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What to do with latex paint

What to do with latex paint

What to do with latex paint Details

Dried out Latex Paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash. Check out the video link below the instructions for how to prepare latex paint for disposal.

To solidify, follow these simple instructions:

  • Mix absorbent material (i.e. cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) into paint and allow mixture to dry thoroughly. Use a 50/50 mixture to ensure the quickest dry time; or
  • Let the paint dry out. Simply remove the lid and sit the paint can in a well-ventilated area (this works best for small quantities of paint); or
  • Pour thin layers (about 1" of paint) into a disposable pie plate or cardboard box lined with plastic and allow the paint to dry one layer at a time. Repeat the process until all the paint is dry.
  • Once paint is dry, leave the lid off the can and place in your regular trash.
  • Please note, our HHWRC's open hours are correct on this page - not in the video.

Open hours

Open hours

Open hours Details


The HHWRC is closed now for the 2019 season. 

Check back in February 2020 for details on the 2020 season schedule.

Location and Directions

Location and Directions

Location and Directions Details

HHW Recycling Center
1201 Graham Road
Stow, Ohio 44224
Located at the Rt. 8 Overpass


HHWRC is closed now for the 2019 Season. 

Check back in February 2020 for details on the 2020 season.

To get an email when details are available, click here.

HHW Recycling Center
1201 Graham Road
Stow, Ohio 44224
Located at the Rt. 8 Overpass

Household Hazardous Waste

ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) accepts household hazardous waste from Summit County residents’ homes. This is a free service to all Summit County residents. Utilizing the HHWRC helps keep hazardous materials out of landfills.

Restrictions

Summit County residents only! No business, school, or other non-residential waste accepted. No containers larger than five gallons will be accepted.

The Household Hazardous
Waste Recycling Center

HOURS: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays, June through the end of September. In 2019, July 4 falls on a Thursday and our HHWRC will be CLOSED that day in observance of Independence Day.

Closed during severe weather

The HHWRC will close during severe weather and severe weather warnings (lightning, strong winds, heavy rain) until it is safe to continue operations. This is for your protection and that of the technicians on site. We will post updates on Facebook during severe weather. @recyclesummitcounty (Summit ReWorks)

What is HHW?

How to determine if a product is household hazardous waste (HHW)? First take a look at the label. You will see words such as caution, corrosive, danger, flammable, or poison. If you have questions on how to dispose of HHW feel free to call our office at 330-374-0383.

Accepted at the HHW Recycling Center

Technicians trained by a licensed hazardous waste contractor review all material brought to the HHWRC. If the technician identifies a characteristic of the material that does not meet the definition of what can be managed through the HHWRC, the material will not be accepted.

* These items may require additional preparation or fees. Please select the item for more information.

Don't bring latex paint to HHWRC

Dried out Latex Paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash. To solidify, follow these simple instructions:

  • Mix absorbent material (i.e. cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) into paint and allow mixture to dry thoroughly. Use a 50/50 mixture to ensure the quickest dry time; or
  • Let the paint dry out. Simply remove the lid and sit the paint can in a well-ventilated area (this works best for small quantities of paint); or
  • Pour thin layers (about 1" of paint) into a disposable pie plate or cardboard box lined with plastic and allow the paint to dry one layer at a time. Repeat the process until all the paint is dry.
  • Once paint is dry, leave the lid off the can and place in your regular trash.
  • Please note, our HHWRC's open hours are correct on this page - not in the video.