Trash and Recycling

Dumpster Services for Cleveland Residents

Lot Cutting and Cleaning, Nuisance Property

Graffiti Removal Program

Recycling or Disposal Options

Recycling Drop Site Locations

Residential Dumping


Dumpster Services for Cleveland Residents

216.664.2162 -Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Dumpster services are now available for Cleveland residents from the City of Cleveland.  These dumpsters are available for any need including neighborhood events.  Many residents require dumpster services during home renovation or need ongoing services for multi-unit rental properties.  The City provides professional service with several benefits:

  • Dumpster pick up and drop off is tailored to the customer’s needs
  • Several sizes are available
  • Competitive rates
  • MC/Visa/AmEx Accepted

Lot Cutting and Cleaning, Nuisance Property 

Report  Nuisance Property: 216.420.8300  - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
Question/protest an Invoice:  216.420.8367 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The objective of this program is to keep vacant lots and the exteriors of  vacant structures within the City aesthetically pleasing and to eliminate health and safety hazards. Its activities include cutting weeds and remove debris from vacant lots

Nuisance properties can be reported to the number listed above. Owners who abandon their property will be charged for  maintenance services and a fine will be incurred.  If the owner does not pay their service invoice, a lien will be placed on the property.  Properties are cleaned and cut every 5-6 weeks from April to October, and during winter months by request only.


Graffiti Removal Program

On City-owned buildings, roads, guardrails, bridges and docks: 216.661.2510 - Weekdays 7 am to 3:30 pm
On Recreation Pools/Pool Houses: 216.420.8200 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

This program ensures removal of city-wide graffiti by City employees and volunteers. It enforces anti-graffiti ordinances and educates the public, especially children and community groups about the negative aspects of graffiti.


Note: Residential Dumping Policies (flyer) apply to disposal of items at the Ridge Road Transfer Station

ITEMS RECYCLING OR DISPOSAL OPTIONS
Aerosol Cans Regular trash collection, not in recycling dumpsters
Aluminum Year round at any recycling drop-off site
Antifreeze Do not put in recycling dumpsters- dispose of at Lube Stop
Appliances Put face-down on tree lawn for collection, remove doors from fridges/freezers
Auto Parts Regular trash collection, not in recycling dumpsters
Ballasts and 
Transformers
Year-round at Lightsout, Inc. 216.621.6367, 9099 Bank Street (small fee)
Batteries Any: Year-round at Bulldog Battery
Alkaline: can be safely disposed with the normal weekly collection
Car (Lead Acid): Year-round at many auto part stores
Rechargeable: Can be turned in at many retail stores. Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation 
Cans and Metal  Aerosol cans: With regular pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Tin, aluminum, steel: recycling drop-off site
Metal Cookware: With regular pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Hangers: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters
Car Parts: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters
Cardboard Waxed: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Non-waxed: recycling drop-off site
Pizza Boxes: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters
Detergent Boxes: Trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters
Carpeting Cut, roll & bundle into 4 foot lengths and put with regular pick up items
Cell Phones Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation 
Annual Computer Round-up:  Equipment is cleaned, refurbished and redistributed to local schools and non-profits. If it is not suitable for refurbishing, components are recycled
Chip Board Year round: recycling drop-off site
Christmas Trees Place curb-side for pick-up on regular collection days
Cleaners:
Caustic
Do not put in recycling dumpsters. Includes oven cleaners, drain cleaner, muriatic acid, etc.
Computers and 
CRT Screens
Do not put in recycling dumpsters
Year-round: Lightsout, Inc. 216.621.6367, 9099 Bank Street (small fee)
Annual Computer Round-up: Hard Drive is wiped clean or erased, equipment is refurbished and redistributed to local schools and non-profits. If not suitable for refurbishing, components are recycled
Organizations and businesses can recycle large volumes of computer equipment throughRET3 Job Corp. at 216.361.9991.
Dead Animals Call for pick-up: 216.664.3270
Detergent Boxes With regular trash collection, not in recycling dumpsters
Envelopes Year round: recycling drop-off site
Glass Drinking glasses: dispose with regular trash, not in recycling dumpsters. 
Clear, green, brown glass: recycling drop-off site
Window Glass:  In regular trash, not in recycling dumpsters.
Hangers (Clothes) Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash collection
Household
Hazardous Chemical
Wastes
Household hazardous waste collection:  Do not put in recycling dumpsters.This includes: 
Automotive Products, Adhesives, Flourescent Bulbs, Fungicides (Mold Killers), Gasoline, Herbicides (Weed Killers), Insecticides (Bug Killers), Kerosene, Lighter Fluid, Pesticides (Bug/Rodent Killers)
Inkjet Cartridges Annual Computer Round-up
Junk Mail Year round: recycling drop-off site
Light Bulbs Do not put in recycling dumpsters.  Year-round: Lightsout, Inc. 216.621.6367, 9099 Bank Street (small fee)
Leaves Residents must bag leaves for pick-up on their regular collection day.
Magazines, Newspaper Year round: recycling drop-off site
Medication How to Dispose of Medication Safely
Mercury Household hazardous waste collection: drop off in sealed plastic bag/container. 
County drop-off sites are available for mercury-containing items. Referral letter must be procured prior to the drop-off from CCSWD at 216.443.3749 
Year-round: Lightsout, Inc. 216.621.6367, 9099 Bank Street (small fee)
Metal and Cans  Aerosol cans: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Tin, aluminum, steel: recycling drop-off site
Clothes Hangers: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Car Parts: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters
Motor Oil Do not put in recycling dumpsters 
Year-round: AutoZone, Advanced Auto Parts, Murray's Discount Auto Parts, Lube Stop and Procare branches
Household hazardous waste collection
Oil filters Year round: Lube Stop and Procare 
Houshold hazardous waste collection
Paint and 
Related 
Products
Do not put in recycling dumpsters
Household hazardous waste collection
Latex Paint: With normal curbside garbage- remove lid and dry up before placing on curb. For large amounts, mix with absorbent material (cat litter or sawdust) and dry fully before placing it out for pick up.
Pallets Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash pick-up
Paper Office Paper: recycling drop-off site
Junk Mail: recycling drop-off site
Newspapers/Magazines: (bundled/tied with string) recycling drop-off site
Phone Books Numerous recycling options are available for phone books
Pizza Boxes Can be recycled if free from grease and other food residue
Plastics #1-7: Rinse and take to any recycling drop-off site  
Toys: With regular trash pick-up, not in recycling dumpsters 
Plastic Bags: NO LONGER ACCEPTED in blue recycling carts or dumpsters, however most grocery stores and some retailers will accept them for recycling, but they should be contacted in advance.
Plastic Outdoor Furniture: With regular trash, not in recycling dumpsters 
PVC Piping: With regular trash, not in recycling dumpsters
Printer Cartridges Annual Computer Round-up
Propane Tanks AGA Gas 216.486.3300
Amerigas 440.964.2000 (small fee)
Welder's Supply 216.241.1696 (small fee)
PVC Piping Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash pick-up
Residential Waste Containers, 70 pounds or less, should be put out after Noon the day before regular collection. Items too large for containers should be bundled.
Roof Tar Household hazardous waste collection
Tires: Car & Truck Do not put in recycling dumpsters
Up to 4 (with/without rims) placed curbside on normal collection days
Up to 10 can be disposed of at the annual tire round-up
Year round: Tires can be dropped off at the Ridge Road Transfer Station (3727 Ridge Road). A small fee is charged for more than 4 tires. City residents are allowed 4 free dumps/year, including tires. Proof of residency required. For more information, call 216.664.3162
Transmission Fluid Lube Stop year-round or Household hazardous waste collection
Vinyl Siding Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash pick-up
Wax-Coated Boxes Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash pick-up
Window Glass Do not put in recycling dumpsters, dispose with regular trash pick-up
Wood, tree trunks,
large brush
Do not put in recycling dumpsters
Cut to 3 feet in length and bundle in 24 inch diameter bundles under 100 lbs. Put out with regular collection day items. Christmas trees are recycled.

Residential Dumping

216.664.3162 or 664.4509 – Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 3 pm – 3727 Ridge Road

This program allows residents to dispose up to 4 cubic yards of garage, yard and household debris or appliances at no cost 4 times annually. Proof of residency is required in the form of photo ID and current vehicle registration. Trailers must be less than 4x8 feet. The fee for additional dumps (5 and more per year- payable by credit card only) is $46.61 per ton for solid waste and $49.29/ton for bulk waste.  Tire disposal fee varies.

Prohibited debris includes: brick, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, drums, barrels, hazardous materials, liquid waste, and material violating EPA regulations. 
Prohibited vehicles are: large trailers, cargo vans, stake body vehicles, dump trucks, commercial vehicles or those with truck plates, those which are enclosed or have ladder racks, pick-up trucks with built-up side boards, and trucks with additional trailers attempting to dump as one load.


Recycling Partners:
Cuyahoga Solid Waste District   >> 
Office of Sustainability  >>
Ohio Department of Natural Resources   >>


Recycling Publications Type
What Can I Recycle? Flyer
Cleveland Recycles, Espanol Flyer
Service Guide Advisory Flyer
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