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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Ways to trim your holiday "waste"line
The Solid Waste District is pleased to provide the following tips for making the holiday season a little bit greener.
Holiday lights recycling continues until January 10
The District is collecting strings of holiday lights, power strips and power cords at our facility in Garfield Heights from December 2-January 10. Place your broken, burned-out lights in the collection box in our lobby Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ** No plastic bags in the recycling bin. (flyer)
We cannot accept pre-lit trees. Please remove the lights from the tree before recycling.
The following communities are collecting holiday lights from residents: Beachwood, Berea, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Chagrin Falls, Fairview Park, Highland Hills, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Township, Parma Heights, South Euclid, Strongsville and University Heights. Contact your city service department for more details.
Christmas tree recycling after the holidays
See our list of community tree collections for the 2013-2014 season.
District offers recycling grants; applications due February 14
Elect to Recycle results
The District collected political yard signs for two weeks following the November 5 general election. We collected and recycled 1,250 lbs. of metal, 166 lbs. of coroplast, 219 lbs. of LD (plastic film), and 393 lbs. of SBS (paper board). The materials were recycled by Northcoast Recycling Specialists in Wickliffe.
Dispose of household hazardous wastes (oil-base paint, pesticides, and more)
See the list of community collections. Got latex paint? Watch our video to learn how to dry it out for disposal in the trash.