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Recycling Right

Three-Part Recycling Seminar Series

The City of North Olmsted Service Department is teaming up with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to bring you a 3-part series on recycling. Learn all about recycling in today’s world and how we can recycle better!  Mark your calendars and join us.

All 3 seminars will be held at the Community Cabin beginning at 6:00 PM. Open to the public and all ages.

June 25th – Recycle More, Recycle Better
July 25th – How Recycling Works
August 20th – Waste: Reduce & Reuse

Recycling Information Series Flyer

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 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.

  1. Leave recyclables loose – not bagged. Plastic bags do not belong in your recycling bin or cart. Plastic bags get tangled in the sorting machines at the recycling facilities and cause major problems for the recycling process. Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at many retail locations, including Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marc’s, Target and Walmart stores.
  2. Make sure it’s clean and empty. Rinse residue from cartons, containers, bottles and jars or any other recyclable that may contain food particles. For example, greasy pizza boxes are not accepted.
  3. Keep it dry. When it comes to paper and cardboard, keeping it dry is imperative for the recycling process. Please flatten all cardboard boxes as well.
  4. Don’t wishcycle. Think you can throw everything into your recycling bin and it will get sorted out at the recycling plant? Think again. Recycling only these five core items is paramount: cans, cartons, glass, paper and plastic along with plastic bottles and jugs.
  5. Join a social media community. Share a post. Do a story. Get engaged with the social media accounts in your community. You’ll find Cuyahoga County’s accounts located on Facebook, on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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.

Relearning Recycling

We’re all learning about the impact of placing the wrong items in our recycling bins. The world’s recycling economy has been reeling from many different factors, including contamination, and recycling properly is more important than ever.

You can help be part of the solution by recycling right at home, at work and at school. Check out our recycling FAQs or take a look at our tips to recycle right in Cuyahoga County. Or, find more details about how to recycle in your community.

Recycling Fact vs. Fiction

Even after getting back the basics of recycling, many questions linger. There are recycling myths that continue to confound and confuse Cuyahoga County residents and the rest of our nation. National nonprofit organization The Recycling Partnership explains how we all can avoid the traps of recycling fiction.

Recycling’s Evolution: Past & Present

Recycling is prominent in our communities and our businesses. Annually, Cuyahoga County diverts more than 1.4 million tons of waste from landfills through recycling, composting and other waste reduction. Today, our focus at the District is to help residents understand the importance of recycling properly and its limits. Read the blog post.

What Do I Do With?…Design Samples

Zerolandfill Cleveland, the materials exchange program for carpet samples, tile, fabric, wall coverings and flooring will take place July 19-20 and 26-27 at the Solid Waste District. Design firms drop off expired samples for reuse by artists, students and teachers. The event is free. Learn more.

Yard Waste Tips

Now is a great time for yard work and improvements, but you can easily generate a lot of tree waste, brush and extra grass. Keeping your yard waste collection free and clear of debris is important for composting services. Boost your efforts by checking out our yard waste tips.

Composting Seminars

Backyard composting can help reduce the amount of organic waste from your household while creating a usable soil amendment for your flower beds and gardens. Let our educator teach you about best practices for backyard composting at an upcoming free seminar.


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