Special Recycling Programs in Berea

Mixed Paper Recycling with Paper Retriever

There are green and yellow Paper Retriever Recycling Bins throughout the City of Berea. These bins are for the collection of:

  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office and School Papers
  • Phone Books
  • Shredded Paper

The locations listed below earn a rebate for the paper collected in their recycling bins.

  • Berea-Midpark High School
  • Grindstone Elementary School
  • Roehm Athletic Center
  • St. Mary's Church
  • St. Mary's School
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church

Clothing / Fabric / Textiles 

11/24/2020 - Simple Recycling is not currently picking up curbside donations due to COVID-19.  They expect to resume curbside collections in the spring of 2021.  Please call Simple Recycling for more information or check back for updates.

Simple Recycling offers curbside pickup of unwanted clothing and re-usable housewares. Use the provided orange bags and place them beside trash containers on the normal trash pickup day. For more information, visit Simple Recycling. To request bags, please call 216-438-7109. 

The City will also have orange bags for residents at the Service Garage and City Hall. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please make an appointment by call 440-826-5853 prior to coming to buildings. 

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Berea partners with the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to offer environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household products that cannot be disposed in the regular trash including oil-based paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and other hazardous products found in the home. To see details about the next collection event, view Cuyahoga Recycles City of Berea Webpage.

Latex Paint

Latex paint is a non-hazardous material. Residents should dry out latex paint by placing kitty litter in the can to absorb the paint. Once the paint is dry the paint cans, with lids removed, may be placed in the trash cart for disposal.

Computer Recycling

Computers and electronics can be recycled, but not in your curbside recycling. Most contain valuable metals that can be recovered through recycling. Types of equipment that can be recycled include: 

  • Cables
  • Cell phones
  • Desktops
  • E-readers
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Networking equipment
  • Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Tablets
  • Telecom devices
  • Towers
  • Video game systems

To see details about the next collection event, view Cuyahoga Recycles City of Berea Webpage.

Electronics can also be recycled through local e-waste companies and at some retail locations. Best Buy and Staples allow customers to drop-off items in store. For more information, view Best Buy website. Televisions can be recycled locally for a fee. Learn more about Televisions by visiting Cuyahoga Recycles Televisions Page.

Scrap Tire Collection

When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. 

If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care, and National Tire and Battery.

Tires will not be picked up with rubbish or by the City.

Document Shredding

Paper shredding events may be held in Berea. To see details about the next paper shredding event, view Cuyahoga Recycles City of Berea Webpage.