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Curbside recycling to return to the city of Cleveland in June: Here's how to register

Recyclables will be picked up weekly by city of Cleveland crews beginning June 13, 2022.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video features Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb talking about environmental justice in an April 2022 interview.

The city of Cleveland is set to roll out its new curbside recycling program next month and you can get your residence on the list now. 

Recyclables will be picked up weekly by city of Cleveland crews beginning June 13, 2022. Residents can register for the program by visiting CLErecycles.com or by calling (216) 664-3030. 

“We are proud to bring recycling back to Cleveland and consider curbside recycling a basic city service that we are committed to getting right,” said Mayor Justin Bibb in a statement. “I hope residents will join us in this effort to reduce landfill waste and work toward a greener future.” 

If you were one of the 27,000 households that enrolled for the program last fall, no action is needed. The city says there is also no additional cost to residents for the new recycling program. 

All households enrolled in Cleveland's curbside recycling program will receive a welcome packet that includes FAQs, an expanded list of what is recyclable under the new program, a list of recycling dos and don’ts and — most importantly — a set of stickers that must be placed on the blue recycling bin to identify it as enrolled in the program.  

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The city notes that because items placed in blue bins have previously been collected as trash, it is critical that the stickers are placed on the bins per the instructions in the welcome packets. Packets will be mailed to residents on a rolling basis. Those already enrolled can expect packets in May, those enrolling in May can expect packets in June and so on through the end of the enrollment period on July 31, 2022.  

Blue bin contents not marked with City of Cleveland recycling stickers will continue to be picked up as trash over the summer.  

In Fall 2022, blue bins from households not participating in the recycling program will no longer be picked up as trash and the bins themselves will be collected for reuse in the recycling program.  

See the list of acceptable materials and check out the City of Cleveland recycling FAQs by clicking here.

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