Keeping Strongsville Green

The City of Strongsville strives to promote a greater awareness of our urban environment and how residents can make a difference in their own backyards. Our hope is to provide guidance to residents and business owners so that together we can keep Strongsville green!

Recycling Webinars

This fall, Cuyahoga County residents are invited to learn more about residential composting and creating the perfect soil amendment for their yard.
The informative, free webinars teach how to properly compost residential yard waste and food scraps. Composting and vermicomposting help reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.
Three types of webinars are offered:

  • Backyard Composting 101
  • Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting 101
  • Composting Creatures for Kids

Composting webinars are held at least twice a month from April - October. Registration is required through Zoom Meetings.
Upcoming Webinars
Thursday, September 3, 2020 * 2 PM 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 * 6 PM 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 * 5:30 PM 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 * 12 PM 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 * 12 PM 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 * 6 PM 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 * 2 PM
For additional dates, more information or to register , visit

Recycling Newsletter

Please click here to read the 2019 Recycling Newsletter, which includes important updates about curbside and drop-off recycling, upcoming community events and information about branch chipping and other city services. 

Habitat and ReStore Collection

Strongsville hosts an annual collection of construction and rehab materials for Habitat and its ReStore. This year, you can drop off items:

RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 20, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway.
Accepted items include sinks, vanities, kitchen counters, electrical/plumbing supplies, furniture, refrigerators, washer/dryers, microwaves, doors, freezers, air conditioners, counter tops, lumber (6/8 foot), tools, and garden tools and supplies. All items should be usable and complete. No paint, bedding or clothing.

MEDWISH Supply Drive

RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 11, 2020.  Residents can bring unused medical supplies to the Service Center from 9 a.m. to noon July 11, 2020. Click here for more information

Paper Shredding

Strongsville hosts a Shred Day each year in which residents can bring their documents to be shredded. This year, Shred Day is:

CANCELLED.  THE JUNE 13 EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. IT WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED -- 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.

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 AT THESE COLLECTIONS.

In 2020, the collections are set for:

CANCELLED April 30 - May 2
September 10 - 11 
Due to the coronavirus situation, the first Household Hazardous Waste collection for 2020 will not take place. It will not be rescheduled. The Sept. 10-11 collection will take place with new dates and hours. 

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES AND HOURS: Hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30  p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11, 2020. The collection will NOT extend to 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 and kerosene.


NOT accepted: LATEX PAINT. You can dispose of latex paint in your regular trash, as long as it is solidified. To dry a small amount, leave the lid off for several days until the paint hardens. For larger amounts, mix in a drying agent like cat litter, sawdust, plaster of Paris, Oil-dri or waste paint hardeners found at home improvement stores. Leave the lid off and place in a regular trash bag.  Do NOT throw liquid paint in the regular trash or pour down a drain or storm sewer.

Disposing of Special Items

For information on how to dispose of things like CFL bulbs, batteries, appliances, American flags, computers, syringes, plastic bags and other items, please see our Recycling page.

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