The Strongsville Service Department is responsible for maintaining all public infrastructure, including road repair and resurfacing, snow removal and keeping roadways clear of debris. The department also maintains traffic control devices, storm sewers, sanitary sewers and city parks, and oversees trash collection and recycling.
Trash Collection and Recycling
Collection of rubbish and recyclables is done by Republic Waste. Any questions should be directed to Republic at (440) 572-7590. See the Trash Collection page for additional information.There are several ways to recycle glass, plastics, papers and other items. See the Recycling page for details.
The Service Department oversees the Strongsville Cemetery, 13123 Pearl Rd., maintaining the grounds, selling lots and readying the plots for burial. The department also keeps computer records of lot ownership and burial information. For information on buying a lot, call (440) 580-3186. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cemetery hours are dawn to dusk. Learn more about the Strongsville Cemetery here.
Every fall, the department removes leaves from residents’ tree lawns through the citywide leaf collection program. For the pickup schedule, see the Leaf Removal page.
Brush and Branch Collection
PLEASE NOTE: CURBSIDE BRUSH CHIPPING IS SUSPENDED DURING THE FALL, WHEN CREWS ARE INSTEAD ASSIGNED TO PICK UP LEAVES AND PLOW SNOW. IT TYPICALLY ENDS IN EARLY OCTOBER AND RESUMES IN LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL.
FOR THE 2019 SEASON, NO BRUSH PICKUP REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCT. 6, 2019. TO DISPOSE OF BRUSH AFTER THAT TIME, LEAVE IT OUT FOR REPUBLIC WASTE, FOLLOWING THEIR GUIDELINES (SEE BELOW, NO. 2), OR WAIT FOR PICKUP UNTIL SPRING 2020.
There are three ways for residents to dispose of brush:
1. Take brush to the Transfer Station.
2. Bundle and tie 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 after you've placed the branches at the curb (see guidelines below). The city will add you to the pickup schedule, NOTE: Depending on the volume of calls, branch chipping by the city can take up to three weeks. If you'd rather not wait, place your branches in tied bundles and leave them out for regular trash pick-up or bring them to the transfer station. Note that Service Department brush pickup and chipping does not take place during the fall and winter.
This service is limited to two pick-ups per address per year.
Guidelines for city's brush pickup and chipping service:
This service is for ROUTINE yard maintenance only. No land clearing, no stumps, no root balls and no shrubs. NO ENTIRE TREES will be picked up.
- 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 must be longer than 4 feet
- Only normal residential brush is accepted – no land clearing. If you hire a contractor, the contractor is responsible for removing the brush. If you cut down a tree yourself, you can take the tree to the transfer station for disposal.
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.
The Service Department has a crew that maintains all the storm and sanitary sewers in Strongsville, including routine cleaning, inspection and repairs. The department also responds to residents' complaints and concerns about flooding or other sewer issues.
Service employees also clean and clear local waterways, removing debris, trees, overgrowth and other obstructions from creeks.
Help with sewer and drainage problems is available by calling the Service Department at (440) 580-3170.
An Animal Control Officer is on staff to aid the public with animal problems, including lost or found pet reports, nuisance complaints and general questions. To contact the Animal Control Officer, call (440) 580-3180. In cases of emergency, residents may call the Police Department at (440) 238-7373. Visit the Animal Control section for more information.
The department is responsible for plowing snow from all streets in the 25-square-mile city. For more information, see the Snow Removal page.
The Service Department repairs streets during the spring, summer and fall, including replacing sections of asphalt and concrete, in addition to filling potholes and other road maintenance work.
The department is responsible for keeping all the traffic signals in the city in working order.
The department maintains all of Strongsville's parks, including grass cutting and keeping fields ready for play.
Service crews maintain, repair and replace street signs throughout Strongsville, and make signs at an in-house shop.
Keeping Strongsville Green
Caring for the environment and keeping the city green are important to the Service Department. For information on recycling, trees, brush chipping, disposing of household hazardous waste and other environmental issues, check out the Recycling and Keeping Strongsville Green pages on our website.
For other questions or Service Department-related issues, please contact us at (440) 580-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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