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Republic Services Customer Service

Call Republic Services directly for more information, to schedule a large bulk refuse pick-up, for missed collections, for billing, or for any other customer service questions.

Quarterly Billing: Residents are individually billed on a quarterly basis for Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Services.

Your Account: You are responsible for paying Republic Services directly for Services. Review your account billing invoices through the mail or electronically. Register to see your account on-line, go to:

Questions: Contact Republic Services with any questions you may have regarding billing and service.

RefuseYard WasteRecycleBulkOversizeHolidayHolidaysXmas Trees
Every Friday
Every Friday
Collected the 1st full week in April through the 2nd full week in December
Every Other Friday
Every Friday
Under 50 lbs.
Call to Arrange
*Over 50 lbs.
…as driver may need a scheduled partner to help.
If holidays fall ON or BEFORE, regular Friday pickup day, pick up will be one day later, on Saturday.
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
1st 2 Weeks of January.

All Containers OUT:  7:00 AM Friday Mornings and no earlier than 5:00 PM the day before collection.

All Containers IN: Within 12 hours after collection

This includes anything not picked-up, regardless of the reason, including: any type of Container, Yard Waste, Bundles, Bulk Refuse. PILES of any type of Refuse are prohibited to be stored at the curb or on your tree lawn and must be brought in and stored properly out-of-sight on your property until the next weeks pick-up according to village ordinance codes.

Ensure Collection – Help Your Driver

Make it efficient for your driver to pick-up refuse, throw it in vehicle, and move on. All Refuse must be contained and/or bundled. PILES of any type of Refuse is Prohibited.

Place all Containers, Yard Waste, Bundles, and Bulk Refuse within 3 feet of curb on your driveway or tree lawn. Place Blue and Green Containers with Arrows on Containers facing toward the street.

Missed Pick-Up: Arrangements must be made by calling Republic Services Customer Service. Missed pick-ups will be picked-up the following business day. Monday through Friday. Drivers have from 7 am to 6 pm to service your trash, recyclables, or yard waste on your scheduled pick up day. Please call in ONLY if we have not serviced by 6 pm.

Yard Waste: collected the 1st full week in April through the 2nd full week in December

Christmas Trees: collected the first two weeks in January.

Special Note: Refuse, Recyclables, and Yard Waste are collected on the same day but by separate drivers/vehicles, and therefore, could be collected at different times between the hours of 7 am & 7 pm

Green TAGS: “NO SERVICE BECAUSE” TAGS will be issued by the Republic truck driver for any issues where the driver is unable to pick-up and service your trash, recyclables, or yard waste.

BLUE Refuse CONTAINER & GREEN Recycle CONTAINERS supplied by Republic Services

Republic Services has updated our container branding and if your recycle container needs to be exchanged or you are a new resident, we will be exchanging it with a container that has a Dark Blue Bottom and a Light Blue Lid.

Permitted Refuse: Garbage, Trash, Rubbish = Refuse

Garbage: The Animal or Vegetable Waste Resulting from the Handling, Preparation, Cooking and Consumption of Food, etc…

Trash: Waste, Unwanted or Undesired Material Possibly Left-Over from a Process, as well as Broken Toys, small Furniture, etc…

Rubbish: Combustible and Noncombustible Waste Materials, Except Garbage; the Term Shall include the Residue from  the Burning of Wood, Coal, Coke and other Combustible Materials, Paper, Rags, Cartons, Boxes, Wood, Excelsior,  Rubber, Leather, Tin Cans, Metals, Mineral Matter, Glass, Crockery and Dust And other Similar Materials, etc…

Animal Waste Products: All animal waste products must be double bagged before it can be placed in the trash container.

Additional Permitted Refuse: May be Included in BLUE Refuse Container (not Recycle Container)

Window Glass, Light Bulbs, Broken Drinking Glasses, Mirrors or Ceramics, and Plastic Containers that are Contaminated with, for example: Food, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Pesticides, or Herbicides, etc.

Aerosol cans and/or anything under compression must have the lids off to make sure it is empty.

Place these items and empty containers ( which are excluded from recycling ) into the BLUE Refuse Container, or look at other options for recycling.

Non-Permitted Refuse: Large Car Parts, Tires, Batteries, Liquids, Paint…see Recyclables Information

Permitted Bulk: Carpet, Appliances, and Large Items under 50 lbs. that do not fit in BLUE Refuse Container.

Ensure Collection: Carpets, Refrigerators and Freezers, and more

Carpet – must be tied and rolled into 4’ lengths.

Refrigerators and Freezers – Doors must be REMOVED. Freon and CFC’s MUST be removed and RED tagged with DATE of removal by a Certified Technician. Contact your local heating and air conditioning company. Technician Appliance Stores may have a technician

Oversized or Over 50 lbs. Bulk Items: Call to Arrange

Call Republic Services to arrange for an Oversized, or Over 50 lbs., Item Pick-Up. Example: Mattresses and Box Springs, Large Sofa (must be wrapped in plastic), Hot Tubs, etc… Depending on the item, Operations may do a site survey to figure out a process to remove it.

Non-Permitted Bulk: Large Car Parts, Tires, Batteries, Liquids, Fluorescent Bulbs, Oils, Paints…see Recyclables Info

Yard Waste Service resumes for the Season the first week of April and ends mid-December.

Do NOT mix Yard Waste and Trash

Acceptable Yard Waste Items: Grass Clippings, Plants, Cuttings, Leaves, Twigs, Hedge Trimmings, etc.

Unacceptable Yard Waste Items Animal Waste, Dirt, Rocks and Tree Stumps: These are not acceptable items and will not be removed by Republic.

Appliance Recycling: You may be able to get $ money for your appliance with these programs Ohio EPA. Call 1-866-899-9862 for complete information

You make be able to find Appliance Recycling Programs thru your utility companies, and/or Appliance Stores…call the Property Maintenance Department for more information: 440-364-3296

Items Recycled at Lake County Businesses and Drop-Off Centers: Thank you for doing your part to keep Lake County recycling!

Aluminum Cans ( aerosol cans and/or anything under compression must have the lids off to make sure it is empty ), Aluminum Foil, Antifreeze, Asphalt, Auto Fluids, Batteries, Dry Cell Batteries, NiCad and Rechargeable Batteries, Brush, Bubble Wrap, Cardboard, Cell Phones, Compact Discs, Computers, Concrete, Document Shredding, Electronic, Ferrous Metals, Fluorescent Bulbs, Game, Consoles, Grass Clippings, Household Hazardous Waste, Ink Jet Cartridges, Leaf Drop-Off, Mercury Thermostats, Thermometers, And Bulbs, Motor Oil (Used), Office Machines, Packing Peanuts, Phone Books, Plastic Bags – #2 & #4, Plastic Plant Trays & Pots, Stone, Styrofoam, Televisions, Tires, Toner Cartridges, Used Oil Filters, Yard Waste

Business listed on the website above may charge a fee for their service. Please call the business for current information. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please call 440-350-2582. No endorsement is intended for businesses mentioned, nor is criticism meant for businesses not mentioned.


Must clean-up property and remove and dispose of any and all construction debris.

Residents should be advised that absolutely no needles or syringes are permitted in bins.

Lake County residents can bring their own, their family members, and their pets, unwanted and expired: • prescriptions • cold/flu medications  • pain relievers  • pet medications • vitamins • creams • cough syrups  • pills and  • prescription pain killers

Residents should remove or black out the personal information on pharmacy labels and leave the medicines in the original package or container.

DO NOT FLUSH or POUR unused medications down a toilet, sink, or drain, UNLESS the label or accompanying patient information instructs you to do so.

Federal Guidelines

Refer to Federal Guidelines on how to properly dispose of medications if there is not a take-back, drop-off, or collection program offered.

Drop Off Locations

Drop-Off Hours: M-F 7a – 8p, Sat 9a – 5p, Sun 1p – 5p

(no Sun hrs at Lakeland)

Drop off any portion of unused prescription medications at the following Police Departments:

Eastlake, 35150 Lakeshore Blvd.

Mentor, 8500 Civic Center Blvd.

Willoughby, 36700 Euclid Ave.

Willoughby Hills, 35405 Chardon Rd.

Madison, 2065 Hubbard Rd.

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Building A, lower level, Kirtland

Contact your local pharmacy or doctor for disposal information.

Disposal materials need to be in puncture proof container or they will be Special Waste.

Refer to Residential Sharps or Business Sharps on Republic Services’ website for Mail Back Disposal Service information.

The Village of Timberlake addresses Property Maintenance Standards for the exterior of residential dwelling units, grounds, and/or structures, with the goal of enforcing proper upkeep of residential properties.

INFORMATION, CODES, AND ORDINANCES referenced from The International Property Maintenance Code Book and The Village of Timberlake Codified Ordinances and pertains to the entire exterior of your property.

The Property Maintenance Department Explains:  The village understands the challenges residents feel. And yet, we all must adapt to modern times.

  • The village receives many complaints that residents “do not like looking at others refuse, or accumulations of piles of junk, empty flower pots, broken toys, tools, equipment, etc…”
  • Please take into consideration the peaceful well-being of your neighbors and our community at large.
  • Because of the unique footprint of many homes, its many odd shaped lots, along with the large size of the trash and recycle containers provided by Republic Services, villagers have become complacent about where they are storing their refuse containers.
  • Please screen any and all refuse containers and/or debris from view.
  • This can be accomplished several ways.
  • Put in your garage, screen containers with approved fencing or shrubbery.
  • Creating an additional eyesore with screening, or inadequate screening, is prohibited.

Code: 301.2:   RESPONSIBILITY The owner of the premises shall maintain the structures and exterior property in compliance with these requirements, except as otherwise provided for in this code. A person shall not occupy as owner-occupant or permit another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary and safe condition and which do not comply with the requirements of this chapter. Occupants of a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit are responsible for keeping in a clean, sanitary and safe condition that part of the dwelling unit, rooming unit, housekeeping unit or premises which they occupy and control.

What this means for your property: Unless being used in a construction project, which have very limited storage time frames, it is absolutely not permitted to store uncontained, tarped, leaning, or piles of trash or storage of anything anywhere in the front or sides of your premises, or on the tree lawn for storage, eventual use, or trash pick-up.

Code 302.10:  Outdoor Storage and Temporary Structures (Enacted)

  1. The outdoor storage of goods, supplies, materials, equipment and vehicles, shall not exceed fourteen (14) consecutive days and thereafter shall be located only in the rear yard and in accordance with storage requirements…
  2. Offices, storage buildings and/or containers and other temporary structures and goods, supplies, materials, equipment and vehicles for use by contractors or the owner or occupant of the premises shall be permitted provided a Building Permit has been obtained for the principal work. Such structure shall be removed within thirty (30) days after completion of work on the premises or if construction is not pursued diligently. (Ord. 2003-5. Passed 5-20-03; Ord. 2012-18. Passed 10-16-12.)

What this means for your property: The storage of the items, tarped, stacked, and otherwise, in your yard is considered unsightly and is against codes/ordinances. Please utilize your shed and/or garage to store items out of sight.

Ordinance Code 700.10:   STORAGE and PLACEMENT of TRASH CONTAINERS

  1. All rubbish, garbage and trash containers/receptacles shall be stored out of sight from the public right-of-way.
  2. Notwithstanding Section (a), all rubbish, garbage and trash containers shall be placed on the curb at the tree lawn no sooner than 24 hours prior to the scheduled rubbish, garbage and trash collection, and shall be removed within 24 hours following such collection. (Ord. 2006-14.  Passed 7-11-06; Ord. 2013-48.  Passed 12-17-13; Ord. 2013-49.  Passed 12-17-13; Ord. 2014-9.  Passed 6-17-14.)

Code: 308.1:   Accumulation of Rubbish or Garbage   All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

Code: 308.2:   Disposal of Rubbish   Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers.

Code: 308.2.1:   Rubbish Storage Facilities   The owner of every occupied premises shall supply approved covered containers for rubbish, and the owner of the premises shall be responsible for the removal of rubbish.

What this means for your property: Republic Services provides the BLUE Refuse and the GREEN Recycle Containers. Residents must provide their own containers for YARD WASTE – rigid container and/or kraft bags.

Code: 308.3:   Disposal of Garbage   Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers.

Code: 308.3.2:   ( covered, leak-proof ) Containers   The operator of every establishment producing garbage shall provide, and at all times cause to be utilized, approved leak-proof containers provided with close-fitting covers for the storage of such materials until removed from the premises for disposal.

Code 302.1:  Sanitation   All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition.

*This and/or any other information and/or documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current adopted by the Village, including all since the last update (printed or electronic).

How to keep trash containers from becoming gross!

1) Make Less Trash By Recycling  Sounds obvious, right? If you had less trash, you wouldn’t have to worry about your trash cans so much. So how do you make less trash? Recycle! Break down cardboard boxes. Rinse out plastic containers. Drop off recyclables Republic doesn’t pick-up at different places in the community. You’ll be amazed at how much less trash you really have.

2) Reduce Food Waste  Rotten food in our trash accounts for most of the spills, sloshes, and messes that we have to clean out of our trash cans. Reduce the amount of food waste by utilizing a garbage disposal. For items that must be thrown in the trash but may present a problem for your trash can, you can double bag. Use plastic grocery bags to wrap up meat trimmings or other items that need to be trashed but could make a mess. Or try composting.

3) Prevent Odors  One of the worst things about trash cans can be the odor. There are quite a few things you can do to actually prevent trash can odors.

4) Baking Soda  Sprinkle it in the bottom of a trash can or directly into the trash to help absorb stinky odors. Use baking soda for scrubbing out your trash can to remove odors that may have seeped in.

5) Bleach  Sometimes you just need a tough disinfectant to get rid of germs and odors.

6) Cat Litter  Cat litter absorbs odors and liquids, leaving a fresh scent in the vicinity of the trash.

7) Dryer Sheets  Dryer sheets make another great anti-odor tool for your trash.

8 ) Pay Attention to Where Trash Is Stored  Hate storing trash cans in your garage? Store cans on a concrete slab behind your house. Outdoor trash cans can attract bugs and animals so that will have to be a consideration. It’s always a good idea to try to prevent insects from being attracted to your house.

9 ) Preventing Bugs and Pests in the Garbage  Clean out the recyclables. Be sure to rinse out plastic, glass, and metal containers that are being recycled. Clean garbage containers. Washing down the insides and outsides of your trash and recycling containers is a monthly job. Find it easy to do this chore with a garden hose and a long-handled scrub brush. Or how about an old toilet brush to clean the can…the trash can!

10 ) Put a Lid on It  On your trash. Lids on trash will keep bugs out, keep smells in, and keep infestations away. Put a heavy rock or a stack of bricks on top of the lid for extra security from critters.

11 ) Don’t Miss Trash Day  It’s the worst feeling in the world! Seeing the garbage truck drive away when you know you have multiple bags of trash in your cans that NEED to be on that truck. Keep yourself from having trash around longer than necessary. Set a reminder on your phone or computer to ALERT you before each trash day. Or use sticky notes on your car dashboard to remind you to take out the trash before you leave the driveway. And if you do miss a trash day, there’s always next week!

12 ) Clean Out the Can On Trash Day  Before you haul your trash cans back up to the house after trash day, take a moment to clean them out. All it really takes for most trash cans is a water hose. Rinsing out your cans and allowing them to dry will go a long way towards preventing issues from happening. If you have a bigger mess in your can, using a mild dish soap, or bleach if it’s really bad, can work wonders.

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