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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 and by PDF **

Annual Report and Residential Recycling Report (2013)
Learn how your community’s recycling rate compares to the other communities in Cuyahoga County. (PDF) 








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. (PDF)




How to Stop Unwanted Mail (2012)
Handy tips to reduce junk mail and unwanted phone calls. (PDF)








Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff
 (2014)
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. (PDF

The Pass It On book is also available online in a searchable database.




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. (PDF)



Recycle bumper sticker



Make it a Habit... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Static window cling


** Available by PDF **

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 (2009)
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. (PDF)


Guide to Recycling in the Workplace (2008)
A step by step guide that gives tools to plan and implement a successful recycling program at a workplace. (PDF)


Recycling Directory for Business and Industry
Lists local companies which recycle materials commonly produced by institutions, businesses and industry.

Use the updated searchable database to find outlets for items ranging from office paper, scrap metal cans, to pallets and computers.

 

For Teachers and Students

** Available in print and by PDF **

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


Ongoing
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

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

September 1, 2014
Holiday - County offices closed

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

September 27, 2014
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back
Local police stations and law enforcement agencies

  

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