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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Spring Leaf pickup

Leaves

The City of Cleveland Heights will be collecting loose leaves placed on the tree lawn beginning April 2nd and running through April 27th.

Wood Chips, Leaf Humus, and Mulch will be available to residents at the Forest Hills Park north parking lot (off of Forest Hills Blvd.) beginning April 2nd through May 14th, or until it is gone (whichever comes first). This material will be available on a first come first serve basis.

For questions regarding leaf collection, and/or the free bulk material please contact the Service Department at 216-691-7300, or email hbucklan@clvhts.com.

The City will collect yard waste beginning on April 2nd. This process diverts organic material from being sent to the Landfill. It is important to note that only certain materials can be collected and recycled as yard waste, and the City relies on its residents to help properly sort the material before it is collected. This is process is known as “source separating.” When the wrong material is placed out for recycling, the facilities that accept it can be heavily fined for accepting it, and consequently, they may turn it away. This can lead to increased costs, and over time registered composting facilities may become reluctant to accept this type of material from the City.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR PLACEMENT IN KRAFT PAPER BAGS INTENDED TO BE RECYCLED AS YARD WASTE:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small Branches, shrubs, or trimmings
  • Organic Food Scraps

NOTE: please be sure that Kraft Paper Yard Waste Bags do not exceed 40 Pounds.

THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE ACCEPTABLE TO BE TIED AND BUNDLED AS YARD WASTE FOR RECYCLING:

  • Shrubs
  • Tree Branches

NOTE: bundled material should be tied with twine and should not exceed 4 feet in length by 2 feet high and should be limited to 40 Pounds

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD NEVER BE PLACED IN KRAFT PAPER BAGS INTENDED TO BE RECYCLED AS YARD WASTE:

  • Solid Waste (e.g. trash/refuse, recycling (i.e. metal, plastic, paper, etc.)
  • Paint
  • Tires
  • Treated (i.e. painted or stained) wood
  • Hazardous waste
  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Concrete/Bricks

NOTE: for information on how to properly dispose of these items please check out the following websites:

http://www.clevelandheights.com/188/Public-Works

https://cuyahogarecycles.org/

Please remember, that a successful recycling starts with a city’s residents, and your participation in properly sorting and placing the material will help to control costs, divert solid waste from the landfill, and improve the environment.

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