Welcome to the City of Lyndhurst, Ohio Service Department
The sections of our department listed below are intended to provide you with an overview of Department operations and the services we provide.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
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||Department Information & Contact:||
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
When it comes time to get rid of that old computer, don't throw it away. The Lyndhurst Service Department will recycle your computer and peripherals. Simply place the old computer out on your regular collection day next to your recycling cart and we will pick it up. You can also drop off your computer at the service garage During normal business hours weekdays 7:30AM to 3:00PM and at the weekend rubbish drop off during the summer from 11:30AM to 3:30PM The service garage located at 5301 Mayfield Road.
Here are some facts and details about the computer recycling program in Cuyahoga County and our partnership with RET3 job corp. Since our 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. The City of Lyndhurst Participates in this program.
** In 2015, over 4 tons of computer equipment was delivered to RET3 Job Corp. by Cuyahoga County municipalities.
** 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
||Curbside Recycling Program:||
Find over 140 organizations that accept donations of toys, household goods, clothing, pet supplies, and other items at: http://www.cuyahogaswd.org/en-US/pass-it-on.aspx.
Each Residence is Provided a Wheeled Cart
Each residence is provided a wheeled cart that holds all of their recyclables which include paper, plastics, glass, steel and aluminum cans.
This container can be easily wheeled to the curb. An automated collection truck will provide a weekly pick up and the recyclables will be taken directly to a materials recovery facility.
All of your recyclables should be placed in the Blue Cart. This is known as single stream recycling. Your cart should be wheeled close to the curb with the metal bar facing the street. Do not place the cart within three (3) feet of any obstruction such as a telephone pole, fire hydrant, rubbish cart, etc. If the cart is placed next to an obstruction the truck will not be able to lift the cart to empty it.
The move to automated single stream recycling makes it easier for our residents to recycle while at the same time lowering our operational costs significantly. Our savings is well over $100,000 per year since inception in 2008.
We are working very hard to lower costs and still provide excellent services. Please do your part and follow the guidelines for this program.
The City's current recycling agreement allows us to accept the following items, place these items in the Blue Cart:
- Metal food & beverage cans - emptied & rinsed
- Glass food & beverage bottles & jars - emptied & rinsed (any color, replace lids)
- Plastic bottles and jugs (no motor oil bottles) - emptied, rinsed and replace cap
- Paper & cardboard (no shredded paper)
Plastics We Recycle - Place Loosely into Blue Cart:
- Plastic bottles and jugs - If it is not shaped like a bottle or jug, with an opening or a neck that's narrower than the body, place it in the regular rubbish.
Plastics We Do Not Recycle - Put into Rubbish Cart:
There are plastics we do not recycle because there are no markets for the material, and the materials recovery facility will not accept them.
Do not recycle the following plastics:
- All plastics other than bottles & jugs
- Plastic bags, film or wrap - (Plastic bags wrap around the wheels of machinery at the materials recovery facility, which eventually shuts down the facility.)
- Plastic, single-use cups or berry and produce containers. These thermoform plastics are brittle and break apart while moving through the facility.)
- Flower pots. Empty plastic flower pots, packs and flats should be reused or placed in the rubbish for disposal.
- Plastic blister packaging. These thermoform plastics are brittle and break apart while moving through the recycling plant. The loose pieces will end up contaminating the glass or paper.
- Styrofoam packaging, Styrofoam cups and Styrofoam food containers.
- Plastic utensils
- Plastic Buckets or Pails - Consider reuse before placing into the rubbish
- Clothes hangers (plastic and metal)
- Empty motor oil and antifreeze jugs. These containers may have residue of the hazardous materials they held and should be placed in the rubbish, for proper disposal.
In addition to newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and corrugated cardboard, you can use the Blue Recycling Cart to recycle these paper products:
- Pizza boxes
- Junk Mail
- Paper grocery bags
- Office and computer paper
- Phone and paper backed books
- Cereal and cracker boxes
- Soda Cases etc.
- Paper egg cartons
- Magazines (including glossy print)
There Are Certain Papers That We Cannot Recycle:
- Wax coated boxes (i.e. milk cartons, juice boxes)
- Wet or soiled paper and cardboard
- Shredded paper
- Hard bound books
Single Stream Recycling Tips:
- Flatten your cardboard boxes and place them inside your recycling cart. If your cart is full and you have more cardboard please flatten and cut down to a 3' x 3' size, tied into manageable bundles and place next to your cart.
- Do not put plastic bags in your recycling cart.
- Flattening boxes, cans and plastic bottles will save space in your cart for other recyclables.
- Do not put rubbish, pet waste or yard waste in your Blue Recycling Cart.
☛ Carts containing rubbish or yard waste will not be collected! ☚
Most Common Recycling Errors:
- Using recycling cart for rubbish.
- Putting recycling in old buckets, bins or rubbish cans that we assume is rubbish.
- Not putting or placing recycling in a separate area - please place at least three feet from obstacles or other containers.
- Not cleaned or rinsed out - no food residue
- No window glass, ceramic dishes or cups.
- No small appliances - coffee makers, toasters, etc.
- No plastic buckets, bins, pails, rubbish cans, broken laundry baskets, rubbish can lids, milk crates, pop cases, etc.
- No Styrofoam (whole pieces or peanuts).
- Do not hide unacceptable items in recycling or rubbish: Paint, Styrofoam, etc.
Questions and Answers About the Recycling Program:
Q: Can I get an additional recycling cart and how do I know which ones are mine?
A: Yes, if you fill your recycling cart weekly and you seem to always need more room call the Service Department and request an additional cart. We will drop off one as soon as possible. The Service Department has a database of all cart serial numbers, but please jot down your cart's serial number and keep it with your records. The cart is owned by the City and stays "with the house" you are not to take it with you if you move, or use it for other purposes.
Q: Is there a proper way to put the cart at the curb?
A: Yes, place the metal bar facing the street; there is also an arrow on the cart that shows you which direction it should face in order for the "arm" of the truck to pick it up. As always, you want to keep the cart at least three feet away from your rubbish so the "arm" has room to grab the cart. Please keep the cart away from hydrants, poles, trees or anything that could hinder the "arm" from grabbing the cart.
Q: When do I take the cart out?
A: Take the cart out on your normal rubbish day. Keep in mind, all residents are to place rubbish and recycling out after 5:00pm the night before rubbish day - Ordinance 2009-72 prohibits residents from putting it out earlier. Please have the cart out by 7:00am the day of pickup. Also, please bring the cart (as well as the rubbish cart) back in as soon as possible.
Q: Who is responsible for maintenance if your cart needs repair?
A: The City of Lyndhurst Service Department will repair your cart or exchange it, depending on circumstances and what repairs are warranted.
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Call the Lyndhurst Service Department at (440) 473-5100 ☎.
Hazardous Household Waste:
Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) can be dropped off at the Service Department during regular office hours 7:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday and also during our weekend rubbish program hours 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from mid-April through mid-November.
The following are considered (HHW) and should not be put into regular rubbish. These items should be dropped off at the Service Department:
- Paints - latex & oil based in sealed original containers
- Turpentine, paint remover & solvents
- 4' and 8' florescent bulbs
- Please take CFLs (coiled bulbs) to Home Depot or Lowes for recycling
- Propane tanks - drop off at any Blue Rhino location
- Motor oil, kerosene, gasoline & antifreeze
- Household cleaners
Tires are only accepted (off the rim) for one month only, during weekend rubbish hours in late summer/early fall for one month. Please call for an updated time.
Computers can be recycled, please drop them off at the Service Department office during regular working hours, 7:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
||Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Information:||
Each year hundreds of residents contact the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District regarding a host of environmental issues. If you are one of these residents, you may find the SWCD Brochure a good resource tool.
The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District staff developed the SWCD Brochure to provide a quick response to county residents. All of the agencies listed within the brochure were contacted to determine if they were the appropriate agency.
This tool can also be obtained through the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Website at: www.cuyahogaswcd.org.
||Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District (SWD) Information:||
The Solid Waste District provides valuable recycling and waste disposal information to Cuyahoga County residents, while working closely with the 59 city service departments in the county.
For more information about recycling, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website at www.cuyahogaswd.org.
On the following observed Holidays, there will be NO Rubbish / Recycling pickup. If your day of collection falls on any of these Holidays, your day of collection will be the next business day.
New Year's Day
Please have your rubbish and recycling on the curb by 7:00 AM.
||Household Hazardous Waste Guidelines:||
The Lyndhurst Service Department is accepting household hazardous waste from Lyndhurst residents.
The items listed as acceptable below may be dropped off at the Service Garage located at 5301 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 weekdays between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM, and on Saturday and Sunday, April through November, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Please remember to bring a photo ID for proof of residency as this service is provided to Lyndhurst residents only.
Household Materials Accepted:
- ➜ Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
- ➜ Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries
- ➜ Caustic household cleaners
- ➜ Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid
- ➜ Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
- ➜ Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
- ➜ Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
- ➜ Pool chemicals
- ➜ Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
Materials Not Accepted:
- ➜ Electronics, appliances
- ➜ Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares
- ➜ Medical waste, pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps
- ➜ Mercury
- ➜ Radioactive waste (i.e. smoke detectors)
- ➜ Tires
Disposal of Latex Paint:
All latex paint must be dropped off at the Lyndhurst Service garage during working hours.
This drop off is available for residential household left over paint and is available to Lyndhurst residents only.
Proof of residency required.
For more information please call the Service Department at (440) 473-5100 ☎.
Disposal of Other Items:
Wastes such as motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, aerosol cans, and batteries can be disposed of at various locations throughout Cuyahoga County.
See the SWCD brochure Handle with Care: How to Properly Dispose of Hazardous Household Products for more information.
The Home Depot has a National Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) Recycling Program.
At each Home Depot store, customers can simply bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk.
The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio will once again be conducting Paper Shredding on the following dates in 2019:
The shredding truck will be located in the Municipal Center parking lot from 11:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
This service is available to Lyndhurst residents only, and proof of residency is required.
According to City Ordinance 951.02, you must place your household trash on the curb in City approved containers. Approved containers are: City-owned and issued 96-gallon green-wheeled carts for garbage and 64-gallon blue-wheeled carts for recyclables. All homes will be issued rubbish and recycling containers by the City of Lyndhurst. Please place your City trash and recycle containers at least 3 feet apart, side by side along the curb so that the truck's mechanical arm can lift with ease to avoid obstructions. Other obstructions to avoid are fire hydrants, trees, telephone poles and signs.
Do not place rubbish and recycling at the curb before 5:00 PM the day prior to your pickup day.
Rubbish and recycling must be at the curb no later than 7:00 AM on collection day.
Rubbish and recycling carts must be removed from curb the same day as collection.
During the Fall Season; please remember not to put sticks and branches in your leaves for curbside pickup. Sticks and branches can jam the tube on our leaf vacuum machines and slow us down. Leaves should be placed on the grass, at the curb for pickup. Please DO NOT place leaves in the street, as this is a hazard to traffic and tends to block catch basins preventing drainage after rain.
The winter season is rapidly approaching. Please remember when there are two inches or more of snowfall a parking ban is in effect. When a parking ban is in effect it is illegal to park on city streets.
In order to provide the best possible service regarding snow removal please remember it is illegal to shovel, plow or blow snow into the street or pile snow on the public sidewalk in front of your home. Keeping these areas open will allow our crews to operate more efficiently. If you hire a contractor to plow your driveway this winter, make sure they are registered with our Police Department, and aware of our ordinances pertaining to snow removal.
*Please have your rubbish to the curb by 7:00 AM.
||Rubbish Collection Regulations:||
All waste material will be collected on your regular collection day. However, it will not be collected from the premises unless it is separated and prepared in accordance with the following regulations.
The City Of Lyndhurst provides curb side collection to residential homes and condominiums. This service includes a weekly collection of household rubbish, yard waste and provides a weekly collection of recyclables.
Rules and Regulations
1.) You must place your household trash on the curb in City approved containers. Approved containers are: City-owned and issued 96-gallon green-wheeled carts for garbage and 64-gallon blue-wheeled carts for recyclables. All homes will be issued rubbish and recycling containers by the City of Lyndhurst. All trash must be placed inside the City or approved trash container: if not, it will not be collected. Do not place rubbish into recycling containers. Recycling containers containing rubbish will not be collected. Additional containers can be purchased from the City if necessary.
2.) All other containers such as standard plastic, galvanized cans, kitchen cans, or laundry baskets are not acceptable and will not be emptied.
3.) Please bag all rubbish, secure the bag with a tie, and place in your 96-gallon trash containers.
4.) Do not place your City containers on the curb prior to 5:00 p.m. the day before collection or later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
5.) Have your city trash and recycle containers at least 3 feet apart, side by side along the curb so that the truck's mechanical arm can lift with ease to avoid obstructions. Other obstructions to avoid are fire hydrants, trees, telephone poles and signs.
6.) Empty containers must be removed from the tree lawn the same day that collection is made. Failure to do so can result in a citation and fine. (Ord. 951.99)
7.) The following materials will not be collected: earth, rocks, broken concrete or materials left by private contractors.
8.) Tires are not accepted. Please call the Service Department at (440) 473-5100 for disposal options.
9.) All organic waste (yard waste) including grass, hedge clippings and garden plants must be placed in paper yard waste bags or designated yard waste containers not closer than 3 feet to rubbish and recycling carts. Yard waste bags are available at most retail outlets. Yellow YARD WASTE ONLY stickers are available at the Service Department Office located at 5301 Mayfield Road. Plastic bags filled with yard waste will not be accepted. All yard waste will be taken to a compost facility to be recycled into organic soil supplements.
10.) Leaves must be placed in paper yard waste bags except in the fall of the year, when they should be placed on the treelawn for vacuum collection. It is illegal to place leaves in the street.
11.) Small tree trimmings 4 foot and under must be bundled. Maximum bundle weight is 40 pounds.
12.) Large branches over 4 feet long (maximum 6 inch diameter) should be stacked neatly for chipping. Brush must be at least 4 feet from all rubbish and recycling containers as to not interfere with the mechanical arm on the collection trucks.
13.) Do not place paint in rubbish or recycling containers. All waste paint must be dropped of at the Lyndhurst Service garage during working hours.
14.) Explosives, poisons or any materials of any toxic nature should not be placed in rubbish or recycling containers. Hazardous Waste will be accepted seasonally during the weekend rubbish program. This program is available to Lyndhurst residents and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 3:30pm mid April through mid November.
15.) Heavy rains, icy streets, snow storms and official holidays sometimes delay the collection schedule. Please refer to the web site www.Lyndhurst-oh.com/servicedepartment for the holiday collection schedule.
16.) Large cardboard that will not fit in recycling bins must be collapsed, tied, bundled, no larger than 3' x 3' and placed next to the recycling container for collection.
The City will provide weekly pickup service of Bulk Trash on your normal collection day. Here is a brief list of acceptable bulk items for pickup:
Furniture, dressers, mattresses, couches, chairs, bookcases, house doors, storm doors, storm windows, bicycles, basketball hoops (dismantled), televisions, and appliances. Carpeting and fencing must be bundled/rolled, tied and no longer than 4 feet long and weigh no more than 40 pounds.
Please remember to keep all items at least 4 feet from all rubbish and recycling containers so as not to interfere with the mechanical arm on the collection trucks.
Special Pickup Large Volume
The City will provide a special pickup for City residents. Special pickups consist of house, garage, and move-out cleanouts of household trash and bulk items. This will be limited to two special pickups per year, per home. Please pre-schedule your special pickup by calling the Service Department at (440) 473-5100 ☎.
The purpose of these regulations is to provide efficient service for our residents at the lowest cost. Practical reasons exist for the limitations listed. For example weight and size limits are imposed as a safety measure for our employees and also due to the size of the openings on our collection trucks.
A clean city is a beautiful city. Help us keep Lyndhurst beautiful. Please post this in your garage. Please observe our rules, as they will be enforced. Failure to observe these rules is a Misdemeanor and subject to fines as provided in C.O.951.99.
Our aim is to keep our city clean, beautiful, and a great place to live. A goal we can accomplish as a "Community of Neighbors".
Patrick A. Ward, Mayor
Anthony Fioritto, Service Director
||Rubbish Container Order Form:||
Please print, fill out, attach your payment, and submit this Rubbish Form to purchase an additional Rubbish Container.
Please note that only one additional rubbish container per household is available for purchase. Please contact The Lyndhurst Service Department with any questions at (440) 473-5100.
Sewer maintenance consists of cleaning both the sanitary and storm sewer pipes (laterals), from your outside sewer cleanout (test tees). Both the sanitary and storm tees are usually located near the sidewalk under the grass area of your front yard.
The sanitary sewer services all drains inside your house and the storm sewer services the exterior of the home-ex: downspouts, driveway and garage drains, and the drain tile around the foundation of your home.
If you detect unusual odors from any drains, water seepage through your basement walls, water or sewage backup in your basement drains, call us at (440) 473-5100 to schedule an appointment.
The City of Lyndhurst will be accepting discarded tires (20" or less) during the month of September only.
The tires must be off the rims and dropped off during our weekend rubbish drop-off hours (indicated above).
Residents may also elect to take unwanted tires to a tire dealership for disposal.
During this time rubbish and yard debris may be dropped off at the Lyndhurst Service Garage, located at 5301 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 , Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
This service is for Lyndhurst residents only and proof of residency is required.