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October 18, 2018 Newsletter

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  Trick-or-Treat is October 31

rick or treat in North Royalton will be on Halloween night, Wednesday October 31. 
 6-8 p.m.


Are You Part of the Problem?

September 25, 2018 – Cleveland, Ohio – Curbside recycling in Cuyahoga County is in trouble and we need your help. Local recycling processors report that more and more recycling is contaminated with garbage – up to 25 percent garbage. Contamination happens when residents put unacceptable or non-recyclable items into their recycling cart, bin or bag.

Recycling markets also are shrinking because of China’s decision to restrict imports. Simply stated, China no longer wants to be the global end-market for the world’s recyclables because for decades they had been accepting recyclables contaminated with trash and hazardous waste. This has left them with a spoiled environment they are now working to clean up. 

These two facts – huge contamination rates and China’s restriction of imports – have created a perfect storm for recycling here in Cuyahoga County. Everyone’s help is needed to do a better job of recycling correctly to keep recycling viable.

Here are the rules for proper recycling

Empty & Rinse   Empty & Rinse   Empty & Rinse     Flatten         Empty & Rinse
                         Replace Cap                                                    Replace Cap

Put these five items ONLY in your curbside recycling:
  1. Food and beverage cans--empty and rinse.
  2. Milk, juice and broth cartons--empty, rinse and replace cap.
  3. Glass bottles and jars--empty, rinse and replace cap.
  4. Paper and boxes--include all paper, mail, magazines, newspaper, cereal boxes and flattened cardboard.  Do not include shredded paper.
  5. Plastic bottles and jugs--empty, rinse and replace cap.  Disregard the numbers on plastic.  Recycle bottles and jugs only.  Other plastics are not recyclable at this time.
  • Place items loose, not bagged in your recycle cart or bin.
  • Recyclables should be free from food residue and empty.
  • Boxes should be empty, broken down and dry.
  • Putting the wrong items in your recycling will do more harm than good.
Learn more about recycling correctly at 

About The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit or call 216.443.3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

For more information contact Christie Snyder at 216.443.3707 or


Do you know grass and leaves can be harmful to our waterways?

Many leaves will naturally fall into the waterways, but we should be mindful not to upset the natural balance.  The leaves that fall into your yard should never be put in or near a creek, stream or river.  Leaves can also get into waterways through storm drains.  Leaves and other pollutants are easily washed into the storm drain when it rains.

While out cleaning up this year's leaves, remember these simple steps to keep our waterways clean!

RAKE THEM!  Leaf pickup is done as part of our curbside yard waste collection program.  Prepare leaves by placing them in paper or plastic bags.  Never rake leaves into or near storm drains, ditches, creeks or the river.

LEAVE THEM!  Mulch leaves with your lawn mower.  Leaves provide nutrients for healthy soil, more of nature's fertilizer.

Researchers found mulching leaves in the Fall resulted in a greener lawn and up to 80% less dandelions the following Spring!


If there are any questions regarding curbside collection services, call the North Royalton Service Department at 440-582-3002.


Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.  Limit the amount of treats you eat.

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others to see you.

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.

Look both ways before crossing the street.  Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

Eat only factory-wrapped treats.  Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.

Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.

Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.  Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.


   A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department


Medicare Open Enrollment is here, if you would like to compare your options for Medicare Supplement (MediGaps), Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) plans. We will have OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program), counselors available for one on one consultations, call the office now to schedule your appointment, 440-582-6333.

BINGO-BINGO-BINGO! Monday, October 22nd Parkside Villa will be sponsoring BINGO here at the Senior Center at 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to join in!

Friday, October 26th is the last day to sign up for your Thanksgiving Holiday Food Box. Call now to see if you qualify and what you need to bring to your screening appointment, 440-582-6333.

Our Halloween Party is Monday, October 29th, tickets are still available. Sorry, no ticket sales at the door.

Attention Senior Citizens! Would you like to get help with technology? The High School Computer Club is offering assistance on Wednesday, November 14th with email, searching the Internet, or any devices you may have. There are two sessions offered on Wednesday, November 14th, at 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. at the North Royalton High School Library, 14713 Ridge Road, North Royalton. Please call to reserve your space at the High School Library (440) 582-7832 by November 1st. Transportation can be provided for the 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. session by contacting the North Royalton Office of Aging & Human Services at (440) 582-6333.

The North Royalton Office on Aging has activities for anyone over age 55. Look for our calendar on the web under Aging and Human Services.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and we are located at 13500 Ridge Road in the Deaconess-Perry Senior Apartment Building (South side entrance). If you have questions or comments, contact Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.
This month's Community Meal at St. Albert's sponsored by St.
Paul's and will include: Chicken Paprikash, noodles,
green beans and dessert.
Sunday, October 28, 3-5 pm.  Join us!

Safety Tips from your Fire Department


There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Be Warm and Safe This Winter!

• Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

• Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.

• Never use your oven to heat your home.

• Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

• Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

• Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

• Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.

• Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

• Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

Heating Equipment Smarts

Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.  Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.


Have you started yard cleanup, tidying up the gardens and getting lawns ready before winter arrives? 

Here’s some tips to get your outdoor spaces ready for winter while reducing your impact on the environment.

LEAVE THEM! Consider mulching leaves with your lawn mower for some of nature’s fertilizer, leaves provide nutrients for healthy soil.  Mulched leaves aren’t just good for your lawn they’re also excellent to add to any garden space!  Adding your mulched leaves, pine needles and evergreen branches in your flower beds help reduce the amount of yard waste you need hauled away.  All while providing you with first-rate material to fertilize the gardens in the spring!

RAKE THEM! If mulching leaves is not for you or you have more than you need, rake the leaves and set them at the curb for yard waste collection.  Prepare your leaves by placing them in paper or plastic bags.  

Never rake leaves into or near storm drains, ditches, creeks or the river.  Many leaves will naturally fall into the waterways, but we should be mindful not up upset the natural balance.  The leaves that fall into your yard should never be put in or near a creek, stream or river.  Leaves can also get into waterways through storm drains.  Leaves and other pollutants are easily washed into the storm drain when it rains.  


We are entering into the lighter season for trash and recycling.
The truck may come to your street earlier than normal. 
The best way to make sure you’re not missed is have your trash and recycling at the curb by 7:00 am.

If you have questions regarding curbside collection services, call the North Royalton Service Department at 440-582-3002.

Tanglers (plastic bags, ropes, hoses ad light strings) don't belong in your curbside recycling!  Leave them out!  Recycle, reuse or dispose in a different way.  See more

No matter how you keep your recycling inside, it's how you set your recycling outside that counts.  Do not place plastic bags, bags of bags, or recycling inside of bags in your curbside cart or bin.  Recycling should be loose in the cart or bin.

North Royalton Historical Society -- We're Celebrating the City!

The celebration of the 200th year of our great city is still going on!
Saturday, October 27, 2018 the official Birthday of North Royalton!

Come get your Bicentennial Tee Shirt and Pennant before they are gone!   Museum Open Saturday, October 27th, from 12 to 3pm.

Time capsule to be buried approximately 1pm.   Come witness this historic event on the birthday of our city!

We have Bicentennial Tee Shirts and Pennants with the above logo available. Many shirt sizes available at $10 each and pennants $4 each (cash only).

 All proceeds benefit the NR Historical Society.  Thank you.

We are always looking for new people with new ideas on how we

can preserve the history of NR!  We appreciate your help and support!

Contact Georgia at 440-773-4509 (cell/text) or


The North Royalton Community Band's fall concert, Literature Out Loud, will be held on Sunday,
October 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The concert will be held at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton.
Parking is in the main lot behind the church off of Abbey Road.  From there, you'll see the entrance to the Christian Activity Center where the concert will be held.

As always, admission is free.

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