Welcome to the Village of South Russell

South Russell is home to approximately 4,000 residents and is located at the western edge of Geauga County, Ohio.  The 4 mile long by 1 mile wide village is a residential community with unique character and rural “at home” charm.  South Russell students attend the highly acclaimed Chagrin Falls School System.



Municipal income tax returns for South Russell Village are due April 17, 2018.  All residents over 18 years of age are required to file an annual return with the Central Collection Agency (CCA).  Local income tax withheld by your employer does not fulfill your obligation to file a tax return.  Local ordinance provides for both penalty and interest charges to be assessed for late filing or non-filing.

Retired residents are required to file the Annual Exemption Certificate each year.

 For taxpayer assistance, call CCA at 216-664-2070 or the South Russell Village Tax Administrator’s office at 440-338-6700 ext. 221.  For tax forms or to file electronically, please go to www.ccatax.ci.cleveland.oh.us


***Please note this is the ONLY trash day in 2018***

SATURDAY, April 28, 2018 at the South Russell Village Hall campus parking lot from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Residency I.D.  WILL be required.

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE:  General trash and debris, items containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners), scrap metal, computer equipment, electronic equipment and white metal such as appliances.


Volunteers will be on hand to assist residents with unloading their trash.

ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE:  ***NO yard waste, NO hazardous household chemicalsNO containers with liquefied products will be accepted.
These items will be collected at special Geauga County Collection Events

The South Russell Village Officials are joining forces with the
Geauga County Department on Aging for the

WEST END of the Village –  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Includes homes on Chillicothe Road).

EAST END of the Village – Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Seniors, 60 years of age or older, living in South Russell Village and wishing to have a pickup scheduled on Senior Trash Collection Day must be registered by calling the Geauga County Department on Aging between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, at 440-279-2130, or 440-564-7131 at extension 2130, or 440-834-1856 at extension 2130.  This spring pickup is on a first-come, first serve basis, and the number of senior residents that can be served is limited.

Information needed when placing your request for a pickup is: Your name, address, phone number, date of birth and items needing to be picked up.  These special pickups will be sometime during the scheduled day – West End on Wednesday, East End on Thursday, depending on the route and demand.

  • Seniors must be registered with the Department on Aging prior to pickup.
  • Must be home the day of the pickup or have someone 18 years of age or older who is appointed by the senior, present to sign a release for the collection.

    Please note the following guidelines:
    NO liquids, paints, or other hazardous household materials, construction debris, rocks, yard waste, or household garbage will be accepted.   Please, only 10 household items per home.  We will accept up to 4 tires off the rims, appliances, electronics and miscellaneous items. The items must be from the senior’s household only. All materials should be consolidated in strong boxes and not items that can be picked up during normal weekly trash collection such as newspapers and household waste. Items should be kept dry (tarped) if possible. Items to be picked up should be placed either outside your house or garage and in the driveway.  South Russell Village employees are NOT permitted to enter the residence to remove items.  Please do not place items at curbside.

Geauga County Collection Events 

Paper Shredding 

Appliance Collection

High Utility Bills?

Oftentimes the late winter months can bring higher-than-expected utility bills, usually because the cold snaps in January and February result in customers using more energy than normal.  Click on this link for information on  programs that may be helpful during this time:  2018 Energy Programs


One of the most effective ways we can improve our water quality is by the simple act of planting trees.  Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for their SPRING TREE SALE.  The order form can be found at geaugaswcd.com and the deadline is April 5th.

Schedule a Vacation / House Watch

The South Russell Police Department offers vacation watches for residents.  Click here to submit your request.

Geauga Trumbull info for website 2-2-17

County and Hazardous Waste Collections

Mission Statement

The mission of South Russell Village is to serve the residents of the Village by:

– Providing a high level of essential services

– Planning for future needs while preserving the character of the Village

– Promoting an attitude of professionalism and impartiality among Village officials and employees in a fiscally responsible manner