Materials with Options Other Than HHWRC
It is good to have options. Currently, these three materials: batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and motor oil have other locations that will accept these materials from residents. Listed on this page are some local recycling options for these materials.
ReWorks strongly suggests that residents contact vendors directly for:
- Acceptable materials
- Hours of operation
Used Motor Oil
Many people find themselves with used motor oil. Motor oil can often be brought to a local oil changing station or an auto parts store. Each store/location has different methods for bringing this material in. Be sure to check with the location before you drop it off.
As a reminder, never put batteries of any type into your home's curbside recycling cart or at a community recycling drop-off center.
To address the many types of batteries, click here for details.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
Did you know that CFLs have mercury in them? For this reason, it is best to bring them to a location where they can be properly handled.
To dispose of CFLs:
- Contact your local Home Depot or Lowes stores
- Find a "RecycleABulb" location near you. (Service provided by Veolia.)
Many basements, garages, and work spaces in homes still have the long, skinny fluorescent tube lighting. As with the CFLs, these fluorescent tubes contain mercury.
To dispose of fluorescent tube lights, contact:
- Batteries Plus Bulbs
- Chemical Solvents, call 216-741-9310
- Rice Environmental, call 330-376-4157