In 2017 Olmsted Township recycled over 1,100 tons of recyclable materials compared to 800 tons in 2015 and over 1,000 tons of yard waste was composted compared to 700 tons of composted yard waste in 2015. This was a result of resident participation in the curbside recycling component of Republic Waste’s weekly refuse collection. Curbside recycling includes the pickup of aluminum, steel/bi-metal cans, plastic, glass and newspaper items. (See the Republic Services link below for details.)
Additional drop-off recycling for computers, hazardous household waste, scrap tires and phone books is available to residents at various times throughout the year. Olmsted Township works in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District to offer these additional recycling opportunities. What a great option for the many materials we no longer need or use!
Finally, the Olmsted Township Department of Public Service also makes bulk drop-off available to residents during certain months of the year.
The Department of Public Service hopes to see ever-increasing levels of local involvement by the Township in years ahead. We welcome any suggestions that would improve these efforts and make recycling a success for everyone!
If you have any recycling questions or need further information, please call the Service Department at 440-235-1011.
If you are a business in Olmsted Township and wish to learn more about business recycling practices, please contact the Business Recycling Specialist at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at 216-443-3732.
Check out these links for additional recycling and “living green” information
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District – an excellent, informational website
The Home Depot® – Eco Options Program
They accept CFL bulbs for recycling (only the small “curly-q” bulbs)
Best BuyTM – Electronics Recycling Program
Tuck – Mattress Disposal/Recycling
Simple Recycling – Clothing/Stuffed Animals/Linens/Towels