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Computer Recycling

Recycle Your Computer Month
April 1-30 and August 1-31, 2014

The Solid Waste District promotes Recycle Your Computer Month in Cuyahoga County to encourage the recycling of computers and their peripheral devices.  Many of the 59 communities in Cuyahoga hold collection events for their residents, usually in April or August.  Some communities offer year-round collection and recycling of residential computer equipment.

The following communities collect computer equipment from their residents.  Computer equipment can also be delivered to RET3 job corp., a non-profit computer recycler located on the east side of Cleveland.  RET3 job corp. is located at 1814 East 40th Street in Cleveland; drop-off hours are Monday through Friday at the rear of the building from 8:00-3:00.  Contact RET3 job corp. at (216) 361-9991 or www.ret3.org

Computer equipment that is accepted includes CPU’s, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software, and ink printer cartridges.  Cell phones and their accessories are also accepted.

Computer Recycling Events
CITY INFORMATION
Bay Village Drop-off the last Friday of every month, 31300 Naigle Road, 7:30-3:00. Questions, call (440) 871-1221 or www.cityofbayvillage.com
Beachwood Year-round drop-off, 23355 Mercantile Road (west driveway), M-F 7:30-3:30. Questions, call (216) 292-1922 or www.beachwoodohio.com
Bedford Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 100 Solon Road, M-F 7:30-3:30. Questions, call (440) 735-6583 or www.bedfordoh.gov
Bedford Heights Drop-off August 1-31, 25401 Solon Road, M-F 8:00-3:00. Questions, call (440) 232-8832 or www.bedfordheights.gov
Bentleyville Year-round pick-up. Questions, call (440) 247-5055 or www.villageofbentleyville.org
Berea Call for more information. Questions, call (440) 826-5816 or www.cityofberea.org
Bratenahl Village Year-round drop-off, 57 Garfield Lane. Questions, call (216) 681-7652 or www.villageofbratenahl.com
Brecksville Year-round drop-off (Saturdays only), 9023 Brecksville Road, 8:00–12:00. Residents only. Questions, call (440) 526-1384 or www.brecksville.oh.us
Broadview Heights Year-round drop-off, 9543 Broadview Road - Bldg. 10, M-F 7:00–3:00. Questions, call (440) 526-4718 or www.broadview-heights.org
Brook Park Year-round drop-off, 19065 Holland Road, M-F 7:00–3:30. Questions, call (216) 433-7192 or www.cityofbrookpark.com
Brooklyn Year-round drop-off, 9400 Memphis Avenue, M-F 7:30–3:30. Questions, call (216) 635-4232 or www.brooklynohio.gov
Brooklyn Heights Year-round drop-off, 233 Tuxedo Avenue, M-F 7:00-3:30. Questions, call (216) 351-0131 or www.brooklynhts.org
Chagrin Falls Drop-off the first Wednesday of every month, 240 Solon Road, 7:30-3:00. Questions, call (440) 247-5050 or www.chagrin-falls.org
Chagrin Falls Township Call for more information. Questions, call (440) 247-8422 or www.chagrinfallstownship.org.
Cleveland Year-round drop-off, 5600 Carnegie Avenue and 3727 Ridge Road, M-F 8:00-4:00. Questions, call (216) 664-3711 or www.cleveland-oh.gov
Cleveland Heights Year-round curbside collection. Questions, call (216) 691-7319 or www.clevelandheights.com
Cuyahoga Heights Curbside collection on Tuesdays. Questions, call (216) 641-3505 or www.cuyahogaheights.com
East Cleveland Drop-off March 17-31 and July 14-31, 1610 Eddy Road, 8:00-3:30. Questions, call (216) 681-2419 or www.eastcleveland.org
Euclid Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 25500 Lakeland Boulevard, drop off anytime. Questions, call (216) 289-2701 or www.cityofeuclid.com
Fairview Park Drop-off the first Monday of every month, 20777 Lorain Avenue, 11:00-7:00. Questions, call (440) 356-4410 or www.fairviewpark.org
Garfield Heights Does not participate. Questions, call (216) 475-1107 or www.garfieldhts.org
Gates Mills Drop-off May 17, 1470 Chagrin River Road, 9:00-12:00. Questions, call (440) 423-4405 ext. 127 or www.gatesmillsvillage.com
Glenwillow Year-round drop-off, 29555 Pettibone Road, 8:00-4:00. Questions, call (440) 232-8788 ext. 119 or www.glenwillow-oh.gov
Highland Heights Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 5827 Highland Road, M-F 8:00-3:30 and Sat. 9:00-12:00. Questions, call (440) 461-2440 or www.highlandhts.com
Highland Hills Year-round special pick-up. Questions, call (216) 662-5012 or www.vhhohio.org.
Hunting Valley Year-round drop-off, 38251 Fairmount Boulevard, M-F 8:00-3:00. Residents only. Questions, call (440) 247-6101 or www.huntingvalley.net
Independence Special curbside collection on Fridays. Questions, call (216) 524-9191 or www.independenceohio.org
Lakewood Year-round drop-off, 12920 Berea Road, M-F 8:00–3:00 and Sat. 8:00–12:00. Questions, call (216) 252-4322 or www.ci.lakewood.oh.us/pw_refuse.html
Linndale Year-round drop-off, 4016 West 119 Street. Questions, call (216) 251-6000
Lyndhurst Year-round curbside collection or drop-off at 5301 Mayfield Road during open hours. Questions, call (440) 473-5100 or www.lyndhurst-oh.com
Maple Heights Call for more information. Questions, call (216) 587-9014 or http://mapleheights.cuyahogacounty.us/
Mayfield Heights Call for more information. Questions, call (440) 442-2626 or www.mayfieldheights.org
Mayfield Village Drop-off February 1-8, April 26-May 3, August 2-9 and November 8-15, 610 SOM Center Road, M-F 7:00-3:00 and Sat. 9:00-1:00. Questions, call (440) 442-5506 or www.mayfieldvillage.com
Middleburg Heights Drop-off April 1-December 1, 7375 Engle Road. Questions, call (440) 234-2216 or http://www.middleburgheights.com/
Moreland Hills Year-round drop-off, 4350 SOM Center Road, M-F 7:00-3:00. Questions, call (440) 248-1188 or www.morelandhills.com
Newburgh Heights Call for more information. Questions, call (216) 641-2714.
North Olmsted Year-round drop-off, 5200 Dover Center Road. Questions, call (440) 716-4151 or www.north-olmsted.com
North Randall Does not participate. Questions, call (216) 662-0430.
North Royalton Year-round drop-off on Saturdays, 11545 Royalton Road, 8:00-3:00. Questions, call (440) 582-3002 or www.northroyalton.org
Oakwood Village Late Summer curbside pick up. Questions, call (440) 232-6957 or www.oakwoodvillageoh.com
Olmsted Falls Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31. Questions, call (440) 235-1345 or www.olmstedfalls.org
Olmsted Township Year-round drop-off, 26900 Cook Road, M-Sat. 8:00–5:00. Questions, call (440) 235-1011 or www.olmstedtownship.org
Orange Village Drop-off the first Friday of every month, 4680 Lander Road, M-F 7:00-3:00. Drop-offs also accepted April 1-30 and August 1-31. Questions, call (440) 498-4403 or www.orangevillage.com
Parma Year-round drop-off, 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard, M-F 7:30-2:30.  Special events April 12 and August 16. Questions, call (216) 661-7375 or www.cityofparma-oh.gov
Parma Heights Drop-off April 26 and August 23, 6281 Pearl Road, 9:00-12:00. Questions, call (440) 884-9607 or www.parmaheightsoh.gov
Pepper Pike Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 28000 Shaker Boulevard, M-F 7:00-2:30. Special pick-up on Fridays (April and August) also available. Questions, call (216) 896-6149 or www.pepperpike.org
Richmond Heights Drop-off Saturdays only April 1-30 and August 1-31, 26260 Chardonview Road, 9:00-1:00. Questions, call (216) 731-7014 or www.richmondheightsohio.org
Rocky River Curbside collection April 21-25 and August 25-29. Questions, call (440) 356-5630 or www.rrcity.com
Seven Hills Drop-off May 19 and September 15, 7325 Summitview Drive, 8:00-6:00. Questions, call (216) 525-6225 or www.sevenhillsohio.org
Shaker Heights Drop-off April 12-13 & 19-20 and August 16-17 & 23-24,15600 Chagrin Boulevard, 8:00-4:00. Questions, call (216) 491-1490 or www.shakeronline.com
Solon Curbside collection on the first full week of each month. Questions, call (440) 248-5834 or www.solonohio.org
South Euclid Drop-off April 7-25 and August 4-29, 4224 Monticello Boulevard, M-F 8:00-3:30. Questions, call (216) 381-0402 or www.cityofsoutheuclid.com
Strongsville Year-round drop-off, 16099 Foltz Parkway, M-F 8:00-4:00. Questions, call (440) 238-5720 or www.strongsville.org
University Heights Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 2300 Warrensville Center Road, M-F 8:00-4:00. Questions, call (216) 932-7800 or www.universityheights.com
Valley View Call for more information. Questions, call (216) 524-1087 or www.valleyview.net
Walton Hills Drop-off May 12-16 and September 22-26, 6800 Dunham Road, M-F 8:00-3:30. Questions, call (216) 587-2574 or www.waltonhillsohio.gov
Warrensville Heights Drop-off August 1-31, 18909 Miles Road. Questions, call (216) 587-6570 or www.cityofwarrensville.com
Westlake Drop-off April 7-12 and August 11-16, 741 Bassett Road, M-F 8:00-6:30 and Sat. 7:30-12:00. Questions, call (440) 835-6432 or www.cityofwestlake.org
Woodmere Curbside collection, Mondays and Fridays only. Questions, call (216) 292-4101 or www.woodmerevillage.com



What about televisions and other electronics?
Televisions are not accepted during Recycle Your Computer Month.  While there is no ban in Ohio on placing televisions and electronics in the regular trash, there are retailers and local companies that offer recycling services for these items. Best Buy stores will recycle your old television (up to 32”) and other electronics equipment for free.

What will happen to the computers that are collected?
Computers turned in during this event will be recycled by RET3 job corp., a not-for-profit computer recycler located on the east side of Cleveland.   RET3 job corp. works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in the region.  RET3 job corp.has a goal of putting 50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years.

What will happen to the data on my computer?
All computer hard drives received by RET3 are erased of all data using U.S. Department of Defense specifications. This secure system eradicates all the information stored on your computer and protects your confidentiality.  After the hard drive is cleaned, usable computer systems are remanufactured.  Unrepairable equipment is completely deconstructed.  If your donation does not meet school specifications, RET3 job corp. will recycle the equipment in a process that is fully compliant with EPA standards and offers a 100% no-landfill guarantee. Raw materials are sold, and profits benefit RET3 job corp.

Is there a way to clean the hard drive on my own?
RET3 job corp. offers a "How to Erase Your Hard Drive" video tutorial on their website at www.ret3.org  Just scroll to the bottom of the home page to see the video.  You can also follow the step-by-step instructions for KillDisk software on their website.  Please do not remove the hard drive since that makes it more costly to refurbish the computer.

I am a business with computers I need to get rid of.  What can I do with my old equipment?
Businesses with computers to recycle should contact RET3 for pick-up and drop-off requirements. Call (216) 361-9991.  A list of other local computer recyclers can also be found in our online Recycling Directory for Business & Industry.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, because we use a non-profit 501(c)(3) to recycle the equipment collected during this event we will provide a tax receipt for your donation.  To obtain a receipt contact the Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749 ext. 8 or swdinfo@cuyahogacounty.us  Please provide your name and mailing address.  A receipt will be mailed to you.

We will not determine the value of your donation.  To learn more about putting a value to your donation, visit the IRS website (Publication #561 or Publication #526) or call the IRS at (216) 522-4048.

I'm not a resident of Cuyahoga County. What can I do?
Other local Solid Waste Districts hold free collection events for their residents. Contact your county for information about events going on throughout the year. 

Geauga/Trumbull County (330) 675-2673
Lake County (440) 350-2582
Lorain County (440) 329-5440
Medina County (330) 769-1273
Portage County (330) 678-8808
Summit County (330) 374-0383

 

Calendar of Events


Ongoing
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

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

August 8, 2014
ZeroLandfill Pollination

August 10, 2014
Freecycle event
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bexley Park, South Euclid

August 13, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Parma

August 15, 2014
Master Recycler applications due

August 15, 2014
ZeroLandfill Harvest

August 19, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Southeast (Bedford)

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

August 22, 2014
ZeroLandfill Harvest



  

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