Service Department

The Department of Public Service provides a variety of services to our residents.  The department’s responsibilities range from street and sewer repairs to snow and leaf removal, facility/grounds maintenance, as well as business licensing and permits.

Weekly Bulk and Yard Waste Starts February 21, 2024

  • Republic Services is now collecting bulk and yard waste weekly, year-round starting February 21, 2024, on your regular curbside collection day.
  • Bulk waste is considered items that cannot fit into your trash cart. Residents may place up to 6 items per household per week.
  • Yard waste may now be placed in clear plastic bags or loose in a trash container marked “yard waste” not to exceed 32 gallons and no heavier than 35 pounds.
  • Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed 4 feet in length and no heavier than 35 pounds.

Refuse, Recycle, and Yard Waste Services

Rubbish Rules and Regulations

Residential curbside refuse collection is provided by Republic Services every Wednesday.

Refuse containers should be out after 4 p.m. on Tuesday and by 7 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Empty cans must be removed from the tree lawn within twelve hours after pick-up and should be stored out of sight from the street.

What to put in the Trash Container:    

All household generated garbage that will fit in the container with the lid closed. All household garbage must be bagged when placed in the container.

What not to put in the Trash Container:    

Hazardous waste, paint, chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, car parts, tires or car batteries.

Recycling rules and Regulations:  

  • Recyclable material should be placed loosely into the recycle container. Please rinse out any and all containers listed below

Acceptable materials:

  • Entire newspaper including inserts.
  • Aluminum, Steel and bi-metal cans, food and beverage cans only
  • Glass: Bottles and Jars, food and beverage bottles only
  • Plastics: Food and beverage containers marked #1 thru #7
  • Plastic Detergent and soap containers: containers marked #1 thru #7
  • Miscellaneous paper: Magazines, junk mail, cardboard and paperboard (cereal and clean pizza boxes)
  • All kinds of cartons: Milk, Juice, etc…

Non-Recyclable Material:

  • Containers with excessive food or liquids still in the container
  • Containers that contained hazardous materials such as oil, pesticides, herbicides or anti-freeze
  • Styrofoam, aluminum foil, pie tins, etc…
  • Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, light bulbs, ceramics, China, etc…
  • Plastic bags, plastic wrap, flowerpots, toys etc…
  • Scrap metal, car parts, batteries etc…
  • Do not put any Yard Waste in recycle container.

What if I have more trash than will fit in my Trash Container:  

If you are taking advantage of the Recycling program in your community, most household trash will fit into the container provided.  If necessary, you may have an option to have an additional container(s).  There may be an additional fee for this increased service. Please contact Republic Services to discuss.

 

Rubbish Collection Holiday Schedule

Republic Services Holiday Schedule – Delay in Collection

Services will be delayed by a day if your service day falls on or after the holiday

2023 Christmas Day – December 25, 2023- Delay by one day collection will be Thursday December 28th.

Republic Services 2024 Holiday Schedule:

New Year Day January 1, 2024- pick up will be Thursday January 4, 2024

Memorial Day May 27, 2024- pick up will be Thursday May 30, 2024

Independence Day July 4, 2024- No Delay

Labor Day September 2, 2024- pick up will be Thursday September 5, 2024

Thanksgiving November 28, 2024- No Delay

Christmas Day- December 25, 2024- pick up will be Thursday December 26, 2024

 

 

Bulk Collection Regulation

Residential curbside refuse bulk collection is provided by Republic Services weekly – 6 items per week.

Refuse bulk should be out after 4:00 pm on Tuesday and by 7:00 am on Wednesdays.

Empty cans and bulk items not collected must be removed from the tree lawn within twelve hours after pick-up and should be stored out of sight from the street.

Consider bulk as items that cannot be broken down and placed into Trash or Recycling containers. Examples: household furniture, washer/dryers, TV’s, tables, swing sets, mattress/box springs, chairs etc…

  • Residents may place up to 6 items per household per week.
  • Appliances: Refrigerators and freezers, DOORS REMOVED
  • Carpet and wood should be cut to 4ft lengths, no more than 35lbs, rolled and tied/bundled together.
  • Boxes should be broken down, no longer than 4ft in length, weigh no more than 35lbs and must be tied/bundled.
  • Please ensure to completely wrap any mattresses, box springs and or upholstered furniture in plastic.
  • Bulk collection does include extra bags or cans of miscellaneous trash.
  • Christmas trees will be picked up the 1st & 2nd full week of January on your normal collection day. Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel and not enclosed in a bag. Trees larger than 4 ft must be cut in half.

Please place containers on opposite sides of your driveway if possible. All items to the curb no later than 7:00 am on your service day.

Please ensure containers are 3 feet away from any stationary objects for servicing by the automated trucks.

 

 

 

 

Yard Waste Regulations

Residential curbside yard waste collection is provided by Republic Services weekly year-round.

Refuse containers and bagged yard waste should be out after 4 p.m. on Tuesday and by 7 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Empty cans must be removed from the tree lawn within twelve hours after pick-up and should be stored out of sight from the street.

Yard waste can be placed in clear plastic bags or loose in a trash container marked “yard waste” not to exceed 32 gallons and no heavier than 35 pounds.

Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed 4 feet in length and no heavier than 35 pounds.

 

 

 

 

River Valley Paper Bins

Located at the following locations in Parma Heights:

  1. American Legion Parma Heights -7767 York Road
  2. Parma Heights Baptist Church & School- 8971 West Ridgewood Road
  3. Parma South Presbyterian Church – 6155 Pearl Road
  4. Valley Forge High School- 9999 Independence Blvd.
  5. Holy Name High School- 6000 Queens Hwy
  6. Parma Park Elementary- 6800 Commonwealth Blvd.
  7. Sisters of the Incarnate Word- 6618 Pearl Road

 

 

 

 

Weekend Excess Refuse

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 9 a.m. to noon residents can drop off excess residential household refuse at the Parma Heights Service Garage in the Greenbrier Commons.

Proof of residency is required.

Residents are asked to please limit drop-offs to regular household garabge.

Construction materials, tires, or hazardous waste items will NOT be accepted.

 

 

 

 

2024 Household Collections Program

The City of Parma Heights will be hosting the following special waste collection events. These events are an excellent opportunity to dispose of your unwanted materials in an environmentally safe manner.

  • All events will be held at the Parma Heights Service Garage in the Greenbrier Commons
  • All events will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Proof of residency is required – for residential use only.
  • Please see below for further details for each event.
  • Please contact the Service Department at 440.884.9607 for additional information or questions on any event.
  • The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the leading resource in Cuyahoga County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce environmental impact waste. For more details visit; www.cuyahogarecyles.org 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024

Household Material Accepted:

  • Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
  • Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
  • Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Caustic household cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries
  • Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
  • Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid

Materials NOT Accepted:

  • Latex paint
    • Disposal of Latex Paint – The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District does not accept latex paint. Latex paint is comprised mostly of water and is not a hazardous material. To dispose of latex paint, solidify and place in your curbside trash. This can be done by placing cat litter or sand in the can and leaving the lid off until the paint dries. Dried out paint and/or empty paint cans are not hazardous and should be placed in the regular rubbish.
  • Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares
  • Medical Waste •
  • Pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps
  • Radioactive waste (i.e. smoke detectors)
  • Electronics, Appliances
  • Tires

Recycle Your Computer Events

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024

Residents can recycle unwanted home computer equipment includes CPU’s, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software, and ink printer cartridges. Cell phones and their accessories are also accepted. **Televisions are not accepted at this event. Retailers and local companies do offer recycling services for these items. There is no ban on placing televisions and electronics in the local trash.

Community Shred Event – Please limit to 2 boxes per household.

  • April 27, 2024
  • September 28, 2024

Scrap Tire Collection

  • Saturday, September 14, 2024

Residents may drop off residential passenger tires. No tires with rims greater than 20 inches will be accepted. Tires must be off rims.

Campaign Sign Recycling

  • Saturday, November 9, 2024

Both the sign and the holder can be recycled.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Holiday Lights Recycling 
Material Accepted:
Strings of lights, electrical cords and power strips

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024

Christmas Tree Recycling 
Republic Services will provide curbside collection of Christmas Trees

  • January 4, 2024
  • January 10, 2024

Trees in bags will not be accepted and all ornaments should be removed. Trees placed out for collection after these dates will not be collected.

2023 Fall Leaf Collection

2023 Fall Leaf Collection will begin November 1st, 2023.

Update Friday December 8, 2023: Leaf collection is complete for all sections. 

2023 Fall Leaf Collection Map

Here are some guidelines to help our service department run more efficiently during leaf collection season:

  • Do NOT put leaves in the street or near storm drains
  • Leaves must be placed within 6 feet of the curb so the suction tubes can reach them. Stack leaves as high as possible to keep them in this area.
  • Only leaves should be placed by the curb. Do NOT add sticks, branches, ornamental grasses, vegetables, vines, pumpkins, rocks, tarps, etc. to leaf piles
  • Try to limit parking in the streets from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. To avoid damage to vehciles, leaves will not be picked up if a car is parked in front of a home.
  • Brown bagged leaves will be collected by Republic Services weekly through November 29th, 2023.
  • Pick up is continuous throughout the City.
  • End date is tentatively the first week of December

Leaf Collection updates will be posted on our website, our Parma Heights Facebook page, and ReadyNotify.

New Business Owner and Buiness License Registration

Commercial Business Information

Service Department

Parma Heights City Hall
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130

PHONE: 440.884.9607 – FAX: 440.843.5818

EMAIL: [email protected] 

 

 

Robert P. Sepik
Director of Public Service

Renee Overstreet
Public Works Coordinator

 

Service Department Contacts:

Flo Zimmerman

Stephanie Gebhard

Current Bid Notices

No current bid notices

Utility Providers

NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council)  

Electric and Gas
1.855.667.3201

 

The Illuminating Company
1.800.589.3101

Columbia Gas
1.800.344.4077

Cleveland Water Dept./Sewer
216.664.3130

AT&T (Phone)
1.800.228.2020
AT&T (Repair)
1.800.572.4545

Cox Communications (Cable)
216.535.3500

DirectTV
http://www.directpackages.com/packages.html
1.877.798.6070

WOW Cable
1.866.496.9669

INTERNET ONLY
HughesNetInternet.net
1.855.423.6347

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District 
216.881.8247

Simple Recycling
1.866.835.5068

City of Parma Heights

City of Parma Heights
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Numbers

City Hall:

440.884.9600

Service Department:

440.884.9607

Senior Center:

440.888.4416

City of Parma Heights

City of Parma Heights
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Numbers

City Hall:

440.884.9600

Service Department:

440.884.9607

Senior Center:

440.888.4416