Rubbish Collection & Disposal


The City of Berea's trash and recycling is picked up by Republic Services. Rubbish and recycling are picked up in blue and green carts. For carts or replacement of damaged carts, please call Republic Services Customer Service at (800) 433-1309.


Trash Collection

  • All household garbage and trash must be bagged and placed in the blue cart
  • Cart lid opening must face the street and handle must face the home
  • Cart must be placed on driveway or tree lawn approximately 3 ft. from curb




Holiday Schedule

When a holiday falls on or before your regular pickup day, your rubbish and recycling will be collected one day later than usual. For example, if your regular pickup day is Friday, your rubbish / recycling will be picked up on Saturday. The following Holidays will affect your pickup schedule: - New Year's Day - Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day - Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Day.


Heavy and Bulk Items - Once A Month Only

Bulk items such as household furniture, appliances, televisions and other miscellaneous unwanted household items can be placed at the curb on your regular collection day once a month.  Bulk Trash will be picked up on Friday the week of the 3rd Monday of the month.

2018 Bulk Pickup Schedule

When placing an old refrigerator at the curb, the doors must be removed and placed next to the refrigerator.


Items Not Permitted For Disposal

  • Large car parts, tires, batteries, etc.
  • Liquids
  • Building materials and debris by contractors or private dumpster services.  These items must be removed and disposed of by contractors.

Yard Waste

  • Curbside pickup by Republic Services will be available April 2018.
  • Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard bags, not to exceed 40 lbs.
  • Small branches must be cut and bundled, not to exceed 3 ft. or 40 lbs, and placed next to yard waste bags or yard waste cans.
  • Yard waste generated by contractors must be removed and disposed of by contractors.
  • Loose leaves – The City of Berea will collect leaves at the curb according to published schedule in the fall.
  • Brush piles, large branches (3 ft. or longer) – Call the City Service Dept. for pickup – (440) 826-5853.


Collection Guidelines and Times

To ensure pickup of your rubbish and recycling materials, please place them on your tree lawn before 7 a.m. on your pickup day. Recyclables are picked up separately.





The City of Berea offers weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine paper, cardboard, cans, cartons, glass and plastics in the provided wheeled cart. Items should be placed loose, not bagged, in the wheeled cart.

Curbside recycling information

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For carts or replacement of damaged carts, please call Republic Services Customer Service at

(800) 433-1309.


Combine these items in your curbside 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 & 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: Any plastic bottle, jar, jug or tub can be placed in your curbside recycling. Recycle plastic food and beverage bottles, cosmetics and personal products, and laundry detergent and bleach bottles. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.


Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable. See the chart below.

Plastics recycling list 


For more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at or

The Solid Waste District also offers Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly.




Mixed Paper Recycling with Paper Retriever

There are green and yellow Paper Retriever Recycling Bins throughout the City of Berea.  These bins are for the collection of magazines, newspapers, office and school papers, catalogs, phone books, shredded paper and junk mail.  The locations listed below earn a rebate for the paper collected in their recycling bins.

  • Berea-Midpark High School
  • Grindstone Elementary School
  • Roehm Athletic Center 
  • St. Mary's Church
  • St. Mary's School
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church



Simple Recycling offers curbside pickup of unwanted clothing and re-usable housewares. Use the provided green bags and place them beside trash containers on the normal trash pickup day.  For more information, visit  To request bags, please call (216) 438-7109.


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Berea partners with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to offer environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household products that cannot be disposed in the regular trash including oil-based paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and other hazardous products found in the home. See details about the next collection event.


Latex paint is a non-hazardous material. Residents should dry out latex paint by placing kitty litter in the can to absorb the paint.  Once the paint is dry the paint cans, with lids removed, may be placed in the trash cart for disposal.


Computer Recycling

Computers and electronics can be recycled, but not in your curbside recycling. Most contain valuable metals that can be recovered through recycling. Types of equipment that can be recycled include desktops, towers, laptops, monitors, keyboards and peripherals, printers, modems, tablets, e-readers, telecom devices, networking equipment, cables, cell phones and video game systems. See details about the next collection event.


Electronics can also be recycled through local e-waste companies and at some retail locations. Best Buy and Staples allow customers to drop-off items in store. Televisions can be recycled locally for a fee. Learn more about Televisions.


Scrap Tire Collection

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.


Tires will not be picked up with rubbish or by the City. 


Document Shredding

Paper shredding events may be held in Berea. See details about the next paper shredding event.

400 Barrett Road
Berea, OH 44017

Paul Anzalone

Russ Frank

Paul Chontos
Asst. Superintendent

Suzan Calderaro
Assistant Superintendent

Jean Donoughe
Department Administrator

Water Plant

Sandra O. Vozar
P.E., Utility Engineer
440-826-5800, ext. 6225

Ken Yee
Water Plant Superintendent
440-234-5652 ext.

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