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Recycling Bins

A friendly important reminder: Please DO NOT leave cardboard outside the River Valley recycling bins if they are full. What happens to cardboard left on the ground? It becomes trash and goes to the landfill and all your effort of flattening it and taking it to the recycling box is wasted. We all know that with all the online ordering this year, there’s more cardboard packaging than ever, and the bins are filling up fast. Please remember that the regular pick-up day here has been moved from Friday to Monday. If you encounter full bins, we’re sorry for the inconvenience, but please try another location or take your cardboard back home with you for a few days. And Strongsville residents can always take it to the transfer station, behind City Hall, 16099 Foltz Parkway, during operating hours — 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Recycling News Here’s some big news in the recycling world: We can now recycle plastic tubs! As of February 2021, facilities here — including Republic Waste — are accepting containers for butter, sour cream and yogurt. You can start putting these items in your curbside recycling. That will make a nice dent in the amount of trash going to landfills. If you have other questions, check out Cuyahoga Recycles at

Unique River Rock Adult Day Program at Camp Cheerful River Rock Adult Day is a program in Strongsville for adults with disabilities. Located on Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful’s 52 beautiful acres, participants gain life skills, build friendships and learn how to live their best lives. Daily schedules are filled with classes, crafts, dance parties, music, campfires ... and, of course, s’mores! Parents rave about the level of care and quality of programming, saying, “Each small step of progress I see him make feels like he’s climbed a mountain, and it means the world to me.” River Rock participants get more than the average adult day experience. Trained staff works with small, socially-distanced groups to help them grow and achieve. PATH-certified riding instructors teach them about caring for horses, on-site swimming and opportunities like adapted sports, weekend camps, and more are available! Weather permitting, activities are enjoyed outside. For information, call 440-238-6200 or visit AchievementCenters. org/riverrock. 47

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