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.
America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the United States. On November 15, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice proper recycling habits. Here are five best practices for commemorating the day.
What Do I Do With?…Campaign Signs
Following an election, recycle unwanted campaign yard signs – plastic film, corrugated plastic and cardboard signs plus the metal stands – at the Solid Waste District, 4750 East 131st Street in Garfield Heights. A drop box is in the lobby. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30. Your city service department may also collect campaign signs for recycling. Find details.
District Welcomes New Education Specialist
Welcome to our new education specialist Carin Miller! Ms. Miller brings extensive experience in informal science education and curriculum development. She served from 2004 – 2018 as the Director of Education for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and is a certified Master Recycler. Most recently, she has worked as Project Manager for Holden Forest and Gardens. Ms. Miller is available for youth and adult presentations in Cuyahoga County. See details for requesting a speaker.
Greening the Holidays
The holidays are here and, during these last two months of the year, we tend to generate lots of extra trash. Consider how you and your family can reduce and reuse this season to create less waste. Check out our tips.
Start Students Recycling
Kids want to recycle at school. Cans, cartons, paper and plastic bottles can be easily captured in the cafeteria or classrooms. Learn more about greening your child’s school. We also offer educational programming and presentations for youth and adults. See a list of options.
Paper Recycling Tip
Boxes must be empty, clean and dry to be recycled. Remove all the packing material from inside the box, then flatten to conserve space. This ensures the boxes are sorted properly at the recycling facility. Also, keep boxes, paper and cardboard out of the rain and wet weather. Learn more.
Do you know what to throw? Garbage and improper items in the recycling cart or bin causes many problems. It also increases the cost of providing recycling services. Place ONLY these five items in your curbside recycling: Cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs. Find a printable list here.