Leftover household products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides often contain potentially hazardous ingredients that require special care when people no longer need them. ReWorks offers a safe and easy way for Summit County residents to recycle these materials.
Every Thursday through September, the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, 1201 Graham Road in Stow will be open from 2 to 8 p.m.
Improper use or disposal of household hazardous waste products could harm people and could contaminate the air, water and soil.
"Many common household products contain the same chemicals found in hazardous industrial chemicals and can create similar environmental and health problems," said ReWorks Executive Director Yolanda Walker. "Don't throw chemicals in the garbage, or pour them down the sink or on the ground. You'll be protecting your family's health and preserving the environment if you bring them to the HHWRC to be recycled."
Common household hazardous waste accepted at the HHWRC include antifreeze, gas, gasoline mixtures, used motor oil, acids, batteries, bleach, fertilizer, fluorescent bulbs, fungicides, household cleaners, lighter fluid and pesticides.
Latex Paint is not accepted, but other paint products are, including oil-based, solvent-based, stain, thinner, varnish, and wood preservatives. For complete instructions on how to properly dispose of Latex Paint, visit summitreworks.com/hhw.
HHWRC is for Summit County residents only. No business, school or other non-residential are waste accepted.