Cleaning during Covid

As with everything this year, we all need to roll with the punches – in other words, be ready for changes at any time. A recent change that is important for Westlake residents to be aware of: Simple Recycling has suspended service until the spring, unless we see a change for the better in Covid numbers. Bay Village residents: For now the city is still on the weekly route, however be prepared for this to change at any given time. Thank you to all of you out there who use Simple Recycling on a regular basis to keep as much out of the landfill as possible.

So, what to do with your stuff that you were going to put out on the curb for Simple Recycling? Easter Seals is still doing pick-ups in the area so please check their website,, or call 1-800-708-2716 for details. Additionally, Savers in Rocky River is still accepting donations, but please make sure you confirm that before you drive over there. Donations to Savers also benefit Easter Seals and are tax deductible.

Do you have furniture you would like to donate? Please try the Cleveland Furniture Bank. For a fee of $25 (or $50 if stairs are required) they will come pick it up from your home. Your furniture donation will go to local families in Cleveland who don’t have furniture. Cleveland Furniture Bank will also pick up other household items, appliances, clothing, linens and books. With so many people and families struggling during this uncertain time, these types of donations become all the more important. Visit or call 216-459-2265 for more information.

Do you have an unwanted television? Please consider taking it to a Best Buy for recycling. They charge a $25 fee for this, but you will know that you did the right thing by recycling the TV rather than letting it sit in a landfill for eternity. Please call ahead before dropping anything off at a Best Buy to ensure they are still running the program. If you have other electronics or computers you are wanting to get rid of, Bay Village offers residents a drop-off on the last Friday of each month for such items at the service department from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Westlake holds computer and electronics round-ups in spring and fall.

Thank you to all of you readers who do what you can to Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle! As I write at the end of almost all of my columns: Yes, your small actions MATTER! All of our actions add up to a huge cumulative positive impact on our environment.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 9:22 AM, 11.17.2020