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!
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.
Here's the Dirt on Backyard Composting
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District will host informative, free webinars on 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, and Ask the Composting Experts.
Registration is required through Zoom Meetings.
Upcoming webinars are: Thursday, March 25, 2021 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2021 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6 p.m.
The Solid Waste District also offers affordable compost bins and composting accessories for sale at its office in Garfield Heights.
For webinar details, registration, or information on composting products, visit www.cuyahogarecycles.org/compost_workshops_and_bins
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:
May 15, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon, 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
Residents can bring unused medical supplies to the Service Center from 9 a.m. to noon May 15, 2021. Click here for more information.
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 2021, the collections are set for:
May 4 - 6, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
NO LATEX PAINT!!!!
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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