Where can residents recycle?

My weekly recyclables

This is an open letter to the city asking where residents in Collinwood can recycle.  I live in an apartment building on Lakeshore Blvd., and the green recycling containers are not provided for people who live in apartments.  They are only provided for residents of private homes. 

I used to take my recyclables (newspapers, plastic milk jugs, yogurt containers, metal soup cans, junk mail, magazines, aluminum cans…etc.), to the public drop off location on east 185th Street, but it has been removed. 

Is there any other location near the East 185th Street area, where people who live in apartments can take their recyclables?   There are lots of apartments on Lakeshore Blvd. 

I called Councilman Michael Polensek’s office earlier this week, and asked him to address this issue in the Observer.  I hope he can find a solution.   I want to recycle, and do not want to throw my recyclables out with the trash every week.  Recycling is important to me.

Publisher's Note: Excellent point Jeanne. Recycling is important. If you go to the Memorial Nottingham Library, located at 17109 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44110, and follow the signs in the picture, they will take you to the recycling dumpsters (also pictured).

Jeanne Coppola

Jeanne Coppola is a resident of the Collinwood neighborhood, and is interested in art and writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University. 

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