Residential Recycling Collection Services - residents must opt-in to recycling by taking the City's Recycling Pledge.
Please remember to place your cart at the curb
by 6:30 a.m. If you have any questions on services,
please call the Public Works Department at 440-775-7218.

Residents may also drop off clean recyclables at the LC Collection Center, located at 540 S. Abbe Rd. in Elyria. Hours are Mondays 9am – 3pm, Wednesdays 12noon – 6pm and Saturdays from 9am – 3pm.

Take the Recycling Pledge
A 64-gallon cart with a black lid is provided for your garbage/refuse for weekly collection. Trash must be bagged before placing in your refuse cart. A second 64-gallon cart is available upon request.

Materials NOT permitted in cart:
Hazardous, toxic or infectious waste
Explosives or flammables
Hot ashes
Large car parts, tires, batteries, etc.
Recyclable materials (see Recycling page)

Proper cart placement is very important to allow our workers to collect your refuse and recycling efficiently and safely. When setting out carts for collection be sure to place them within 3 feet of the curb and at least 5 feet apart; place the wheels towards your dwelling with the lid closed; place carts out no earlier than 12PM on the day before collection and no later than 6AM on collection day.

Large Trash Collection Service:
Residents needing large trash collection services shall make an appointment for a pickup. Appointments must be scheduled by noon on the Friday prior to the week of the pickup. Each residential property is entitled to two (2) scheduled free large trash collections per year of up to four (4) cubic yards (12′ long x 3′ wide x 3′ high) each. Refuse must be placed in such a way that it can be readily loaded by the refuse crew. Small items or loose refuse needs to be bagged, bundled or otherwise put in containers. Materials prohibited from regular collection are also prohibited in special collections.

Temporary Dumpster Service
Delivery and pick-up of temporary dumpsters is on FRIDAY. Residents can request a temporary dumpster. Dumpsters will be provided subject to availability, provided that the City can deliver, service and remove the dumpster without damage to trees, buildings and overhead wires. Dumpsters must be placed on an improved, hard and level surface such as gravel, asphalt or concrete. Payment is required in advance. The Temporary Dumpster application can be downloaded below, under Brochures & Forms.