Recycle all glass beverage bottles and jars. Please rinse containers and remove lids and neck rings. Paper labels don't need to be removed. Do not include used pesticide or herbicide containers, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors or ceramics — place them with rubbish.
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Aluminum Steel & Cans
Recycle rinsed aluminum and steel cans. Remove paper from cans and place them in blue recycling bags along with plastic and glass curbside. Aluminum cans may also be taken to our recycling bin, located behind our Fire Station on Bagley Road. You may recycle cans 24/7, 365 days a year. Proceeds are donated to the Metro Burn Unit.
To make your recycling efforts easier, you may place all newspapers in the blue recycling bin (as well as other items, including – but is not limited to – magazines, color and glossy prints, and junk mail).
We have contracted with River Valley Paper Company to place special green and yellow containers at eight locations for recycling all kinds of paper products including newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, school and office paper, envelopes, shredded paper, self-stick notes, softbound books, computer and fax paper, poster paper, folders and colored construction paper. Color and glossy prints are included. Please visit opens in a new windowwww.rivervalleypaper.com/
for further information. The River Valley Paper Company containers are located at:
- City Service Center, 7375 Engle Road
- Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd.
- Distributech, 6930 Engle Road
- Big Creek Elementary School, 7247 Big Creek Parkway
- St. Bartholomew Church/School, 14865 Bagley Road
- Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church, 13200 E. Bagley Rd.
- Midpark High School PTA, 7000 Paula Drive
- Bethel Lutheran Church, 7171 Pearl Road
- Church Of Christ, 7165 Big Creek Parkway
- Minuteman Press, 6886 Pearl Road
- PIP Printing & Marketing Services, 7007 Engle Road
- UPS Supply Chain Solutions, 6940 Engle Road
The City of Middleburg Heights Service Department has established a program for cardboard recycling. The container for cardboard is located at the Service Center at 7375 Engle Road for your convenience. The container is located near the River Valley Paper Company containers next to the dumpsters.
Household computer equipment such as CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories may be taken to our City Service Center at 7375 Engle Road, on any Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.cuyahogarecycles.org/
. Businesses may also take their computer equipment, any day throughout the year, to RET3 Job Corp., 1814 E. 40th St., Cleveland, OH 44114. Call (216) 361-9991. Televisions and other electronics are not accepted.
Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous household waste is not allowed for curbside pickup. See list below for details: Household materials accepted
Materials NOT accepted
- Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
- Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
- Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
- Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
- Caustic household cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries
- Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
- Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid
- Mercury, fluorescent bulbs
- Latex paint
- Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares
- Medical waste, pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps (needles)
- Radioactive waste (i.e. smoke detectors)
- Electronics, appliances
Car Tires and Batteries
Car and truck tires and tires from other vehicles, are not permitted in curbside pick up. Call a tire dealer or service station to dispose of these items properly. Motor vehicle batteries cannot be accepted for curbside pickup. They should be recycled with battery dealers or service stations.
Propane tanks present a fire and explosion hazard and are not acceptable for curbside pickup. These tanks are to be recycled through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane, such as Lowe's and The Home Depot.
Mercury is a health hazard that is not acceptable for curbside pick up. For free disposal of mercury, please call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749 for drop-off locations.
Rechargeable batteries contain hazardous materials and should not be included with household waste. These batteries can be recycled by the store from which they were purchased. For further information about recycling, please contact Recycling Coordinator Rose Volpe at (440) 234-2216.