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The City of Cleveland Heights provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine paper, cardboard, cans, cartons, glass and plastics in see-through (clear or blue) recycling bags.

If using grocery store blue plastic bags, tie the bag handles together. Place the bag on your tree lawn on your regular collection day. Recycling should be placed a couple feet away from the trash to ensure that the driver recognizes which bags are recyclables.

Combine these items in your curbside recycling:

  • CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable, and tuna. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.
  • CARTONS: Includes milk, juice, soup and broth plus wine cartons. Cartons should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and place in your curbside recycling.
  • GLASS: Includes glass food and beverage bottles and jars. Empty, rinse and replace the lid before recycling. You do not need to remove the label.
  • PAPER & BOXES: All paper and boxes can be recycled, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, boxes, greeting cards, cereal boxes, cardboard, phone books and clean pizza boxes. Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES: Any plastic bottle or jug can be placed in your curbside recycling. However, If it is not shaped like a bottle or jug with an opening or a neck that's more narrow than the body, place it in the regular trash. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.

Preparing Your Curbside Recycling

  • Commingle all items together in the same see-through (clear or blue) recycling bag.
  • Paper DOES NOT NEED TO BE separate from "blue bag" recyclables (plastic, metal and glass). Can be packed in tightly in kraft paper bags or tied with string.
  • Corrugated cardboard should be flattened and tied into bundles or put into a box no larger than two feet by two feet; maximum weight 30 pounds.

See Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly. Recycle more, recycle better in Cleveland Heights.

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at