Rethinking Household Hazardous Waste with Reworks

by Marcie E. Kress, Executive Director, ReWorks

ReWorks has been providing Summit County residents with an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste for the past 28 years. Funded by ReWorks, our seasonal HHW Collections provide disposal and recycling options for Summit County residents’ household hazardous waste while aiding in our goal of diverting materials from landfills. If you’ve participated in our collections over the years, we thank you and if you have not yet participated, we hope you’ll consider utilizing this free service.

Household Hazardous Waste Collections will begin Thursday, June 6, and will occur each Thursday from 2–7 p.m., through Sept. 26. Collections will not take place on Thursday, July 4. Collections are held at ReWorks, 1201 Graham Rd., in Stow, located next to the state Route 8 overpass.

Before heading to ReWorks’ HHW Collection:

Check to make sure ReWorks can accept the materials you are bringing.

All materials accepted during HHW Collections must be generated from personal use by a Summit County resident in their home. Before packing up materials and bringing them to ReWorks’ HHW Collection, we recommend checking our website’s list of acceptable materials at, or call our office, 330-374-0383, with inquiries about specific materials.

If you have materials generated from business, schools, or faith-based organizations they cannot be accepted during HHW Collections, but you can contact ReWorks for alternative handling solutions.

Make an informed decision about when to visit.

ReWorks has consistently tracked the attendance at our HHW Collections and noticed consistent trends. 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 we encourage residents 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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