Registration Now Open for City of Cleveland Curbside Recycling Program


Open enrollment runs through July 31, 2022 

Monday, May 2, 2022 - Cleveland, OH — Starting today, residents can enroll in the City of Cleveland’s new-and-improved curbside recycling program. Recyclables will be picked up weekly by City of Cleveland crews beginning June 13, 2022.  

Residents can register for the program by visiting 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 M. Bibb. “I hope residents will join us in this effort to reduce landfill waste and work toward a greener future.” 

No action is needed from the approximately 27,000 households that enrolled during the Fall 2021 enrollment period. There is no additional cost for residents associated with the new recycling program.  

All enrolled households will receive a welcome packet that includes everything needed to get started in the new recycling program. The packet 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.  

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 attachment for the list of acceptable materials and City of Cleveland recycling FAQs. More information is available at