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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.

Open hours

Open hours

Open hours Details


HHWRC will re-open for the 2018 season on
Thursday, June 7.

Hours:  2 pm to 7 pm

Open every Thursday from the first Thursday in June (June 7th) through and including the last Thursday in September.  (September 27th)

We are open the Thursday after July 4th.

It usually is busy the first and last day of the season, so if your schedule permits, it might be better to come another Thursday. Historically we’ve also found that between 3:30 and 5:30, fewer residents arrive. This is true for every Thursday, so if you are able to plan around those times it could be beneficial for your 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 will re-open for the 2018 season on
Thursday, June 7.

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 Every Thursday, June through the end of September

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

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

LATEX PAINT IS NOT HHW

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.