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The City of Cleveland will Collect Your Holiday Trash

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

CLEVELAND, OH—The City of Cleveland is going to collect your waste in this 2021 holiday time.

There are several regulations you must follow. First, please contains all waste in the carts provided by the city. Blue cart is for all recyclables (glass, metal, plastic, paper, and cardboard). The black and gray card for household trash.

You should place carts outside no earlier than noon the day before your regular pick-up day, and you need to remove the carts by noon the following day.

You must follow city bulk policies, you will have a limit of three bulk items per pickup, such as appliances, tables, and chairs. All mattresses, boxes, and furniture should be wrapped in plastic, you can also drop up to four tires.

The city does not accept construction materials and bags are not considered bulk items.

If you want to set out a bulk item, you need to call (216) 664- 3711 to schedule.

Branches and wood must be cut and bundled. Each bundle cannot exceed 3 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter.

All leaves and grass clippings must be contained, up to 20 bags per week.

The city encourages people to compost at home.

Visit the city's website for information on the compost clinic.

Calendars for the schedule of the waste collection can be accessed here.

The dates that are boxed in green are the one-day delayed collection, and the dates boxed in brown are the holiday collection with regular pickups.

In the bulk week, they will collect three items only. For more information please contact the City of Cleveland Department of Public Works Division of Waste Collection, 5600 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44103.

You can also call (216) 664-3711 or visit

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