P: (330) 659-4700

3038 Boston Mills Road

Brecksville, Ohio • 44141

Waste and Recycle Removal




The Township renewed trash and recycling services with Rumpke Waste and Recycling in 2017. In a joint bid with the Village of Richfield, the Township approved and entered into a three year contract with an option to extend for two additional years.  The Township and the Village of Richfield still remain as the few municipalities that continue to fund and manage this service for the residents.  The Township's 2018 cost for the contract is $159,775.56.



Trash Collection days vary among the residents of the Richfield Community.

Curbside collection begins at 7:00 a.m. and residents should place all trash at the curbside before 7:00 a.m. of your collection day.  There is NO SET TIME for pickup and Rumpke may arrive early in the  morning.  Rumpke remains in the Richfield Community until 6:oo p.m.    


The following 2021 HOLIDAYS are observed by Rumpke:

  • New Year's Day 2021, Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 2021

If the actual date of the holiday falls on a weekday before your normal day of collection, Rumpke service will be delayed one day during that week.

If the actual holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, Rumpke service will NOT be impacted and service will occur as scheduled.

Residents can either call the Township Administration Office, check the newspapers or the Township Website Homepage to verify weekly collection impacted by an observed holiday. 

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Township Administration at 330-659-4700 or Rumpke Waste and Recyling Services 
at 800-828-8171, PROMPT # 3 THEN PROMPT # 2.  To learn more about Rumpke, visit www.rumpke.com 



TRASH:  All trash should be contained in bags or cans, each weighing less than 50-pounds.  Trash bins, cans or bags are the responsibility of the resident.  Bulk items such as appliances and furniture will be collected on the regular trash day.  Residents are asked to call Rumpke 24-hours in advance at 800-828-8171 to schedule a bulk pickup.

CURBSIDE RECYCLE:  Rumpke will provide 65-gallon green cart to each residence.  Recycling will be collected on the same day as the trash.  For a guide to recycling, click here. To obtain a recycle bin, call the Township Administrative Office.     

Tree, brush, dirt, stones, broken concrete, major building materials, infectious yard waste, household hazardous waste, tires, liquids such as oil, and yard waste are not collected.


SIMPLE RECYCLING has discontinued service due to COVID-19. They have partnered with Donatestuff.com to ensure textiles and clothing can still be picked up for reuse. Visit Donatestuff.com to schedule a pickup.

Simple Recycling picks up your recyclables on the same collection day for Waste & Recycling BUT you must use the bags labled "Simple Recycling."  The phone number for Simple Recycling is 866-835-5068.

  1. Step One:  Place clothing, shoes, and small household items that you longer need in the bag provided or another waterproof bag clearly labled "Simple Recycling." 
  2. Step Two:  Leave the bag(s) labled "Simple Recycling" at the curbside SEPARATED/ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE where you normally leave your Waste & Recycling Bin ON THE SAME DAY  for trash collection.
  3. Step Three:  Simple Recycling will collect the bags and recycle the tiems for resuse.  An empty bag will be left for the next time!

Items that are acceptable:  Bedding (comforters, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, Belts & Ties, Books, Boots, Bras, Children's Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Curtains/Draperies, Dresses, Fashion Accessories, Halloween Costumes, Handbags & Purses, Hats, Jeans, Jersey (sports), Kitchenware, Linens, Men's Clothing, Napkins (cloth), Pajamas, Pants, Pet Beds & Clothing, Pillows, Scarves, Shirts, Shorts, Skirts, Shoes & Slippers (in pairs), Socks, (singles or in pairs), Stuffed Animals, Suits, Sweaters, Sweatpants, Sweatshirts, Table Linens, Ties, Tooks, Towels, Toys, T-Shirts, Undergarments, Women's Clothing




Household Hazardous Waste Recycle Center

The Household Hazardous Waste Recycle Center, is operated by ReWorks (formerly known as the Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority).  The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center is located at 1201 Graham Road, Stow, Ohio.  The center is for Summit County Residents only and is open on Thursdays 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., from June 6 through September.  

ReWorks encourages phone calls and questions.  You may call 1-330-374-0383 or visit their website summitreworks.com for information and resources.  Please note that this service is available to SUMMIT COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY and no business, school or government waste is accepted.  

Solvents, automotive fluids, lawn care products, batteries, and tires are just a few of the acceptable items that can be dropped off and recycled.  All recycling of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is free except for tires.  The fee for tires is $1.00 (cash only) per tire.  The center accepts light truck and passenger tires only with a limit of ten (10) tires per visit.  Visit summitreworks.com for a complete list of all acceptable items.

Oil based paint is acceptable at the HHWRC.  However, LATEX PAINT IS NOT.  If you have dried latex paint cans they are an acceptable item for curbside trash.  Latex paint can be dried out by adding a material (i.e. cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) into paint and allow mixture to dry thoroughly or simply remove the lid and let the pain dry out and then place in your trash. 


  Latex Paint Disposal:  Dried out latex paint (water based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash.  You can mix absorbent material (e.g. cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper or paper) into paint and allow mixture to dry thoroughly or simply remove the lid and let the pain dry out. Visit http://summitreworks.com/residential/241 for additional information. 
  Automotive oil.  To learn about how to recycle items such as motor oil, car batteries and old tires year round:  Click http://summitreworks.com/hhw 
 Fluorescent bulbs.  Click HERE for the State of Ohio EPA handling and disposal.  Compact fluorescent lamps (bulbs) known as CFL's contain a small amount of mercury, about 3-4 milligrams each. sealed within glass tubing.   EPA encourages consumers to recycle their spent CFL's to protect human health and avoid unsafe releases to the environment.    To safely dispose of a CFL, visit the federal government website here 
Cellphones may be donated to the Village of Richfield Police Department; phones are recycled and used for battered women.  AT&T phone stores also take cellphones and they are recycled and used as prepaid phones for military personnel stationed overseas. 
Electronics Recycling
There are a number of options for recycling electronics of all kinds, including appliances and computers. Refer to the ReWorks Local Recycling Options
ReWorks and Richfield Township strongly suggests contacting these locations for specific information on services and fees (if applicable) prior to use.  ReWorks nor the Township endorses neither facility.
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