Every Thursday through Sept. 28 the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. The HHWRC, located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow just off of state 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," stated 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 can be brought 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 at https://goo.gl/HVGUoP.
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.