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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 Brad Sellers, City of Warrensville Heights
Mayor Sherri Lippus, Township of Olmsted                    
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)
Ms. Shontel Brown, County Representative
Ms. Sunny Simon, County Representative

Calendar of Events

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Find the answer to your biggest recycling question.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

February 5, 2016
Community Recycling Awareness Grant applications due

February 5, 2016
Recycling Container Grant applications due

February 15, 2016
Holiday -- County offices closed

March 16, 2016
Waste & Recycling Sense for Business seminar

April 22, 2016
Happy Earth Day!


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