The Solid Waste District offers waste reduction and recycling presentations tailored to the interests and needs of your group. Consider requesting a speaker for your civic organization, church group, parent-teacher organization, or garden club. We can also host a booth or a table at your event.

To request a presentation or tabling activity, contact the District's education specialist at (216) 443-3731 or complete the form. Webinars may be canceled before the event due to low registration numbers.

 

Presentations by Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Sustainability have speakers available to present about Cuyahoga County's BYOBags effort. Learn more.

 

Presentations by the Solid Waste District

Our staff also holds composting seminars, business recycling presentations, and youth presentations. Looking to connect with a community green team? Click here.

 

[presentation] Recycle Right

Learn best practices for recycling right in Cuyahoga County and what you can do to make a meaningful difference in your community. Get answers to questions about curbside recycling and discuss what, where, how, and when to recycle other items you need to part with. One hour. Free, open to the public. Contact us for more details.

 

Monday, June 10, 2024

10:00 AM  |  Cuyahoga County Public Library, Garfield Heights Branch, 5409 Turney Road  |  register here

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

7:00 PM  |  University Heights Public Library, 13866 Cedar Road  |  register here

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2:00 PM  |  Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brook Park Branch, 6155 Engle Road  |  register here

 

 

[presentation] Waste Reduction 101: Less Waste & Plastic Free

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. The 3Rs are ordered this way for a reason -- recycling is important but we must make a first effort to REDUCE the amount of waste we produce in our homes. The average American generates 4.51 pounds of waste per day.  We'll discuss specific strategies for reducing waste in your home. One hour. Free, open to the public. Contact us for more details.

 

Thursday, July 25, 2024

7:00 PM  |  University Heights Public Library, 13866 Cedar Road  |  register here

 

 

[presentation] Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that the average American throws away approximately one pound of food per day? When food is sent to the landfill, it impacts your wallet and the environment. Join us to learn how to shop smarter, plan meals, and discover creative uses for food scraps you might normally throw away. One hour. Free, open to the public. Contact us for more details.
 

Tuesday, June 27, 2024

5:30 PM  |  Cuyahoga County Public Library, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, 1876 S. Green Road  |  register here

 

Thursday, August 22, 2024

7:00 PM  |  University Heights Public Library, 13866 Cedar Road  |  register here

 

 

[presentation] Proper Disposal of Special Wastes

Certain items can't be placed in trash or curbside recycling. Learn about proper management and disposal of items that may be hazardous, flammable, caustic, contain heavy metals, or need special care. We'll discuss special waste items in your home and the best way to manage these materials. One hour. Free, open to the public. Contact us for more details.

 

There are none scheduled at this time.

 

 

[presentation] Make-and-Learn

Invite our educator to conduct a hands-on workshop at your facility or meeting space. Your organization or group can make reusable t-shirt bags, worm bins or green cleaning products while learning more about the related topic. Contact us for more details.

 

There are none scheduled at this time.

 

 

[presentation] Zero Waste Event Training for Volunteer Groups

Our staff can teach your volunteer coalition how to host and implement a zero-waste event. Training must take place before the day of the event. Contact us for more details.

Learn more about hosting a zero-waste event.