TRASH COLLECTION IN OLMSTED FALLS
All rubbish shall be picked up once each week on Thursday. Place rubbish containers within 3 feet of the curb. Do not place rubbish out prior to 4:00 PM the night before pick up day. Please remove containers from the curb within 24 hours following collection.
Recycling is picked up the same day as your regular trash collection.
Bulk Pick up dates for 2017:
Trash and recycling will not be made on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Note: If any of the above holidays falls Monday through Thursday, collection will be delayed one day, until Friday.
CURBSIDE RECYCLING IN OLMSTED FALLS
Republic Services provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs loose (not bagged) in the provided wheeled cart.
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, jar, jug or tub can be placed in your curbside recycling. Recycle plastic food and beverage bottles, cosmetics and personal products, and laundry detergent and bleach bottles. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.
Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable. See the chart below.
The Cuyahoga 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 www.CuyahogaRecycles.org.
Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at www.call2recycle.org/locator/ See also www.cuyahogarecycles.org/batteries
Clothing & Household Goods
Simple Recycling collects clothing, toys, small furniture and small appliances. This is a free, curbside service. Pick up days will be the same as your normal rubbish/recycling pick up day. Simple Recycling will provide each resident with bags to put your materials in and stickers to put on larger items. When your items are picked-up, they will leave behind the same amount of empty bags for your use the following week. For more information or additional bags, visit www.simplerecycling.com or call (866) 835-5068.
Recycle old, unwanted household computer equipment seasonally at the Service Garage (9324 Columbia Road) including CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories. Televisions are not accepted. See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/computers_and_electronics
Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe's store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs
Household Hazardous Waste
Residents only can drop off household hazardous waste at the Service Garage (9234 Columbia Road). Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00. No latex paint. Learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous waste and see a list of acceptable materials at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/hazardous_waste
Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials and are not accepted in the city’s household hazardous waste collection. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the regular rubbish. Step by step instructions on how to dry out latex paint is available at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/latex_paint
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office provides an ongoing disposal option for meds. The Sheriff's RX Drug Drop Box Program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the Olmsted Falls Police Department or find other locations at www.RXdrugdropbox.com.
Recycle propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane and other pressurized gas.
When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care and National Tire and Battery.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags not to exceed 40 lbs.
Residents may also place yard waste loose in their old garbage cans marked yard waste. The cans must have a secure lid and should not exceed 40 lbs.
Any plastic bags are strictly prohibited from Yard Waste Collection, but may be placed in the blue trash container.
Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed 3 feet in length and 40 lbs. and should be placed next to yard waste bags or cans. Do not place any yard waste in the curbside recycling cart.
Yard waste collection begins on the week of April 13 and ends the week of November 23.