There are two ways to recycle glass, metals, plastics and paper in Strongsville: Set your recyclables at the curb for pickup, or drop off items at collection bins.
Place your recyclable items in a BLUE BAG at the curb on your regular trash collection day. Glass, plastics and metals can be co-mingled in the same bag.
Accepted items are:
Glass jars and bottles (brown, green and clear)
Aluminum and steel cans
Plastics coded 1-7. Examples include pop and water bottles; milk, juice and detergent bottles; vegetable oil bottles; takeout containers; food storage and yogurt containers; medicine bottles; disposable cups and plastic tableware; and large water bottles and squeeze bottles.
Cans and bottles should be emptied and washed, but labels need not be removed.
Place newspapers in a brown paper bag for recycling, but please remove glossy inserts. To be recycled, these must be placed in a drop-off container.
These items CANNOT be recycled: Containers that held hazardous materials like oil, antifreeze or drain cleaner; plastic wrap, aluminum foil or plastic bags; Styrofoam and pie tins.
For more information or to report a problem with recycling, call Jennifer Milbrandt, the city’s coordinator of natural resources, at (440) 580-3124 or Republic Waste at (440) 572-7590.
The Recycling Center is in the parking of the Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Road.
Residents can place clear, green and brown glass; aluminum and steel cans; and plastics coded 1-7 in the large brown container.
Telephone books and cardboard can now be recycled year-round. The large green River Valley containers accept all types of paper, magazines, catalogs, mail, hard- and soft-bound books, brown bags, school/office paper, cardboard (please break down large pieces) and phone books.
A green River Valley container is also located at the Municipal Building at 16099 Foltz Parkway.
Abitibi paper recycling containers are located at the Recycling Center and at sites throughout the city. They do not collect phone books or cardboard, but do accept newspaper, glossy inserts, paper, magazines, mail and shredded paper for recycling.
Please do not place plastic bags in the Abitibi containers.
Disposing of Other Items
Household Hazardous Waste
Strongsville hosts several collections of household hazardous waste each year at the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway.
The round-ups are for households only, not for waste generated by businesses, schools, churches, charity organizations, camps or other groups.
This year, the collections are set for:
April 28 - May 3
September 8 - 13
Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Materials accepted – oil or solvent-based paint (no latex paint), varnish, mineral spirits, caustic household cleaners, adhesives, gasoline, sealers, polyurethane, herbicides, automotive fluids, roof tar, lighter fluid, primers and coatings, shellac, pesticides, motor oil, driveway sealer, mercury, paint thinner, turpentine, fungicides, car batteries, kerosene and fluorescent bulbs.
The collection facility is under video surveillance. Dropping off items during unauthorized times could lead to fines.
Strongsville residents can drop off their computers for recycling at the dock garage doors at the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Acceptable components include monitors, CPUs, printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, modems, software, cell phones and ink cartridges.
Strongsville hosts a Shred Day each year in which residents can bring their documents to be shredded. This year, Shred Day is:
June 28 -- 9 a.m. to noon at the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway
There are three ways for residents to dispose of brush:
1. Take brush to the Transfer Station.
2. Bundle branches in 4-foot lengths and leave out for Republic Waste on your regular trash day. Bundles can weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
3. Call the Strongsville Service Department for pickup at (440) 580-3170. The city will schedule a time, generally within a week.
Guidelines for city's brush chipping service:
- The city will ONLY pick up at the curb (do not obstruct sidewalk or street)
- Place all cut ends in one direction
- Keep pile as neat as possible (branches only, no steel, metal, debris or stumps)
- Branches can be no more than 6 inches in diameter
- Branches cannot be longer than 3 feet
- Only normal residential brush is accepted – no land clearing. If you hire a contractor, the contractor is responsible for removing the brush
Strongsville will chip the brush and take it to an approved composting facility, keeping the material from going into a landfill. Due to the possibility of transmitting disease or insects, wood chips are not available to the public.
Links to other recycling and refuse disposal information: