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.