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About the District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the leading resource in Cuyahoga County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Our six staff work to empower residents, communities and organizations to manage their waste responsibly by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting. The District is governed by a Board of Directors and is advised by a Solid Waste Policy Committee which oversees the development and implementation of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management Plan.

Programs & Services

  • Recycling Information, Brochures & Speakers
  • Business Recycling Assistance and Workshops
  • Children’s Education Programs
  • Composting and Recycling Seminars
  • Grant Programs
  • Recycling & Composting Workshops
  • Local Government Contracting Assistance
  • Special Recycling Programs
      • Household hazardous waste
      • Scrap tires
      • Computers
      • Election signs, holiday lights, small appliances
  • Waste management consulting

Solid Waste District Board of Directors

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

Board of Directors meetings are held quarterly. Please check our calendar for meeting dates and locations. Meeting minutes are available from the District.

Solid Waste Policy Committee

Mr. Nathan Kelly, Chair, County Representative
Ms. Shontel Brown, County Representative
Ms. Sunny Simon, County Representative
Mr. Freddy Collier, City of Cleveland
Mayor Cyril Kleem, City of Berea
Mayor Michael Procuk, Village of Brooklyn Heights
Mayor Eileen Patton, City of Fairview Park
Mayor Brad Sellers, City of Warrensville Heights
Mayor Michael Byrne, City of Parma Heights
Mayor Merle Gorden, City of Beachwood
Mayor Susan Infeld, City of University Heights
Ms. Virginia Aveni, Public Representative
Business Representative, vacant

Policy Committee meetings are held quarterly. Please check our calendar for meeting dates and locations. 

Public Records Policy

Public Records Policy of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
Making a Public Records Request

Directions to the District

The District is located at 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights, OH 44105

  • Take I-480 to the Broadway Ave/OH-14 exit (exit 23) located approximately four miles east of I-77.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Broadway Avenue.
  • Turn right at the first street light onto East 131 Street.
  • Turn left at the first driveway located at the top of the hill. Our building is on the right. Parking is free.

Contact Us

Main Number:  (216) 443-3749
Fax Number:  (216) 478-0014

Solid Waste District Staff
Diane Bickett, Executive Director (216) 443-3714
Jessica Fenos, Planner
    solid waste plan, reports, surveys, contracts and practices, maps of facilities
(216) 443-3728
Maria Ortiz, Business Administrator
    accounts payable/receivable, BuySpeed, becoming a county vendor, HR
(216) 443-3718
Kathleen Rocco, Education Specialist
    composting information, classroom visits, education seminars, adult presentations, workshops, speakers
(216) 443-3731 
Doreen Schreiber, Business Recycling Specialist
    business recycling assistance, setting up a recycling program, recycling seminars, speakers
(216) 443-3732 
Cristie Snyder, Programs and Communications Officer
    recycling and disposal information, programs, newsletters, promotions, advertising, PR, social media, media relations
(216) 443-3707