Special Recycling Collections

Lake County Solid Waste District
2015 Special Collections

List of Special Collections

Computer Collection
April 29, 2017

One computer collection a year is held at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville from 9 AM - 1 PM. Follow the signs to the Commerical Building.

Scrap Tire Collection
May 6, 2017

One scrap tire collection a year is held at the south end of the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville from 8 AM - 1 PM. They take the first six tires (w/o rims) for free, any car tire on rim $4/each, and oversized tires $10/each. 

SHRED YOUR FILES EVENT - Wickliffe Residents
Saturday, May 13 from 9 AM – 12 Noon

Held at the Wickliffe Service Garage, 28730 Ridge Road. Residents may bring 6 grocery bags or 3 copier boxes of personal papers and have them shredded free of charge at this on-site shredding event. Take advantage of this FREE service and dispose of your old tax forms and other personal papers safely! Sorry, not for businesses.  Hosted by Keep Wickliffe Beautiful. (440) 943-7100

Household Hazardous Waste Collections
June 3 & September 23, 2017

Household hazardous waste collections are held twice a year from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Enter at Mentor Avenue entrance and follow the signs to the collection area.

Call (440) 943-7100 for information on disposal of latex paint, as latex paint is not accepted at the HHW collection, only oil-based paint.

Used Household Batteries

Residents are encouraged to take their household batteries to the Lake County Hazardous Waste Collections, held twice a year at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  The 2017 dates for the HHW Collections are June 3 & September 23.
Bulldog Battery- 37645 Vine St. in Willoughby. No charge for drop off, small quantities only, i.e. coffee can or baggie.

Cell Phone Recycling

Cell phone recycling is available at Wickliffe City Hall in the Recreation Department foyer during regular business hours. Drop off your old cell phones and their batteries in the designated box.

Do not recycle the accessories (chargers, cases, earpieces, etc.). Dispose of these accessories in your trash receptable, as they are not recyclable.

Phone Book Recycling

You can opt-out of receiving certain phone books by registering on the Yellow Pages website. Go to www.yellowpagesoptout.com and register your name and zip code. Once registered, a selection of phone books available in your area will appear. You may then choose to receive only certain phone books, or none of them, if that is your option. For information on how to eliminate unwanted catalogs and maillings, visit www.ecocycle.org and view the "Stop the Junk Mail" link at their website.

You may recycle your phone books in the yellow & green Abitibi Paper Retriever bins year-round. There are many of these bins located around the City, including the Wickliffe Public Library and area churches.  The County has eliminated their seasonal collection of phone books, so please use the Abitibi bins instead. Phone books may also be put in the KIMBLE recycling carts for curbside recycling.

Please remove the plastic bags from the phone books before recycling them.



Styrofoam trays are NOT RECYCLABLE so do not put them in the curbside collection carts.  The trays contain a shiny surface film that prohibits them from being recycled easily. Residents are instructed to put the food trays into their garbage cart for trash collection. 

Planet Aid Clothing Collection Bins

Two yellow clothing collection bins are located at Coulby Park near the tennis courts. Residents may donate clothing to Planet Aid by placing their clothing in these bins. Planet Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries. Their objectives include development, relief aid, and protecting the environment. Planet Aid was founded in 1997 and has since then collected and resold used clothing as a means to raise funds for development projects overseas, such as schools, health programs or HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, Asia and Central America.

The yellow Planet Aid clothing bins are also located at the various Wickliffe City Schools and other locations around town. Clothing donations may be made at any time of the year.