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Programs and services for businesses in Cuyahoga County

Businesses, organizations and non-profits can find answers to questions about waste cost reduction, contracts, waste reduction, recycling, and commercial composting.  See the links below or use the Businesses drop-down menu.

Tips to Green Your Office

Thirty-three ideas to reduce office waste and become more energy efficient.

Business Recycling Directory

The Solid Waste District's Recycling Directory for Business & Industry lists companies that recycle, reuse or compost a wide variety of waste materials produced by businesses and institutions in Cuyahoga County.  Appendices list waste and recycling haulers, recycling  container and equipment sources.


Instead of demolition, consider deconstruction. Locally, specialized companies offer services to selectively dismantle a structure for the purpose of salvaging valuable construction and architectural materials to resell, reuse, or recycle.

Food Donation

Assistance for businesses and organizations interested in donating food including where to donate, what to donate, and clarification of liability issues.

Paper Shredding & Document Destruction

There are many options for paper shredding and document destruction in Cuyahoga County.  Personal records, financial documents, and business proceedings should be destroyed appropriately when needed.

Paper Recycling Drop-offs

AbiBow Paper Retriever, River Valley Paper Company, and the City of Cleveland all operate drop-off bins for mixed paper throughout our area.  Cleveland also accepts cans, glass, and plastic in their bins.

Programs and Seminars

Several times throughout the year, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers free seminars to businesses and other organizations.  Businesses can learn how to start or improve a workplace recycling program as well as how to contract for waste hauling or recycling.

Recycling Container Grant

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District offers grants to help non-profit organizations and schools in Cuyahoga County start, expand and improve recycling and composting programs by assisting with the purchase of recycling and composting containers.

Success Stories

Examples of companies who have achieved success in waste reduction and recycling through working with the Solid Waste District to help them reach their goals.

Resources for Businesses

Website and books of interest for businesses interested in sustainable business practices.

ZeroWaste NEO

The Solid Waste District is a sponsor of, a network of businesses and individuals interested in the principles of zero waste.

Ask the Business Recycling Specialist

Do you have a question that has not been answered in the Business section or in the business recycling brochures?  Contact our specialist at (216) 443-3732 or

Calendar of Events

What Do I Do With...? 
Find the answer to your biggest recycling question.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

February 15, 2016
Holiday -- County offices closed

March 16, 2016
Waste & Recycling Sense for Business seminar

April 1-30, 2016
Recycle Your Computer Month

April 17, 2016
Earth Day Coalition's Earthfest
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

April 22, 2016
Happy Earth Day!


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