If you’re a Summit County resident and have household hazardous waste to dispose of, ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) will end its season Thursday, Sept. 26.
The HHWRC is a seasonal service that ReWorks offers to Summit County residents each year, free of charge. The costs are underwritten by ReWorks. In 2018, Summit County residents brought in over 244,906 pounds of household chemicals from their homes.
“Typically, the last two weeks of the season are the busiest,” said Marcie Kress, ReWorks executive director. “We suggest that residents come earlier in the season and avoid the rush.”
What types of materials can you bring? A full list of what the HHWRC takes is available on www.summitreworks.com/hhw. Tires do have a cost – $1 cash fee per tire and a limit of 10. For info, visit www.summitreworks.com/tires.
Latex paint is not accepted at the HHWRC. Once it is dried, you may place it in your regular trash. To watch a video of how to handle latex paint, visit www.summitreworks.com/latexpaint.
Keep in mind, the HHWRC is only for material generated at your home and you must be a Summit County resident. ReWorks cannot take material from businesses, churches or schools. If you live outside the county or are a business, call (330) 374-0383 for alternative solutions.
ReWorks’ HHWRC is located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow, and is open on Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. According to Kress, “We track of when residents arrive and from our 23 years of information, we have found that after 5 p.m. is a good time to come to the HHWRC.”