Service Department

216-475-3373 (Office)
216-475-1107 (Garage)
216-475-0825 (Fax)

Rubbish Pick-up

  • Kimble Recycling and Disposal
    • Please call either 216-475-3373 or 216-475-1107 if rubbish and recyclables are not picked up.
    • For the winter months only, rubbish may be placed on the tree lawn at 4:00 p.m.
    • If you are unsure of your scheduled rubbish pick up day, please call the Service Department.
    • The following holidays will be observed New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a weekday, your rubbish and recyclables will be collected the day after your regular pick up day. If the holiday falls on the weekend, normal pickup will not be interrupted.
  • Tree branches may be placed on lawn for pick-up. They must:
    1. NOT be longer than 4 feet in length.
    2. Bundled with rope.
    3. NOT weigh more than 40 lbs.
  • Kimble Recycling and Disposal will pick-up:
    1. Refrigerators; you must take off the door(s).
    2. Couches.
    3. TVs.
    4. Leaves that are bagged.
    5. Paint will be pick-up as long as it has kitty litter or saw dust inside the can to soak up paint. Place the paint can in an open box with the lid off.
    6. Larger items that are in the rain, may be left until dried out.
  • Rubbish may be placed on the tree lawn for pick-up after 6:00 p.m. the evening before scheduled pick-up day (winter months only).

Sewer Calls

If you are experiencing sewer-related issues, please call the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m. at (216) 443-8201.

Catch basin problems will still be handled by the Garfield Heights Service Department.

  1. House address
  2. Name
  3. Phone number

There is no charge to the resident for this service


  • Please call the Service Department Office to report potholes in the city streets.
  • Have the following information available: The address and location of the pothole.

Tree Removal

  • Only dead trees located on a resident’s tree lawn will be removed by the City.
  • Limbs will be trimmed off trees on tree lawns only.
  • If a tree is interfering with a power line, call the Illuminating Company: 1-800-589-3101.

Leaf Pick-Up

The City of Garfield Heights leaf pick-up will begin around October 31st this year. Leaves should be placed in long rows on tree lawns, not in tall piles. Leaves are not to be placed in the street.

Piles should not contain sticks, twigs, rocks, grass clippings, trash or other material that may clog the leaf machine. If debris is found in a pile, workers will NOT collect the rest of the pile and you will be asked to bag your leaves going forward. Pick up will go ward by ward, street by street.

Leaves can always be bagged or put in large trash tote and put out with your regular garbage on regular collection day; bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds. The end of leaf pick up will be determined by the weather.

  • Leaf pick-up is only during the fall months.
  • Leaves ready to be picked up must be placed on the tree lawn.
  • The leaf trucks work through the City: Ward by Ward; street by street.
  • Trucks rotate through the City a projected three times or until snow falls.

Animal Warden

Street Light Outages

  • Please call the Service Department if a light that is out:  The address and street name.

Conservation Tips

For further inquiries please contact:

Timothy McLaughlin at 216-475-3373 or
Service Director

Mark Sikon at 216-475-1107 or

Jennifer Seither at 216-475-3373 or
Service Department Secretary