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Other Disposable Items and Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Roundup: The city offers two collections in conjunction with the County. These are scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th 8AM – 6PM & Tuesday, September 17th 8AM – 6PM & Scrap tire round-up.
Acceptable Materials: Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids) varnishes, polyurethane, shellacs, paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, caustic household cleaners, automotive fluid, motor oil, car batteries, adhesives, driveway sealer, kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, mercury.
Document Shred Days:
Tuesday, April 23rd - 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday, August 20th - 1pm - 7pm
Florescent bulbs and latex paint are no longer accepted at the HHW roundup.
Florescent bulbs: Household compact fluorescent bulbs can be dropped off at Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement store. It’s free.
Latex Paint: Remove the lid and allow to dry. If there are large quantities of paint, mixing cat litter, sawdust, plaster of paris, oil dry or vermiculite into the paint to speed drying will help. Once dry, the paint can be disposed of with regular trash. Please leave the lid off to let the waste collector know the paint is hardened. Paint cans should not be bagged.
Computer Roundup: We collect used computers, printers, faxes, cell phones, cable boxes, calculators, Toner, backup batteries, stereo systems, keyboards, mouse, laptops, speakers, telephones, network systems, circuit boards, modems, test equipment, cable, wire, hard drives, extension cords, copy machines, VHS/DVD players, routers, switches, laptop batteries, LCD monitors, cameras, printer cartridges, typewriters, servers, CDROM/floppy drives, DVR recorder during our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Roundups. See the city calendar for dates and times. Computers are delivered to RET3 Job Corp.for recycling. All hard drives are destroyed. These are scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th 8AM – 6PM & Tuesday, September 17th 8AM – 6PM & Scrap tire round-up.
Appliances & Bulk Items: Items such as furniture, TV's, etc.... can be placed curbside on your regular trash day for pick up by Waste Management. You need to call for special pick up 1-866-797-9018.
New Info for 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. Blue Rhino will accept any standard 20# grill tank for recycling, including non-Rhino brands. Encourage your residents to use this free retailer recycling program. Using a free retailer program helps defray the increasing costs of the hazardous waste program. See more at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/propane_tanks
Phone Books: These are recycled through the county program. See the county website for dates. Cuyahoga County Phone Books. Typical locations are the metro parks.
Residential Composting: See Cuyahoga County website for composting ideas. Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District