. The Station gets a better price for higher quality paper and this money is used to run the program. Both paperboard (cereal and cracker boxes) and corrugated cardboard (thick with wavy layer in between) are accepted, but should be separated.

If sorting seems to be a hassle, many families keep one container for trash and one for recyclables in their kitchen. As the kitchen recycling container fills up, it can be taken to the basement or garage for separation of materials. It only takes a minute or two and recycling is an easy way to be a part of the green movement!

Top 10 Reasons to Recycle, from the National Recycling Coalition

Good for Our Economy
American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.

Creates Jobs
Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.

Reduces Waste
The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.

Good For The Environment
Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.

Saves Energy
Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)

Preserves Landfill Space
No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.

Prevents Global Warming
In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.

Reduces Water Pollution
Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.

Protects Wildlife
Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.

Creates New Demand
Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.

Jackson Recycling Station
5717 Wales Avenue NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
330-833-7365

Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 Closed Wednesday
Saturday 8:00-4:00