Howland Protect-N-Shred It Day

TAG EventHowland Residents are welcome to bring up to 5 garbage bags of paper to be professionally shredded by Protect-N-Shred of Cortland. PLEASE, no office or commercial shredding.  The Howland Township Trustees are proud to offer township residents this free service.  All paper will be recycled to make things like paper towels, toilet tissue, paper plates, and other products.

When: May 18th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Gazebo Parking Lot at the corner of East Market and Willow Dr.


Eastside: Streets and areas east of Mosquito Creek.
Everything must be curbside before April 15th.

Westside: All streets off of North Road, including North Road within Howland Township.
Everything must be curbside before April 29th.

  • The night before pick-up begins on your side of the Township your branches must be at the curb.
  • Cut end facing the street.
  • Only trimmed or pruned, root-free branches, up to 6" in diameter.
  • Wood pile should be no larger than 4' x 8'.
  • Excessively large piles will not be picked up.  DO NOT combine piles with your neighbors so that the pile is larger than the allowed 4' x 8'.
  • No firewood, large logs, or complete trees will be picked up (a commercial tree service must be used).

RecycleRecycling Containers

Howland Township has arranged for recycling containers to be placed behind the Police and Fire Building at 169 Niles Cortland Rd. and at the Morgandale Fire Station on Wilson Ave. The containers will be available for drop-offs 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Newspaper, aluminum beverage cans, tin food cans, and #1 and #2 plastics may be placed in the bin.
NO glass, styrofoam, plastic bags, cardboard, old clothes, furniture, or tires should be placed in the bin.

In addition, the Howland Recycling Center at 3590 North River Road NE is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM., and is a full-service recycling site. The drop-off recycling containers are totally funded and provided by the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District.

Visit Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management website here.

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Leaf Bags

Howland Township sponsors a Leaf Pick-Up in the fall. See the Home page during the season for specific dates and times.

Place your bags curbside. All leaves MUST BE in BIODEGRADABLE Bags (heavy kraft type paper) which are clearly labeled BIODEGRADABLE or COMPOSTABLE.

Any size bag is acceptable. Please be aware “Recyclable” bags are NOT biodegradable. If you do not wish to use biodegradable bags, you will have to use a lawn service to dispose of your leaves. The EPA is very strict on how yard waste is disposed. The stringent guidelines have driven up the cost of disposal. In an effort to protect our environment and our tax dollars, we believe this is our best option.

This program is only offered at specific times during the year.  Please watch the Home page for dates and times!

If you have any questions, you can contact the Administration Office at (330)856-2340.

Help the environment with AWCSSR! Never heard of it?

Automated Wheeled Cart Single Stream Recycling and it has come to HOWLAND TOWNSHIP!
One Container. No Sorting....... No Kidding!

altThe easiest way to recycle is here in Howland offered only by Allied Waste!
Contact Allied Waste of Youngstown by phone at 330-793-7676 to sign up for your 65-gallon cart, recycling and reduced rates! Information is also available at the Township office to sign up.
Once you receive your cart place all your recyclable materials in one container with no separating or sorting needed.

We'll do it for you! Just a few simple guidelines outlined below to avoid any service interruptions

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal beverage and food cans
  • Paper milk or Juice containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Egg Cartons
  • Plastic bottles (Types 1 through 7)
  • Paper from news, magazines, junk mail, dry non-coated food paper
  • Boxboard – tissue, dryer sheets, tooth paste, cereal, spaghetti, cracker and other dry foods boxes
  • All cardboard must be broken down so that it is inside your cart
  • Paper Coffer cups
  • Shampoo and laundry bottles
  • Garbage, food waste, diapers, paper plates, hangers, old plastic toys
  • Meat or Cheese plastic wrapping or paper packaging
  • Wax or plastic wrap or bags
  • Freezer food packaging
  • Plastic deli, product or take-out packaging or utensils
  • Plastic bags or wrapping film
  • Formed or pellet styrofoam packaging
  • Window glass, ceramics or dishware, mirrors, light bulbs