Non-Recycle and Recyclable Pick-Up Program
- Container lids permanently attached
- Containers easy to load and maneuver
- Faster collection
- Neat and orderly appearance
- Odors and rubbish contained
- Safe and effective method of rubbish collection
Reasons to Recycle
Important Guidelines: In-Home Recycling
Green container: RecycleDo not place yard waste in green containers.
Acceptable recycle items that can be co-mingled in the green container:
- Newspapers, including inserts, miscellaneous paper, magazines, junk mail, cardboard and paperboard (cereal and clean pizza boxes). Do not place loose shredded paper in the green container. Shredded paper must be placed in a cardboard box or paper bag.
- Aluminum, steel and bimetal cans (food and beverage cans only)
- Glass: bottles and jars (food and beverage containers only)
- Please rinse all containers listed above
- Milk and Juice containers called aseptic containers (cartons with a wax covering) and cardboard egg container
Plastic grocery bags and netted produce bags are not recyclable. Most grocery stores no longer accept used plastic grocery bags. Check with your local grocery retail stores.
Metal clothing hangers are not recyclable, however your dry cleaning company will be glad to receive your used hangers.
Residents can recycle compact fluorescent bulbs aka. CFLs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe's store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. A small fee may apply. See also http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs
When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. See details at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/tires
Computers and Electronics
Residents can drop off computers and related equipment year-round at Service Department. See details about computer recycling at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/computers_and_electronics
Televisions are not accepted. 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. There may be a fee. See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/Televisions
- No containers with excessive foods and liquids still in container
- Containers that contain hazardous material/liquid are not to be placed in the blue container.
- Styrofoam™, aluminum foil, pie tins, etc.
- Light bulbs, ceramics, china etc.
- Plastic wrap, plastic bags, plastic grocery bags, flower pots, toys, etc.
- No car batteries
- Scrap metal, car parts
Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials, and are not accepted as part of the drop-off disposal program. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the regular rubbish. Step by step instructions on how to dry out latex paint is available at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/latex_paint
Needles and Sharps
Place NEEDLES, SYRINGES, LANCETS, AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS in a hard plastic (such as a laundry detergent jug) or metal container with a screw-on cap or tightly secured lid. Seal the lid with heavy-duty tape, write “CAUTION: SHARPS” on the side of the container and place in the regular trash. See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/needles_and_sharps
All refuse from construction or home remodeling must be contained in the blue 96-gallon trash cart or will not be picked up. You may contact Republic Services for a dumpster, at an additional charge, at (216) 441-6300.
Items such as furniture, filing cabinets, mattresses, refrigerators and appliances, etc., can be placed curb side on the last Friday of every month for pick-up by Republic Services.
Must be cut into 4 foot lengths or less and contained in the 96-gallon blue trash cart. The lid must be closed.
Hazardous materials include the following: Pesticides, insect sprays, herbicides, rust removers, swimming pool chemicals, wood preservatives, chlorine bleach, drain openers, corrosive chemicals (non-commercial), lye, muriatic acid, hobby chemicals, lubricants, used motor oil, used transmission fluid, gear oil, paint products including oil, latex, spray and stripper still in the container, paint thinners, automotive chemicals including waxes, polish, carburetor cleaner, brake fluid, gasoline and anti-freeze, car batteries. All hazardous waste can be dropped off anytime at the Service Department Garage on Garfield Lane. As a reminder, Mr. Joe Zalar, Bratenahl Service Director, provides a year-round drop at the Village Service Department for hazardous waste, used paint, tires and computers. This program is part of our collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District’s “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of www.cuyahogarecycles.org
On rubbish collection day, all waste must be:
- Kept in blue carts
- Placed at the curb or at the end of your driveway if you live in an association community. Silver lift bar should face the street
Drop-off Recycling in Bratenahl
Bratenahl’s new paper recycling bin is located behind the Community Center in the parking lot off Burton Avenue. You can recycle phone books and cardboard in the drop-off bin. Please break down all boxes and flatten them as much as you can.