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Materials Accepted for Recycling
Glass, plastic, cans, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, paperboard and cardboard may be placed in your green recycling cart all together. All glass beverage bottles and jars may be recycled but please rinse the containers and remove the lids and neck rings. The paper labels do not need to be removed from glass bottles or jars. Plastic milk containers and plastic bottles and containers that have the numbers 1 through 7 stamped on the bottom may be recycled and should also be rinsed out. Aluminum and steel cans should be rinsed out and should have any paper labels removed. You may place all of your recyclables in your green cart loose but ALL of your recyclables must fit into your green cart.  Any type of bags or containers outside of your green cart that contain recyclables will not be picked up.
Yard Waste Recycling
If you do not currently bag your grass clippings, it is not necessary to do so. The city discourages the bagging of grass clippings and encourages our residents to mulch their grass clippings whenever possible and practical.

Yard waste is collected and composted every Tuesday from April through November and should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. along with your regular refuse and recycling carts on your regularly scheduled pick up day.

Yard Waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, weeds or garden waste should be place in paper yard waste bags. These specially designed paper yard waste bags use layers of special reinforced kraft paper that has the proven ability for holding and diverting all kinds of yard waste. In most instances, these all-weatherproof paper bags can be left out in all climates for up to ten days without breaking down. These paper bags are not only stronger than plastic, they can hold yard waste better than plastic. Remember, not all yard waste bags are made alike so please make sure you are buying "wet strength" yard waste bags for maximum durability. The paper yard waste bags can be found and purchased at many local hardware, home improvement and discount stores.

Tree, shrub and brush trimmings should be securely tied together forming easily handled packages not exceeding four (4) feet in length or fifty (50) pounds in weight. They should be tied with twine or string (no wire please).

You can still get rid of your yard waste from December through March but it must fit in your blue trash cart with your garbage on your regularly scheduled pick up day. Yard waste placed in the blue trash cart won't be composted and instead will go into the landfill.

Christmas trees will be picked up the first two weeks in January.
Simple Recycling
Simple Recycling collects at curbside every Tuesday beginning August 8, 2017 on regular trash collection day, items that are placed in specialized orange Simple Recycling collection bags. North Ridgeville residents can recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods such as kitchenware, books, toys, etc.  This is a free curbside program and bags are available at no charge by contacting Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068 or by email at [email protected].  For more information, visit their website at
Cell Phones for Soldiers
To a military family, a phone call home is priceless. The Armed Forces Services Exchange operates telephone call centers in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and other countries and aboard ships - anywhere service members are deployed. All of these locations stay busy around the clock to keep up communication between deployed troops and their loved ones. But these phone calls are expensive. A phone call from overseas can cost $7-$8 per minute!

Donations of old cell phones and/or accessories can be made at City Hall during regular business hours. Please take your donation to Room 100, Administrative Offices.

Recycling Collection Program
Residents of Lorain County may drop off any qualifying material - household hazardous waste, e-scrap, fluorescent lamps and ballasts, scrap tires, books, paper products and recyclables to the Collection Center located at the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District, 540 South Abbe Road, Elyria, OH  44035.  Hours of Operation: Mondays Noon-4:00 PM, Wednesdays from Noon-6:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  For more information, call (440) 329-5440.   Click here for a copy of the Hazardous Waste Collection Program brochure.

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