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Moreland Hills Recycling Program Pickup Guidelines


The Village of Moreland Hills provides weekly curbside recycling for village residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs loose (not bagged) in the provided wheeled cart.

Recycling is picked up every week on your regular rubbish day. Place the recycling cart at the curb 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. 

Combine these items in your curbside recycling:

  • CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.      
  • GLASS: Includes glass food and beverage bottles and jars. Empty, rinse and replace the lid before recycling. You do not need to remove the label.
  • PAPER & BOXES: All paper and boxes can be recycled, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, boxes, greeting cards, cereal boxes, cardboard, phone books and clean pizza boxes (if it is greasy, please leave it out). Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • *PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS: Any plastic bottles or jugs with a neck or a cap are acceptable and can be placed in your curbside recycling. Examples of some acceptable plastic bottles and jugs are: milk cartons, water bottles, laundry detergent, and shampoo bottles.   Examples of some items that are NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE are: yogurt containers, margarine tubs, and cottage cheese tubs - these items should go in your trash. Acceptable plastic items should be emptied and rinsed.  Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.

*Recycling update 2021: PLASTIC TUBS

 Some of you may be aware that a few of our surrounding communities are accepting plastic tubs again in their curbside recycling bins. These communities include Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Bentleyville, and Woodmere.  These communities are NOT Kimble customers.

Moreland Hills’ curbside recycling is serviced by Kimble Recycling and Disposal, Inc. They provide recycling services to half of Cuyahoga County.  Unfortunately, Kimble is unable to collect plastic tubs at this time. The ability to recycle these items is dependent on the facilities 'ability to process and sell these plastics. Please continue to leave plastic containers such as butter/margarine, sour cream, fruit and yogurt cups, out of your curbside recycle carts.

For more information please visit  Also, please feel free to contact Kris Tesar, Recycling Ambassador, at with questions or concerns.


Click here for the Moreland Hills Recycling Guide for an entire listing of items or for more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at or

See Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly. Recycle more, recycle better in Moreland Hills.

The Cuyahoga Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at



*Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

The Village no longer accepts any type of lightbulbs.  Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at some Lowe's or Home Depot stores; please check your local store first. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See also bulbs

*Battery Recycling

Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at See also


Recycle old, unwanted household computer equipment year-round at 4350 SOM Center Road including CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00-3:00. Televisions are not accepted.

*Clothing & Household Goods -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.

*As of June 2021, Simple Recycling has changed their program.  Pick-Ups will no longer coincide with your regular rubbish/recycling pick-up day.  Residents must now schedule their pick-up by calling them (866) 835-5068 or visiting their website   Bags will no longer be provided by Simple Recycling; residents must use their own bags/boxes.  Once your pick-up is scheduled, the items will be picked-up from your front steps/porch - not at the curb.


*Household Hazardous Waste

The village has a special collection for household hazardous wastes during the seasonal “Greening the Hills” event. Call the Service Garage for details. Learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous waste and see a list of acceptable materials at

*Latex Paint

Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials, and are not accepted in the village household hazardous waste collection.  Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the regular rubbish.  Step by step instructions on how to dry out latex paint is available at


The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office provides an ongoing disposal option for meds. The Sheriff's RX Drug Drop Box Program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the Moreland Hills Police Department or find other locations at

NO SYRINGES/NEEDLES CAN BE DISPOSED OF IN THIS DROP BOX.  To dispose of these items, please follow these steps:

-Place used needles and syringes in a rigid plastic container with a sealable lid such as a Sharps container or a plastic laundry detergent bottle with a screw top.

- Seal the lid with tape.

- Write "Caution: Sharps" on the container.

- Place the container in your regular trash.

- Do not place the container in with your recyclables.

You can also consider using a mail-back program from Waste Management or Republic Services.  For more information, visit


*Propane Tanks

Recycle propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane and other pressurized gas.

*Tires When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care and National Tire and Battery.



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.

*Removing 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


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 (check calendar for 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 in several small bundles. 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 inches 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.



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.



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.

Please call the Moreland Hills Service Department with questions at (440) 248-1188.



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

  • Computers
  • Household Hazardous Wastes
  • Oil-based Paint**
  • Medications - Rx Drop Off Box is located in the Police Department Lobby
  • Scrap Metal - All drop offs at our scrap metal dumpster must be placed on the ground in front of dumpster. PROPANE TANKS CANNOT BE DROPPED OFF AT OUR SCRAP METAL COLLECTION SITE.

**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.



Our Service Department now provides a cardboard collection at Village Hall Campus. Cardboard can be dropped off during business hours and after hours at our drop off location.

 Please break down the cardboard first.  ONLY CARDBOARD is to be placed in the drop-off bin.




The Village holds this event twice a year; in 2024 it will be May 18 and September 21, to provide residents the ability to properly dispose of the following items:                       

  • Computers/Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste               
  • Medications                                     
  • Confidential Paper Shredding
  • Tires       
  • Scrap Metal     
  • Oil-Based Paint

The Service Department also sponsors a food drive and accepts donations to Goodwill at this event, so you can  bring gently-used clothing and/or household items to be donated to Goodwill or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Cleveland Food Bank. 


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

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