Recycling Services

Curbside Recycling

The City of Hudson encourages residents to use curbside recycling to preserve our community and our environment. All refuse haulers in Hudson provide Single-Stream Recycling to help residents easily identify which items can be placed in the recycling container. Separation of recyclables is no longer required.  

With the 65-gallon recycling cart provided by Republic Services, Hudson's Preferred Hauler, recycling is even easier. You simply place all recyclable items in the cart and take it to your curb. No need to separate items, bag them and take them in your car to a recycle site.  Plastic bags are not permitted in recycling containers.

What can you recycle curbside?

The City of Hudson works with ReWorks and our refuse haulers to be informed of changes to recycling programs. Items listed below are acceptable items at the local material recovery facilities (MRF).

To reduce contamination, please remember to rinse out the items below.  
  • Cartons - milk, juice, broth, soup, and other food or beverage cartons
  • Paper and Cardboard - breakdown the cardboard
  • Rigid Plastics - Empty plastic bottles, jugs, water and soda bottles, shampoo bottles, milk, water and juice jugs, laundry detergent jugs and bleach bottles. The recycling number on the bottom of the item is not to be used in determining if an items is recyclable. Bottles and jugs should be emptied, rinsed and the lid removed. (Lids are too small to be captured at recycling centers.) Do not place clam shells, soft plastics (such as plastic bags or Styrofoam) in the recycling cart.  
  • Glass bottles and Jars - Glass is still accepted, but it is under review as there are limited markets available for recycling glass. Read the most recent update about glass recycling in Hudson here.
  • Aluminum and Metal Cans - Regardless if they are aluminum or steel they are both straightforward for our recycling facilities to sort and the material is easily reclaimed.  Do not include metal hangers, scrap metal, lawn blades, metal pipes or other metal objects in your curbside recycling.
Need more Clarification?
Use the Does it Recycle? tool from ReWorks.

What is Single-Stream Recycling?

With single-stream recycling offered as part of your curbside trash service in Hudson, we're making in easy to recycle, which is so important for our environment. Single-stream (also known as “fully commingled” or "single-sort") recycling is a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted at the curb. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).


City-Operated Recycling Locations 

Oak Grove Park, 2400 Barlow Road

 - CLOSING MAY 1, 2019 
Based on recommendation from the Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC), the City of Hudson will be closing the Recycling Center located at Oak Grove Park by May 1, 2019.  

The EAC cited the following continuous operational and budgetary challenges for recommending closing the facility:

  • The is no ability to monitor or enforce proper recycling.
  • The recycling center has become more of a dumping ground for non-recyclable items such as paint, tires, chemicals and construction materials. (see photos below)
  • Costs for general upkeep and removal of non-recyclable items exceeds the grant funded amount intended to sustain the recycling center.
Read more here...

1769 Georgetown Road

This location only accepts paper and cardboard

Downtown Recycling Containers

To encourage residents and visitors to recycle, we provide green recycling containers for cans and bottles throughout the downtown shopping district.  Please empty the bottles before placing them in the containers.  No other recyclable material is accepted in these containers.

Does the City Receive Money for Materials Dropped Off at These Locations?

No. The City of Hudson does not receive money for recyclables at these locations, with the exception of paper/cardboard. We would prefer residents recycle curbside.

Items NOT Accepted at Drop-Off Sites or Curbside Containers

  • Hazardous waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Used oil or oil containers
  • Light bulbs
  • Food waste
  • Paint or paint cans
  • Building materials (windows, plumbing and electrical items)
  • Toys / lawn furniture
Recycling Services Offered by Summit County
Summit County ReWorks offers a number of recycling options for Summit County residents.

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC)

1201 Graham Road, Stow, Ohio 44224 Located at the Rt. 8 Overpass.
The HHWRC is open every Thursday, June through the end of September. 

Summit ReWorks Shredding Days

Free onsite, confidential recycling and shredding of documents offer by Summit County for County residents and businesses. All events are from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. from May to October.  
For more dates and locations, visit

Business Recycling Options Offered by Summit County

Summit ReWorks offers these free services to Summit County businesses.
  • Consulting services on recycling and waste reduction and audits
  • Recycling containers
  • Educational tool kit

America Recycles Day - Take the Pledge

America Recycles Day is November 15th. Keep Hudson Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Environment Awareness Committee is challenging Hudson residents to take the pledge at  American Recycles Day Mayor Basil proclaimed November 15th as America Recycles Day in Hudson. The City of Hudson encourages recycling awareness and a community wide commitment to recycle.