Mission Statement: The Brecksville Service Department strives to provide quality services to the Brecksville
community with pride, courtesy and commitment.
Thanksgiving refuse and recycling collection schedule:
If your normal collection is scheduled on Thanksgiving day,
collections will be made on Friday, November 24th.
Regularly scheduled collections for Friday will remain as
Brush Chipper Service for Storm Damage
Due to heavy storm damage on the evening of November 5th, the
Service Department will be making its way through the city with the brush chipper. Please
pile brush at the street with the base of the branches facing the street. We are
expecting a large quantity of brush and this service may take many days to
complete, please be patient.
Leaf Collection is Underway
Please review these simple guidelines to ensure an efficient collection
Fall Leaf Pick-up
Again this fall, we will be picking up leaves at
curbside in neatly raked rows. The bulk curbside leaf collection program
provides residents an easy way to dispose of leaves. Using specialized
mechanical equipment, city crews collect leaves from your tree lawn. Weather uncertainties
and leaf volume make it impossible for the city to guarantee curbside leaf
collection on a specific day. This popular program
begins in mid October and is completed by early December. To participate,
residents simply rake leaves to the street, next to the curb or edge of the
We will typically collect
and dispose of over 6,000 compacted cubic yards of leaves each fall. With the
cooperation of property owners, the City can provide a thorough and efficient
Crews begin on the north end of the City and work to
the south, making as many rounds as possible. Depending on the weather, it will take crews approximately
two weeks to complete each collection. Avoid placing items other than leaves in
leaf piles. Items, such as branches, twigs, lumber, rocks, etc., cause the
equipment to breakdown. This delays the collection process and increases
the cost of the program.
- Brecksville residents are strongly urged to refrain from parking on City
streets that are scheduled for leaf collection since it is impossible to
collect piled leaves that are near or under parked cars.
All leaves must be located in a row within
feet of the street pavement edge. Do not rake leaves to the middle of the street or into huge
piles. Instead rake them the whole length of the curb line. This allows for more
efficient collection by leaf equipment. Leaves must NOT be placed in ditches, over loose/decorative stone or in the
Care should be taken to
ensure that storm drains are kept free of leaves. Also, please keep leaves away
from mailboxes, trees and fire hydrants.
If leaves are not raked to the curb when the equipment moves
through a street, the truck will not back-track, however, crews will make
periodic return trips through neighborhoods.
ABSOLUTELY no tree
branches, bricks, lawn clippings, or other debris may be mixed with leaves.
These foreign materials can cause damage to equipment and cause injury to the
leaf collection personnel. Contaminated
piles will not be collected or removed.
Do Not place leaves behind obstacles such as:
Parked vehicles, trees, mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc.
Please Visit the Brecksville Page on Cuyahoga County's New and
Improved Recycling Website for Additional Recycling Information. cuyahogarecycles.org/brecksville
and Recycling Quick Answers
Do you have unusual items for
The following items will be collected on
your usual trash collection day, simply place them at the street with your
Household Furniture (couches,
recliners, wooden furnishings)
Solidified Latex Paint/Empty Paint
Carpet/Carpet padding (rolled and
tied, do not exceed 6' lengths)
Lumber (cut into manageable pieces
Excessive home remodeling debris is
not accepted, residents must make arrangements with a private hauler to obtain a
The City of Brecksville does not
accept tires, contact a tire retailer for disposal.
Do you need to schedule a
Friday appliance/metal item pick-up?
Common items that require a Friday
pick-up include dehumidifiers, washers/dryers, refrigerators/freezers,
a/c units, metal shelving, file cabinets, tubs, and scrap metal.
Fridays are reserved for
appliance/large metal item pick-up. Call the Service Department at 440-526-1384,
Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4pm, to schedule a Friday metal pick-up
or with questions regarding pick-up.
Does your rubbish/recycling day
coincide with a holiday that cancels collection?
Collections will always be made the
following business day after a holiday. Collection days that do not fall on the
actual holiday are not affected and remain as scheduled.
Set out your garbage and recycling at the curb by 7:30 a.m.,
rain, snow or shine! Routes can change at any time and so can your pickup
for more in-depth refuse and recycling info, or please call the Brecksville
Service Department at 440-526-1384.
click on logo for recycling guidelines.
Submit your own
online Service Department Requests!
can now submit work order requests directly to the Service
Department for services regarding pothole repair, appliance pickup,
water leaks, street maintenance and more.
link to sign up for an account
to submit your requests.
Driving Safety Tips for Motorists:
- Expect the Unexpected - Speed limits
may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people may
be working on or near the road.
- Slow Down – Speeding is one
of the major causes of work zone crashes.
- Don't Tailgate – Keep a safe
following distance between you and the car ahead.
- Keep a Safe Distance from Construction
Workers – and equipment.
- Pay Attention to Posted Signs –
Warning signs are there to help guide you, use them.
- Stay Alert and Avoid Distracted Driving
– Work zones present extra challenges and obstacles.
Motorists need to pay attention to the road and their
- Plan Your Trip – Schedule your
trip with plenty of extra time. Expect delays and leave
early so you are not anxious while driving.
- Be Patient - Work zone crew members
are working to improve the road and make your future drive
- Be Aware of Blindspots – Trucks
have large blindspots in front, back and either side. Try to
avoid lingering in this space and do not cut in front of a
With the transition to
digital television on June 12, 2009, many residents are wondering how
to recycle their old televisions. Some electronics recyclers, and one local
retailer will recycle televisions for a fee. Please
visit the Cuyahoga
County Solid Waste District website to learn more. Thank
Does Your sump Pump Need Maintenance or
Neglecting to test
a sump pump routinely - especially if it is rarely used - can lead to severe
water damage, especially when a heavy storm, snow melt, or flooding sends water
against your home. Overload of the sump pump, due to poor drainage elsewhere on
the property, can lead to pump failure. Frequent sump operation can be a sign of
excessive water buildup under the basement floor, due to poorly sloped
landscaping, poor rain runoff, gutter back-flows and other problems.
of a back-up sump pump that can be quickly installed in the event the first pump
fails, can lead to serious water damage and property loss. This is especially
important if you rely heavily on your sump pump to maintain a dry basement, or
if you live in an area of seasonally-high groundwater. Sump failure can cause
extensive water damage and the loss of valuable personal belongings.
An "ounce of prevention" can prevent "gallons" of potential
water leaks and damage – and a regular maintenance program is the easiest way
to protect your home and its contents.