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Guide to Curbside Recycling in Cuyahoga County

Community Recycling Key

The following describes some of the general "do's and don'ts " of preparing your household recyclables for collection. Since each community has different recycling guidelines, you should contact your community directly if you have additional questions about collection schedules and procedures.

Cartons (aseptic/gable top)

Refers to a type of  packaging for food and beverage products that are either shelf-stable or refrigerated.  Shelf-stable cartons include juice, milk, soup/broth, wine products that you would find on the shelves in the grocery store.  Refrigerated cartons include milk, juice, cream, egg substitute products that you would find in the chilled sections of the grocery store.

Cartons are mainly made from paper in the form of paperboard, as well as thin layers of plastic and/or aluminum.  To recycle cartons, rinse cartons and place them in the same recycling container with cans, glass and plastic.  For more information, visit the Carton Council website at www.recyclecartons.com.  

Cans

Refers to all metal food and beverage cans including aluminum, steel, and bi-metal cans. Cans should be rinsed before recycling, but there is no need to scrub out the can completely. Labels do not need to be removed. They are burned off when the go into a furnace as part of the recycling process.

Glass

Refers to glass bottles and jars in brown, clear, and green colors. To recycle glass containers, rinse well and remove lids, caps, and rings. Other types of glass such as drinking glasses, window panes, mirrors, and light bulbs cannot be recycled due to the physical properties of the product.

Plastics

#1 and #2 plastics refer to plastic bottles, jugs and food containers that have the numbers 1 and 2 inside a recycling symbol on the bottom of the container.  

#1 - #7 plastics refer to plastic bottle, jugs and food containers that have the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,or 7 inside a recycling symbol on the bottom of the container.

Caps should either be left on the bottles or thrown in the trash. Loose caps in the recycling stream are too small to make it through the processing systems at the MRF and end up contaminating the glass. 

Excludes plastic bags, plastic film, and polystyrene (i.e. Styrofoam)  To recycle plastic bottles, rinse, crush, put plastic caps back on and then place in your recycling bin.  

Newspaper

Clean, dry newspaper (inserts included) should be stacked in paper bags or bundled with string.

Mixed Paper

Mixed paper is the combination of newspaper, magazines, cardboard, junk mail, box board, office paper, and phone books. If your community accepts mixed paper, these types of paper can be combined together in one recycling bag or container.

Cardboard

Refers to corrugated cardboard only. Boxes should be flattened. Wax-coated boxes intended for refrigerator and freezer storage such as frozen food containers and milk cartons cannot be recycled. 

Special Waste

To help residents dispose of oil-based paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, and other hazardous products found in the home, the Solid Waste District has a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.  Hazardous materials from households can be turned in for free; latex paint is not accepted.  Computer recycling events are also offered. Collections are held at your city service department.

Yard Waste

Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden wastes, tree trunks, holiday trees and prunings from trees or shrubs. 

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's Guide to Curbside Recycling provides general information about community-sponsored recycling programs in Cuyahoga County. It includes listings for all 59 communities in the county.  For more detailed information about your community's recycling program, please contact your city service department.  Please note that the recycling services provided by each community are for residents only.

For additional recycling information, please contact the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749. 

*    Who = Who collects your recyclables
*    What = Recyclables collected in your community
*    When = Frequency of recycling collection
*    How = How to set out your recyclables for collection
*    Where = Where your recyclables go after they are collected

Printable flyers with recycling details for private haulers:  Kimble Co. (pdf), Republic Services (pdf), Rumpke Waste (pdf), Waste Management (pdf).

Bay Village

WhoRepublic Services 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7 When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 871-1221.

Beachwood

Who = City of Beachwood
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 292-1922.

Bedford

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 232-1600.

Bedford Heights

Who = Kimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags or 18-gallon bin;  recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 232-8832.

Bentleyville

WhoWaste Management 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 247-5055.

Berea

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7 When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 826-5853.

Bratenahl

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 681-7652.

Brecksville

Who = City of Brecksville
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Gateway Recycling (fiber), Waste Management Akron MRF (containers)
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 526-2643.

Broadview Heights

Who = Rumpke Waste
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 717-4022.

Brook Park

Who = City of Brook Park
What = cans, cartons, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; No curbside collection for mixed paper & cardboard (use Abitibi Paper Retriever drop-off locations)
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 433-7192.

Brooklyn

Who = City of Brooklyn
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Cleveland Ridge Road Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF 
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 635-4232.

Brooklyn Heights

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 351-0131.

Chagrin Falls Village

Who = Kimble Co. 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 247-5053.

Chagrin Falls Township

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart 
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 247-8422.

Cleveland

Who = City of Cleveland
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Cleveland Ridge Road Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 664-3717.

Cleveland Heights

Who = City of Cleveland Heights
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling / Caraustar (fiber)
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 691-7311.

Cuyahoga Heights

Who = Village of Cuyahoga Heights
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 641-3505

East Cleveland

WhoRumpke Waste
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags
Where = Harvard Road Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 681-2421.

Euclid

Who = Kimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart 
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 289-2701.

Fairview Park

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 356-4410.

Garfield Heights

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 475-1107.

Gates Mills

WhoRumpke Waste
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Broadview Heights Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 423-4405.

Glenwillow

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Glenwillow Transfer Station / Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 232-8788.

Highland Heights

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 461-7266.

Highland Hills

Who = Village of Highland Hills
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 662-5012.

Hunting Valley

WhoUniversal Disposal 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Glenwillow Transfer Station / Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 247-6106.

Independence

Who = City of Independence
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 524-9191.

Lakewood

Who = City of Lakewood
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags (pilot automated areas use wheeled carts)
Where = Cleveland Ridge Road Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 252-4322.

Linndale

WhoRumpke Waste
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Harvard Rd Transfer Station / Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 251-6000.

Lyndhurst

Who = City of Lyndhurst
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 473-5100.

Maple Heights

WhoWaste Management
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 662-6000.

Mayfield Heights

NO Curbside Recycling. DROP OFF ONLY for recyclables located at Mayfield Heights Recycling Center, 6306 Marsol Road
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 442-2626.

Mayfield Village 

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 442-5506.

Middleburg Heights

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin or blue bags
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 234-2216.

Moreland Hills

Who = Village of Moreland Hills
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = every other week
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 248-1188.

Newburgh Heights

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 641-2714.

North Olmsted

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 777-8000.

North Randall

NO Curbside Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 662-0430.

North Royalton

WhoRumpke Waste
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin or blue bags
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 582-3002.

Oakwood

WhoWaste Management
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 232-6957.

Olmsted Falls

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 235-1345.

Olmsted Township

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 235-1011.

Orange

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 498-4403.

Parma

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 661-7375.

Parma Heights

WhoRepublic Services
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 884-9607.

Pepper Pike

Who = City of Pepper Pike
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 896-6149.

Richmond Heights

Who = City of Richmond Heights
What = cans, cartons, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = cans, glass & plastics in separate blue bags
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 486-2474.

Rocky River

Who = City of Rocky River
What = newspaper, cans, cartons, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly, once per month collection for newspaper only
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags; recycle newspapers in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 356-5630.

Seven Hills

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 525-6225.

Shaker Heights

Who = City of Shaker Heights
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in 18-gallon bins; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 491-1490.

Solon

Who = City of Solon
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 248-5834.

South Euclid

WhoKimble Co.
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in wheeled cart
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 381-0402.

Strongsville

WhoRepublic Services
What = newspaper, cans, cartons, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, cartons, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle newspapers in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 580-3124.

University Heights

Who = City of University Heights
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 932-7800.

Valley View

Who = Village of Valley View
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 524-1087.

Walton Hills

WhoKimble Co. 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or bundled with string
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 587-2574.

Warrensville Heights

Who = City of Warrensville Heights
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in blue bags
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 587-6570.

Westlake

WhoRumpke Waste 
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cartons, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = weekly
How = commingle all recyclables in 18-gallon bin or blue bags
Where = Waste Management Akron MRF
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (440) 835-6432.

Woodmere

Who = Village of Woodmere
What = mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic #1-#7
When = Twice per week
How = commingle cans, glass, plastics in blue bags or 7 gallon pails; recycle mixed paper & cardboard in paper bags or 7-gallon pails
Where = Kimble Transfer & Recycling
For yard waste and special waste collection information, call (216) 292-4101.

Calendar of Events


Ongoing
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

April 1-30, 2014
Recycle Your Computer Month
City Service Departments

April 23, 2014
Solid Waste District Board Meeting

April 23, 2014
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus

April 24, 2014
Waste & Recycling $ense for Business seminar

April 24, 2014
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus

April 26, 2014
DEA Drug Disposal Event
Local law enforcement

April 29, 2014
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Parma Heights

May 6-16, 2014
Elect to Recycle: Campaign sign recycling


  

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