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
As a reminder, never put batteries of any type into your home's curbside recycling cart or at a community recycling drop-off center.
Also, we do ask that you NOT collect batteries from friends, neighbors, or any organization you are affiliated with (schools, businesses, faith-based, etc.) The main concern is safety – yours! Know the options available for proper handling/disposal.
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Single Use Alkaline Batteries
Single use alkaline batteries can be placed in your trash. If you are wondering why there are no local options for recycling this type of battery, learn more on the What Can I Recycle? page of the Call2Recycle website.
Single Use Lithium Primary Batteries
These batteries look almost identical to regular, single use alkaline. Single use lithium primary batteries should not be placed in the trash, home curbside recycling, or brought to community recycling drop-off centers. Summit County residents only can bring lithium primary batteries to the HHWRC.
Rechargeable batteries should not be placed in home recycling carts or brought to community drop-off centers. There are locations that can take these batteries, two of which are:
Also known as lead acid batteries. Contact your local scrap metal recycler.
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.
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