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 8:30am - 4:30pm County offices, including the District, are closed on federal holidays.

All Cuyahoga County residents are invited to take advantage of these recycling programs. For more details email the District.

Cell Phones & Handheld Electronics

Drop off cell phones, mobile devices, 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 non-profit organization.

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.


holiday lights recycling program

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. Materials are recycled by a local Cleveland company.

Personal Care & Beauty Brigade

TerraCycle® and Garnier® have partnered to create the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade®, a free recycling program for hair care, skin care, and cosmetic product packaging. The Solid Waste District is a host site for the brigade. 
We accept packaging such as shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, hair paste plastic jars and caps, lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), hand lotion bottles and tubes, lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks and lip liner pencils.

Personal Care And Beauty Brigade® (flyer PDF)

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 20lbs. 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, and MP3 players.
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 larger 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)

Styrofoam Recycling Program

The Solid Waste District accepts white, formed blocks of Styrofoam. No Styrofoam sheeting, peanuts, colored foam, food trays or egg cartons.

Some city service departments also offer a Styrofoam drop-off for residents (Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Shaker Heights). See details for your community.

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.
July 21, 2017 * 12:00-3:00 PM
July 28, 2017 * 12:00-3:00 PM
Harvest dates = Gathering of interior design supplies by teachers, artists and general public.
July 22, 2017 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
July 29, 2017 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

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