Refuse

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Bulk Pick-Up to resume effective August 1, 2020. Bulk items will be picked up once per month during the first FULL week of each month on your regular trash day. Bulk will be limited to four items per pick-up. If you have more than four items or you need bulk pick up on a day that is not your regularly scheduled day, you can call to schedule a special pick up for a fee. Call 216-691-7300 to arrange your special pick up.

Services Provided

The Division of Refuse/Recycling provides curbside collection of solid waste, recycling materials and yard waste for approximately 15,500 homes, schools, religious institutions, day care centers, condominiums and 211 apartment buildings weekly. 

Transfer Station

All solid waste is transported to the transfer station, where it is compacted into transfer trailers and transported to landfills.

Packaging & Weight Limits

Garbage for collection must be placed inside plastic bags weighing no more than 40 pounds each. 

Weight limitations are established in the interest of employee safety and are strictly enforced.

Proper Containment

Keep the plastic bags filled with garbage in trash cans or containers with secure lids until the evening before your pickup day. It is best to keep the trash containers in the garage to keep animals from getting in them.

When to Curb Your Trash

Do not put the bags out before 7 p.m. the evening before your collection. Place the plastic bags filled with trash on your tree lawn near the curb after 7 p.m. the evening before your scheduled collection day, or before 7 a.m. on the day of your collection.

Where to Curb Your Trash

Do not put the trash cans on the tree lawn; they will not be collected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions related to the City’s Refuse services.