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All District Publications

The following materials are available for download as a PDF.  You can also receive them at no cost by calling the Solid Waste District at (216) 698-2265 or by filling out our Publication Request Form.

For Residents and Businesses

Available in print

Annual Report and Residential Recycling Report
Learn how your community’s recycling rate compares to the other communities in Cuyahoga County. 

Guide to Backyard Composting
Information on making your own soil-enriching compost by building and maintaining a backyard compost pile with leaves, grass and other organic materials.

Guide to Recycling in the Workplace
A step by step guide that gives tools to plan and implement a successful recycling program at a workplace.

How to Stop Unwanted Mail
Handy tips to reduce junk mail and unwanted phone calls.

Summary of the Solid Waste Plan for Cuyahoga County
Learn about the programs and services the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District will implement to safely manage solid waste produced in Cuyahoga County and meet Ohio's goals for waste reduction and recycling.

Recycle bumper sticker

Make it a Habit... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
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Available by download

The following brochures are no longer available in print.  They are available for download as a PDF or you can use the item's searchable database.

How to Dispose of Hazardous Household Products 
Information on how to safely handle, use, and dispose of hazardous products commonly found in the home. How-to's for disposing of latex paint.  Also suggests safer, non-toxic alternatives.

Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff 
An award-winning guide that lists over 120 community service organizations that accept donations of usable materials to support their work. Use this guide to find a home for your unwanted sporting goods, computers, clothing, gardening tools, office equipment, household goods and more.  An online searchable database is also available.

Recycling Directory for Business and Industry
Lists local companies which recycle materials commonly produced by institutions, businesses and industry. Use the searchable database to find outlets for items ranging from office paper, scrap metal cans, to pallets and computers.


For Teachers and Students

Compost Science Investigation
Teacher activity guidebook for K-3 grades offering a series of observations and experiments to teach students the process of composting organic matter.

Don’t Throw That Out
How to reuse just about everything in your classroom. 
(Out of print.  Please download a copy.)

Green Teen Survival Guide
A guide for teens who want to shop with the environment in mind. 

Reduce Reuse Recycle Scouting Patch Guide
Guidelines for earning a free recycling patch.
(Out of print. Please download a copy.)

Start Students Recycling
A brochure for schools who would like to start a recycling program.

Teaching the Loop
Fun facts about recycling for teachers and students.

Teachin’ Trash Teacher Guide
A teacher's educational guide to encourage reduction of solid waste and heighten environmental awareness. (Out of print. Please download a copy.)

Tracking Trash
Teachers and students can learn about where trash goes after it leaves the curb. Filled with facts and figures about trash. Also contains a two-page graphic of a landfill.

Recycle the World poster

Last Stop for Trash landfill poster

Calendar of Events

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

August 1-31, 2014
Recycle Your Computer Month
City Service Departments

August 21, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Strongsville

August 22, 2014
ZeroLandfill Harvest

September 1, 2014
Holiday - County offices closed

September 23, 2014
Waste & Recycling $ense for Business seminar
Cuyahoga County Library, Garfield Heights


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