For extra-large items or large amounts of trash, call Rumpke
24 hours before (440-746-0678)
Heavy-metal pick-ups (i.e., appliances, lawn mowers, treadmills, etc.) are on Thursdays. Call City Hall – Service Department at 440-717-4022 early in the week.
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 Boyas Excavating to see if they will allow you to bring them (216/524-3620).
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 (440-746-0678)
Medicine: Unwanted medicine can often be returned to the pharmacy.
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…
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.
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. Please recycle properly. Here are the rules:
RECYCLE THESE 5 ITEMS ONLY IN YOUR BLUE BAG: