Recycling Has Raised More Than $26K For Cleveland Heights So Far
Last year, the city sold a little more than $159,000 in recycled materials.
The City of Cleveland Heights has raised more than $26,500 from selling recycled materials so far this year.
The city hosted a recycling fair last week to educate residents about the importance of recycling and to gather input.
Councilwoman Bonnie Caplan, who often talks about the recycling program at council meetings, said last year the city sold a little more than $159,000 in recycled materials.
"Not bad for the little city that could," she said in an email.
In 2011, nearly 60 percent of the city's waste was recycled, which saved $699,700, as it costs $25 per ton to take it to the landfill, said Alex Mannarino, Cleveland Heights public works director, by email.
He added that recycling usually picks up in the spring, summer and fall.
"It really matters for the environment, and it really matters for the community," said Caplan at the May 7 council meeting.
For more information about the recycling program, collection times and a list of accepted items, click here.