Curbside Garbage and Recycle Collection

Republic Services Customer Service   440-458-3216

To ensure your Garbage & Recycling materials are collected:

  • Place your containers at the curb after 5:00p.m. on Wednesday night or before 7:00a.m. on Thursday morning (see delayed schedule below)
  • Do not jam or overstuff carts
  • Lids must close to ensure pick up
  • One Garbage and One Recycling Container per household.

Place food waste and other trash in the provided 95 gallon blue wheeled cart.

  • FOOD WASTE:  Should be drained, wrapped and placed in a plastic bag before placing in garbage cart.
  • SHARP ITEMS: (broken glass, syringes, etc.) must be placed in a puncture proof container prior to placing in garbage cart.
  • NOT PERMITTED:  Large car parts, tires, batteries, etc.  See our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information.

Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs loose (not bagged) in the provided 65 gallon green wheeled cart.

Combine these items in your curbside recycling:

  • CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable, and tuna. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.
  • CARTONS: Includes milk, juice, soup and broth plus wine cartons. Cartons should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and place in your curbside recycling.
  • GLASS: Includes glass food and beverage bottles and jars. Empty, rinse and replace the lid before recycling. You do not need to remove the label.
  • PAPER & BOXES: All paper and boxes can be recycled, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, boxes, greeting cards, cereal boxes, cardboard, phone books and clean pizza boxes. Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES: Any plastic bottle, jar, jug or tub can be placed in your curbside recycling. Recycle plastic food and beverage bottles, cosmetics and personal products, and laundry detergent and bleach bottles. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable. See the chart below.



For more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at or

The Solid Waste District also offers Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly. Recycle more, recycle better in North Olmsted.

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at

Delayed Pick Up Schedule

Collections will be delayed by ONE day during the following weeks:

  • New Year’s Day: January 4th to January 5th
  • Memorial Day: May 31st to June 1st
  • Independence Day: July 5th to July 6th
  • Labor Day: September 6th to September 7th
  • Thanksgiving Day: November 22nd to November 23rd
  • Christmas Day: December 27th to December 28th


Bulk Waste Collection

Bulk waste day is the same day as your trash collection and is always during the first FULL week of the month that starts on a Monday.

Bulk waste includes oversized items such as home furnishings, mattresses, box springs, carpet, appliances and other household items too large to fit in your refuse container.

Items permitted at the curb for bulk waste:

  • Household furniture
  • Carpeting-tied & rolled into 4′ lengths
  • Tables, swing sets, and television sets, etc.
  • Washers & dryers with doors removed
  • 3-32 gallon cans  or 6 bags of trash
  • Toilets; separate tank from bowl

Not permitted at the curb: large car parts, tires, batteries, etc.

Contractors are responsible for removal of building materials & debris; these items will NOT be picked up during bulk week.

Residents needing to dispose of items before or after the bulk pickup day, may take the items to the Lorain County Landfill located at 43502 Oberlin-Elyria Rd., Oberlin, OH.  The landfill is open M-F 7:00 – 4:30 and Sat. 7:00 – 11:30.  All open bed vehicles must be covered with a tarp.  You may also bring items to the Strongville Transfer station located at 16099 Foltz Pkwy., Strongsville, OH call for hours 440-572-7590.

Republic Services offers dumpster and container rentals for the collection and disposal of large quantities of bulk items.

  • January 5th
  • February 8th
  • March 8th
  • April 5th
  • May 10th
  • June 7th
  • July 6th
  • August 9th
  • September 7th
  • October 4th
  • November 8th
  • December 6th

Republic Services Yard Waste Collection Program

2018 schedule: April 19th – November 29th

The Yard Waste Collection Program is a service provided by Republic Services.  If you have garbage or recycle collection, bulk pickup, and/or yard waste collection questions please call Republic Waste Services at 440-458-3216.

  • All grass clippings & other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard bags or a can clearly marked YARD WASTE not to exceed 50 pounds
  • Brush & small tree trimmings must be cut, bundled & securely tied not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds
  • Christmas trees will be collected the 1st & 2nd garbage collection days of January
  • Grass Clippings & other yard waste may be placed in trash cart & will be collected with the rubbish materials
  • Landscapers & tree services are responsible for removal of any yard waste they generate while working at a residence.


Simple Recycling Program


Simple Recycling Information

Residents can recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories and other household items such as kitchenware, tools, toys, homegoods and books.

Step 1: Place items in Simple Recycling provided bags.

Step 2: Leave the filled bags beside your recycling bin on your regular scheduled trash/recycling pick up day.

Step 3: Simple Recycling will pick up and recycle contents for reuse!  The driver will leave replenish bag/s that day.

General Information:

  • You can request additional bags by calling Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068
  • This program is in addition to your current recycling program and is free of charge to North Olmsted residents.
  • For a list of Acceptable and UN-Acceptable items CLICK HERE