Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff. Find over 140 organizations that accept donations of toys, household goods, clothing, pet supplies, and other items.
Recycle paper, glass, metal/aluminum containers and Numbers 1 through 7 plastic containers. Put out all recyclables for weekly pickup along with your rubbish.
Commingle glass, metal/aluminum and plastics in the containers provided by the City or in transparent recycling bags. Styrofoam, plastic toys, outdoor plastic furniture, drinking glasses, PVC piping, light bulbs, or plastic garbage bags are NOT recyclable.
Paper recycling is handled by a cooperative under the auspices of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Newspapers, magazines and the paper products listed may be placed either in paper bags or bundled and tied with string for pickup on regular collection days:
Beer & Soda Containers
Corrugated Cardboard (boxes flattened to no larger than 12"x7"x18" or the size of a brown grocery bag)*
Pamphlets & Brochures
Books (Hard- & Softbound)
Office & Computer Paper
Gift & Toy Boxes
Tissues or napkins are NOT accepted.
*Residents have the option of dropping off very large pieces of cardboard (ie. appliance or computer boxes) at the Service Center every Saturday and Sunday between 8 AM and 4 PM.
Apartment and condominium residents (as well as any Shaker resident) may take recyclables to the Service Center, 15600 Chagrin Blvd., every Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Before you come, though, the Service Center may be closed to residents during a snow event so that plows can move safely through the yard. If you're uncertain, call first: 216-491-1499.
Recycle used motor oil and old tires at the Service Center as well.
On the first Saturday of each month, SHRED-IT offers general document shredding from 9 AM to Noon. The cost of this service is $5 per box. SHRED-IT is located at: 5480 Cloverleaf Parkway #7, Cleveland, 44125. For more information, call 440-973-6960. Alternatively, the City has a community shredding event each fall. To receive an email reminder when the event is scheduled, sign up in the Join Our Mailing List box at left to receive Recycling News.
Cell Phones for Cancer, LLC
Cell Phones for Cancer collects and recycles small electronics. Cell Phones for Cancer collaborates with all types of organizations - small businesses to large government agencies - to collect small electronics. The organization accepts cell phones in any condition and offers pick-up in Northeast Ohio. Portions of the proceeds are donated to the organization's charity of choice. Call 440-248-1627.
Wheels for Wishes
Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV or boat for a good cause. Wheels for Wishes will tow away your donated vehicle and you get a tax deductible receipt. Proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana. Visit Wheels for Wishes or call 1-855-891-9474.
Local retailers are now offering electronics recycling programs:
Generates a trade-in value on old electronics products and provides a pre-paid shipping label to print and send the product to a recycling center.
The product is audited and a branded gift card is mailed to the consumer for the trade-in value of the product. Some products have no trade-in value, but you can still send the product back for proper recycling.
Consumers can exchange used, portable electronics for store credit, in the form of a RadioShack gift card. Consumers fill out an online form describing the condition of the used product. The service determines the device's trade-in value and offers participants the option of printing a prepaid shipping label to mail the product back to the company. A gift card equal to the value of the returned item is then shipped to the customer within two weeks.
Free in-store recycling for small electronics, weekend recycling events, and free removal and recycling of old appliances including televisions (with purchase).
Will provide consumers with recycling of Panasonic brand TVs and other consumer electronics.
The Panasonic program began with more than 160 recycling drop-off locations in 10 states (not including Ohio), and is slated to expand to all 50 states, with hundreds more sites, over the next three years.
Recycle your used devices and you may be eligible to receive a gift card. Cell phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile hotspot devices accepted. For every device recycled, $1 is contributed to HopeLine®.
Composting in Shaker Heights
Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil.