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.
Welcome, 2021! What did you resolve to do differently for the new year? If you made a resolution to recycle better and recycle right, we have some top tips to help you get started:
RECYCLE only the correct items in curbside recycling, including cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs. Putting the wrong items in your curbside mix (wishcycling) can cause high contamination rates at the recycling plant and result in more items going to the landfill.
HO-HO-Holiday Packaging…Can It Be Recycled?
Cleaning up from the holidays? Still receiving the last few packages or deliveries? Check out our new blog post about how to best manage all that different packaging that’s showing up at your door. Read it here.
What Do I Do With?…Holiday Lights
Don’t toss those broken, burned out, unwanted lights in the trash. Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and Halloween string lights can be recycled! Drop off holiday lights, power cords and power strips for recycling at the Solid Waste District, the zoo or some city service departments. Learn more.
Upcoming Webinars for Residents and Businesses
The District’s business recycling specialist will host a series of webinars designed to help businesses, organizations and their employees address the challenges of recycling right at work. A new, interactive “Ask the Experts” webinar provides an opportunity to ask local sustainability experts and facility managers for their input on workplace recycling and recycling operations. See details.
Our first vermicomposting webinar of the year will be held January 15. Additionally, general education webinars about recycling right, using less plastic, and food waste reduction also begin in January.
All of our webinars are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Be a Recycling Ambassador!
Apply now for our new adult training program that will help you be the “subject matter expert” in your neighborhood. The District’s Recycling Ambassador program offers participants an in-depth study of solid waste management including waste reduction, composting and recycling. We’re accepting applications now for learning sessions scheduled for spring and fall. See details.
Christmas trees are coming down. Artificial trees that have reached the end of their life go in the trash. If you purchased a live tree this year, you have a few options for disposal. Most cities offer a pick-up service in January. Or, donate your tree to a local farm or wildlife park as an enrichment or snack for the animals. Details here.