Drop Off Collection Programs

For the safety of our employees, please label the containers before dropping them off, if there is no label already present.

Household Hazardous Waste Round Up 2024

Spring: April 22 – April 27
Summer: July 22 –  July 27
Fall: October 21 – October 26

Drop off south side of City Hall Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Items collected

Oil or solvent-based paint (aerosols or liquids) Sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides Caustic household cleaners
Pool chemicals Automotive fluids, motor oil
Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid

Do not drop off latex paint. 
Latex paint is comprised mostly of water and is not a hazardous material to dispose. You can dry out latex paint by removing the lid. Once it has solidified place it in your curbside trash.


Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Year Round
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children of Northeast Ohio (ACBC) is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that provides fire prevention education for area schoolchildren and support for pediatric burn survivors. Drop off bagged aluminum cans at one of the North Olmsted Fire Stations (addresses below).  Collection bins are found in the back of the stations.  Visit ACBC’s website at acbcohio.org for more information.
Fire Station #1: 24291 Lorain Road
Fire Station #2: 29592 Lorain Road

Used Oil
Year Round
Drop off  location: south side of City Hall
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Items collected: Any type of liquid waste oil in a sealed container

Scrap Tire Round Up
September 3 through September 13
Drop off  location: south side of City Hall
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Items collected: Used tires without rims only
**You can dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase of new tires.

Recycling Dumpsters
Year Round
Drop off  location: south side of City Hall
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Items collected: Paper, cardboard, glass, plastic (bottles/jugs/tubs), junk mail, phone books, newspaper, magazines and shoeboxes. No food packing/containers or pizza boxes. For plastics, only bottles, jugs and tubs are accepted (please replace caps).

Appliance Curbside Collection
Year Round
Put out during BULK week, doors off.
Items collected: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, etc.

Campaign Sign Recycling
November 1 – November 15
Drop off  location: south side of City Hall
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Holiday Lights/Power Cord Collection
December 1 – January 30
Drop off  location: south side of City Hall
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM


These items are not disposable through curbside collection or through the city Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Shred-It/Computer Equipment Round Up
Simultaneous with Community Shred Days
March 23 and September 21, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
North Olmsted Recreation Center
Items collected: CPUs, monitors, keyboards, software, mice, printers, terminals, modems, ink jet cartridges, cell phones, etc. Televisions and other electronics are not accepted.

Fluorescent Bulbs
Residents should recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe’s store.

Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. The closest location is Parma at 7611 W Ridgewood Dr Unit 913, Parma, OH 44129  (440) 481-3246.
See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs

Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at www.call2recycle.org/locator/ See also www.cuyahogarecycles.org/batteries

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office provides an ongoing disposal option for medications. The Sheriff’s RX Drug Drop Box Program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the North Olmsted Police Department.

Propane Tanks
All Blue Rhino locations offer a free recycling program for 20# grill tanks. Residents can recycle their unwanted 20# grill tanks by writing “RECYCLE” on the tank and taking it to any Blue Rhino location.  Visit bluerhino.com and type in the zip code for a list of locations.

American Flags
You can drop off damaged or unwanted American flags at the VFW for proper disposal.
VFW Post 7647: 30036 Lorain Rd.  North Olmsted, Oh  44070  (440) 734-5546

Visit CuyahogaRecycles.org for more information on recycling.