Tanglers such as plastic bags, film, ropes, cords, and wires should not be put in your curbside recycling. Some items can be recycled at a special drop off.
Do not place items that tangle in curbside recycling.
Tanglers are things like bags, films, ropes, cords, hoses, light strings and wires that jam sorting machinery by wrapping around the equipment discs and wheels. This creates problems and can shut down an entire Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) or recycling plant that sorts recyclables.
Some of these items can be recycled elsewhere. Plastic bags and film can be recycled at many retail locations. Find a location at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org
Light strands and cords can be recycled year-round at the Solid Waste District located at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Drop off during business hours M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some other retailers accept Christmas lights for recycling during the winter months.
Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.