The Solid Waste District offers support, resources and programs for the municipalities, villages and townships of Cuyahoga County. We work closely with city service departments, mayor's and manager's offices and municipal communications/public relations staff.

For more details on how we support the 59 communities in Cuyahoga County, see the links below. To learn how the Solid Waste District can assist your community, call (216) 443-3749 or contact the District staff person listed below.

Annual Reports & Residential Recycling Reports

Each year, our annual report highlights the work of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. The annual report includes the Residential Recycling Report, which documents the county's progress of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.

Business Recycling Assistance

A District staff member can help develop and improve existing workplace recycling programs. Presentations, waste audits, contracting assistance and recycling market information are available for restaurants, schools, commercial buildings, multi-family housing units and other businesses in your community. Email Doreen Schreiber.

Children and Youth Education Programs

Classroom presentations, teacher workshops, mini-grants, summer programs, teacher materials, contest and field trips are available for schools, scouting groups, camp programs and other youth services. Email Carin Miller.

Community Contracts & Practices

Data on the solid waste management and recycling contracts of each of Cuyahoga County?s fifty-nine communities.  The Solid Waste District makes updates as information becomes available from the communities. The most recent Community Contracts & Practices Data Sheets file is available upon request. For questions or more detail, email Jessica Fenos

Consulting Services for Local Governments

Contact us for solid waste and recycling market information, industry data, contracting assistance and program efficiency assistance. Email Beth Biggins-Ramer.

Cooperatives for Local Governments

Help with cooperative contracting for solid waste and recycling services among Cuyahoga County's communities. Email Jessica Fenos.

Environmental Crimes Task Force

A joint effort of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County law enforcement agencies to stop illegal dumping and environmental crimes in the 59 communities of Cuyahoga County. See details.

Facility Lists

The District maintains lists of facilities in Cuyahoga County, including waste transfer stations, construction & demolition debris landfills and registered compost facilities.

Grants: Community Recycling Awareness and Special Projects

We offer an annual grant to help local governments in Cuyahoga County promote recycling to residents. Other small grants are available for communities, schools and non-profit organizations to support recycling collection and recycling awareness. Email Beth Biggins-Ramer.

Litter Collection Program

A year-round litter collection for communities through a partnership with Court Community Service Inc., a non-profit agency that arranges community service work for adult offenders referred by the Cuyahoga County Municipal and Common Pleas Courts. Provides the extra help to keep public areas and roadways clean. Email Matt Walters.


Recycling Bin Loan Program

Request the use of temporary recycling or trash bins for your community event. Email Matt Walters.

Recycling Information and Outreach

A recycling hotline, recycling program assistance, website, brochures, social media, marketing and promotional materials, green tips, recycling content, presentations, communications and an enewsletter are available. For recycling messages and outreach, email Cristie Snyder 

Speakers' Bureau

Recycling presentations customized for adults, seniors and youth. We'll speak to any age or organization about recycling, waste reduction and composting. See details.

Solid Waste Contract Survey Data

Information on municipal solid waste and recycling contracts including contract terms and prices. Email Jessica Fenos.

Special Recycling Programs

Guidance for city service departments to operate their household hazardous waste collections, computer recycling events, scrap tires, campaign signs, holiday lights and other special recycling programs. Email Matt Walters.

Toolkit for Community Awareness

An online toolkit available to help you create customizable messages about recycling for your residents including customizable brochures, recycling graphics and communications pieces. See the Community Awareness Toolkit or email Cristie Snyder

Trash Talk Workshops

Informational workshops held for city service department personnel provide opportunities to network, learn best practices and stay up to date with recycling and waste industry trends. Email Beth Biggins-Ramer.