Recycling Services

Curbside Recycling Program
KIMBLE Services

Recyclables are to be placed in the 65-gallon bright green recycling cart supplied by KIMBLE. Recyclables are collected weekly on the same day as your scheduled trash collection. All recyclables may be commingled in the recycling cart without having to separate the paper & cardboard from the other plastic, glass or metal recyclables.

Kimble has updated its list of acceptable recyclables.  Only plastic bottles and jugs are to be recycled.  No other plastics are to be recycled, even though they have a recycle symbol on them.  Please view the following list from Kimble for acceptable items for recycling.

Kimble Recycling Guide

Recyclables include:
Plastics #1 – #2 bottles and jugs only
Newspaper & Magazines
Telephone books
Mail/copier paper
Shredded paper (in bags)
Corrugated cardboard
Chipped board (cereal boxes)
Aluminum cans, foil, trays
Steel & bimetal cans
EMPTY aerosol cans
Clear, green or brown glass bottles

DO NOT RECYCLE: Styrofoam, paint cans, wax cartons, pizza boxes, batteries, light bulbs, wire hangers, plastic bags & shrink wrap, plastic utensils, plastic toys, motor oil & antifreeze containers, outdoor plastic furniture, window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs. Styrofoam trays and serving ware are NOT RECYCLABLE so do not put them in the curbside collection carts.  The trays contain a shiny surface film that prohibits them from being recycled easily. Residents are instructed to put the food trays into their garbage cart for trash collection.

KIMBLE containers are the property of KIMBLE services. Residents must subscribe to the cart or bag service provided by KIMBLE, which includes recycling and yard waste collection. Call KIMBLE at (800) 201-0005 with service questions. Residents must leave container if they move from their residence and should not give the trash container away.


The City of Wickliffe and Lake County have several special recycling collections throughout the year. These special collections allow you to properly dispose of items like batteries and other hazardous household items, along with programs like the Clothing Collection Drive.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9 AM – 12 Noon
Wickliffe Service Garage, 28730 Ridge Road

Residents may bring 6 grocery bags or 3 copier boxes of personal papers and have them shredded free of charge. Take advantage of this FREE service and dispose of your old tax forms and other personal papers safely! Sorry, not for businesses.  Hosted by Keep Wickliffe Beautiful. (440) 943-7100

August 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at Lake County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building

CRT/TV Monitors; LCD Monitors and TV; Plasma TV. There will be charges for tube TV’s & CRTs.  It will be determined by the diagonal size of picture tube ($5 for up to 21 inches, $10 for over 22 inches).  Flat/LCD/Plasma TV or computer screens, any size, can be dropped off for free at this collection.  Only cash or check will be accepted.

June 8 & September 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at Lake County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building

Household hazardous waste collections are held twice a year at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Enter at Mentor Avenue entrance and follow the signs to the collection area.

Call (440) 943-7100 for information on disposal of latex paint, as latex paint is not accepted at the HHW collection, only oil-based paint.

Used Household Batteries
Residents are encouraged to take their household batteries to the Lake County Hazardous Waste Collections, held twice a year at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  The 2019 dates for the HHW Collections are June 8 & September 21.

Bulldog Battery- 37645 Vine St. in Willoughby. No charge for drop off, small quantities only, i.e. coffee can or baggie.

Phone Book Recycling
Phone books may be placed in the KIMBLE recycling carts for curbside recycling.

You can opt-out of receiving certain phone books by registering on the Yellow Pages website. Go to and register your name and zip code. Once registered, a selection of phone books available in your area will appear. You may then choose to receive only certain phone books, or none of them, if that is your option. For information on how to eliminate unwanted catalogs and mailings, visit and view the “Stop the Junk Mail” link at their website.

You may also recycle your phone books in the yellow & green Paper Retriever bins year-round. There are many of these bins located around the City, including the Wickliffe Public Library and area churches.  The County has eliminated their seasonal collection of phone books, so please use the Paper Retriever bins instead, or your KIMBLE recycling bin.

Please remove the plastic bags from the phone books before recycling them.

Planet Aid Clothing Collection Bins

Two yellow clothing collection bins are located at Coulby Park near the tennis courts. Residents may donate clothing to Planet Aid by placing their clothing in these bins. Planet Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries. Their objectives include development, relief aid, and protecting the environment. Planet Aid was founded in 1997 and has since then collected and resold used clothing as a means to raise funds for development projects overseas, such as schools, health programs or HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, Asia and Central America.

The yellow Planet Aid clothing bins are also located at the various Wickliffe City Schools and other locations around town. Clothing donations may be made at any time of the year.