Household Hazardous Waste

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Oct 01

After HHWRC Season Options

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 8:35 AM 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.

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Sep 04

08/01/18 - Best Time to Go to HHWRC

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM by Jacob Smith

Timing is everything! Did you know that the majority of visits to the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) happen during the first two hours of operation?

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Sep 04

08/01/18 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:12 PM by Jacob Smith

Our ReWorks office gets many questions about certain materials, in particular, how to properly dispose of single-use batteries and latex paint. But perhaps a better question could be how can we reduce our use of these materials?

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Sep 04

11/01/18 - Household Hazardous Waste in the Off-Season

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM by Jacob Smith

What to do with household hazardous waste/material (HHW) in our off-season? That question comes up and we'd like to share some ideas with you.

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Sep 04

11/01/18 - Deep Frying Turkeys!

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 12:30 PM by Mila Susnjar

Have you been deep frying your turkeys? Many people swear that the meat is juicier, and its skin is crispier.

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Sep 02

November 2019 - Household Hazardous Waste in the Off-Season

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 2:40 PM by Jacob Smith

The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) closed for the season…what to do with things now?

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