TRASH AND RECYCLING PICK-UP RULES UPDATES EFFECTIVE TODAY! Pickup of bulky items and yard waste resumed on Monday, May 4.
Republic Waste will ONLY pick up trash and recyclables in plastic bags. No loose trash will be collected.  Sealed plastic trash bags may be placed in a trash can placed at the curb to protect the bags from damage. Bags will be removed from the cans. Only plastic bags will be taken. This is in effect today, so if your trash is unbagged or in cans, please retrieve it (if you can) and replace it with bags only. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, but as you know, things are changing daily with the coronavirus situation.

If you prefer, you can still dispose of large items at our transfer station at the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway, will be open regular hours: Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Some starting-to-get-back-to-normal news: Simple Recycling has resumed collecting old clothing and fabrics from the curbside as of April 27. You can set out items (generally clothing and fabrics that aren’t in good enough shape to donate to a charity shop) in a special orange bag on your regular trash day and a Simple Recycling employee will pick it up. If you need more bags or more information about the program, check their website, simplerecycling.com.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for April 30 – May 2 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. Strongsville will host only one round-up this year, Sept. 10-12. If you have questions about disposing of items, or about recycling, checkcuyahogarecycles.org

Spring Cleaning? Get ‘er Done and Pass it On

 

Spring cleaning? If an item is no longer wanted, it’s time to pass it on, when it is safe for you to do so. Suggestion would be to do the reorganizing, selecting the items to pass on and stage them until you can donate. Plus, donating usable goods helps others and reduces waste. Local community service and nonprofit organizations use donated items to support their work. Toys, art supplies, clothing, books, school supplies, office equipment, sporting goods, tools, furniture and more can be donated to many organizations in Cuyahoga County and beyond. Find a new home for your usable goods. Check out the District’s “What Do I Do With?” search engine, located in the green bar at the top of every page of our Cuyahoga Recycles website. See more about the Pass It On book.

 

Recycling Right Doesn’t Happen By Luck!

Crossing your fingers, making a wish and finding a leprechaun won’t help an item get recycled. Know what to throw in your curbside recycling. Only these five items belong:

• cans
• cartons
• glass bottles and jars
• paper and boxes
• plastic bottles and jugs

Recycle right by including only these five in recycling, because everything else is considered contamination, which increases the cost of providing recycling services. Learn more about recycling right.

For additional recycling opportunities (i.e., clothing and other household goods, hazardous waste, computers, furniture and more), click here.

wishcycle [wiSH sahy-kuhl] verb The desire or hope that everything can be recycled.

 

 

Learn About Backyard Composting
Grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, leaves. Rather than throwing them in the trash, they can be easily composted. Composting is a great way to keep organic material out of landfills. It’s also good environmental practice and an inexpensive way of adding nutrients back into the soil. 

An effective compost pile must be large enough to hold the heat in the center while still allowing air to permeate the pile. You should also look for a level, well-drained, accessible area and keep the pile or bin in a sunny spot to trap solar heat. Learn more about how to compost in your backyard.

Free compost seminars are scheduled for spring and summer. See the Composting Workshops pagefor more information.

 

  What Do I Do With?… Excess Trash
Individuals with excess trash and debris may take their waste to our publicly available solid waste transfer station. Yard waste can be discarded in the composting area rather than be transferred to a landfill.

Strongsville residents (proof of residency is required) can drop off excess household refuse (no remodeling or construction waste), scrap metal, tires (off the rim only), car batteries, appliances and yard waste like brush and branches. NOTE: Freon no longer has to be removed from appliances brought to the Transfer Station. Republic Waste will remove it.

Strongsville Transfer Station (operated by Republic Services)
16099 Foltz Industrial Parkway, Strongsville (use the driveway along the railroad tracks)
440.572.7590
Hours:
Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
The area is under video surveillance. Anyone dumping illegally may be fined. Under state law, liquids cannot be accepted at transfer stations. The Strongsville station does not accept liquids of any kind. Also not accepted: waste from construction or remodeling, dead animals, poisons, explosives, hazardous or corrosive chemicals, clothing taken from a person with an infectious disease, paint, gasoline, oil, thinners, soil, rocks, bricks, concrete blocks. For questions about disposing of these items, please call Republic Waste at (440) 572-7590. Used motor oil is accepted by several area businesses. Oil can be also dropped off at the Strongsville Take 5 Oil Change on Rt 82 just west of Howe.