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Yard Waste Recycling

 Growth of US Composting:

In 2005, an estimated 245.7 million tons of municipal solid wastes were generated in the United States, that’s 4.5 pounds per person per day. Organic materials-comprised of yard trimmings, food scraps, wood waste, paper and paperboard products are the largest component of our trash and comprise about two-thirds of the solid waste stream.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, reducing, reusing, recycling, and rebuying – the four Rs – is key to diverting organic materials from landfills or incinerators and protecting human health and our land, air, and water. Waste reduction and recycling prevents greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduces pollutants, saves energy, conserves resources and reduces the need for building new disposal facilities. Yard trimmings and food residuals, themselves, constitute 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. Composting offers the obvious benefits of resource efficiency and creating a useful product.

As a nation, we have made remarkable strides towards recycling these materials, primarily through the development of effective composting technologies. Whereas in 1990 recovery via composting only diverted 2% of the total solid waste stream, we now recover 20% through composting, including 62% of all yard trimmings (USEPA, 2006a). Taking the lead in addressing environmental issues, Kurtz Bros., Inc. serves as a vessel for organic waste recycling and compost manufacturing for municipalities and private industries. We operate several organic recycling facilities throughout Ohio, from Columbus (the largest organic recycling facility in Ohio) to Strongsville.


Organic debris may be dropped off at any of our store and production locations for a nominal fee:




Not Acceptable

Yard Waste


Plastic Bags



Plastic Bottles


Tree Branches

Nothing that grows below ground level


Tree Logs (<12" in Diameter)

Tree Logs (>12" in Diameter)



Plastic Flower Pots



Demolition Wood



Solid Waste Products
    Mud or Dirt




Not Acceptable

Wood Waste

Clean, Untreated Wood

Treated Lumber


Solid Wood Pallets

Painted Lumber


Clean, Solid Wood Chips

Oil Soaked Material


Solid Wood Crates




Particle Board



Pressed Wood



Plastic (i.e., shrink wrap left on pallets)






Foam or Plastic





Cleveland Area Yardwaste Facilities:

  • Bridgeview Production Facility - 5603 Canal Road, Valley View. *Can accept larger tree logs, Call 216.986.7031 for more details. 
  • Avon: 1180 Miller Road
  • Garfield Heights: 13532 Broadway
  • Strongsville: 12701 Prospect Road
  • Valley View: 5915 Canal Road
  • Willowick: 32800 Lakeland


Akron/Canton Area Yardwaste Facilities:

  • Akron: 2436 Arlington Road S. (330)644-1900
  • Hudson: 5347 Akron-Cleveland Road (330)655-0680
  • North Canton: 5335 Strausser Street NW. (330)499-8309
  • Norton: 3246 Barber Road (330)848-2213

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