Oct 01

After HHWRC Season Options

Posted to 2.Household Hazardous Waste by Mila Susnjar

Household Hazardous Waste

Many of the questions we get after our Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) closes until next season are related to the following materials and we’d like to share some tips with you.

When does ReWorks' HHWRC re-open: The HHWRC's 2021 Season will begin on Thursday, June, 3, 2021. It will be open Thursdays from 2 to 7 pm.

Paint: Most paint sold today is latex, or water based, regardless if it is exterior or interior paint. If you have latex paint, it simply needs to be dried out for disposal. Our HHWRC, even when it is open, does not accept latex paint.

Once your latex paint is dry, the can (with the dried paint in it) can be placed into your regular trash. Keep the lid off the can – that way once the dried paint with its can is in your trash, it is obvious that the paint is dry in case there is any question. Visit this link to watch a video on how to dry latex paint.

Computers, Televisions and Other Electronics:
If you want to recycle a television, check with Best Buy. There is a charge and it is dependent on the size of the television. Please note that Goodwill DOES NOT accept televisions.

Goodwill does accept working and nonworking computers and accessories at their retail locations for recycling. Contact your local Summit County Goodwill location for details. And lastly, one common question we often get is about small electrical devices such as blenders, curling irons, and microwaves. These items can be placed in your trash when they no longer work.

Overview of materials with other options: Our website has a page that lists materials with other options. This includes batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, used motor oil.

Tag(s): HHW

Oct 01

Yard Waste in the Fall

Posted to 2.Organics by Mila Susnjar

A red, autumn Maple leaf in green grass

Nature always does double duty. First it puts on a show by washing color over our landscapes with vibrant leaves and then as the leaves fall, time converts the nutrients from the leaves back into the soil. This cycle is how nature handles yard waste.

As a reminder – yard waste should never be placed in home (curbside, single stream) recycling carts or placed in recycling bins at community recycling drop-off centers. We should also all avoid placing yard waste in our garbage.

In the fall, leaves make up a significant portion of the composition of yard waste. ReWorks, being the solid waste management authority for all of Summit County, is charged with managing and reducing what goes into our landfills. Composting yard waste is one way to reduce our landfill use. And of course, it has the added benefit of keeping nutrients available for plants, trees, soil microbes, and fungi. Visit www.summitreworks.com/yardwaste for tips and information for managing yard waste.

Oct 01

October 2020 - Document Shredding and Recycling

Posted to 3.Document Shredding & Recycling by Danny Long

Documents to shred
As a reminder this Saturday, October 3, 2020 is the last Document Shredding and Recycling Event for the 2020 season.

Location: Betty Jane Community Learning Center
Address: 444 Darrow Road, Akron OH 44305
Landmarks: Darrow Road is also known as State Route 91. Betty Jane Community Learning Center is a school approximately 1 mile SOUTH of Tallmadge Circle. If arriving from the circle, the school will be on your right.
Time: 9 am to noon

Keep in mind: Still following the procedures for COVID-19.
• File boxes and cardboard boxes will not be returned. Your boxes will be collected and recycled.
• Place documents in cardboard boxes, files boxes or paper bags only
• No plastic containers
• Place all documents in vehicle trunks or truck beds only
• Do not place personal belongings by your documents
• Do not hand documents to the event staff
• Reminder: you must remain in your vehicle at all times
For more details, please visit: www.summitreworks.com/shredding
Sep 03

01/01/19 - New Year Questions & Resolutions

Posted to Cleanout by Jacob Smith

Happy New Year! It's a fresh start for the new year's journey. We thank you for your continued interest in reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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Sep 28

04/01/19 - Keep It out of the Cart - Art

Posted to cReate Works by Mila Susnjar

We'd like to share some details about why we chose the theme of contamination for this art project.? Have you ever wondered, "can I recycle this?" or "this should be recycled."?? You are not alone.

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Sep 04

04/01/18 - Diverting Food Waste from the Landfill

Posted to Food Waste Management by Jacob Smith

So, we thought we'd share with you how 2017's Grow Green Food Scrap Compost Giveaway winners did with their gardens. Recipients from 2017 included:

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