Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Program

The Solid Waste and Recycling Program offers residents of the city unlimited, scheduled curbside collection of all trash, yard waste and recyclables. The city's residential Solid Waste and Recycling collection program is currently contracted to Kimble Companies. The program is funded through the city's general fund. Residents with questions or concerns about the program may contact Kimble directly at 800-201-0005.

Business in the city should arrange collection service with the vendor of their choice. The program offers residents unlimited curbside collection of solid waste and recyclables, with a few exceptions, such as construction debris and hazardous waste. The following information is offered to help define the program and assist residents in preparing materials for collection.

Curbside Recycling in Highland Heights

Kimble Co. provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs loose (unbagged) in the provided wheeled cart.

Combine these items in your light green, wheeled, curbside recycling container:

  • CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable, and tuna cans. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.
  • CARTONS: Includes milk, juice, soup, broth and 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, etc. 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. The following items are NOT recyclable:

  • Fruit and Lettuce Containers (thermoform trays)
  • Produce, Deli & Bakery Trays
  • Plastic Bags, Wraps, Films
  • Cups (Solo cups, coffee cups)
  • Utensils and Plates
  • Fast Food Containers and Cups (styrofoam and molded plastic)
  • Bulky Plastic (lawn chairs, crates, buckets, Little Tykes/Step 2 products)
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Toys
  • Flower Pots
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam

For more details about recycling in Highland Heights, click here.

Collection Days

Solid waste and recyclables are collected on the same day for each street, Monday through Thursday. Find your collection day here.


If the holidays below fall on a weekday other than Friday, rubbish collection from that day on will be delayed 1 day during that week.

Holidays observed are:

  • New Years Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Round-Ups & Drop-Offs

The City of Highland Heights participates in the Computer Round-Up and the Household Hazardous Waste Collections program sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

Residents seeking information regarding the environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household materials that cannot be discarded as regular trash or for computer equipment recycling programs, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website, or call 216-443-3749 for details.

The Round-Up and Drop-Off programs include the programs listed below.

Other Local Recycling Information

Light Bulbs - Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small , twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe's store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See for more information.

Batteries - Rechargable batteries may be recycled for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations or visit for more information.