Garbage & Recycling

RUMPKE Trash Service

Broadview Heights uses RUMPKE for city trash and recycling collection. 

ITEMS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM

Please contact RUMPKE for:  
Extra Large Non-Metal Items
Large amount of trash pick up

Trash Collection by Street (PDF)

Rumpke HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 

Special Pick-Ups

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

To Schedule call by noon Wednesday for Thursday Pickup 
(Items must be out by 7AM) 

Service Department 440-717-4022 

Recycling Guidelines

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.

Additional information can be found on the sites below:

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

City of Broadview Heights

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING GUIDELINES 

ItemGuideline
Appliances


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.


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


The following links provide cell phone recycling information & locations: Cell Phones for Soldiers  
ecoATM
Best Buy
Medicmobile


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, Easter Seals, 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. Below are links to companies that offer Construction Debris Drop off: 
RKDF Inc  - 216-986-7000 
Rosby Resource Recycling - 216-739-2220
Eye glasses


The Lions Club collects eyeglasses. They can be dropped off at the Broadview Community Center.
Fluorescent CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent lights)


Take to Home Depot or Batteries Plus Bulbs for Special handling/disposal. Charges may apply.
Home Depot Recycle Program Information
Batteries Plus Bulbs Recycle Program Information
Fluorescent tube lights


Take to any "Batteries & Bulbs" retail store (closest one is on Pearl Road in Strongsville). A fee applies.
Batteries Plus Bulbs Recycle Program Information
Recycling Guide on Fluorescent Tubes


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 1-800-828-8171.


ItemGuidelines
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 to 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 and 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 / drug


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 blackout 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 *


PUT IN BLUE BAGS on trash day, aside from regular trash. Can be co-mingled with plastic and glass recyclables. Items can include: milk jugs, pop bottles, detergent bottles


Large Metal items


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.

Items can include: garage door openers, file cabinets, treadmills, air conditioners, etc.

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 to 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 to 3PM.
Paper*


Put in yellow and 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. Items can include: junk mail, catalogs, magazines, newspapers


ItemGuidelines
Phone books*


Place at curb with recyclables/newspapers, or…

Put in yellow and 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* 


PUT IN BLUE BAGS on trash day, aside from regular trash. Can be co-mingled with metal and glass recyclables. Items can include: milk jugs, pop bottles, detergent bottles
Propane tanks


Blue Rhino Propane - Blue Rhino will accept any standard 20 grill tank (including non-Rhino brands) write RECYCLE on the tank and take it to any location.
The Service Dept & Rumpke do NOT recycle propane tanks.
Rocks & Stones


Do not put out with regular trash. Below are links to companies that offer rock and stone drop-off: 
Kurtz Bros. Inc  - 216-986-7000
Boyas Excavating - 216-524-3620
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 440-717-4022 or check the website for dates.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION Regarding 
The Broadview Heights curbside recycling program
You may have seen recent media reports about the problems facing recycling these days. These problems include people not recycling correctly or contaminating recyclables with garbage and shrinking markets caused by China's decision to restrict imports of recyclables.

These problems affect us here locally and your cooperation is needed to reduce recycling contamination. This will help keep recycling viable.

Recycling contamination is caused when a resident puts unacceptable or non-recyclable items into their recycle blue bag. Some examples include every day garbage, food waste, yard waste, garden hoses, syringes, batteries, plastic bags, scrap metal, shredded paper and even bowling balls to name a few. These items don't belong in your curbside recycling because they are either hazardous to employees, not recyclable, or were not designed to be sorted at the recycling plant. It costs money to remove and then landfill these items. This cost is passed on to our community through price increases.