Business Services

Programs and services for businesses in Cuyahoga County

Businesses, organizations and non-profits can find answers to questions about the cost of waste disposal, service contracts, waste reduction in facilities, recycling, and commercial composting.

Ask the Business Recycling Specialist
Do you have a question about workplace recycling, starting a recycling program, or reducing your office waste?  Contact Business Recycling Specialist Doreen Schreiber at 216.443.3732 or e-mail Doreen.

Business Recycling Directory

The District's Recycling Directory for Business & Industry lists companies that recycle, reuse or compost a wide variety of waste materials produced by businesses and institutions in Cuyahoga County.

Business Recycling Survey data wanted

The Solid Waste District is collecting commercial, institutional and industrial recycling information. Cuyahoga County businesses are asked to complete the online survey by entering the totals for any recycling generated by your business in 2016.
2. Choose option 1, 2 or 3 to log in.
3. Complete the survey by entering your 2016 recycling totals.
4. Double-check all survey information. Changes cannot be made after surveys are submitted.
5. Print a copy of your survey for your records before submitting.
The District is required by Ohio law (ORC 3734.53;56) to gather information regarding solid waste management practices within Cuyahoga County. The recycling information is critical for state-mandated data reporting and solid waste management planning. Surveys should be completed by March 17, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Fenos at (216) 443-3728. 

Food Donation

Assistance for businesses and organizations interested in donating food including where to donate, what to donate, and clarification of liability issues.


Instead of demolition, consider deconstruction. Locally, specialized companies offer services to selectively dismantle a structure for the purpose of salvaging valuable construction and architectural materials to resell, reuse, or recycle.

Paper Shredding & Document Destruction

There are many options for paper shredding and document destruction in Cuyahoga County. Personal records, financial documents, and business proceedings should be destroyed appropriately when needed.

Paper Recycling Drop-offs

Paper Retriever, River Valley Paper Company, and the City of Cleveland all operate drop-off bins for mixed paper throughout our area. Cleveland also accepts cans, glass, and plastic in their bins.

Programs and Seminars

Throughout the year, the District offers free seminars to businesses and other organizations. Businesses can learn how to start or improve a workplace recycling program as well as how to contract for waste hauling or recycling.

Recycling Assistance for Business

We offer free assistance to help businesses, institutions and non-profits begin or expand a waste reduction program.


Website and books of interest for businesses interested in sustainable business practices.


The District's Business Recycling Specialist is a Certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate and can help your business set goals and work towards the principles of zero waste.

Tips to Green Your Office

The Top 10 ideas to reduce office waste and recycle more.

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