Learn About Recycling
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District (CCSWD) Offers Recycling Classes. They offer classes called: Sort Out Recycling at local libraries and at their headquarters to recycle with a purpose and reduce the amount of contamination in the recycling process. There are earlier classes but the closest will be at Southeast Branch, Columbus Rd., Bedford (map) on Tuesday August 21.
Once you know what is recyclable then you can drop it off at appropriate facility. Almost everything can be resold, recycled or composted.
One Stop Recycling Drop Off
If you want a one stop drop off for household plastic, glass, aluminum/metals and paper/cardboard the City of Cleveland has several bins. The closest are Cleveland’s Fire Station #6 on Harvard(map) and WITHIN the Dave’s parking lot at Shaker Square (map). (It’s the city not Dave’s who is collecting.)
Almost all schools take mixed paper, but only St. Monica’s AKA St. Benedict’s Catholic School (map) takes paper and cardboard.
Aluminum cans can be dropped off at the Maple Heights Fire Station #1 on Warrensville Center Road. The proceeds are used to subsidize child burn victims. There is an enclosure adjacent to the drive to Liberty Ford (map)
Foam and Styrofoam
- The CCSWD accepts foam from computer and other shipping at their E 131 St. office (map).
- No one takes food grade styrofoam in Ohio.
Information was compiled by a Maple Heights resident who is an avid recycler.