Trash and Recycling

Bay Village has contracted with Republic Services for refuse and recycling collection.  Republic has provided blue refuse carts and green recycling carts to each home in Bay Village.  The carts remain the property of Republic Services and should not be removed from the residence.

If your refuse or recycling is not collected as scheduled, or if your cart is broken, contact Republic Services immediately for assistance.

2020 Trash/ Recycling/ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule (pdf)


Recycling right means focusing on the five items that belong in curbside recycling:

  • CANS: Empty and rinse.
  • CARTONS: Empty, rinse, replace the cap -- it's too small to be recycled by itself!
  • GLASS: Empty and rinse.
  • PAPER & BOXES: Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS: Empty, rinse, replace the cap.

Everything else is considered contamination.

Simple Recycling

Use the bright red/orange bags provided by Simple Recycling to recycle textiles and small usable household items.  Additional bags are available at City Hall and the Service Garage.

How to dispose of other items:

Bay Village Service Garage household hazardous waste and computer equipment drop off [page below].

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District "What Do I Do With?" search engine

Collection Day and Time

Recycling and refuse materials will be picked up on Tuesday each week EXCEPT when a holiday falls on or before your regular pick up day. Then your recycling and refuse materials will be collected on Wednesday.

Holidays that can affect collections:

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Container placement:  Place containers within 3 feet of the curb and 3 feet apart, with the arrows facing the street. Do not place carts near mailboxes, fixed objects, or in the street.

Place containers at the curb after 5:00 pm on the day before collection, and by 6:00 am on the morning of collection. Please remove empty containers within 12 hours after collection.

Bulk Pickup

Your Bulk Pickup day will be the 3rd Tuesday of a full work week, EXCEPT when a holiday falls on or before your regular Bulk pickup day. Then your Bulk Pickup day will be on Wednesday.

items below will be picked up on bulk pickup days only:

  • 3-32 Gallon cans or 6 plastic bags of trash or yard waste
  • Household furniture
  • Carpeting, tied and rolled into 4' lengths
  • Swing sets, and television sets, etc.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, DOORS AND FREON REMOVED
  • Window AC Units and Dehumidifiers, FREON REMOVED
  • Washers and dryers

Note: Contractors are responsible for removal of construction debris.

To check availability for a one-time pickup of an appliance, contact the Service Department during normal hours of operation.

Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Drop Off

The City of Bay Village collects certain household hazardous waste and computer equipment for disposal.  Residents may drop these materials off at the Service Garage from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on the last Friday of the month, or third Friday if the normal date falls on a holiday. 

We accept:

  • Computers and computer equipment
  • Tires (no rims)

We accept (in their original containers):

  • Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
  • Varnishes, polyurethane, shellacs
  • Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Caustic household cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Oils and grease
  • Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries
  • Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
  • Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid

 We do NOT accept:

  • TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo Equipment
  • Tire rims
  • Latex paint.  Allow latex paint to dry, then dispose of it in your regular trash.
  • Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares. Firearms and ammunition can be turned in at the Bay Village Police Department.
  • Medical waste, pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps.  Medication can be disposed of at the Bay Village Police Department.
  • Radioactive waste, including smoke detectors
  • Electronics, appliances
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Rechargeable batteries.  Take batteries to any Best Buy, Home Depot, or Lowe's in Cuyahoga County, or call 1-877-2-RECYCLE to find a battery recycling location.
  • Fluorescent bulbs.  Take compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) bulbs to Home Depot or Lowe's for disposal.