Recycle Center

1280 Sunset Drive - next to the Police Station

Recycle Center Grand Opening

The Copley Township Recycle Center was made possible by using Community Recycling Access Grant (CRAG) funding from Summit Reworks formerly known as the Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority. The facility opened in August 2012 and was built to give residents a way to recycle if they have no other means to do so and one doesn't have to be a Copley resident to use it.

There are 3 separate groups of items collected and each group has its own container. The first group is called commingle and consists of plastics #1 - #7, glass bottles and jars, and steel cans. These items can be deposited in the same container and the recycling company will sort them out during their process. The second group is aluminum cans only. The proceeds generated by recycling of aluminum cans is donated to the Akron Children's Hospital Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) campaign. These kids need all the help they can get in their treatment and recovery and the Township is proud to help with this worthy cause. The third group is paper and cardboard. Two separate containers are on site to accept any paper products from phone books to newspapers to cardboard boxes. Please break down boxes so more can fit into the container to make a heavier load. 

2016 Sign

There are guidance signs on site to help users deposit their recycle items into the correct containers. Putting them into the wrong container or disposing of non-accepted items causes contamination of the load and results in the reduction of the amount of rebates the township donates.   

Accepted Items

Commingle Container


Plastic bottles and food containers #1 to #7 LARGER than 2 inches by 2 inches (sport drinks, soda bottles, milk jugs, butter tubs, etc.). Glass bottles and jars (Clear, green or brown only). Steel Cans (Steel/tin/bimetal typically food or soup cans) are also accepted.

Aluminum Can Container


Aluminum cans only - All proceeds donated to the Akron Children's Hospital Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) campaign. 

Paper/Cardboard Containers


Newspaper, paper, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, junk mail, office and school papers, calendars, chip board or fiber board (cereal, pop and beer cartons), envelopes (with or without  windows), phone books, hardcover books with covers removed and aseptic cartons (waxed cartons, milk, juice, half and half). Please break down boxes to make a heavier load.

Items Not Accepted

  • Aluminum Car Parts, Siding or Foil
  • Egg Cartons (Styrofoam or Pressed Paper)
  • Electronics or Appliances
  • Glassware, Pyrex or Window Panes
  • Hazardous Household Materials of Any Kind
  • Light Bulbs of Any Kind
  • Paints, Stains, or Finishes
  • Pizza Boxes (cannot separate the grease from the box)
  • Plastic Food Wrapping (Saran Wrap)
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Styrofoam of Any Kind (Packaging, Food Containers, Cups, etc.)
  • Tissue Products
  • Trash, Garbage or Food Waste
  • Plastic Item #1 - #7 SMALLER than 2 inches by 2 inches (Pill Bottles, Spice Bottles, Etc.) Please note - during the recycling process small plastic items fall through sorting screens and jam machines and contaminate other recycle products. Small plastic items smaller than 2 inches by 2 inches should be disposed of in regular household trash.

Facility Details

This is a 24/7/365 facility and is monitored by Copley Police Department surveillance camera. For more information contact the Copley Service Department at 330-666-0365.

Please take advantage of this recycling center to help conserve our planet's natural resources. Together we can make a difference!

Textile Materials

As of May 1, 2017, the Copley Recycle Center will no longer accept textile materials. Simple Recycling has removed their collection bin due to low volumes.

Wheels for Wishes

To Tow Away, Auction Off and Recycle Old Cars free of charge, visit the Wheels for Wishes website. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.