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County says that recycled materials collected outside the City of Cleveland are still being recycled

Posted at 8:36 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 08:36:05-04

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District wants to clear up any confusion about recycling practices in the county. It would like residents outside the City of Cleveland to know that recycling is still occurring in Cuyahoga County.

Curbside recycling containers collected in the other 57 communities in the county are sent to three material recovery facilities to be processed.

The City of Cleveland said on Wednesday that recycled materials picked up by employees from the department of Public Works are now being sent to the landfill after a city contract expired on April 1. Since then, the city hasn’t secured another contract to handle recycling. However, city officials still encourage residents to maintain the practice of recycling.

Residents in Cuyahoga County can still participate in the community recycling program by reducing contamination and recycling it correctly by placing cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, mixed papers and boxes in the cart or bin.

Those who live in the City of Cleveland have some drop-off recycling options available, including aluminum cans, mixed paper and cardboard.

Find the list here.