Garbage & Recycling

RUMPKE Trash Service 

1-800-828-8171

ALL ITEMS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM

Please call 24 hrs. ahead for: 

  • Extra Large Non-Metal Items   
  • Large amount of trash pick up

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Service Department 

440-717-4022 

Please call CITY by noon Wednesday for: 

  • LARGE METAL ITEMS  -appliances, lawn mowers, treadmills, etc.

Metal Items must be out by THURSDAY 7:00 AM  


Recycle these 5 items ONLY: 

  1. Food & beverage cans - empty and rinse
  2. Milk, juice and broth cartons - empty, rinse and replace cap
  3. Glass bottles and jars - empty, rinse and replace cap
  4. Paper & cardboard - cardboard must be flattened - NO SHREDDING
  5. Plastic bottles and jugs ONLY - empty, rinse and replace cap.


Service Garage  

Service Garage Entrance off of Oakes Road

Service Department entrance off of Oakes Road

Service Garage Building 10Building #10** drop-off location for:

  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Computers / Printers
  • Hazardous Household Wastes
  • Oil
  • Oil Based Paint

COMPLETE GARBAGE AND RECYCLING GUIDELINES 

 

Appliances

Call City Hall – Service Dept. (440-717-4022) early in the week to schedule a Thursday pick-up. Must be placed at the curb by 7AM.

Bathtubs (cast iron)

Regular trash. Must give Rumpke 24 hours’ notice.

Batteries (household)

Regular trash. Dispose of as they are used; do not save up and dispose of in quantity.

Batteries (vehicle)

Drop off at Service Garage off Oakes Road (Building 10) weekdays 7AM-3PM.

Cardboard

Flatten and put with recyclables. Multiple corrugated boxes should be flattened and tied in bundles not longer than 3 feet and weighing not more than 50 lbs.

Carpeting & padding

Regular trash.  Cut into 4’ lengths roll up and tie or tape (not to exceed 2’ in diameter, or 50 lbs.)  Put the rolls in a pile with the regular trash.

Cell phones

Bring to the lobby of City Hall and put in the marked box. They are recycled for phone cards for our troops.

Clothing

There is a yellow “Planet Aid” drop-off box in the back parking lot of City Hall as well as various locations throughout the community. You can also take usable clothing and household items to any Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul, or Goodwill resale store.

Computers & printers

Bring to COMPUTER RECYCLING DROP-OFF area at Service Garage off Oakes Road (Building 10) weekdays 7AM-3PM.

Construction debris

Do not put out with regular trash. Call RKDF, Inc 216-986-7000 or Rosby Resources 216-739-2220 to see if they will allow you to bring them.

Eye glasses

The Lions Club collects eye glasses. They can be dropped off at the Brecksville Library or Broadview Heights City Hall.

Fluorescent CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent lights)

Take to Home Depot or Lowes for special handling/disposal.

Fluorescent tube lights

Take to any “Batteries & Bulbs” retail store (closest one is on Pearl Road in Strongsville). A fee applies.

Furniture (wood or upholstered)

Regular trash. Please wrap upholstered items in plastic (painters plastic works well).  For extra-large items, call Rumpke 24 hours before (440-746-0678).

Glass (jars, bottles)

PUT IN BLUE BAGS on trash day, aside from regular trash. Can be co-mingled with plastic and metal recyclables.

Hazardous waste (household)

Drop off at Service Garage off Oakes Road (Building 10) weekdays 7AM-3PM. Includes items such as acids/alkaline, aerosols, antifreeze, bleach, cleaners, polishes, disinfectants, iodine, pesticides, solvents (paint thinner, turpentine, varnish stripper), and oil based paint. DO NOT PUT WITH REGULAR TRASH.  (Keep in original containers or clearly mark what is inside.) (No latex paint or fluorescent bulbs)

Lawn mowers

Call the Service Department (440-717-4022) early in the week to schedule a Thursday pick-up. Must be placed at the curb by 7AM.

Mattresses & box springs

Regular trash. Please wrap in plastic (painters plastic works well). For large mattresses, call Rumpke 24 hours before (1-800-828-8171)

Medicine

  •      Unwanted medicine can often be returned to the pharmacy.
  •      North Royalton Police Department lobby has a secure drop box (solids only).
  •      Bring to drop-off location on “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” held in the Spring and Fall (watch for dates).
  •      Dispose of in regular trash as follows: Remove or black-out personal information. Make it unusable by mixing pills with water and liquids with flour or table salt. Wrap blister packs in layers of strong tape and place in a non-transparent container such as a margarine bowl.

Metal & tin cans (soup/vegetable cans, beverage cans)

PUT IN BLUE BAGS on trash day, aside from regular trash. Can be co-mingled with plastic and glass recyclables.

Metal items (garage door openers, file cabinets, treadmills, air conditioners, etc.)

Call City Hall- Service Department (440-717-4022) early in the week to schedule a Thursday pick-up. Must be placed at the curb by 7AM.

Newspaper

Place at curb with recyclables/newspapers,
or…
Put in yellow & green Paper Retriever dumpsters located throughout the community (behind City Hall, The Fields parking lots, and school parking lots). Note that the schools receive money based on tonnage.

Oil

Put in a spill-proof, clearly-marked container. Drop off at Service Garage off Oakes Road (Building 10) weekdays 7AM-3PM.

Paint – latex

Dry out and put next to regular trash with lid off. To dry out, mix with sawdust, kitty litter, or a purchased dry-out product (available at paint stores).

Paint – oil-based

Drop off at Service Garage off Oakes Road (Building 10) weekdays 7AM-3PM.

Paper– junk mail, catalogs, magazines, newspaper

Put in yellow & green Paper Retriever dumpsters located throughout the community (behind City Hall, The Fields parking lots, and school parking lots). Note that the schools receive money based on tonnage.

Phone books

Place at curb with recyclables/newspapers, or...
Put in yellow & green Paper Retriever dumpsters located throughout the community (behind City Hall, The Fields parking lots, and school parking lots). Note that the schools receive money based on tonnage.

Plastics (milk jugs, pop bottles, detergent bottles)

PUT IN BLUE BAGS on trash day, aside from regular trash. Can be co-mingled with metal and glass recyclables.

Propane tanks

 “The Broadview Heights Hazardous Household Waste program will no longer accept standard propane tanks (20#).  Blue Rhino propane locations offer a free recycling program for 20# grill tanks.  Recycle an unwanted grill tank by writing “RECYCLE” on the tank and take it to a Blue Rhino location.  Blue Rhino will accept any standard 20# grill tank, including non-Rhino brands  Also, Rumpke will not accept any propane tanks put curbside.”

Rocks & stones

Do not put out with regular trash. Call RKDF, Inc 216-986-7000 or Rosby Resources 216-739-2220 to see if they will allow you to bring them.

Syringes & hypodermic needles

Seal in an empty plastic pop bottle or milk jug and label “household syringes”. Put alongside regular trash, but not in the trash bags.

Televisions

Regular trash. If they are very large, call Rumpke 24 hours before to let them know.

Tires

Tires cannot be disposed of in landfills. Old tires can be taken to dealerships for disposal (a fee may apply). The City has a “Tire Round-up” once a year, usually in September.  Call city hall or check website for dates.