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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Current Recycling Guidelines

In the 2019 Westlake Magazine, the “Recycling Bin Program” information on page 33 in the Residents’ Guide does not reflect the recent changes to the recycling program initiated by the county. The section also states incorrectly that residents can use plastic bags if their recycling bins are full. Please do not since plastic bags get tangled in the sorting machines. See https://cuyahogarecycles.org/plastic_bags for instructions on where you can properly recycle them. We apologize for any confusion this error may have created. 


Residents are encouraged to refer to www.cityofwestlake.org/Recycling, the most recent Rumpke flyer that was mailed to their home, or the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District’s website, https://cuyahogarecycles.org/ for the latest information.


As a reminder, only the following can be placed into your Rumpke recycling bin or cart or your own container if it is clearly labeled “Recycling”:

  • CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable, and tuna. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.
  • CARTONS: Includes milk, juice, soup and broth plus wine cartons. Cartons should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and place in your curbside recycling.
  • 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 AND 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. Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS: All empty plastic bottles or jugs can be placed in your curbside recycling. This includes items like water and soda bottles, shampoo bottles, milk, water and juice jugs, laundry detergent jugs and bleach bottles. Bottles and jugs should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling. Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable. The numbering refers specifically to the resin within the plastic.

Current Recycling Guidelines...
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