Environmental Sustainability

Recycling

Shaker Heights businesses may take recyclables to the Service Center, 15600 Chagrin Boulevard, every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During snow events the Service Center may be closed, so be sure to call before you come, 216-491-1499. View the guidelines for recyclables accepted at the Service Center.

Additional ways to recycle at your business:

  • Learn how to start a workplace recycling program, improve an existing one, or contract for waste and recycling services at seminars offered by Cuyahoga Recycles.
  • Planning an event? Sustainable Cleveland’s ZeroWasteNEO Working Group provides a variety of resources to help you make your event zero waste.

Shredding Services

On the first Saturday of each month, SHRED-IT offers general document shredding from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of this service is $5 per box. SHRED-IT is located at 5480 Cloverleaf Parkway #7, Cleveland, OH 44125. For more information call 440-973-6960.

Donations

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.

Composting

Businesses can sign up for commercial container composting service offered by Rust Belt Riders, which composts food scraps and BPI Certified products. Learn more

Renewable Energy

Solar

Shaker Heights is a solar-friendly community. The following resources are available to help your business get started:

Transportation

Bicycles

Shaker is one of just 13 communities in Ohio to be designated as a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn where to bicycle in Shaker or download county bike maps at NOACA.

Electric Vehicles

There are five EV charging stations in Shaker Heights: 

  • City Hall at 3400 Lee Rd (behind the Annex building).
  • The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd.
  • First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd.
  • City-owned parking lot on Larchmere Blvd. (spring 2021).
  • Thornton Park at 3301 Warrensville Center Rd.

The EV chargers installed by the City (at City Hall, The Dealership, Thornton Park and Larchmere) are AC Level 2, capable of supplying up to 7.2kW through the industry-standard J-1772 connector. All electric vehicles can use this connector (including Tesla with its adapter).

Public Transportation

The City of Shaker Heights enjoys a variety of public transportation options, including two light rail lines (the Blue Line with service between Tower City and Warrensville-Van Aken and the Green Line with service between Tower City and Green Road). Get maps and details at Ride RTA.

Trees

Help restore Northeast Ohio's tree canopy by planting trees on your property. Heights Tree People is collaborating with the City on the Free Front Yard Tree Program, which is designed to help homeowners select and plant front-yard trees. The service is free. Email Heights Tree People for additional information.