What is the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District (CCSWD)?
The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. They serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or call (216) 443-3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.
5 Ways to Recycle Right
Done correctly, recycling is an easy way to make a difference in preserving the planet.
Once you’ve got the hang of recycling, you can also learn about various other eco-friendly topics from composting to zero-waste lifestyles. There’s seemingly no end to the ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle for a cleaner and greener today and tomorrow.
As you clean up from winter and ready your yard for the spring and summer growing seasons, consider these important yard waste tips:
See more about proper disposal of yard waste, including a list of local yard waste facilities. Due to COVID-19 and state guidance about business openings, some facilities may not be open to the public at this time or have very limited hours.
Free Webinars: Backyard Composting 101
Get the dirt on backyard composting at an upcoming free webinar. District education specialist Carin Miller will be hosting “Backyard Composting 101” webinars in May and June. Cuyahoga County residents are invited to join us and learn the science of composting and receive how-to-compost instruction. See our website or our Facebook page for a list of upcoming webinar dates.
Due to COVID-19 and reduced staffing at our office, sales of compost bins, pails and accessories are by pre-order only. Pick up dates will be held May 22, May 23 and June 5. See the order form.
Recycle Right in Cuyahoga County
Do you know what to throw in your curbside recycling? Only these five items belong:
Recycle right by including only these five in recycling, because everything else is considered contamination. Learn more about recycling right.
Cleveland residents can find a list of privately-operated drop-offs for aluminum cans, paper and cardboard here.
Would you like to learn more about recycling right? Join education specialist Carin Miller for a free webinar on May 13 and go in-depth on best recycling practices. Be informed on what you can do to make a meaningful difference in your community.
Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without
Could we reduce our waste by turning back the clock on some of our habits? Our grandparents lived by the popular slogan of that time, “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” in the wake of the second world war. How can their actions inspire us today? Read the blog post from one of our Master Recyclers.
The Solid Waste District’s office is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. Staff is still able to assist you with recycling information and disposal questions. Search our website or contact us by email.