2019 Road Maintenance Program - UPDATE
Crossroads Asphalt Recycling has begun resurfacing Albion Road (between York and Ridge Rd). Both lanes of traffic will be affected during this project and it should completed by Friday, July 19.
Residents will still receive trash/recycle service on your regularly scheduled day during construction. However, in order to alleviate refuse traffic in this area during the construction process, refuse trucks will be there at 7 A.M. for collection. Please make note of this specific time and place any and all trash/recycling out before 7 A.M.
Motorists are encouraged to slow down, pay special attention, use extreme caution and patience when traveling through work zones throughout North Royalton.
Here are some safety tips for traveling in work zones:
- Pay complete attention! The most common cause of work zone crashes are inattentive drivers!
- Orange is your clue! Pay attention when you see orange signs, barrels, cones and barricades.
- Obey all speed signs, speed may be reduced for your safety and the safety of the workers.
- Remember, work zone traffic lanes are often narrow.
- When possible, move over to give workers more room between them and your vehicle.
- Expect delays, plan for them and leave early so you can drive safely to your destination.
How To Recycle in Cuyahoga County: Back to the Basics
Recycling contamination is an issue across the nation and world, but is also a major problem here in Cuyahoga County. Recently, many media outlets have reported on how we’re being affected by China’s new environmental policies and the best ways to recycle properly. Recycling contamination happens when well-intended recyclers mistakenly put the wrong items into their recycling. It can wreak havoc on the recycling process from Cuyahoga County to throughout the world.
Here in Cuyahoga County, the best way to avoid recycling contamination in your curbside recycling is to only recycle these five core items in your curbside recycling container. Do not bag them. No other items should be placed in your recycling. And when it doubt, throw it out.
Place these items loose – not bagged – in your recycling bin or cart. All items should be clean, empty and dry. Plastic bottles and jugs includes items with an opening or neck that is narrower than the body.
Why did the recycling rules change?
The rules for recycling have not changed that much, instead, the rules have been clarified. Now that there is more education on the proper way to recycle, residents who were doing it wrong think that recycling has been restricted. But the only material that has been impacted is plastic. There are fewer end markets for mixed plastic and the price has plummeted. Now bottles and jugs are the only plastics that recyclers want. Recycling rules change over time due the availability of end markets. Economics of recycling are rarely discussed but are at the center of the issue of recyclability.
Why can’t I recycle more things in my curbside recycling?
There are limits to recycling. The sortation technology at the recycling plants is not designed to recycle everything and neither are the global recycling markets. The five core items listed above comprise the core materials that facilities can sort and market at this time.
Are recycling rules different from community to community?
No, while recycling collection methods can vary from community to community, the types of things that can and cannot be recycled are the same across Cuyahoga County and northeast Ohio. Recycling information posted on community websites and even waste hauler websites is not always the most up to date information. Please refer to CuyahogaRecycles.org for the most up to date information.
Learn more about recycling best practices at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/how_to_recycle
Mark your calendars
North Royalton fireworks will be at the conclusion of our Community Festival, on Sunday, August 25th.
A WORD FROM THE NORTH ROYALTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Safety Tips from your Fire Department
Protect Yourself From the Dangers of Extreme Heat
The effects of rising temperatures and extreme heat result in numerous illnesses and deaths each year.
For many people, warm weather is a time for fun-filled outdoor activities. However, hot weather and outdoor activities don’t always mix well, especially during periods of extreme heat— times when temperatures are substantially hotter and/or more humid than average,
Extreme heat can cause people to suffer from heat-related illness, and even death. People suffer heat related illness when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves. Older adults, young children and people with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related illness and death.
Warmer temperatures can mean higher ozone levels. Pay attention to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index when planning outdoor summer activities, especially if you have asthma or another lung disease.
When temperatures are extremely high, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
- Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
- If you do not have air conditioning, visit a shopping mall or public library for a few hours.
- Drink plenty of fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, including pets.
- Visit older adults or others at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Stay safe and have fun!!
In December, we had a very successful food drive organized between University Hospitals, Parma Medical Center and surrounding city Fire Departments. Our goal was to schedule a "Christmas in July" Food Drive, however we have been unable to secure a date at this time. Therefore beginning July 1st, North Royalton Fire Department would like to challenge our residents to drop off "unexpired" food donations during the month of July to our main station located at 70000 Royalton Road. All food donated will be distributed among families in our community through the Food Pantry at Royal Redeemer.
The reason for this challenge is due to the inventory being low during the summer months at the Food Pantry.
So, North Royalton residents, LET'S DO THIS!!
The Food Drive begins July 1st and goes all month!!