Garbage & Recycling

RUMPKE Trash Service
 440-746-0805 x7143

Broadview Heights uses RUMPKE for city trash and recycling collection. 

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



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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  

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Recycling Guidelines

Recycle these 5 items ONLY: 
  1. Food & beverage Cans - empty & rinse
  2. Milk, juice & broth Cartons empty, rinse & replace cap
  3. Glass bottles & jars - empty, rinse & replace cap
  4. Paper & Cardboard - cardboard must be flattened - NO SHREDDING
  5. Plastic bottles & jugs ONLY - empty, rinse & replace cap.

Service Garage 
 

Service Garage Entrance off of Oakes Road
Service Dept. 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

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

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 ArmyEaster 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: 
Kurtz Bros. Inc  - 216-986-7000
Boyas Excavating - 216-524-3620
Rosby Resource Recycling - 216-739-2220

Eye glasses

The Lions Club collects eyeglasses. They can be dropped off at the Broadview Heights Human Services Dept. 440-526-4074.

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 (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 (440-746-0678)

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-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*

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. Items can include: junk mail, catalogs, magazines, newspapers

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*  

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 does 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.