Summit County residents have a free resource for safely disposing of household hazardous items. The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center is open through Sept. 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. The HHWRC, located at 1201 Graham Rd. in Stow just off of Route 8, is for Summit County residents only. No business, school or other non-residential waste is accepted.
“For 22 years, Summit County residents have been utilizing the services of ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center,” said Marcie Kress, ReWorks executive director. “Through this service, Summit County residents have kept oil-based paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, pesticides, automotive fluids and various other household hazardous wastes from going down drains, onto the ground, into storm sewers, and in our landfills. ReWorks is proud to serve a community that shares a common concern for our environment.”
Typical household hazardous waste accepted at the HHWRC includes antifreeze, gas, used motor oil, acids, batteries, bleach, fertilizer, fluorescent bulbs, fungicides, household cleaners, lighter fluid and pesticides. For a complete list of accepted items, go to summitreworks.com/hhw.
Paint products including oil-based, solvent-based, stain, thinner, varnish and wood preservatives may be taken to the HHWRC. However, latex paint, once it is dried, can be placed into residents’ regular trash and therefore is not accepted at the HHWRC. For complete instructions on how to properly dispose of latex paint before placing it in your trash, watch an instructional video below.
ReWorks is Summit County’s Solid Waste Management Authority. ReWorks provides solutions and leadership to empower Summit County communities, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling, and waste management strategies. For info, www.summitreworks.com.