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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 the General Public
2011 Annual Report and Residential Recycling Report
Learn how your community’s recycling rate compares to the other communities in Cuyahoga County.
Beyond the Curb: Fact Sheets
For a previous Plan Update, the Solid Waste District prepared a series of six fact sheets to brief city council members, mayors and other city officials about solid waste management in Cuyahoga County and the services provided by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. In 2006, these fact sheets provided background information for local decision makers about the Plan.
- Solid Waste Management and You
- A Short History of Recycling
- Tracking Trash: A Snapshot
- Money Saving Ideas for Local Governments
- Solid Waste District Services Help You
- The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Plan: What It Means for Your Community
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 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.
How to Stop Unwanted Mail
Handy tips to reduce junk mail and unwanted phone calls.
Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff (Out of print. Please use searchable database or download a copy.)
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 this directory to find outlets for items ranging from office paper, scrap metal cans, to pallets and computers.
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!
Static window cling
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.
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.
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.
Trash Talk Newsletter
A free student newsletter for 4th, 5th and 6th graders focusing on recycling, composting, waste reduction and litter prevention. Available to teachers in Cuyahoga County by special order.
Recycle the World poster
Last Stop for Trash landfill poster