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Service Department

Welcome to the Brecksville Service Department

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 scheduled.

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 process.

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 road.

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 service.

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 two (2) 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 Roadway.  

  • 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.    


Rubbish and Recycling Quick Answers


Do you have unusual items for rubbish collection?

The following items will be collected on your usual trash collection day, simply place them at the street with your normal refuse.

Mattress/Box Springs


Toilets/Non-Metal Sinks

Household Furniture (couches, recliners, wooden furnishings)


Solidified Latex Paint/Empty Paint Cans

Carpet/Carpet padding (rolled and tied, do not exceed 6' lengths) 

Lumber (cut into manageable pieces and bundle)

Excessive home remodeling debris is not accepted, residents must make arrangements with a private hauler to obtain a dumpster.

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, lawnmowers/snow blowers, window 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 time.  

Click here for more in-depth refuse and recycling info, or please call the Brecksville Service Department at 440-526-1384.

Brecksville Recycling

Please click on logo for recycling guidelines.

Watch Brecksville's informative recycling video!

Submit your own online Service Department Requests!  Residents can now submit work order requests directly to the Service Department for services regarding  pothole repair, appliance pickup, water leaks, street maintenance and more.  
Follow the Service Department Requests link to sign up for an account to submit your requests.

Work Zone 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 surroundings.
  • 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 better.
  • 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 truck.

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 you.

Does Your sump Pump Need Maintenance or Replacement?

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.

Lack 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.





Current News

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City of Brecksville Service Department
9023 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, Ohio  44141

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