How to Recycle Recycling in Cuyahoga County is easier than ever! Most product packaging and paper can be recycled in your home. In fact, you can cut your trash in half when you combine cans, cartons, glass, and paper, along with plastic bottles and containers in your curbside recycling. Recycle better, recycle more -- it's one simple act. Check our recycling do's and don'ts below. Want more details about recycling in Cuyahoga County? See our Recycling FAQs. Combine these items in your home or curbside recycling container. IN-HOME RECYCLING Keep them loose -- no need to bag them. CANS: Empty and rinse. CARTONS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap -- it’s too small to be recycled by itself! GLASS: Empty and rinse. PAPER & BOXES: Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space. PLASTIC BOTTLES & CONTAINERS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap. Learn more about each item by using the "What Do I Do With?" search bar at the top. Leave these out of your curbside recycling OTHER RECYCLING It's important to recycle correctly. Some items don't belong in your curbside mix. These items can be reused, donated or recycled elsewhere. Construction Materials Clothing Computer/Electronics Fluorescent Bulbs Household Goods Household Hazardous Waste Plastic Bags Shredded Paper Tires Propane Tanks Packing Peanuts Scrap Metal Learn more about each item by clicking the link or using the "What Do I Do With?" search bar at the top. PROPER DISPOSAL These items cannot be recycled and must be disposed of properly. LATEX PAINT NEEDLES MEDICATIONS STYROFOAM™ CONTAINERS TANGLERS (such as garden hoses and strings of holiday lights) Learn more about each item by clicking the link or using the "What Do I Do With?" search bar at the top.