About Us

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the leading resource in Cuyahoga County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Our seven staff members work to empower residents, communities and organizations to manage their waste responsibly by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

The District is governed by a Board of Directors and is advised by a Solid Waste Policy Committee which oversees the development and implementation of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management Plan.

Current Job Postings

There are no job postings at this time.



  • Recycling Information, Brochures & Speakers
  • Business Recycling Assistance and Workshops
  • Education Programs for Adults and Youth
  • Composting and Recycling Seminars
  • Grant Programs
  • Local Government Contracting Assistance
  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Special Recycling Programs
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Scrap Tire Collection
  • Computer & Electronics Recycling
  • Campaign Sign & Holiday Lights Recycling, Small Appliance Collections

Solid Waste District Board of Directors

  • Ms. Sunny Simon, Chair, Cuyahoga County Council
  • Ms. Valerie Katz, Vice Chair, Assistant Director of Sustainability for Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
  • Mr. Michael Dever, Secretary, Cuyahoga County Public Works Director
Board of Directors meetings are held quarterly. Please check our calendar for meeting dates and locations. Meeting minutes are available from the District.

Solid Waste Policy Committee

  • Mr. Michael Dever, Chair, County Representative
  • Ms. Yvonne M. Conwell, County Representative
  • Ms. Sunny Simon, County Representative
  • Ms. Joyce Pan Huang for Mayor Justin Bibb, City of Cleveland
  • Mayor Edward Orcutt, Southwest Representative
  • Mayor Michael Procuk, Village of Brooklyn Heights
  • Mayor Pam Bobst, City of Rocky River
  • Mayor Brad Sellers, City of Warrensville Heights
  • Mayor Katherine Gallagher, City of Brooklyn
  • Mayor Anthony DiCicco, City of Mayfield Heights
  • Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan, City of University Heights
  • Ms. Michelle Wilhelm, Public Representative
  • Mr. Cary Mathias, Arcelor Mittal, Business Representative
Policy Committee meetings are held quarterly. See our calendar for meeting dates and locations.

Public Records Policy

Public Records Policy of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District view PDF

Making a Public Records Request view PDF

Solid Waste District Records Retention Schedule View PDF



Beth Biggins-Ramer, Executive Director

email Beth

Jessica Fenos, Assistant Director

  • solid waste planning
  • reports
  • surveys
  • contracts
  • maps of facilities

email Jessica

Carin Miller, Education Specialist 

  • composting information
  • classroom visits
  • education seminars
  • adult presentations
  • workshops
  • speakers and booths

email Carin

Maria Ortiz, Business Administrator

  • accounts payable/receivable
  • budget planning
  • purchasing
  • HR
  • public records requests

email Maria

Doreen Schreiber, Business Recycling Specialist

  • business recycling assistance
  • setting up a recycling program
  • recycling seminars
  • speakers and booths
  • food waste policies
  • zero waste initiatives

email Doreen

Cristie Snyder, Communications Specialist

  • marketing communications and outreach
  • website
  • advertising/PR
  • social media
  • media relations
  • newsletters

email Cristie

Matthew Walters, Recycling Programs Coordinator

  • household hazardous waste program
  • special recycling programs
  • warehouse management

email Matt

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