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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.

Winter Reminders From The Service Department

Keep The Roads Safe For All!

Here are a few reminders of winter road hazards to consider for everyone’s safety:

Be neighborly! Volunteer to shovel snow for elderly and disable residents who can't clear their walks.

Please do not set your garbage cans in the road, as the plows must work around them, crossing the centerline of the road in the process.

Do not park vehicles in a cul-de-sac, especially those with landscaped centers. This makes it impossible to properly clear the snow from these areas.

Make sure your children do not play in any large piles of snow located near the roadway. These mountains of snow look appealing to the children, but can be very dangerous when the plows are pushing snow.

Snow left out in the road by homeowners or private snow plowers is a road hazard. We have all come upon this situation where we are driving along and come across a wall of snow trailing out of a driveway across the road. Snow should never be plowed onto or across the roadway. The proper way to plow a driveway is to start at the mouth of the drive and plow in. There should be a designated area to store snow in your yard.

Another danger is when snow is pushed across the road and piled on the berm. As the winter progresses these piles work their way out into the road. This hard-packed snow can push a snow plow across the centerline into on-coming traffic. All homeowners and snowplow contractors should be aware that they can be cited for placing obstructions, including snow, on the roadway.

If you hire a snowplow contractor and they are leaving snow in the roadway or piling snow in cul-de-sacs or on the berm, please inform them of the inherent problems and dangers these actions can cause. By working together we can make this a safe winter season.

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.

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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Brecksville, Ohio  44141

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