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The City of Mayfield Heights has an exclusive contract for all residential refuse and recycling collection to Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc. Kimble is a local family-owned business with 68 years of experience in the refuse industry.
In addition to a reputation for excellent service, Kimble utilizes trucks powered by natural gas, which operate more quietly and efficiently. Natural Gas is a cleaner burning fuel that improves the environment of the City’s neighborhoods. Natural gas is also generated here in Eastern Ohio, which helps the local economy and reduces dependency on foreign oil.
Please read this information carefully, as it may answer many of the questions regarding how to participate in the current collection program provided by Kimble.
There is no need for residents to register for recycling and trash collection because it is part of the city services covered by your taxes. Recycling and trash carts are assigned to the home and not the homeowner, and residents are responsible for maintaining these carts. Residents do not own the carts.
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 contaminated with food, liquids, or other non-recyclable materials will not be emptied. They 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 enclose 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. A tremendous amount of material 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 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 recycling cart as a “single stream” of recyclable material. The individual components of the mixed recyclables or “single stream” will be segregated and prepared for the market at Kimble’s automated recycling facility. See the enclosed list of all the items placed in the recycle cart to be recovered and returned to markets.
Items Not Included in Recycling- 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 the disposal of these items at 216-443-3749.