We provide information about recycling collection, services, and programs for each of the 59 communities in Cuyahoga County. Find details, including:

  • Curbside and rear yard recycling programs
  • Drop-off recycling options
  • Paper shredding events
  • Special recycling collections (hazardous waste, computers, holiday lights, scrap metal and more)

Municipal governments in Cuyahoga County provide or contract for recycling programs and waste removal services for their own residents. And, while collection methods may vary by community, there are core items that go in every household recycling cart or bin: aluminum cups, cans, cardboard, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs. 


Your community also offers special recycling programs to manage the items that can't be recycled curbside or rear yard. 

What Do I Do With?

For details on recycling and disposal of items in Cuyahoga County, use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar located at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or Select a City in the green drop-down and click See Details to find information for your community. Materials listed in the search engine are color-coded by category:

  • In Home Recycling (curbside, rear yard, drop off) = blue circle
  • Other Recycling = yellow circle
  • Proper Disposal = red circle
  • Landfill = black circle

Additional information about waste and recycling in Cuyahoga County can be viewed in our frequently asked questions.


How to Recycle Right

Cuyahoga County residents are encouraged to recycle right. See details on best practices.


Guidance for Multi-Family Housing

Apartment buildings are commercial properties. Generally, municipalities do not provide curbside recycling services to commercial properties including apartment buildings and other multi-family housing units.


The responsibility of setting up a recycling program typically rests with property managers, property owners or the boards of condominium and homeowners associations.


We are pleased to present our newest publication Apartments & Condominiums: A Guide to Recycling and Composting for Multi-Family Housing. PDF download.

Cuyahoga Recycles

In spring 2016, the Solid Waste District launched the "Cuyahoga Recycles" education campaign to create a clear, consistent message about what goes in the recycling bin in Cuyahoga County. We want our residents, communities and organizations to recycle better and recycle right. 

Still have questions? Contact the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749 or email us.