Waste Collection and the Pandemic—What Residents Need to Know

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District wants all residents to know that their normal waste collection service may have changed due to the pandemic.

To protect the health and safety of their workers, many communities and their contractors have implemented changes to normal collection services. Some of these changes include the suspension of bulky waste collection, yard waste collection and special waste services such as collections of household hazardous waste.

A broom leans against a garbage can near a pile of leaves.The Solid Waste District wants all Cuyahoga County residents to observe the following recommendations:

  • Contain all waste and recyclables within the appropriate container or cart. Do not leave any waste outside of containers.
  • Hold any excess material for the following week if it does not fit in your container or cart.
  • Hold all bulky and special wastes until your city resumes these services, if suspended.
  • Check your city website for details or changes to your normal collection services.

“Waste collection is still important during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Diane Bickett, Director of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. “We appreciate residents’ flexibility and their efforts to keep Cuyahoga County clean and beautiful.”

Following these tips will help ease the burden on waste collection workers as they continue to provide this critical and essential service to the residents of Cuyahoga County during this difficult time.

About the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website or send an email to swdinfo@cuyahogacounty.us.