Ward 3 Quick Update: April 21, 2017

Ward 3 Resident,

I have gotten several phone calls and emails from residents on a few issues. So I just want to again give a few important reminders and update you on some items as well.

City of North Royalton Shred Day
City of North Royalton Shred Day will be this Saturday April 22nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm at City Hall 14600 State Road. The event is a public service open to all North Royalton, non-business residents at no cost.  Please bring proper identification indicating you are a North Royalton resident.

Shredding Guidelines
Do Include: small paper clips, staples do not have to be removed
*Accounting ledger paper
*Adding machine tape
*Booklets, brochures
*Copy machine paper
*Colored paper
*Computer paper, Faxes
*Manila file folders – bleachable
*Greeting cards
*Laser printer paper
*Legal pad paper
*Post-it notes
*NCR paper
*All types of white paper
Do Not Include:
*Newspapers, phone books, magazines
*Pendaflex folders
*Food and candy wrappers
*Waxed paper
*Styrofoam containers
Any questions contact the North Royalton Service Department at 440-582-3002.

New Curbside Recycling Program
Residents are invited to attend community meetings to learn about the new curbside recycling program starting May 1st. The next community meeting will take place this Saturday April 22nd directly after the City Shred Day Event at the City Hall at noon. Read More. Next week residents will be delivered their free 65-gallon recycling cart on their regular curbside recycling/rubbish collection day for the new curbside recycling program. Please note rubbish collection will remain the same, it is just recycling that is changing with the use of the recycling cart. Click Here to view the curbside recycling and rubbish collection guidelines. A question that keeps coming up is why the new program? The new recycling program is because we need your help. One of the main purposes of the new program is to increase in the amount we recycle. Landfill costs continue to skyrocket. The more we all recycle the lower it costs for rubbish collection. If our city does not recycle more in the next few years then we may have to charge residents a fee for rubbish collection like many neighboring cities throughout Cuyahoga County that do. Since December of 2016 I have listened to resident’s feedback on this issue. I even conducted an online survey of our ward about this issue in February of this year. The final feedback from residents was very clear they do not want to pay any future fee for rubbish collection and that if using the recycling cart could help lower costs to avoid that then it was worth doing. Again, if you have any questions about the program, please try to attend the community meeting.

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing
The North Royalton Fire Department has started their annual fire hydrant flushing. Crews will be in Ward 3 this week. Before an area is tested, residents will be notified through the city’s reverse 911 phone system called ReadyNotify. If you have not signed up for the city’s reverse 911 Click Here to sign up. Please be alert for discolored water, and if it should occur, run your cold water until it is clear.

Medication Take Back Day 
Help to keep our community safe by dropping off unneeded, expired medications for safe disposal at the Medication Take Back Day on April 29th from 10am-2pm at Timber Ridge Plaza 9199 Sprague Rd or Giant Eagle Plaza 6000 Royalton Rd. Click Here for more information.

Have a great weekend and GO CAVS!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council