Rethinking Household Hazardous Waste with Reworks

by Marcie E. Kress, Executive Director, ReWorks

ReWorks’ household hazardous waste collections begin for the 2024 season on Thursday, June 6.

Each Thursday, from June 6-Sept. 26 (closed Thursday, July 4), from 2-7 p.m., Summit County residents can bring their household hazardous waste to ReWorks.

This season will not only be the 29th year ReWorks has provided this service, but will also be the season of our 1,000th HHW collection.

In addition to these milestones, you may notice changes at 1201 Graham Rd. when you visit. After 29 years of operating in the same building, ReWorks is excited to share that it is working to expand its collection facility to better serve Summit County and support our mission.

When planning a trip to ReWorks for HHW collections, check to make sure ReWorks can accept the material you are bringing.

All material accepted during ReWorks household hazardous waste collections must be generated by Summit County residents for use at their own home. In general, ReWorks accepts items like household chemicals and cleaners, used motor oil, oil-based paints, pesticides, cooking oil and batteries – including items containing embedded batteries (electric toothbrushes, key fobs, e-z passes, vapes etc.) A list of acceptable materials is available at

Materials from businesses, faith-based organizations or schools cannot be accepted during the household hazardous waste collections. If you have material generated from one of these sources, call ReWorks at 330-374-0383 for alternative solutions.

Make an informed decision about when to visit.

ReWorks has consistently tracked the attendance at our HHW collections and noticed consistent trends. Being aware of attendance trends can help Summit County residents make informed decisions about the best time for them to drop off their materials.

The first two Thursdays in June and the last two Thursdays in September tend to have the highest number of visitors. Additionally, most residents come to HHW Collections from 2-4:30 p.m., with the busiest hour being from 2-3 p.m. when an average of 80 cars are serviced. Keeping all this in mind, residents are encouraged to visit after 4:30 p.m. and promote July and August as great times to visit ReWorks.

ReWorks, the solid waste management authority for 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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