Curbside Recycling by Republic Services

The following items can be placed at the curb in the provided green recycling carts no earlier than 5pm on Monday evening and by 6am Tuesday morning for Tuesday pick-up.  Rinse all containers, and flatten boxes.

  • Metals - aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans from sodas or canned food.  Metal caps and lids. 
Recycling Cart
  • Plastic Bottles, Jars, Jugs, or Tubs - Containers must be emptied, rinsed, and put the cap back on.  Includes soda, water, beverage, shampoo, mouthwash, and other bottles over 2" wide.  Plastic jars include peanut, nut, and jelly, and other jars over 2" wide.  Plastic jugs include milk, water, juice, and laundry.  Plastic tubs include yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese. Do not recycle caps unless they are on the bottle or container.  No containers which contained hazardous materials such as oil or antifreeze.  No clamshell containers like those you get from salad bars or strawberry/blueberry clamshell containers.  No styrofoam. No plastic cups or utensils.  No plastic bags or plastic wrap.
  • Cardboard Cartons for milk, juice, single serving juice, soup & broth, and wine, including cardboard containers with aluminum lining.
  • Glass – food and beverage bottles and jars only.  NO window glass and NO glass from household items such as drinking glasses.
  • Paper and Cardboard - junk mail, office papers, cereal boxes, clean pizza boxes, miscellaneous cardboard, paper bags, phone books, gift wrapping, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.  No shiny freezer boxes.

DO NOT INCLUDE any of the following in your recycling container: motor oil, antifreeze, pesticide, or any hazardous material containers.  No yard waste, food waste, wood, glass windows, dishes, ceramics, light bulbs, Styrofoam, shiny boxes, plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic cups and utensils. 

DO NOT BAG ITEMS: It is not necessary to bag items to be recycled. Please be advised that any plastic bag included in the recycle cart will have to be sorted out at the recycling facility and taken to the landfill.  This makes the recycling process less efficient at the sorting facility.

Additional Curbside Recycling Questions can be answered here:

Drop Off Film Recycling

Curbside Recycling by Bay Village Service Department

The following items can be placed directly on the ground at the curb for pick-up by our city service department after scheduling a pickup:

  • Appliances - Residents disposing of non-functional appliances that contain Freon units, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc., should call the Service Department 
Curbside Recycling by Simple Recycling

Residents can recycle reusable clothing, shoes, and household items with free, curbside pick-up on their regular recycling collection day. Simply place your Simple Recycling provided bags, or properly tagged items provided by Simple Recycling, beside your recycling bin before 8:00 AM and they will take care of the rest. The Simple Recycling driver will leave behind replacement bags for your continued convenience. For a list of

acceptable items, you can visit their website at

Did you know, without a curbside clothing recycling program, 85% of clothing, shoes, and reusable home goods get thrown into a landfill? On average, that results in 21 BILLION pounds of textile waste in the United States annually! The EPA reported nearly 68 pounds of textiles per household end up in the residential waste stream every year. Bay Village and Simple Recycling have partnered in order to help change these shocking numbers and reduce the amount of reusable home good waste (which makes up to 15% of the residential waste stream) that ends up in our landfills. Thanks to the partnerships between Simple Recycling and environmentally conscious municipalities such as Bay Village, Northeast Ohio is among national leaders in clothing and home goods diversion.

To request additional bags and tags you can visit their website at and for any additional questions you can reach Simple Recycling at 1-866-835-5068

Patrick McGannon,
May 10, 2013, 11:28 AM