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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.

Don Kerniskey
Director of Public Service


Rubbish Pickup

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

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

For items NOT covered by regular curbside pickup programs  More…

Curbside Recycling

Richmond Heights is a recycling community and the City encourages its residents to participate.  The City picks up recycling items curbside. More…

City Partnering with 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. Just use the provided orange “Simple Recycling” bags to recycle unwanted clothing and housewares in re-usable condition and place the bags beside your regular trash container on your normal trash pickup day each Monday. This service is in addition to your regular recycling program. 

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…

Leaf Safety Reminder

Please DO NOT let your children play in the leaf piles by the street. This picture was taken by a UPS driver on a route in the Midwest. Thank goodness it was not the scene of a horrible accident!

Recycling Drop-off Center

Newspaper and magazines are collected only at the Recycling Drop-off Center.   Newspapers should be stacked neatly in brown paper bags or loose (ads may beincluded).  Newspapers are picked up on the 3rd Friday of each month as a service to Senior Citizens who register their name and address with the Service Dept.  Call (216) 731-7014 if you would like your name to be added. 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. - 3:00 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


2018 Trash and Recycle Calendar 

2018 Weekly Leaf Pickup

Snow Plowing Information

Color-Coded Snow Plowing Map

Pickup Rules for Large Waste Items

NEW YEAR'S DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, LABOR DAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY ARE THE ONLY HOLIDAYS THAT WILL INTERRUPT YOUR RUBBISH SCHEDULE IN 2018. Trash pickup will be on Tuesday for these holidays. For all other holidays, your trash pickup schedule will remain unchanged.