Keep Recycling - It Makes A Difference!
Efforts at “Greening Parma Heights” have made significant strides. A recently released report of 2015 Residential Recycling Percentages shows that Parma Heights has the second greatest percentage recycling increase of all communities in Cuyahoga County.
The Parma Heights waste management program involves reducing waste through numerous recycling programs made available to our residents each year. Participation continues to increase at special drop-off events held at the Service Garage in the Greenbrier Commons throughout the year. “More and more residents are coming to safely shred personal documents and to dispose of hazardous household materials,” says Michelle Teresi, city Recycling Coordinator.
Recycling a ton of 'waste' has twice the economic impact of burying it in the ground and extends the life of our landfill. In fact, according to an online magazine, “Recycling: Good For Economy and Environment”, recycling one additional ton of waste will pay $101 more in salaries and wages, produce $275 more in goods and services, and generate $135 more in sales than disposing of it in a landfill."
I thank every resident who puts forth the effort to recycle. By participating, we help benefit the economy by creating jobs for citizens in recycling industries but more importantly, we are together improving and preserving the environment for future generations.
The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District recently launched a new website called CuyahogaRecycles.org, which shows residents in all cities exactly what and how they can recycle in their community. In Parma Heights, you can fill your green recycling cart with newspaper, junk mail, cans, cartons, glass, flattened cardboard and plastic.
Unused medications can be dropped off in a specially marked drop box in the lobby of the Police Department located at 6184 Pearl Road.
Special drop-off events are held throughout the year for computers, electronics, scrap tires, hazardous waste, and confidential documents. The schedule is posted on the Service Department page of our website at www.parmaheightsoh.gov.
If residents choose not to donate clothing to a charity of their choice, curbside donations of clothing, textiles and household goods are collected by Simple Recycling. To make arrangements for a pick-up, call (866) 835-5068.
Additionally, extra household refuse and styrofoam (not packing peanuts) can be brought to the Service Garage on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Again, for more recycling information, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's new website: CuyahogaRecycles.org.