Bay Village dropped from Buckeye recycling route
The recycling collection bins located outside Dwyer Senior Center and the Village Bicycle Cooperative will be removed on Jan. 12. Buckeye Industries, a nonprofit organization that recycles plastics, cardboard and Styrofoam while training and employees individuals with disabilities, has discontinued their Bay Village route. Citing a depressed recycling market and economic concerns, Buckeye representative Carmen Siciliano said the organization’s final pick-up from the bins will be Jan. 11.
The Buckeye bins had been the only local option for residents looking to recycling Styrofoam, as well as certain plastics.
After Jan. 11, packaging (not food waste) Styrofoam may be bagged and taken to Buckeye’s westside Cleveland location, off West 130th Street near I-480. Visit buckeyeindustries.org for directions. Plastic film and bags can be dropped off for recycling at area retailers, including many Giant Eagle, Target and Lowe’s stores.
The move does not affect the curbside recycling program managed by Republic Services. Bay Village residents may continue to recycle food, beverage and soap containers made from glass, metal and plastics numbered 1 through 7, as well as aseptic cartons, cardboard and newspaper, by placing items in the green carts for weekly pickup.
For information on recycling other items not accepted in the curbside bins, visit the Drop-Off Recycling page at bayvillagegreenteam.org.