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Moreland Hills Recycling Program Pickup Guidelines


Recycle pickup days are every week on your regular rubbish day. 

Recycling items should be at the curb in your recycling cart alongside your rubbish cart by 7:00 a.m. on pickup day, but not before 7:00 p.m. on the previous day.

See the Trash Collection page or click here  to determine your collection day. **Please note:  South Lane will be scheduled for Monday pick-ups and starting January 9, 2017 - Mitchell Lane and Old SOM  Lane will also be scheduled for Monday pick-ups.**

The village has contracted with Waste Management to oversee recycling.

Acceptable Materials and Procedures:

Acceptable Materials in your curb-side recycling cart:

  • Cans (empty & rinse)
  • Cartons (empty & rinse, replace cap)
  • Glass (empty and rinse)
  • Paper and Boxes (flatten cardboard)
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers (empty & rinse, replace cap)

Unacceptable Materials–these items are trash:

  • Candy wrappers
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet or cloth
  • Food soiled cardboard
  • Food or any organic waste (yard waste may be composted–see below)
  • Liquids
  • Plastic bags and saran wrap
  • Plates and dishes
  • Used paper cups and plates
  • Used paper towels
  • Used tissues
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Waxed paper
  • Wet or soiled paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Latex Paint (dried out)
Click here for the Moreland Hills Recycling Guide for an entire listing of items or visit for more information on recycling. 


The Village has provided each residence with a large, wheeled recycling cart for you to store your acceptable recycling materials and then wheel out to the curb for collection.

Moving your cart to the curb for collection. Always close the lid before moving the cart. Then grab the handle and use the convenient “tilt and go” design feature (between the wheels at the rear of the cart) to tilt the cart back slightly. Now, safely and easily push or pull the cart. It is designed to withstand dragging, but for ease of use, we suggest you tilt and roll.

Placing your cart out for collection. Your cart should be placed out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day (see the calendar of collection dates linked above). Your cart should not be placed out before 7:00 p.m. the night before collection day. Place your cart two (2) feet from the roadway with the handles facing your home and with the lid opening facing the street. Please place your cart approximately three (3) feet from your trash cart to allow for proper servicing. Always keep the lid closed to keep animals, rain, snow, and ice out, and to keep the recyclables and odors in. Place your cart away from obstructions such as mailboxes, utility poles, fire hydrants, and parked cars so it can be easily serviced.

Remove your cart after collection. To help maintain the appearance of our neighborhoods, please remove your cart promptly after materials have been collected. The cart should be stored inside of a garage or in the rear yard of your property. Be careful not to store your cart close to a furnace, fireplace, grill, or other source of heat.

Caring for your cart. Your recycling cart is designed for ease of maintenance. To clean, simply rinse with water periodically and let it dry in sunshine with the lid open. Do not place paints, solvents, acids, gasoline, hot ashes, medical recyclables, exposed needles, sand, soil, rocks, or concrete in your cart.

For more information about recycling, collections or pickup dates, call the Service Department at 440-248-1188 or email

Chipping Program (April through October):

Chipping of woody materials is offered on the third week of each month starting in April and running through October (click here to see dates). The first 15 minutes will be provided without a charge. Any additional time needed for chipping will be charged at a rate of $30 for each 15 minutes over the allotted time. Place the materials out on driveway apron three (3) days prior to the week of chipping.

Do not place any materials in ditches. Branches must be cut to four (4) foot lengths, stacked in one direction and tied with string. This procedure will allow the Service Department to chip each stack in a most efficient and timely manner. The procedure is also safest in protecting our workers from any injuries. Material that is not neatly bundled will be tagged and cannot be chipped until the requirements are met. The Village cannot chip or dispose of logs greater than 5 in. in diameter, grapevines or thorn bushes, roots, railroad ties, boards, stumps or firewood. You may call Village Hall for wood chips. There will be a $25 delivery fee.


Yard Waste Pick-Ups:

Organic yard waste and clippings are collected on MONDAYS (except on Holidays). Leaves and clippings must be in brown biodegradable recycling bags which are available at any hardware store. Please call (440) 248-1188 the week prior, to arrange to be put on the schedule. Contractors and landscapers are responsible for all debris they generate. Their debris cannot be hauled away by the Village. 

Leaf Collection Information:

In October 2016, the Service Director sent out a letter which informed residents that it is too costly for the Village to start a curb-side leaf collection program, at this time.  He did however, find a few companies that will provide these services to our residents, at a discounted rate:

TRC Landscaping  440-564-1290

H&M Landscaping 440-564-1157

Residents will be required to contact and hire the companies directly and will also be responsible for paying the contractor for their services, based on an hourly rate.

Simple Recycling:

The Village has signed an agreement with Simple Recycling for the collection of “soft materials," such as clothing, toys, small furniture, small appliances, etc. This service will be provided at no cost to the Village and does not replace our normal recycling program.

Pick up days will run concurrent with your normal rubbish/recycling pick up day.  Simple Recycling will provide each resident with bags to put your materials in and stickers to put on larger items, to be put curbside for collection.  When your items are picked-up, they will leave behind the same amount of empty bags for your use the following week.  Feel free to call them with any questions or to request an additional amount of bags at any time. 

For more information, visit  or call them at 1-866-835-5068.


Service Department Drop-Off Items:

The following items can be dropped off at the Service Facility, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am-3:00pm:

  • Computers
  • Fluorescent Light bulbs*
  • Household Hazardous Wastes
  • Oil-based Paint
  • Scrap Tires (only on specific dates; click here to find the date)
  • Medications - Rx Drop Off Box is located in the Police Department Lobby

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District also olds a Household Hazardous Waste round up twice a year.

*Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) can also be recycled at Home Depot and Lowe's Home Improvement stores for free.  Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy will also take rechargeable batteries through Call2Recycle, which is part of a nationwide program to recycle rechargeable batteries.  To find a location near you visit or call 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

If you have latex paint, you can fill the cans with kitty litter or air dry; leave them uncovered until they are dry. Then they can be put out with your regular rubbish.

Any questions regarding what materials you can or cannot put out for pick up can be answered by calling Waste Management at (800) 343-6047 or The Moreland Hills Service Department at (440) 248-1188, or Click Here to read the Moreland Hills Recycling Guide

Contact Information and Useful Links

Please call the Moreland Hills Service Department with any questions: (440) 248-1188. You can also visit the websites below for additional information on County and State recycling programs.

Cuyahoga County Computer Recycling Program Facts:

Since the first collection event in August 2000, Cuyahoga County has collected and processed a total of 5,580 tons (or 11,160,000 lbs) of e-waste.

In 2010, over 638 tons of computer equipment was delivered to RET3 job corp. by Cuyahoga County municipalities. Additionally, 302 tons of computer equipment was accepted from Cuyahoga County businesses.

In 2010, RET3 job corp. distributed 7,135 refurbished computers back into our communities. The computers were donated to groups who teach children, seniors, and unemployed or underemployed individuals who need computer skills to find a job. Of that number:
  • 1,405 computers went to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • 1,437 computers to other schools
  • 3,056 computers to neighborhood learning centers
  • 283 computers to church groups
  • 954 computers to non-profit organizations.

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention

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