Strongsville contracts with Republic Waste Services for rubbish collection and curbside recycling. For questions about your trash pickup, please call Republic at (440) 572-7590.
Effective March 30, 2020, Republic Waste will only pick up trash and recyclables that are in plastic bags. No bulk items will be picked up. No loose items, including cardboard, will be taken. Sealed plastic trash bags may be placed in a trash can placed at the curb to protect the bags from damage. Bags will be removed from the cans. Yard waste, even bagged, won't be collected. The city's transfer station will be open its regular hours if you'd like to bring items for disposal there (see below).
Changes to trask pick-up due to coronavirus situation
Here is a letter from Republic Waste:
City of Strongsville residents, 3/30/2020
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation to make sure we¡¦re doing the right thing for the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve. Our number one priority is safety, and that is at the forefront of every decision we make.
While we are working hard to ensure the highest quality customer service and minimal service disruption, the recent surge in residential waste and unique challenges we face require us to temporarily modify our service offerings to keep your community clean and safe.
Effective Monday, March 30th and until further notice, Republic Services will be operating under the following guidelines:
** We will only accept waste placed in plastic bags. Bags must not exceed 50 lbs. and must be tied securely. Drivers and helpers will not be authorized to pick up loose trash.
** We may need to use alternative disposal methods if there are disruptions to recycling processing capabilities or if recycling contamination increases. It’s important to keep waste out of your recycling container.
The Republic Services team remains committed to you throughout this crisis. We appreciate your business and wish you all the best during this difficult time. For more updates, visit RepublicServices.com.
We'll handle it from here,
NOTE: Your trash must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. the day of pickup
Republic does not pick up on these holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For a schedule of trash pickup days, click here.
To find the pickup day for your address, click here
. NOTE: You will have to create an account on the Republic website to search for your address.
The city operates the Foltz Parkway Transfer Station, located behind the Strongsville Municipal Building, 16099 Foltz Parkway (use the driveway along the railroad tracks). Strongsville residents (proof of residency is required) can drop off excess household refuse (no remodeling or construction waste), scrap metal, tires (off the rim only), car batteries, appliances and yard waste like brush and branches (no grass clippings). NOTE: Freon no longer has to be removed from appliances brought to the Transfer Station. Republic Waste will remove it.
Hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The area is under video surveillance. Anyone dumping illegally may be fined.
Under state law, liquids cannot be accepted at transfer stations. The Strongsville station does not accept liquids of any kind. Also not accepted
: waste from construction or remodeling, dead animals, poisons, explosives, hazardous or corrosive chemicals, clothing taken from a person with an infectious disease, paint, gasoline, oil, thinners, soil, rocks, bricks, concrete blocks, grass clippings or leaves. For questions about disposing of these items, please call Republic Waste at (440) 572-7590.
Used motor oil is accepted by several area businesses. Oil can be dropped off at these locations
Special Items for Disposal
Appliances and large items
VOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Place appliances or other large items, including sofas, doors, dressers, mattresses and other furniture, on the curb on your regular trash pickup day. Before putting it out, Freon must be removed from appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners may contain Freon) by a certified professional and the appliance must be tagged. Republic Waste will NOT pick up the item if there is no tag. Doors on freezers and refrigerators must be removed.
NEW IN 2019: If you bring your appliance to the Transfer Station, Republic Waste will remove the freon from it.
Does your appliance still work? Call the Cleveland Furniture Bank
at (216) 459-2265, which accepts donations of appliances, furniture and household goods.
VOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Please cut into 3-foot sections and roll and tie carpeting. Bundles should NOT exceed 35 pounds. Place at curb on your regular trash day.
VOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Mattresses can be left out with your regular trash, but if you'd like to recycle it rather than have it go to a landfill, click this link to see other options for mattress disposal.
Place syringes in a heavy plastic container like a detergent or 2-liter soda bottle, put on the cap and then tape it securely shut. Write “SHARPS” on the outside of the container and take it to the Transfer Station for safe disposal.
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.BRUSH CHIPPING HAS NOT YET RESUMED FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEASON
FOR THE 2019 SEASON, NO BRUSH PICKUP REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCT. 6, 2019.
There are three ways for residents to dispose of brush:
1. Take brush to the Transfer Station.
2. VOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tie branches into bundles of 4-foot lengths and leave out for Republic Waste on your regular trash day. Bundles can weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
3. VOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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 for brush chipping. NOTE
: Depending on the volume of calls, chipping can take up to three weeks. If you'd prefer not to wait, tie the branches into bundles and leave them for 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.
Guidelines for city's brush chipping service:
- NEW: This service is limited to two pick-ups per address per year
- The city will ONLY pick up at the curb (do not obstruct sidewalk or street)
- Place all cut ends in one direction toward the road
- 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 to safely insert into the chipper
- Only normal residential brush is accepted – no land clearing. If you hire a contractor, the contractor is responsible for removing the brush
- No shrubs, stumps or root balls will be accepted at the curb.
- NOTE: The city's brush removal service is intended only for routine maintenance of your property -- NOT FOR DISPOSAL OF ENTIRE TREES. If you have a tree removed from your yard, arrange with the contractor to dispose of the tree. If you cut down a tree yourself, you can take the tree to the Transfer Station for disposal. Entire trees will not be picked up at the curb.
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 city will recycle Christmas trees by chipping them and taking them to a state-approved compost facility rather than to a landfill. Remove ALL lights and ornaments from your tree and leave it at the curb on your regular trash day. The service typically runs through January, but is weather dependent. If it snows, crews may instead be assigned to plow.
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. NOTE: LATEX PAINT IS NOT ACCEPTED.
In 2020, the collections are set for:
April 30 - May 2
September 10 - 12
Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
– 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 and kerosene.
NOT accepted: LATEX PAINT. Dispose of latex paint by taking the lids off the cans and letting the paint dry out, then setting it out with the rest of your trash on your regular collection day. Also not accepted: explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, sharps and radioactive waste.
The collection facility is under video surveillance. Dropping off items during unauthorized times could lead to fines.
IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES:
Batteries and fluorescent bulbs
(including CFLs, the small, squiggly lightbulbs) WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED
at the Household Hazardous Waste collection. Cuyahoga County has implemented this change because those items are accepted for recycling at retail stores. CFLs can be recycled at Home Depot and Lowe's locations. Batteries Plus Bulbs, which has a store at 7611 W. Ridgewood Drive in Parma, will accept all types of bulbs for recycling, as well as some batteries. A small fee may apply. The Strongsville Batteries Plus Bulbs no longer accepts fluorescents. Some home improvement stores will also take rechargeable batteries for recycling. Standard single-use batteries (AA, AAA, etc.) can be place in your regular trash. Please see the links below for more infomation from Cuyahoga County on recycling batteries and fluorescent bulbs.
Battery Recycling in Cuyahoga County
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling in Cuyahoga County
Strongsville hosts a Shred Day each year in which residents can bring their documents to be shredded. This year, Shred Day is:
June 13, 2020
-- 9 a.m. to noon at the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway
Acceptable items: (Small paper clips and staples can still be attached) accounting ledger paper, adding machine tape, advertisements, booklets/brochures, copy machine paper, colored paper - 20 pound, computer paper, envelopes, faxes, manila file folders, greeting cards, laser printer paper, legal pad paper, Post-it notes, NCR paper, receipts and all types of white paper.
NOT ACCEPTED: Newspapers, phone books, magazines, binders, books, pendaflex folders, food and candy wrappers, waxed paper, photographs, napkins and Styrofoam containers.
Place your recyclable items in a BLUE BAG at the curb on your regular trash collection day. Glass, plastics, cartons and metals can be co-mingled in the same bag. Please place papers in blue bags to keep them dry.
Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper, boxes and plastic bottles in blue recycling bags and place them at the curb on your regular trash collection day. Blue bags can be purchased at many stores where trash bags are sold, or you may use blue grocery store bags.
Recycling contamination, which happens when well-intentioned recyclers mistakenly put the wrong items into their recycling, is a problem nationwide and can wreak havoc on the recycling process in Cuyahoga County and around the world.
Cuyahoga County has simplified the process:
: Empty and rinse.
: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap -- it’s too small to be recycled by itself!
GLASS BOTTLES & JARS
: Empty and rinse.
PAPER & BOXES
: Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS
: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap.Place these items loose – not bagged – in your recycling bin, bag or cart. All items should be clean, empty and dry. Plastic bottles and jugs include items with an opening or neck that is narrower than the body.
Learn more about recycling best practices at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/how_to_recycle
No more numbers 1-7
Did you know numbers 1-7 are no longer used to determine if a plastic item is recyclable? Instead, you now need to look at the shape of a plastic container to see if it can be recycled. Click here for a handy plastics guide.
For more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga county Solid Waste District at CuyahogaRecycles.org
The Solid Waste District also offers Recycling FAQs
for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly
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 Strongsville Emergency Food Bank, west of the Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center and behind the Communications and Technology Building, 13213 Pearl Rd.
Cans, cartons, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars can be dropped off in the large blue container. See the curbside recycling list above for details.
Paper and boxes, telephone books, office paper, junk mail and shredded paper can be recycled year-round in the green River Valley paper recycling containers. River Valley containers are also located at the Municipal Building at 16099 Foltz Parkway, at fire stations and Surrarrer Park.
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.