Recycling at the District


The Solid Waste District hosts other special recycling collections. The following items can dropped off for recycling at District headquarters, 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Marked collection bins are in the lobby. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. County offices, including the District, are closed on national holidays.

All Cuyahoga County residents are invited to take advantage of the recycling programs listed below.

For more details about the collections listed below, call (216) 443-3749 or send an email.

** These recycling drops off at the District ended December 30, 2021. **
Gillette® Razor Recycling Program
Personal Care & Beauty Brigade
Writing Instrument Recycling Program



Campaign Sign Recycling Program

After the primary (March/May) and general (November) elections, the District collects campaign yard signs for recycling. We accept plastic and cardboard campaign signs plus the metal stands. The District has collected political yard signs since the 2012 general election. Materials are recycled by Northcoast Recycling Specialists in Wickliffe.

Some city service departments also offer campaign sign recycling for residents. Learn more about your community.

 


Cell Phones and Handheld Electronics

Drop off cell phones, mobile devices, computer equipment and peripherals, tablets and handheld electronics at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our lobby. Items are recycled or refurbished by a local nonprofit organization.

Some city service departments also offer computer and electronics recycling for residents. Learn more about your community.


CDs, DVDs and Cases

Drop off CDs, DVDs and their cases at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our lobby. Items are recycled by Greendisk.

Acceptable materials include:

  • Compact Discs (CDs)
  • Compact Discs - Recordable (CD-Rs)
  • Compact Discs - Rewritable (CD-RWs)
  • Digital Video Discs (DVDs)
  • Blu-ray discs
  •  3.5” and 5.25” floppy disks
  •  Zip and jazz disks
  • Jewel/media cases

Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Recycle your broken, burned out strings of lights, power strips, and power cords during our holiday lights recycling program. Program runs December 1-January 15. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Plan on taking any bags or boxes home with you. We do not accept solar lights or outdoor spotlights. Materials are recycled by a local Cleveland company.

Some city service departments also offer a holiday lights collection for residents. Learn more about your community.


PakTech Ring Carriers and Handles

Drop off durable plastic 6-pack rings, also known as PakTech ring carriers and handles, at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our lobby. Items are recycled by a local company.

Some local breweries and beverage distributors, including Great Lakes Brewing Co., 
Market Garden Craft Brewery, Masthead Brewing Co., Ross Beverage, Rozis Wine House, Sibling Revelry Brewing and The Wine Spot, accept PakTech ring carriers and handles for recycling. Check with the business about the location of their collection bin. You can also use a free mailback program for the rings.

Rings made of film plastic should be placed in the regular trash.


Small Appliance Recycling Program

Small, non-working household appliances can be recycled at the Solid Waste District. The small appliances must be clean and under 10 lbs. Small appliances includes hair dryers, small portable heaters, toasters, blenders, other small kitchen appliances, small fans, GPS, personal electronics, curling irons, CD players, stereos, radios, MP3 players and breast pumps (motors only - no tubing, flanges, membranes, bottles, etc.)

If your small appliance is still in good, working condition, consider reuse first and donate it to a local organization that can use it. 
See more details.

Large quantities from businesses cannot be accepted. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Plan on taking any bags or boxes home with you.

Please call your city service department for details about large appliances and items containing Freon (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, laundry, A/C units, dehumidifiers).

NO TELEVISIONS
take TVs to a local 
Best Buy store
NO FREON APPLIANCES (A/C units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers)
NO ITEM WEIGHING MORE THAN 10 LBS. (microwaves)
NO SMOKE OR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
NO SMALL APPLIANCES CONTAINING FOOD OR RESIDUE
NO GLASS COFFEE CARAFES
NO SOLAR LIGHTS, HOME LIGHTING OR OUTDOOR SPOTLIGHTS 
NO BULBS OR BATTERIES
NO TUBING, FLANGES, MEMBRANES OR BOTTLES FOR BREAST PUMPS


VHS/Cassette Tapes and Cases

Drop off VHS, cassette tapes and their cases at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our lobby. Items are recycled by Greendisk.

Acceptable materials include:

  • Video Home System (VHS)
  • Audio cassette tapes
  • Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
  • Digital Linear Tape (DLT)
  • Beta
  • Digibeta

Zerolandfill Cleveland

ZeroLandfill Cleveland operates a materials exchange program at the Solid Waste District during the summer months, typically in June or July.

The organization offers Pollination days (drop-off of interior design supplies by business and industry) and Harvest days (gathering of interior design supplies by teachers, artists and general public). Materials involved in the exchange include carpet samples, tile, fabric, wall coverings, and flooring. The reuse events are staffed by volunteers from IIDA, local design firms and businesses.

Upcoming Zerolandfill events

Pollination Dates = Drop-off of interior design supplies by business and industry.
There are no dates scheduled at this time.

Harvest Dates = Gathering of interior design supplies by teachers, artists and general public.
There are no dates scheduled at this time.

For details about upcoming dates for ZeroLandfill Cleveland, see their
Facebook page or email them.


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