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About the District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is one of 52 solid waste management districts created by Ohio’s counties following the passage of the Ohio Solid Waste Disposal Act in 1988.  This law required districts to prepare and implement plans to reduce the amount of waste disposed in Ohio’s landfills by increasing recycling and waste reduction activities statewide. The District is governed by a Board of Directors and is advised by a Solid Waste Policy Committee which oversees the implementation of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management Plan. The District is funded by a “generation fee” which is a $1.50 fee levied on each ton of solid waste generated in Cuyahoga County and landfilled in Ohio.  No fees are levied on waste that is recycled or composted.

Programs & Services

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District works to support environmentally-sustainable and economical solid waste management practices within the communities, institutions and businesses of Cuyahoga County.  The District offers the following services designed to increase recycling opportunities, divert waste from landfills, promote environmental awareness, and support local recycling-based businesses. 

Business Recycling Assistance & Seminars Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Children's Education Programs & Classroom Presentations Litter Collection Program
Clean Up, Green Up Seminars Recycle Your Computer Month
Composting Seminars & Compost Bin Sales Recycling & Composting Workshops
Contract Assistance for Local Governments Recycling Information, Brochures & Speakers
Elect to Recycle: Campaign Sign Recycling Recycling Market Development
Electronics Recycling Scrap Tire Round-Up
Grant Programs Special Recycling Events
Holiday Lights Recycling Program Waste & Recycling Cooperatives

Solid Waste District Board of Directors

Mike Foley, Director of Sustainability for Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Michael Dever, Cuyahoga County Public Works Director
Sunny Simon, Cuyahoga County Council

Solid Waste Policy Committee

Mr. Nathan Kelly, Chair, County Representative                
Mr. Freddy Collier, City of Cleveland 
Mayor Michael Procuk, Village of Brooklyn Heights                 
Mayor Eileen Patton, City of Fairview Park
Mayor Vic Collova, City of Garfield Heights
Mayor Sherri Lippus, Township of Olmsted                    
Mayor Michael Byrne, City of Parma Heights                                    
Mayor Merle Gordon, City of Beachwood
Mayor Susan Infeld, City of University Heights
Ms. Virginia Aveni, Public Representative                  
Business Representative (vacant)
County Representative (vacant)
Ms. Sunny Simon, County Representative

Calendar of Events

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

Scrap Tire Round-Up
City Service Departments

September 7, 2015
Holiday -- County offices closed

September 16-17, 2015
7th annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit

September 19, 2015
Habitat ReStore Tool Drive/Community Collection
Rocky River

September 23, 2015
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale

September 24, 2015
Waste & Recycling $ense for Business seminar
Garfield Heights

September 26. 2015
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Local law enforcement

September 27, 2015
Habitat ReStore Tool Drive/Community Collection

October 10, 2015
BBB Secure Your ID shredding event
Westlake and Wickliffe

November 5, 2015
Recycling Roundtable for Businesses
Garfield Heights


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