2016 Non-Recycle and Recyclable Pick-Up Program
Republic Industries delivers two free rubbish carts to each household in the Village. New residents in need of containers should contact Republic Services at 216-441-6300 or 800-968-7789.
Rubbish Logo
Your trash carts are part of an automated program which will increase the cleanliness and efficiency of rubbish collection in our Village. Our program is a model for other communities as our residents continue to increase our recycling tonnage each year.

Benefits include:
  • Container lids permanently attached
  • Containers easy to load and maneuver
  • Faster collection
  • Neat and orderly appearance
  • Odors and rubbish contained
  • Safe and effective method of rubbish collection
Reasons to Recycle
The Village encourages residents to recycle by using the green 64-gallon container for pick-up on regular collection days. Place recycle containers at the curb or, if living in an association community, at the end of your driveway. The container lid must close and silver lift bar should face the street.

Recycling saves resources; prevents pollution; reduces the need for landfills and incineration; supports public health by decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases; and creates jobs.
Important Guidelines
Green container: Recycle
Do not place yard waste in green containers.

Acceptable recycle items that can be co-mingled in the green container:
  • Newspapers, including inserts
  • Aluminum, steel and bimetal cans (food and beverage cans only)
  • Glass: bottles and jars (food and beverage containers only)
  • Plastic: food and beverage containers marked Number 1 to Number 7
  • Plastic: detergent and soap containers marked Number 1 to Number 7
  • Plastic containers that contained hazardous material, even if labeled Number 1-7 are not recyclable
  • Please rinse all containers listed above
  • Miscellaneous paper, magazines, junk mail, cardboard and paperboard (cereal and clean pizza boxes)
  • Milk and Juice containers called aseptic containers (cartons with a wax covering) and cardboard egg container
Recycling Note:

Metal clothing hangers are not recyclable, however your dry cleaning company will be glad to receive your used hangers.
Plastic grocery bags are not recyclable. Most grocery stores no longer accept used plastic grocery bags.
Green Container
Blue container: Non-Recycle
  • No containers with excessive foods and liquids still in container
  • Containers that contain hazardous material/liquid are not to be placed in the blue container.
  • Styrofoam™, aluminum foil, pie tins, etc.
  • Light bulbs, ceramics, china etc.
  • Plastic wrap, plastic bags, plastic grocery bags, flower pots, toys, etc.
  • No car batteries
  • Scrap metal, car parts
Blue Container

Solid Waste

Garbage must be bagged or wrapped and placed inside blue 96-gallon cart for weekly pickup. Please secure lid before placing cart at the curb. Leaves and grass should not be placed in bags and left on the tree lawn. Our Service Department handles spring and fall yard waste pick-up, April 15 to May 15 and September 30 to December 1. During these times, yard waste can be left in bulk on the tree lawn. Before or after this time, yard waste you do not compost should be placed in the blue carts.

On rubbish collection day, all waste must be:
  • Kept in blue carts
  • Placed at the curb or at the end of your driveway if you live in an association community. Silver lift bar should face the street


  • Sharps: Sharps include: needles, syringes, lancets, broken glass. For the safety of the drivers, sharps are to be placed in a screw on or tightly secured lid, in a hard plastic or metal container clearly marked “SHARPS.” Discard in regular trash cart, do not recycle these items.
  • Bulk Items: Items such as furniture, filing cabinets, mattresses, refrigerators and appliances, etc., can be placed curb side on the last Friday of every month for pick-up by Republic Industries.
  • Carpet: Must be cut into 4 foot lengths or less and contained in the 96-gallon blue cart. The lid must be closed.
  • Latex Paint: Remove the lid and allow to dry. If there are large quantities of paint, mixing cat litter, sawdust, Plaster of Paris, oil dry or vermiculite into the paint to speed drying. Once dry, remove the lid and the paint can, can be disposed with regular trash.
  • Construction Materials: All refuse from construction or home remodeling must be contained in the blue 96-gallon cart or will not be picked up. You may contact Republic Industries for a dumpster, at an additional charge at 216-441-6300.
  • Hazardous Materials: Hazardous materials include the following: Pesticides, insect sprays, herbicides, rust removers, swimming pool chemicals, wood preservatives, chlorine bleach, drain openers, corrosive chemicals (non-commercial), lye, muriatic acid, hobby chemicals, lubricants, used motor oil, used transmission fluid, gear oil, paint products including oil, latex, spray and stripper still in the container, paint thinners, automotive chemicals including waxes, polish, carburetor cleaner, brake fluid, gasoline and anti-freeze, car batteries. All hazardous waste can be dropped off anytime at the Service Department Garage on Garfield Lane. As a reminder, Mr. Joe Zalar, Bratenahl Service Director, provides a year-round drop at the Village Service Department for hazardous waste, used paint, tires and computers. This program is part of our collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
Note: If you need an additional blue 96-gallon container, you may call 216-441-6300. To sign up for this additional service the cost is $9.80 per month, per container. If you wish to request a green 64 gallon cart the cost for this service is $4.80 per month per container.

Bratenahl’s new paper recycling bin is located behind the Community Center in the parking lot off Burton Avenue It is telephone book recycling season and you can bring your books to this bin. While some bins do not, our bin does accept cardboard, but please break down all boxes and flatten it as much as you can.

If we all use this bin properly, it will generate a new revenue stream for the Village, however modest it might be.
For more information and to learn some reducing tips please go to Cuyahoga County's Solid Waste Management District page.
Recycle Bin