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Live Green

Highland Heights Green Task Force – Serving the Greater Hillcrest Communities & Beyond

Discover How YOU Can Live Green

Green Info You Can Use

Each year the Highland Heights Green Task Force chooses an environmental campaign to focus on. These yearly campaigns offer an opportunity to explore both specific and far-reaching issues, as well as steps we – as individuals and together as a community – can take toward solutions.

HHGTF Campaigns to Explore

Click on each campaign topic icon above to find a growing body of ideas that you can use to be part of a greener future.

The campaign for 2023:

Nature and Us

Green Books, Movies & More!

Enjoy our growing collection of recommended environmental Websites, Books, Movies, Webinars, and other media, linked here.

Don’t Be a Wish-Cycler. Recycle Right!

To watch more “WishCycler” videos about Cuyahoga County’s recycling do’s and dont’s, visit CuyahogaRecycles.org

How to Recycle Right

Cuyahoga County recommends following these guidelines. Place these recyclable items – WITHOUT BAGGING THEM – in your recycling cart or bin.

Clean aluminum and tin cans.
Clean aluminum and tin cans.
Corragated cardboard.
Clean, dry corrugated cardboard.
Clean glass bottles and jars.
Clean glass bottles and jars.
Paper, junk mail, magazines and cereal boxes.
Dry paper, junk mail, magazines, and cereal boxes.
Clean plastic bottles and containers.
Clean plastic bottles and containers.
TIPS FOR Paper & Boxes
  • Include newspapers, junk mail, magazines, paper tubes, and corrugated cardboard
  • Empty all content from boxes
  • Make sure all paper is clean and dry
  • Flatten all cereal/cracker boxes and corrugated boxes

Learn more at cuyahogarecycles.org


The following items should NOT be included in your recycling. It is safe to include them in the trash.

Styrofoam & plastic clamshells, takeout containers, and plastic utensils are convenient, but they cannot be recycled in a curbside recycling program. To avoid these items, consider bringing your own glass containers for restaurant leftovers. Encourage your favorite restaurants to switch to earth-friendly packaging.

Styrofoam clamshell containers
NO styrofoam containers
Plastic takeout containers
NO plastic takeout items

Garden hoses are NOT RECYCLABLE! You CAN remove the metal ends to recycle the metal. Consider repairing or upcycling your hoses into tree supports, swingset chain covers or even bench seats! Here are some ideas. www.gardeningchannel.com

Garden hose
NO garden hoses

Broken ceramics and pottery are also NOT RECYCLABLE. They can be re-used to create drainage in the bottom of planters, or upcycled into many fun and interesting garden and household items. Here are just a few ideas: craftingagreenworld.com

Broken ceramics
NO ceramic items

Special Disposal

These items require special handling and should NEVER be included in TRASH OR RECYCLING.

Flourescent bulbs
Fluorescent bulbs
Latex Paint
Latex Paint
Medical syringe
Medical syringes
Hazardous household waste
household waste