Rubbish, Recycling & More
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Rubbish and Recycling Program
Beachwood's rubbish and recycling collection program is fully automated. The key to this program are large, easy to move, rolling carts. The City of Beachwood will deliver one free rubbish cart and one free recycling cart to each household. On your trash day, our mechanical-armed trucks will pick up and dump the carts curbside. Your rubbish disposal and recycling are part of an automated program, which increases the cleanliness and efficiency of rubbish collection in our city. The benefits include:
- Easy to load and maneuver carts
- Enhancing the appearance of the City of Beachwood
- Keeping odors and rubbish contained
- No lost pieces; lids are permanently attached
- Providing a safe, convenient, and effective method of rubbish and recycling collection
- Providing faster collection
- Animals and insects are deterred
Keeping trash in its place is every one's responsibility. With your help, we can continue to make Beachwood a great place to live. Please note, rubbish and recycling carts need to be placed three feet apart from each other or on either side of the driveway and away from any obstructions. Do not place under any low hanging tree branches. Note: Recyclables will only be picked up if they are contained within a city cart.
Rubbish BagsPlastic rubbish bags may be purchased at the Building Department at City Hall from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The fee is payable by cash or check only.
Box of 100 white bags: $13.50
Additional rubbish and recycling tipper cans are available for purchase (cash or check only, please) at the Public Works Department from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
- 96-Gallon Rubbish can: $80.00
- 64-Gallon Recycling can: $70.00
Beachwood City Ordinance 660.21 Rubbish Rules states that no person shall:
- Place rubbish and recycling carts for collection before 6:00 PM the evening preceding the collection day scheduled by the Director of Public Works, or after 7:30 AM the day of your rubbish collection
- Allow empty containers or other non-collectible rubbish items to remain at the place of collection after 9:00 AM the day after your collection day
- Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of a fourth degree. Punishment shall be as provided in City Ordinance 698.02 Penalty
Regulations for Brush Collecting
The Public Works Department offers one (1) brush pickup per week. Any and all brush to be picked up by the City shall be placed on the tree lawn after 6:00 PM the evening preceding your rubbish collection day. These rules are governed under City Ordinance 660.21 Rubbish Rules.
- Logs - maximum length 3 feet, maximum weight 35 lbs.
- Brush - no longer than 6 feet
Scavenging Ordinance 2017-85
Effective June 13, 2017 rubbish scavenging is prohibited within the City of Beachwood. Scavenging Ordinance
Recycling ProgramThe City of Beachwood has recently been advised by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District that all residents need to modify types of items placed into the curbside collection carts. Unfortunately, placing items not included on the list of acceptable items could cause an entire truckload to be diverted to a landfill. Three factors determine whether an item can be recycled or not: Three Factors Determining Recyclability
Residents should look for labels placed on the lids of their recycling bins this year. The labels clarify which items can (and cannot) be recycled.
|We DO accept the following items:|
|Cans- Empty and Rinse|
|Cartons- Empty, Rinse and Replace Cap|
|Glass Bottles and Jars- Empty and Rinse|
|Paper and Boxes- Flatten Cardboard|
|Plastic Bottles and Jugs- Empty, Rinse and Replace Cap|
|We DO NOT accept the following items:|
|Aerosol cans**||Paint (Oil Base) **|
|Automotive parts||Plastic bags **|
|Clothes hangers||Plastic toys|
|Drinking glasses and mason jars||PVC piping|
|Light bulbs||Vinyl siding|
|Metal cookware||Wax coated boxes|
|Motor oil**||Window glass|
|Outdoor plastic furniture|
|* Latex paint needs to be dried up and placed next to rubbish cart with lid removed on collection day.
** Accepted at the Public Works Facility Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Special Item Recycling
- Computers, non-alkaline batteries, household hazardous waste, motor oil, plastic bags and tires may be dropped off at the Public Works Facility Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- As of February 15, 2019, formed Styrofoam will not longer be accepted for recycling. Unfortunately markets have changed and there is no local company willing to take it.
Propane tanks (20# grill) may be taken to Blue Rhino for free drop off recycling . Residents can recycle their unwanted 20# grill tanks by writing “RECYCLE” on the tank and taking it to any Blue Rhino location. Blue Rhino will accept any standard 20# grill tank for recycling, including non-Rhino brands.
- CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) may be dropped at Lowe's and Home Depot Stores
- Books at may be dropped off at the Cuyahoga County Public Library or the Public Works Facility
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- TVs (smaller than 32-inch and some additional small appliances) may be dropped of at Best Buy stores, www.bestbuy.com Opens a New Window. or phone the store for details
Call the Public Works Department at 216-292-1922 with any questions or concerns. If you call during non-business hours, please leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also send us an Email.
For Additional Recycling Information Visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Opens a New Window.
Reduce Your Unwanted Catalogs
Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs. There is a free service allowing you to reduce the stream of unwanted catalogs flowing into your home. Catalog Choice allows you to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more.
Reduce your catalogs here Opens a New Window.
You'll need is the catalog customer number (printed near the name/address field on the back of the catalog). This process is much simpler than telephoning requests to stop and the site maintains a record of catalogs you've eliminated.
Condominium and Apartment Residents
You can participate in the City's recycling program. Recyclable items should be dropped off in the dumpster by the Community Center.
Spring Leaf Pick-Up is scheduled to begin in early April and run throughout the month of April.
Fall Leaf Pick-Up typically begins mid-September and runs through mid-December, weather permitting.
| Household materials NOTE:
|Batteries (non-alkaline)||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
|Campaign Sign Recycling||See our event calendar for dates and times||Public Works West driveway|
|Computers, Computer Related, Cell Phones||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
|Holiday Lights Collection||See our event calendar for dates and times||Public Works West driveway|
|Household Hazardous Waste Disposal||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
|Plastic Bags||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
|Scrap Tire Collection||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
|Shred Day||See our event calendar for dates and times||Community Center|
|Used Motor Oil||Year Round||Monday - Friday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Public Works West driveway|
Unwanted Medicine: Proper Disposal
When medicines are flushed or rinsed down the drain, they flow to your septic tank or to your local waste water treatment plant, where they can harm the beneficial bacteria that break down wastes. Septic tanks and municipal treatment plants are not designed to remove these medicines, so they may pass through the waste water treatment plant unchanged. When the treated water is released into rivers and lakes, it can still contain these medicines.
The Safest Option
- Securely package the medication and bring it to a Medicine Drop Off or take it to a local Pharmacy.
- There is a Medication Drop Box in the second floor lobby of the Beachwood Police Department at 2700 Richmond Road; this box is available between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. This Drop Box is only for pills: no liquids or sharps, please.
- Until your medicine can be properly disposed of, keep it out of reach of children and animals.
Steps to Safe and Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medicine
- Keep the medication in its original packaging.
- Remove all personal information from the packaging.
- Make the medicine unusable (crush or dissolve pills with a small amount of water, or flour for liquids).
- Secure packaging with strong tape.
- Place the package inside a non-transparent container
- Place the container in a rubbish can for disposal