Most communities in and around Cleveland, Ohio are recycling and, in fact, have curb-side pick up. Cleveland residents can recycle plastics marked one through seven as well as aluminum, cardboard, paper and glass. Most other municipalities in Ohio can only recycle plastics marked one and two, Cleveland recyclers have an edge on the rest of the region!
Learn how to recycle in your own Cleveland community at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website. Some communities use blue bags while others use bins or wheeled carts so be sure to know which is required in your town. Additionally, some neighborhoods collect recycling every other week.
There are three locations where the recycling waste is taken after collected from individual homes: Kimble Company, Waste Management or the Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex through Republic Services. Tours of facilities and more information can be found about each on their respective websites.
The Solid Waste District also offers a large list of how to recycle or dispose of specific items such as tires, TVs, batteries etc. as well as information on hazardous waste disposal unique to each community.
Recycling not only reduces the use of limited landfill space but also conserves energy and resources needed to make products from virgin materials. Remember that recycling just one soda can produces enough energy to power a television for three hours!