The following can be dropped off for free (unless otherwise noted) at the specified locations during the dates and times listed. Please let us know if any of these no longer accept drop-off recycling or if you have additional recycling options that you think should be added to this list.
Plastic Bottle Caps - Can be left on bottles and placed into the our curbside recycle bin.
Children's Car Seats - Target collects car seats twice a year at their stores. See https://corporate.target.com/sustainability-esg/environment/waste-and-circular-economy/car-seat-trade-in
Styrofoam Packaging Peanuts – See options in Donate & Reuse link.
Corrugated Cardboard (Waffle-board type only) - can be placed in the residential curbside green recycling carts. Corrugated cardboard includes standard shipping boxes, moving boxes, and some product packaging boxes. Can also be dropped off inside of Green Abitibi / Paper Retriever bins located throughout the city.
Plastic Grocery Bags, Dry Cleaning Bags, Newspaper Bags, Shrink Wrap – Must be CLEAN and DRY. -can be placed in the bag recycling bin located just outside the front entrance to our local Giant Eagle grocery store. Marc's and Target may also offer plastic bag recycling. Please check with the store.
Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Roundup Schedule for drop off at the city service center can be found here: https://www.cityofbayvillage.com/367/Household-Hazardous-Waste-Computer-Drop-
Computer Equipment and Cell Phones (items need not be functional) - Items can be dropped off for free by residents year-round at RET3 (www.ret3.org), located at 1814 East 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. Commercial drop-off may be charged by the pound. RET3 is a non-profit that refurbished over 5,500 computers last year and gave them to local schools and non-profits. All Best Buy stores also accept computer equipment regardless of where it was purchased. http://www.bestbuy.com/recycle.
Ink Cartridges - can be recycled at Target, Best Buy, or Office Max.
Toner Cartridges - can be recycled at Office Max
Audio and Video Cables - can be recycled at all Best Buy stores.
Small Electronics: Tube TVs and tube (CRT) monitors up to 32", remotes, flat-panel TVs and flat-panel monitors up to 60", peripherals (mice, printers, keyboards, scanners, etc.), DVD players, video games, video game consoles, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, headphones, vacuums, fans, e-readers, cameras, and cables - can be recycled at any Best Buy store. Closest is at Rt. 83 and I90. All are free to recycle no matter where you originally purchased them. For more detail on the program, http://www.bestbuy.com/recycle.
Rechargeable Batteries – from cameras, tools, toys, etc. can be dropped off at any Home Depot, Lowes, or Best Buy. See the following link for more detail: http://www.homedepot.com/ecooptions or http://www.bestbuy.com/recycle
Alkaline Battery (traditional disposable) - Can be recycle, for a charge of around $2 per pound, at Bulldog Battery, Inc. located at 37645 Vine St., Willoughby, Ohio 44094. Contact them from their website for more details (the site does not mention the recycling program) - http://www.bulldogbattery.com/
Car, Motorcycle, and Riding Mower Batteries - can be dropped off during business hours at Monro Service Station located at 609 Dover Center Road in Bay Village. Call ahead for details (440) 892-1411.
Motor Oil – can often be dropped of at local service shops, but you must call them beforehand to confirm
Why recycle motor oil? According to the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, each year in Cuyahoga County, an estimated 300,000 people change their own motor oil. While this can save the “do-it-yourselfer” money, this practice can come at the expense of our environment if the used oil is poured on the ground, down storm drains, or in the trash. This oil migrates into our ground water, streams, eventually Lake Erie, our source of drinking water. Even just one gallon of used oil can contaminate one million gallons of drinking water when disposed of improperly! See http://www.recycleoil.org/ for more facts on motor oil recycling.
Phone Books - There is no longer a separate citywide collection for these. You can recycle them in your green curbside recycle cart.
Note: You Can Opt-Out of Receiving Phone Books - The National Yellow Pages Association and the Association of Directory Publishers run a website where you can opt-out of all phone books being delivered to your door. The registration process takes under five minutes, but should prevent future phone books from being left at your doorstep. Sign up at https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) – Bay Village residents can recycle burned out CFL bulbs at the Westlake Fire Station, which is the nearest drop-off location. Additionally, The Home Depot has a national in-store consumer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling program at all 1,973 locations. See their website at http://www.homedepot.com/ecooptions for more information. Lowe's also has recycling bins for these bulbs in every store.
Why recycle CFLs ? These bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, a toxic metal, and should not be disposed of in our trash.
Holiday Christmas Lights, extension cords, and power strips – Are collected by Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights, Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. The lights collected will be recycled by Acme Electronics Recycling. Acme will put the lights through a large commercial shredder. The shredded material will be shipped to vendors that purify the copper content, glass, plastic and other commodity streams for industrial reuse.
Other times of the year, lights can be mailed to holidayleds.com in Jackson, MI for recycling of the copper, pvc, and glass. Visit this site for more detail: http://www.holidayleds.com/holidayledscom_christmas_light_recycling_program . In the past, The Home Depot has also sponsored a seasonal Christmas Light recycling program. Contact your local store for details during the Christmas season.
Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D debris) – Mixed construction debris can be dropped off at recycling facilities, or full service dumpsters can be delivered to your site (there is a fee for this recycling service – often less than bringing to a landfill). The two local companies offering this service are Rosby’s Resource Recycling at (216) 739-2220 and Kurtz Brothers, Inc. at (216) 986-7000. More information is also available on their websites: http://www.rosbycompanies.com/candddrecycling.htm and http://www.kurtz-bros.com/ .
Why recycle construction Debris? In the U.S., C&D debris accounts for 30% of all solid waste produced. Most of this waste goes to landfills. Recycling C&D debris conserves valuable landfill space and reduces consumption of resources. The cost to recycle this debris is often less than the cost to send it to a landfill.
Scrap Metal - Check on city's BULK TRASH/SCRAP METAL DROP-OFF days on their website for drop-off times at the city's service department
Election Sign Recycling - After the general election, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District collects political yard signs for recycling. They accept all plastic and cardboard campaign signs plus the metal stands, Next known collection is November 2014 from the 4th -14th during the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm at Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District offices, 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights, OH 44105
Smoke Alarm Recycling - All smoke alarms have a service life of only 10 years and should be replaced accordingly (see more on that here http://getsafealarms.com/the-basics/). Because most smoke alarms contain a small amount of radioactive material, the alarm should be recycled at the end of its service life. To determine if your detector contains radioactive material, check the label on the back. Smoke detectors cannot be brought to the household hazardous waste roundups held by the city. Instead, they must be mailed back to the manufacturer who will properly remove and dispose of the radioactive material. More detail on shipping instructions for each manufacturer can be found here: http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22334/html/cover_025.htm
Binders - Empty binders can now be recycled at all Staples stores. Read more about the program here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/binder-recycling-program-at-staples.html
Vinyl Siding Recycling - You can recycle vinyl siding, potentially for free in Oberlin. Visit https://www.facebook.com/VinylSidingRecycling/ for more details
Drop Off Paper, Shredded Paper, and Cardboard Recycling
Royal Oak Recycling's Paper Retriever recycling bins are located at Bay Middle School, Reese Park in the parking lot behind the tennis courts (Southeast corner of parking lot behind trees) and at Cahoon Park east of Cahoon Rd. between the community house and sledding hill. Additional bins operated by a separate company, River Valley Recycling, are located at Huntington Reservation next to the Metroparks sledding hill and at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
Items accepted in Paper Retriever and River Valley Paper Recycling Bins
White Office & School Papers
Colored Paper (however, NOT Construction Paper)
Paper with Staples Attached, Junk Mail
Magazines, Catalogs, Newspaper
White Envelopes – with & without windows
Paperback and hardbound books
Bagged shredded paper *this is the only item that can and must be bagged. Bag must be a paper yard waste bag. Note that you CANNOT put shredding paper into curbside recycling because the semi-automated recycling process cannot handle paper when it is shredded. Shredded paper can only be recycled by putting them into these specialty paper collection bins throughout the city.
NO Plastic, Glass, Nor Laminated Paper
Aluminum Cans - The Bay Village Fire Department, located at 28100 Wolf Road, collects aluminum cans for the benefit of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children fund. Residents may drop off aluminum cans in the corral located next to the dumpster in the fire station parking lot. The mission of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children of Northeast Ohio (ACBC) is to prevent burn injuries through fire education and to impact the physical and emotional rehabilitation of pediatric burn survivors. You can read more about ACBC at their website (http://acbcohio.org). Feel free to stop in at the fire station with any questions or just to say hello when you are there to drop off your aluminum cans.
Bicycles (broken and functional) and Bike Parts – Can be donated to Village Bicycle Cooperative located in the basement of the Bay Village Community House at 303 Cahoon Rd. You can only drop off during open hours, which vary. Check the Village Bicycle Cooperative website for open hours by visiting www.villagebicycle.org You can also donate bikes to Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op located at 1840 Columbus Road in the Cleveland flats (west side). The Ohio City Bike Co-op is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, cooperative bicycle education center. Their Earn-A-Bike program accepts donations of used bikes, which kids can earn by learning about bike repair and safe cycling. Surplus bikes are fully refurbished for sale or rent to support the organization. There is a suggested $5 per bike donation to help refurbish the bike. Call (216)830-2667 or visit http://www.ohiocitycycles.org/ for more information.
Cars, Boats, RVs, Trucks, Motorcycles - Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in Ohio, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Lastly, we will mail out your tax deductible receipt, which you can save and deduct from your taxes at the end of the year. Website: http://ohkyin.wheelsforwishes.org Phone: 1-855-891-9474
Water Filters - There are several online resources for recycling water filters. Information can be found here: https://earth911.com/home-garden/recycling-mystery-water-filters/
Eye Glasses - see this for list of locations accepting https://cuyahogarecycles.org/eyeglasses
NOTE: Additional Drop-Off Recycling information can be found on the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website. http://cuyahogarecycles.org/