There is no sorting needed for the recycling cart. Simply place all your recyclables in your Kimble cart and wait for pick up. Larger items, such as cardboard boxes and other packaging, should be broken down to ensure it fits properly inside the recycling cart. While we try to make our recycling program as easy as possible, there are some things that are not safe to recycle. Find out exactly what we can and cannot recycle below or read KImble's easy recycling guide.

5 Ways to Recycle Right

  1. Leave recyclables loose - not bagged. Plastic bags do not belong in your recycling bin or cart. Plastic bags get tangled in the sorting machines at the recycling facilities and cause major problems in the recycling process. Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at many retail locations, including Giant Eagle, Lowe's Home Improvement, Marc's, Target, and Walmart stores. 
  2. Make sure it's clean and empty. Rinse residue from cartons, containers, bottles, jars, or any other recyclable that may contain food particles. Greasy pizza boxes are not accepted. 
  3. Keep it dry. When it comes to paper, boxes, and cardboard, keeping it dry is imperative for the recycling process. Flatten all cardboard and boxes as well. 
  4. Don't wishcycle. Think you can throw everything into your recycling bin, and it will get sorted out at the recycling plant? Think again. Recycling only the correct items is paramount: aluminum cups, cans, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, paper, and boxes, along with plastic bottles and jugs.  

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What Can Be Recycled

  • All Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Telephone Books
  • Mail
  • Printer | Copier Paper
  • Chipped Board (ex: cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard and Corrugated Cardboard
  • Plastic Jugs & Bottles
  • AllColors of Glass
  • Aluminum Cans | Trays 
  • Other Bi-metal Products

What Cannot Be Recycled

  • Paint Cans
  • Anti-freeze or Motor Oil Containers
  • Wax Cartons
  • Batteries
  • Light Bulbs or Wire Hangers
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Toys
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Truck Parts
  • Propane Tanks
  • Flammable Liquids
Call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District for information on the disposal of these items at 216-443-3749. See the Recycle Resource page for more recycling options.