Got Hazardous Waste? Recycling Center Closes This Week
Last drop-off days for year at Summit household hazardous waste facility are Tuesday, Wednesday.
There are only two more days left this year to properly dispose of all those chemicals, oils, solvents, batteries and aerosol cans that have been stacking up in area sheds, garages and basements.
The Summit County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center in Stow will be closing for the season after Wednesday.
That means county residents (not businesses) have only two more drop-off days: Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Following is the list of items permitted to be dropped off at no charge by Summit County residents (no containers larger than five gallons are accepted):
- Automotive products: antifreeze, auto grease, brake fluid, gas, gasoline mixtures, oil filters and used motor oil
- Asbestos: must be wetted, double-bagged, sealed and less than three feet long/wide
- Batteries: automotive, household, rechargeable
- Driveway sealer
- Flares (road flares only)
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Herbicides and pesticides
- Household cleaners
- Lighter fluid
- Paint products: oil, solvent-based, stain, thinner, varnish, wood preservatives; latex paints are no longer accepted
- Pool chemicals
- Propane cylinders up to 20 pounds
- Roof coatings
- Items with mercury (put in a sealed plastic bag; place in a rigid container for safe transport)
Tires – passenger and light truck only, on or off the rim – are accepted at the HHWRC for a cash-only fee of $1 per tire (limit 10 tires per vehicle).
The HHWRC is no longer accepting cellphones, computers, electronics and televisions.
The Summit County recycling center is located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow.