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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.

Ask the Business Recycling Specialist

Do you have a question about workplace recycling, starting a recycling program, or reducing your office waste?  Contact Business Recycling Specialist Doreen Schreiber at (216) 443-3732 or dschreiber@cuyahogacounty.us.

Tips to Green Your Office

The Top 10 ideas to reduce office waste and recycle more.

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.

Deconstruction

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

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

Throughout the year, the 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.

Resources for Businesses

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

ZeroWaste NEO

The District's Business Recycling Specialist is a Certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate and can help your business set goals and work towards the principles of zero waste.