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.


Programs & Services

  • Recycling Information, Brochures and Speakers
  • Business Recycling Assistance and Workshops
  • Education Programs for Adults and Youth
  • Composting and Recycling Seminars
  • Compost Bin Sales
  • Grant Programs
  • Local Government Contracting Assistance
  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Special Recycling Programs
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Scrap Tire Collection
  • Computers, Cell Phones and Personal Electonics Recycling
  • Campaign Sign and Holiday Lights Recycling

Solid Waste District Board of Directors

  • Ms. Sunny Simon, Chair, Cuyahoga County Council
  • Ms. Valerie Katz, Vice Chair, Assistant Director of Sustainability for Chris Ronayne, 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. Approved 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, City of Brook Park
  • Mayor Gregory Kurtz, City of Independence
  • Mayor Nicole Dailey-Jones, City of North Olmsted
  • Mayor Matthew Burke, City of Garfield Heights
  • Mayor Marie Gallo, City of Parma Heights
  • Mayor Georgine Welo, City of South Euclid
  • Mayor David Weiss, City of Shaker Heights
  • Ms. Michelle Wilhelm, Public Representative
  • Mr. Tim Weber, The MetroHealth System, 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

Solid Waste District Staff Members

Beth Biggins-Ramer, Executive Director

  • Appointee of Governor Mike DeWine, Materials Management Advisory Board for the State of Ohio (Term July 21, 2022 - July 1, 2025)

(216) 443-3714
email Beth

Jessica Fenos, Assistant Director

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

(216) 443-3728
email Jessica

Carin Miller, Education Specialist 

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

(216) 443-3731
email Carin

Maria Ortiz, Business Administrator

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

(216) 443-3718
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

(216) 443-3732
email Doreen

Cristie Snyder, Communications Specialist

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

(216) 443-3707
email Cristie

Matthew Walters, Recycling Programs Coordinator

  • household hazardous waste program
  • special recycling collections and events
  • proper disposal of waste
  • Fix-It CLE repair workshops
  • warehouse management

(216) 698-7595
email Matt