Rethinking Household Hazardous Waste with ReWorks

by Marcie E. Kress, Executive Director, ReWorks

The ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) opens for the 2022 season on Thursday, June 2. Summit County residents only can bring their household hazardous waste to the HHWRC every Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m., June through the end of September.

Some common questions and answers:

When is the ReWorks’ HHWRC the busiest?

Twenty seven years – that’s how long ReWorks’ HHWRC has been around. In addition to providing Summit County residents with this service, we’ve also been keeping track of when residents use the HHWRC.

Over these years, we have found that the days with the highest number of visits at the HHWRC are typically the first two Thursdays in June and the last two Thursdays in September. Additionally, we have found that most residents come to the HHWRC from 2-4:30 p.m.

The HHWRC can service on average more than 80 cars in the first hour. We hope this information helps you plan your trip to the HHWRC.

What does the HHWRC accept?

A full list of what we take is available on www.summitreworks. com/hhw. But in general, the HHWRC accepts household chemicals. Two items that people are surprised to hear that we take are cooking oil and tires. Tires do have a cost – a $1 cash fee per tire and a limit of 10 tires per vehicle. More information can be found here:

This year, we added electronic cigarettes (any brand or vaping device) and items with embedded batteries. Want to know more? Visit

What can I do with latex paint?

Latex or water-based paint is not accepted at the HHWRC. Once it is dried, you can place it in your regular trash. To watch a video of how to handle latex paint, visit

Keep in mind, that the HHWRC is only for material generated at your home located in Summit County and you must be a Summit County resident. It cannot take material from businesses, faith-based organizations, or schools. If any of these apply to you, call ReWorks at 330-374-0383 for alternative solutions.

ReWorks, the solid waste management authority for all Summit County, provides programs, services, and community outreach on waste reduction, recycling, and other materials management strategies. For more information, visit, call 330-374-0383 or email us at:

Marcie E. Kress, Executive Director, ReWorks

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