Waste Pick-up and Disposal

Automated Residential Waste Collection and Curbside Recycling

216.664.3717 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

What's Recyclable in Cleveland

The automated program is significantly more efficient, easier, and should encourage more participation in recycling, since items can be recycled curbside. Through this program, residents receive sturdy garbage carts for trash and recycling which can be wheeled to the curb. The City of Cleveland no longer accepts the use of plastic bags in recycling carts and bins. -More

Additional Residential Recycling Options

Reycling containers for City of Cleveland residents are available at two locations: 

    • East side recycling containers are located at the corner of East 55th Street and Euclid Avenue 24 hours day.
    • The West Side Recycling Center is located at 3727 Ridge Road and is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 3pm.

Residential Waste Collection and Ordinances

216.664.3711 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance Information
Residential Collection Pick-up Map

The City of Cleveland enforces waste collection rules and regulations, according to City ordinances which address waste collection and disposal and littering. Failure to follow set out guidelines may result in fines ranging from $100 to as much as $500 for excessive set-outs.

Dumpster Services for Cleveland Residents

216.664.2162 -Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Dumpster services are now available for Cleveland residents from the City of Cleveland. These dumpsters are available for any need including neighborhood events. Many residents require dumpster services during home renovation or need ongoing services for multi-unit rental properties. The City provides professional service with several benefits:

  • Dumpster pick up and drop off is tailored to the customer's needs
  • Several sizes are available
  • Competitive rates
  • MC/Visa/AmEx Accepted

Residential Dumping

216.664.3162 or 664.4509 – Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 3 pm – 3727 Ridge Road

This program allows residents to dispose up to 4 cubic yards of garage, yard and household debris or appliances at no cost 4 times annually. Proof of residency is required in the form of photo ID and current vehicle registration. Trailers must be less than 4x8 feet. The fee for additional dumps (5 and more per year- payable by credit card only) is $46.61 per ton for solid waste and $49.29/ton for bulk waste. Tire disposal fee varies. Refunds are not available.

Prohibited debris includes: brick, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, drums, barrels, hazardous materials, liquid waste, and material violating EPA regulations. Prohibited vehicles are: large trailers, cargo vans, stake body vehicles, dump trucks, commercial vehicles or those with truck plates, those which are enclosed or have ladder racks, pick-up trucks with built-up side boards, and trucks with additional trailers attempting to dump as one load. Refunds are not available.