Our City Service Department and staff work year-round to ensure residents and business owners enjoy a clean and safe neighborhood. See below for specific information on special programs and services.
2013 Round Up Programs
Computer Round Up
Month of April and
month of August
Household Hazardous Waste
April 1st to June 14th
Please call the Service Dept. when brush is on the treelawn; up to 8" in diameter; no length restriction; no grass clippings.
October 4 - December 13
2013 Shredding Dates
Saturday May 4, 2013
Saturday October 5, 2013
|9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
Please bring your old taxes, files and bank statements and other old papers to the Service Department to be shredded.
You can watch your material being shredded.
Please bring all papers in either paper bags or boxes - PLEASE NO PLASTIC BAGS.
Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Program
The Solid Waste and Recycling Program offers residents of
the City unlimited, scheduled curbside collection of all
trash, yard waste and recyclables. The City's residential Solid Waste
and Recycling collection program is currently contracted
to Kimble Companies. The program
is funded through the City's general fund. Residents with questions or concerns
about the program may contact Kimble directly at (800) 201-0005.
Business in the City should arrange collection service with the
vendor of their choice.
With few exceptions, such as construction debris and hazardous waste, the program offers residents unlimited curbside collection of solid waste and recyclables. The following information is offered to help define the program and assist residents in preparing materials for collection.
Solid waste and recyclables are collected on the same day for each street, Monday through Thursday. Find your collection day here.
If the holidays below fall on a weekday OTHER THAN Friday, rubbish collection from that day on will be delayed one day during that week.
- New Years Day
- Labor Day
- Memorial Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
Trash Containers and Garbage Bags
The City recommends a plastic, metal or fiberglass trash container with strong handles and a tight-fitting lid to keep out animals and insects.
- The mouth of the container should have a diameter greater than or equal to that of the base
- The capacity of container should be greater than 20 gallons, but no more than 35 gallons
- The weight of the container and its contents should not exceed 60 pounds
Please use plastic garbage bags with sufficient strength so they will not break when lifted by the top. Total weight of a bag and its contents should not exceed 40 pounds.
Recycle bins are available for purchase from the Highland Heights Service Department for $7.50. Click here for the order form and for more information.
What can I put in my trash? What is recyclable?
In the City of Highland Heights, there are essentially three kinds of garbage—solid waste, recyclables and hazardous materials. However, knowing the difference can be tricky. Many items are categorized below to help you understand what to do with household waste. Please keep in mind if it can’t go on the curb or in your recycling bin, the City holds special collection days and round-ups for many items, such as hazardous wastes like oil-based paint or old computers.
Recyclable items may be placed in blue recycling bags; items may comingle. Bagged household garbage should weigh no more than 40 pounds for each bag. Bulky items may be placed on tree lawn on your collection day.
Round-Ups and Drop-Offs
The City of Highland Heights participates in the Computer Round-Up and the Household Hazardous Waste Collections program sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
Residents seeking information regarding the environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household materials that cannot be discarded as regular trash or for computer equipment recycling programs, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website, http://www.cuyhogaswd.org. or call (216) 443-3749 for details.
The Round-Up and Drop-Off programs include:
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Please watch for dates and times for the City’s household hazardous waste collection. During this time, residents may bring items to the Service Department (see full list of accepted items at Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District:
- Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
- Automotive fluids, motor oil
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Car batteries
- Fluorescent lighting tubes
- Household cleaners
- Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid
- Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
- Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
- Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
- Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
Computer and Cell Phone Recycling
Please watch for dates and times for the City’s Computer and Cell Phone Recycling Round-Up. During these times, the following items may be dropped off at the Service Department:
- Cell phones
- Printers and printer cartridges
- Software and accessories
Spring Brush Collection
In the spring, residents may dispose of small brush without having to tie and bundle items for disposal by the City’s rubbish collection contractor. Please watch for dates.
In addition to keeping yards tidy, leaf collection helps prevent basement flooding in our neighborhoods by preventing storm drains and sewers from getting clogged.
From mid-October through December, residents of the City may enjoy curbside leaf collection by piling leaves on the tree lawn*. Fall leaf collection schedules vary due to scale of material collected, weather and equipment availability. We, therefore, are unable to give residents information on when we will be on any particular street. Typically, it takes 14 days to complete one leaf collection cycle around the City.
Residents may dispose of leaves anytime during the year by composting or bagging materials and placing them on the tree lawn with their regular trash so they will be collected by the City’s rubbish contractor on their regular collection day.
* Please do NOT place leaves in the street. Leaves placed in the street can be hazardous to motorists, block drains, and become wet and matted after a rain which slows the collection process. Residents should pile leaves on the tree lawn.
Click here for a handy chart with information regarding disposal of appliances, electronics, glass, metal, paper, cardboard, plastic, wood products, yard waste, liquids/chemicals, and more.