- Clothing / Household Goods
- Goodwill Car Donation
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Latex Paint
- Propane Tanks
Suspended due to Covid 19
Clothing & Household Goods Recycling
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 85% of textiles are not donated or recycled. That equates to an average of 70 pounds of textiles per person being thrown away every year.
The City of Brooklyn is asking its residents to help lower those statistics and have partnered with Simple Recycling, based in Solon, Ohio, for the curbside collection of clothing, shoes, textiles, and household goods. This program accepts reusable items as well as torn, stained, and otherwise irreparable clothing, linens, and working, small appliances that can be moved by one man.
How It Works
On your regularly scheduled recycling day, Brooklyn residents place your materials curbside, inside special bags provided by Simple Recycling. Special labeled tags are also available if you have household goods that are easier to box up.
Simple Recycling will replenish your bag and tag supplies as you use them. To request additional bags, visit the Supplies and FAQs page of the Simple Recycling website, or contact Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068.
For More Information
For information and a complete list of accepted items please visit the Simple Recycling website.
The City of Brooklyn delivers used computers that are dropped off at the Service Garage to the RET3 job corp. The computers are refurbished and donated to groups who teach children, seniors, church groups and non-profit organizations. In 2011, the City donated over 2 tons of computers!
Residents can drop off their used computers at the Service Garage at 9400 Memphis Avenue during normal business hours.
The City of Brooklyn participates in the Cuyahoga Solid Waste District Hazardous Waste Program. Residents are asked to bring the following items to the Service garage located at 9400 Memphis Avenue:
- Automotive fluids
- Caustic household cleaners
- Kerosene, gasoline, and lighter fluid
- Paint thinner and varnishes
- Pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
- Pool chemicals
Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials, and are not accepted in the City's household hazardous waste collection. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the regular rubbish. Step by step instructions and a video for drying out latex paint can be viewed on the Latex Paint page of the Solid Waste District website and a how-to video on YouTube.
If you have latex paint, please make sure it is dried out before it is brought down to our service garage. We cannot dispose of it unless it is not in a liquid form. If you have further questions, call the Service Department at 216-635-4232.
Information on Propane Tanks
All Blue Rhino locations offer a free recycling program for 20 pound grill tanks. Residents can recycle their unwanted 20 pound grill tanks by writing "RECYCLE" on the tank and taking it to any Blue Rhino location. Blue Rhino collects the unwanted tanks for refurbishment or recycling.
Blue Rhino will accept any standard 20 pound grill tank, including non-Rhino brands.
The City of Brooklyn participates in the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's scrap tire round up. Residents can drop off their used tires at the Service Garage. The tires must be off of the rims.