Recycling

Recycling materials are collected by Rumpke Waste and Recycling. For questions or concerns, contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171. If you are unsure of your regular collection day, please check the Recycling and Rubbish Routes to find out. 

Want to know what happens to your recycling once it's picked up by Rumpke? Check out How Recycling Works. For more information about the recycling process, check out this Rumpke Recycling Video.
Want to learn more about why Rumpke doesn't recycle certain materials, like plastic bags and VHS tapes? Check out How Recycling Doesn't Work.

Recycle Carts


The City of Westlake is now offering a 65 gallon Rumpke recycle cart to 2,500 residents, free of charge (1 cart per household). The recycle carts will be first come, first serve. Most single family homes are eligible to receive a recycle cart.

Residents receiving a recycle cart, must agree to complete a survey at the end of the program, which could last from 1 to 2 years, depending on the length of Rumpke's contract.


The recycle carts are property of the City of Westlake and Rumpke. Residents will have to relinquish the recycle carts at the end of Rumpke's contract with the City. Residents will be responsible if their recycle cart is lost or stolen at the cost of $60.
Rumpke Recycling Cart

To Request a Cart

If you would like to receive a free recycle cart, please fill out the Online Request a Recycling Cart Form. If approved*, a recycle cart will be delivered to your residence. Approval will be determined by the City if your address qualifies as a single family home.


If the City of Westlake runs out of the 2,500 free recycle carts, residents can rent a recycle cart from Rumpke.  


Residents Currently Renting a Cart

If you are renting a recycle cart as of August 1, 2017 from Rumpke, you  will no longer be charged after August 1. Please contact Rumpke for  reimbursement at 800-828-8171. 


Questions about the Program

If you have any questions on the program, you can contact the Westlake Service Center at 440-835-6432.

Recycle Bins


The City of Westlake provides each residence with an 18 gallon recycle bin. All recyclables can be mixed together in the single bin. You may also use your own container if it is clearly marked “Recycling”. Do not use plastic bags. 
List of acceptable materials (PDF)
Recycle Bin

If you need a bin, please call the Service Center at 440-835-6432 to have one delivered to your residence. You can also pick up one from the Service Center at 741 Bassett Road.  Residents are welcome to more than one bin.

Simple Recycling 

Not affiliated with Rumpke
Residents can recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, and household items with free, curbside pick-up on your regular recycling collection day. Place your green or orange Simple Recycling bags beside your recycling bin for collection. Reminder, Rumpke will not pick up these bags. This is a separate recycling program through Simple Recycling. 

Simple Recycling truck
Great job Westlake residents! In 2016 you donated 19.76 tons of items to Simple Recycling! 
Acceptable Items
Men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, bedding, belts, books, bras, coats, fashion accessories, gloves, handbags, hats, jackets, kitchenware, linens, pillows, purses, slippers (in pairs), socks, stuffed animals, table linens, tools, towels, toys and undergarments. 

Unacceptable Items


Appliances, furniture, tires, paint, carpeting, mattresses, traditional recyclables (metal, glass, paper) and hazardous waste. 


Questions/Need Bags or Stickers?


Call Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068 or email, info@simplerecycling.com. You can also visit the Simple Recycling Website

Residents can also pick up Simple Recycling flyers, bags & stickers at the following locations: City Hall (27700 Hilliard Blvd.), Service Center (741 Bassett Rd.), Community Services Center (29694 Center Ridge Rd.), and Porter Library (27333 Center Ridge Rd.).



Refrigerator or Freezer Recycling

FirstEnergy's Ohio utilities will pick up and recycle your old refrigerator or freezer (must be working) and you'll get $50. For pick-up, call 855-485-7463 or visit the First Energy Corp. Website for program guidelines and more information. 

Motor and Other Waste Oils


Drained motor oil can be taken year-round to the Westlake Service Center, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Other waste oils can only be dropped off during designated Household Hazardous Waste Round-Ups (PDF).

Please do not mix with rubbish or place on tree lawn.

Recycling Drop-Off Dumpster Locations


  • Meadowood Golf Course: 29800 Center Ridge Road
  • Westlake Police Department: 27300 Hilliard Boulevard
  • Clague Playhouse: 1371 Clague Road
  • List of acceptable materials (PDF)