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 our building vestibule. 

 

Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Seasonally, the Solid Waste District is also open on the second Saturday of each month for special recycling drop-offs. 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 drop offs at the District have ended. **
Gillette? Razor Recycling Program
Personal Care & Beauty Brigade
Small Appliance Recycling Program
Writing Instrument Recycling Program

Campaign Signs

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.

Cell Phones & 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 building vestibule. Items are recycled or refurbished by a local nonprofit organization. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Plan on taking any bags or boxes home with you.

Some city service departments also offer computer and electronics recycling for residents.

CDs, DVDs & Cases

Drop off CDs, DVDs and their cases at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our building vestibule. Items are recycled by Greendisk. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Plan on taking any bags or boxes home with you.

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

Recycle your broken, burned out strings of lights, power strips and power cords at the Solid Waste District year-round. The District has collected and recycled holiday lights and light strings since 2012.

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.

Mixed Paper & Cardboard

The Solid Waste District hosts a Royal Oak Recycling Paper Retriever bin. The mixed paper recycling bin, located in our parking lot at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights, accepts mixed paper, shredded paper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, boxboard, cartons (no caps/lids) and corrugated cardboard.

All paper and boxes dropped off for recycling should be empty, clean and dry. Cardboard and cartons should be flattened. 

Some city service departments also offer mixed paper and cardboard drop offs for residents.

PakTech Ring Carriers & 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 building vestibule. 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.

VHS, Cassette Tapes & Cases

Drop off VHS, cassette tapes and their cases at the Solid Waste District. A marked collection bin is in our building vestibule. Items are recycled by Greendisk. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Plan on taking any bags or boxes home with you.

Acceptable materials include:

  • Video Home System (VHS)
  • Audio cassette tapes
  • Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
  • Digital Linear Tape (DLT)
  • Beta
  • Digibeta
  • VHS-C
  • HI-8
  • Mini-DV

Zerolandfill Cleveland

ZeroLandfill Cleveland operates a materials exchange program at the Solid Waste District during the spring and summer months.

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.

Harvest Dates = Gathering of interior design supplies by teachers, artists and general public.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 * 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

For details, see the ZeroLandfill Cleveland Facebook page or send an email.

Items Not Accepted at the Solid Waste District

  • NO TRASH
  • NO CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS
  • NO YARD WASTE
  • NO FOOD WASTE
  • NO TELEVISIONS
  • NO LARGE APPLIANCES
  • NO SMALL APPLIANCES
  • NO SMOKE OR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
  • NO SOLAR LIGHTS, HOME LIGHTING OR OUTDOOR SPOTLIGHTS 
  • NO BULBS OR BATTERIES