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Service Department

The Service Department performs and provides a wide variety of services to maintain the City's day-to-day functions, including, but not limited to, snow removal, leaf collection and maintenance of the City parks, streets and buildings.

Director of Public Service



Small Propane Tank Amnesty Event Oct. 24-28, 2022

The Solid Waste District will be hosting an amnesty recycling event for small propane tanks at our facility October 24-28, 2022 during our regular operating hours (8:30 AM-4:30 PM). Small propane tanks, including camp stove, lantern or torch tanks (usually 2# or less), will be accepted from residents of Cuyahoga County. Tanks from businesses, grill tanks, helium tanks, oxygen cylinders, welding tanks, refrigerant and other cylinders will not be accepted. County residents can bring those small tanks during that time and ring our doorbell for assistance. Please feel free to let your residents know if they ask about how to dispose of those small tanks and/or advertise to your residents. At this time we can only accept from residents directly and are unable to accept tanks from cities.

Matt WaltersRecycling Programs Direct: 216-698-7595

CUYAHOGA COUNTY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights, OH 44105 216.443.3749


Rubbish Pickup

Trash is picked up by a private waste hauler.  More...

Prepare Your Mailbox for the Winter

A Little Preventative Maintenance Goes a Long Way! More...

Plastic, Glass, and Aluminum/bi-metal Containers Recycling

Richmond Heights has suspended curbside pickup and acceptance of plastics, glass, and aluminum/bi-metal containers for 2020. More… 

Mixed Paper Recycling

The City encourages residents to bring mixed paper to paper recycling bins behind the school, and at several nonprofits, places of worship and the Cleveland Metroparks.

Simple Recycling

The City of Richmond Heights partners with Simple Recycling, which offers a curbside pickup recycling program at absolutely zero cost to partner municipalities and their residents.*Curbside collection has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Contact to schedule a donation pick up in the meantime or call Simple recycling 1-866-835-5068 to schedule a donation pick up with donate stuff. 

Leaf Collection

The Service Department typically begins its curbside leaf pick-up service the last week of October, and continues for six weeks or until the majority of the leaves are picked up. More… 

Tree Limb and Brush Removal

The City's Service Department regularly removes large branches from residents' tree lawns, whereas Waste Management picks up smaller twigs and branches. There are certain guidelines that must be followed before pickup occurs. More…

Service Department Adds Four New Trucks to Winter Fleet

Congratulations to Service Director, Don Kerniskey, who was able to negotiate the purchase of four, very lightly used, snow plows from Concord Township. More...

Important Information

Open Monday through Friday
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
(216) 731-7014
26260 Chardonview Road
Richmond Heights

For all trash-related issues, please call 
the City's Service Dept. at 216-731-7014

City Equipment for Sale

2022 Trash Collection Calendar

2019 Waste Management Brochure

 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Snow Plowing Information

Color-Coded Snow Plowing Map

Pickup Rules for Large Waste Items

MEMORIAL DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY, AND LABOR DAY ARE THE ONLY HOLIDAYS THAT WILL INTERRUPT YOUR RUBBISH SCHEDULE IN 2022. Trash pickup will be on Tuesday for these holidays. For all other holidays, your trash pickup schedule will remain unchanged.