July 23, 2021
Dear Citizens of the City of Streetsboro,
I must regretfully inform you that due to a severe driver shortage, the District must immediately convert the entire City to every other week service beginning on Monday July 26, 2021. This schedule of every other week schedule will remain in effect until the end of September when Kimble assumes the recycling service for your community on October 1, 2021.The schedule for every other week schedule of service will be as follows;
Week of Monday July 26 to Thursday July 29 NO SERVICE
Week of Monday August 2 to Thursday August 5 NORMAL DAY OF SERVICE
Week of Monday August 9 to Thursday August 12 NO SERVICE
Week of Monday August 16 to Thursday August 19 NORMAL DAY OF SERVICE
Week of Monday August 23 to Thursday August 26 NO SERVICE
Week of Monday August 30 to Thursday September 2 NORMAL DAY OF SERVICE
Week of Monday September 6 to Thursday September 9 NO SERVICE
Week of Monday September 13 to Thursday September 16 NORMAL DAY OF SERVICE
Week of Monday September 20 to Thursday September 23 NO SERVICE
Week of Monday September 27 to Thursday September 30 NORMAL DAY OF SERVICE
The District apologizes for this inconvenience. Our entire industry, trash and recycling, is faced with the same problem, a lack of Commercial Licensed Drivers (CDL), throughout our nation. The lack of qualified drivers has led to delays in service for many communities.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times finding qualified labor to perform our essential service.
William G. Steiner, II
Portage County Solid Waste Management District
TO: Portage County Auditor
FROM: Office of Portage County Solid Waste District Commission, Department 901
RE: The Solid Waste District Commissioners of Portage County Submits its Annual Tax Budget for public view for the fiscal year commencing January 1, 2022
Portage County Board of Commissioners
Brimfield Township Recycling Pick-up
The Brimfield Township Recycling pick up schedule will not be interrupted and will remain picked up bi-weekly. The next scheduled pick-up for Brimfield Township is July 13th through July 16th, 2020. Please have your containers out by 5:30 am or the night before. Thank you.
Recycling Collection Change-Press Release
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will only collect the recyclables in the carts. All material placed outside the cart will not be collected due to concerns with the virus being detected up to 24 hours on cardboard and 72 hours on plastic. The District will continue to collect recyclables on our normal schedule. We want to take every precaution to minimize our drivers to any potential exposure. The District also requests that if you have any questions please do not communicate with the drivers but call our office instead, 330-678-8808. Please place this information on all your social media platforms. Residents should only place their carts out for collection when they are full.
March 2, 2020
The Board of County Commissioners of Portage County will hold its regularly scheduled open meetings for Thursday, April 2, 2020 and Thursday, April 9, 2020 immediately following the Board of County Commissioners of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District’s public hearings concerning proposed rates and charges that will begin at 8:30 AM at the Portage County Administration Building, 7th Floor, in the Board’s Meeting Room, located at 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna, Ohio.
If you have any questions, please contact the Board of County Commissioners at (330) 297-3600.
*** By Order of the Board of County Commissioners***
The Board of County Commissioners of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District will hold Two (2) of the Four (4) Public Hearings on the proposed rates and charges of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District’s Recycling Program including but not limited to rates and charges for solid waste collection, storage, transfer, disposal, recycling, processing, or resource recovery services at two (2) separate locations outside of the county seat.
The date, time, and place for one (1) of these public hearings outside of the county seat will be Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Brimfield Elementary School, 4170 State Route 43, Kent, Ohio.
PLEASE NOTE AND CHECK THE NEWSPAPER FOR THE LISTING OF THE PROPOSED RATES AND CHARGES THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS IN WHICH ALL FOUR (4) PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE LISTED WITHIN THE SAME NOTICE AND WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.
At the public hearing, the Board shall hear any person who wishes to testify on the proposed rates and charges.
If you have any questions, please contact the Board of County Commissioners of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District at (330) 297-3600.
*** By Order of the Board of County Commissioners
of the Portage County Solid Waste Management District ***
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District Board of Commissioners and the Brimfield Township Trustees
have agreed to continue to provide recycling services to the residents of Brimfield Township.
The District Board of Commissioners and Trustees are working toward resolving contract issues.
To the residents of Brimfield Township, the future pickup schedule that was sent to your Township Trustees on January 30, 2020, is listed below. Please check back frequently for any updated information pertaining to the public hearings that will be scheduled.
The District Board of Commissioners met today. Below is the Board’s position on providing recycling service to the residents of Brimfield.
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District will continue to provide weekly service through February 14th and then begin every other week service as follows:
February 17th-February 20th – no pick up this week
February 24th-February 27th pick up on your regularly scheduled day
March 2nd-March 5th no pick up this week
March 9th- March 12th pick up on your regularly scheduled day
March 16th-March 19th no pick up this week
March 23rd-March 26th pick up on your regularly scheduled day
The District Board of Commissioners will soon notify the Trustees and the public about public hearings on recycling operations into the future.
The District Board of Commissioners are providing this service so that the residents of Brimfield still have access to recycling as we work through this process.
William G. Steiner, II
Portage County Solid Waste Management District
CITY OF KENT-RECYCLING PROGRAM CHANGES
On March 20, 2019, the City of Kent and the Portage County Solid Waste Management District entered into a five (5) year agreement for recycling services. Republic Services will no longer be billing the residents of the City of Kent for curbside recycling or overseeing the program. You will be receiving a quarterly invoice from Portage County beginning in early June. The invoices will cover the following time frame March, April and May. Some invoices will have different amounts to reflect payments already remitted to Republic Services. The second invoices in September will be for June, July and August. These invoices will reflect the new quarterly rate of $16.50.
All calls for service issues related to the recycling collection should now be directed to the Portage County Solid Waste Management District at 330-678-8808