The City of Mayfield Heights recently awarded an exclusive contract, effective January 1, 2021, for all residential refuse and recycling collection to Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc. (Kimble). Kimble is a local family owned business with 68 years of experience in the refuse industry. (Learn more about Kimble at kimblecompanies.com).
There is nothing residents must do to register for recycling or trash collection, as this is part of your taxes. Each cart is assigned to the home and not the homeowner. Residents are responsible for maintaining these carts as they do not own them.
In addition to a reputation for excellent service, Kimble will utilize trucks powered by natural gas which operate more quietly and efficiently. Natural Gas is a cleaner burning fuel (less emissions) which improves the environment of the City’s neighborhoods. The natural gas is also generated here in Eastern Ohio, which helps the local economy and reduces dependency on foreign oil.
Please take time to read this information carefully, as it may answer many of the questions you may have regarding how to participate in the current collection program provided by Kimble, as well as the increase in recycling collection to weekly service.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021
RECYCLING COLLECTION CHANGES TO WEEKLY SERVICE
Please review the Key Components of the Recycle Program for more details
KEY COMPONENTS OF THE RECYCLE PROGRAM
64-gallon Recycle Cart – Each resident is only provided with (one) 64-gallon recycling cart. The Regular Full Service includes the weekly collection of your 64-gallon recycle cart. Cardboard, steel cans, aluminum cans, newspapers, office paper, junk mail, glass bottles, and plastic bottles (see Plastics Recycled below) can all be placed in the recycle cart. Recycle service will occur on the same day as refuse collection. Please do not use your recycle cart for refuse. Recycle carts containing refuse or recyclable items that are contaminated with food, liquids or other non-recyclable materials will not be emptied and will be tagged to notify the resident of improper use.
Contaminating the recycle cart can damage other recyclables during the sorting process. As a result, we ask you to be conservative in your decision to recycle. When in doubt throw it out!
Plastics Recycled - Most plastic products are labeled on the bottom with a recycle symbol consisting of arrows that cycle clockwise to form a rounded triangle and enclosing the number 1 or 2. Any clean and empty plastic bottles or jugs labeled in this fashion can be included for recycling. Plastic items not acceptable include plastic bags, shrink wrap, Styrofoam, toys, motor oil and antifreeze containers. There is a tremendous amount of material which can be diverted from your refuse cart to your 64-gallon recycle cart. Recycling a ton of plastic saves the energy equivalent of 1,500 gallons of gasoline!
Single Stream Recycling – Do not bag or bundle your newspapers, cardboard, or any other materials separately. The bags and materials used to bundle your recyclables can become entangled in the recycling sorting equipment causing damage. They may also contaminate the contained recycling materials making them unrecoverable. All recyclable materials can be mixed together in the recycle cart as a “single stream” of recyclable material. The individual components of the mixed recyclables or “single stream” will be segregated and prepared for market at Kimble’s automated recycle facility. See the enclosed list of all the items which can be placed in the recycle cart to be recovered and returned to markets.
RECYCLING COLLECTION GUIDELINES
Consistent with previous services, the weekly collection DOES NOT include tires, batteries, automotive/truck parts, paint, oil, fluorescent bulbs, gas cans, propane tanks, hazardous/infectious waste, flammable liquids, and any waste prohibited from disposal in a municipal solid waste landfill. Call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District for information on disposal of these items at 216-443-3749.
The recycling center is located in the south section of the Ross C. DeJohn Community Center parking lot located at 6306 Marsol Rd. The recycling center is available for those residents who do not have curbside recycling service. The center is under surveillance and you may be asked for identification to ensure residency. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday 6AM – 4:30PM and Saturday from 6AM - 11AM (Closed on Holidays).