Toxic Waste Center Reopens in Summit County

By: Genevieve Bohnak, The University of Akron Intern

Summit County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center has reopened for the season.  The waste center, located at 1201 Graham Road off of Rout 8 in Stow, will be open on Thursdays now through September 25th from 2-8 p.m.

Many of the common household products we find in our homes contain the same chemicals found in hazardous industrial chemicals and can create similar environmental and health problems. By not throwing chemicals in garbage, down the sink, or on the ground you can protect your family’s health and preserve the environment.

The center takes items like oil-based paints, insecticides, pesticides, and other toxic household wastes found in garages, basements, and under sinks. The toxic waste center accepts old tires from passenger’s car and light trucks at a cost of $1 each. Tires can be on or off the rim and there is a limit of 10 tires per visit.

The facility is no longer accepting latex paints (visit www.summitreworks.com for information about disposing latex paint) or containers larger than 5 gallons. The center is also no longer accepting computers, televisions, electronics, cellphones, and toner cartridge due to the high cost of recycling those items in particular. For more information and a list of acceptable items, call 330-374-0383 or go to www.summitreworks.com

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