Recycling Events & Programs

Year-round activities to improve our community

Through a variety of events, programs, and awards, the City of Wickliffe & Keep Wickliffe Beautiful hope to improve both our environment and our awareness as a community to ecological issues. Please join us during events like our Arbor Day Ceremony, or volunteer your time or unused possessions to one of our drives. Alternatively, for a bit of fun you can take part in one of the many green themed competitions we hold throughout the year.

Events, Programs, & Awards


Bright Spot Award

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful is an organization dedicated to encouraging litter prevention, beautification and recycling in Wickliffe. To recognize and encourage private efforts that beautify our City, we present the Bright Spot Award.

This award is presented to business properties that excel in one or more of the following areas: revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.

Congratulations to our
2016 Bright Spot Winners

1366 Rockefeller Rd.


30240 Lakeland Blvd.

30054 Lakeland Blvd.

30022 Euclid Ave.


Statues, flowers, and a fountain at the Wickliffe Rose Garden

Memorial Rose Garden

In 1996, the Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission established a Memorial Rose Garden as a special way to remember departed relatives and friends. This garden is located at the west end of Wickliffe City Hall in the Coulby Gardens. A Rose Garden was part of the original gardens of the Coulby Estate. It has been restored to its original beauty by the Commission as a memorial garden.

CLICK HERE for a rose dedication form.


Yard of the Year Awards

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful has reinstated its Yard of the Year awards. Trained volunteer teams will be canvassing assigned routes in the city to nominate residences for this award, with ONE winner per ward. 
All yards nominated for the Yard of the Year by our evaluation team will receive a postcard informing them of their nomination, which is an honor in itself! Final selection of the winners will be done by the KWB Beautification Committee.  Winners are presented a Yard of the Year sign for their yard and a photo will be included in the Wickliffe Connection.   


Ward One 
Janeen & Dennis Kehn
29208 Armadale Ave.


Ward Two
Ron & Anna Marie Lukehart
1914 E. 290th St.


Ward Three
John & Jeanne Schimmelmann
536 Ezmor Lane


Ward Four
James & Nanci Spaulding
1681 Rush Rd.

Family of Robert B. Fulton

Arbor Day Ceremony

The 2016 National Arbor Day was celebrated on April 28, 2016 at the Jindra Park Pavilion. The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosted this annual event with a dedication of the Arbor Day tree, followed by a hot dog lunch. Free tree seedlings were given to attendees. Wickliffe is celebrating its 36th year at a TREE CITY USA.

Many thanks to the Wickliffe Rotary Club and the North Coast Lions Club for their donations toward the purchase of the Arbor Day tree.


Volunteers taking a break from cleaning up the freeway with the Great American Cleanup.

2017 Great American Cleanup

The 2017 Keep America Beautiful American Cleanup will be held from April 1 - May 31 in Wickliffe. Public parks, open lots, parking lots, neighborhood streets are part of this litter pickup event. Keep Wickliffe Beautiful provides free trash bags for the cleanups.

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission has adopted the I90-Bishop Road Freeway Ramp as part ofthe ODOT Adopt-A-Spot cleanup program. Volunteers will collect accumulated trash from the ramps throughout the year. Tentative 2017 ramp cleanup dates are April 22, June 10, August 12 and October 7. To volunteer for these events, call the City Programs Coordinator at 440-943-7100. Students may earn Community Service hours for their participation in this event.


Volunteers at a past Clothing Collection drive.

Clothing Collection

The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosts a clothing collection in the fall of each year. The 2017 collection is scheduled for September 1-27.

A free distribution to needy families will be held on Saturday, September 30, at the Wickliffe Community-Senior Center, 900 Worden Road, from 8:30 AM - Noon.

Volunteers are needed to sort clothing on Septebmer 29th. Call Patty Fowler, Program Director, at (440) 943-7100 to volunteer to help.