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 everyones 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
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
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.
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.