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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District has partnered with the 59 communities in the county to offer local, more frequent collection events for disposal of household hazardous wastes (HHW). 

Household hazardous waste is collected from residents by the city service department and is delivered to the District’s year-round Special Waste Convenience Center.  Collection events are held only at city service departments; the District's facility is not open to the general public.  

This program is for Cuyahoga County residents only.  Scroll down for a list of items that are accepted in this program.

City collection events

CITY INFORMATION
Bay Village Drop-off the last Friday of every month, 31300 Naigle Road, 7:30-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 871-1221 or www.cityofbayvillage.com
Beachwood Drop-off May 5-10 and September 15-20, 23355 Mercantile Road (west driveway), 7:30-3:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 292-1922 or www.beachwoodohio.com
Bedford Drop-off April 1-30 and August 1-31, 100 Solon Road, 7:30-3:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 735-6583 or www.bedfordoh.gov
Bedford Heights Drop-off beginning June 1, 25401 Solon Road, M-F 8:00-3:00. No latex paint.  Questions, call (440) 232-8832 or www.bedfordheights.gov
Bentleyville Year-round special pick-up. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 247-5055 or www.villageofbentleyville.org
Berea Drop-off April 11-12, August 14-15 and October 9-10, 400 Barrett Road, 8:00-2:00. No latex paint.  Questions, call (440) 826-5816 or www.cityofberea.org
Bratenahl Year-round drop-off, 57 Garfield Lane.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 681-7652 or www.villageofbratenahl.com
Brecksville Curbside collection on regular recycling day or year-round drop-off (Saturdays only), 9023 Brecksville Road, 9:00–12:00. Residents only. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 526-1384 or http://members.core.com/~brecksvc/
Broadview Heights Year-round drop-off, 9543 Broadview Road - Bldg. 10, M-F 7:00–3:00. No latex paint.  Questions, call (440) 526-4718 or www.broadview-heights.org
Brook Park Year-round drop-off, 19065 Holland Road, M-F 7:00–3:00. NO fluorescent tube bulbs or latex paint. Questions, call (216) 433-7192 or www.cityofbrookpark.com
Brooklyn Year-round drop-off at 9400 Memphis Avenue, M-F 7:30-3:30.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 635-4232 or www.brooklynohio.gov
Brooklyn Heights Curbside collection on Fridays. No latex paint.  Questions, call (216) 351-0131 or www.brooklynhts.org
Chagrin Falls Drop-off the first Wednesday of every month, 240 Solon Road, 7:30-3:00.  No latex paint.  Questions, call (440) 247-5050 or www.chagrin-falls.org
Chagrin Falls Township Call for more information. Questions, call (440) 247-8422 or www.chagrinfallstownship.org
Cleveland Drop-off the first Friday of every month, 5600 Carnegie Avenue and 3727 Ridge Road, 9:00-3:00.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 664-3717 or www.cleveland-oh.gov
Cleveland Heights Year-round curbside collection. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 691-7319 or www.clevelandheights.com
Cuyahoga Heights Curbside collection on Tuesdays. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 641-3505 or www.cuyahogaheights.com
East Cleveland Year-round drop-off, 1610 Eddy Road, M-F 8:00-3:30.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 681-2419 or www.eastcleveland.org
Euclid Drop-off March 3-7, June 23-27, and September 22-27, 25500 Lakeland Boulevard, M-F 8:00-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 289-2701 or www.cityofeuclid.com
Fairview Park Drop-off the first Monday of every month for residents only, 20777 Lorain Road, 11:00-7:00.  No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 356-4410 or www.fairviewpark.org
Garfield Heights Drop-off May 5-9 & 12-17 and September 2-5 & 8-13 at 13600 McCracken Road, M-F 8:00-3:00 and Sat. 8:00-12:00.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 475-1107 or www.garfieldhts.org
Gates Mills Dates TBA.  No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 423-4405 or www.gatesmillsvillage.com
Glenwillow Special drop-off by appointment.  Must call to schedule. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 232-8788 ext. 119 or www.glenwillow-oh.gov
Highland Heights Drop-off March 10-21, June 16-27, and September 15-26, 5827 Highland Road, M-F 8:00-3:30 and Sat. 9:00-12:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 461-2440 or www.highlandhts.com
Highland Hills Year-round special pick-up.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 662-5012.
Hunting Valley Year-round drop-off, 38251 Fairmount Boulevard, M-F 8:00-3:00. No latex paint. Residents only. Questions, call (440) 247-6106 or www.huntingvalley.net
Independence Special curbside collection on Fridays. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 524-9191 or www.independenceohio.org
Lakewood Year-round drop-off for residents only, 12920 Berea Road, M-F 8:00–3:00 and Sat. 8:00–12:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 252-4322 or www.ci.lakewood.oh.us/pw_refuse.html
Linndale Drop-off every Monday, 4016 West 119 Street.  Questions, call (216) 251-6000.
Lyndhurst Year-round drop-off for residents only, 5301 Mayfield Road, M-F 7:30-3:00.  Weekend drop-offs (Sat.-Sun.) only from April 5-November 16, 11:30-3:30.  No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 473-5100 or www.lyndhurst-oh.com
Maple Heights Year-round drop-off (residents only) at 5501 Dunham Road, M-F 7:30-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 587-9014 or http://mapleheights.cuyahogacounty.us/
Mayfield Heights Drop-off oil-base paint only April 1-November 15, 6154 Mayfield Road. Special event for other items in spring. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 442-2626 or www.mayfieldheights.org
Mayfield Village Drop-off February 1-8, April 26-May 3, August 2-9, and November 8-15, 610 SOM Center Road, M-F 7:00-3:00 and Sat. 9:00-1:00.  No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 442-5506 or www.mayfieldvillage.com
Middleburg Heights Drop-off April 28, July 14, and September 15, 7375 Engle Road, Mondays 8:00-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 234-2216 or www.middleburgheights.com
Moreland Hills

Drop-off April 21-May 2 and September 22-October 3, 4350 SOM Center Road, M-F 7:00-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 248-1188 or www.morelandhills.com

Newburgh Heights Special drop-off. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 704-9462.
North Olmsted Drop-off April 14-28, July 7-21, September 8-22 and December 1-15, 5200 Dover Center Road. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 716-4151 or www.north-olmsted.com
North Randall Special drop-off.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 662-0430 or www.northrandall.com
North Royalton Year-round drop-off (Saturdays only), 11545 Royalton Road, 8:00-3:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 582-3002 or www.northroyalton.org
Oakwood Village Late summer curbside pick up. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 232-6957 or www.oakwoodvillageoh.com
Olmsted Falls Year-round drop-off, 8051 Brookside Drive, M-F 7:00-3:30. Questions, call (440) 235-1055 or www.olmstedfalls.org
Olmsted Township Year-round drop-off, 26900 Cook Road, M-Sat 8:00–5:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 235-1011 or www.olmstedtownship.org
Orange Village Drop-off the first Friday of every month, 4680 Lander Road, 7:00-3:00. Special events April 25, July 11 and September 19. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 498-4403 or www.orangevillage.com
Parma Year-round drop-off, 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard, M-F 8:00-2:00.  Special events on May 10 and September 20, 7:30-2:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 661-7375 or www.cityofparma-oh.gov
Parma Heights Drop-off February 8, April 12, June 14, July 12, October 11 and December 13, 6281 Pearl Road, 9:00-12:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 884-9607 or www.parmaheightsoh.gov
Pepper Pike Special pick-up the last Friday of every month, 28000 Shaker Boulevard, 7:00-2:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 896-6149 or www.pepperpike.org
Richmond Heights Drop-off every Saturday in January, April, July, and October, 26260 Chardonview Road, 9:00-1:00.  RESIDENTS ONLY.  No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 731-7014 or www.richmondheightsohio.org
Rocky River Curbside collection May 5-9 and September 8-12.  No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 356-5630 or www.rrcity.com
Seven Hills Drop-off May 19 and September 15, 7325 Summitview Drive, 8:00-6:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 525-6225 or www.sevenhillsohio.org
Shaker Heights Drop-off May 10-11 & 17-18 and September 20-21 & 27-28, 15600 Chagrin Boulevard, 8:00-4:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 491-1490 or www.shakeronline.com
Solon Curbside collection the first full week of every month. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 248-5834 or www.solonohio.org
South Euclid Year-round drop-off, 4224 Monticello Boulevard, M-F 8:00-3:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 381-0402 or www.cityofsoutheuclid.com
Strongsville Drop-off April 28-May 3 and September 8-13, 16099 Foltz Parkway, M-F 8:00-4:00 and Sat. 8:00-12:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 580-3100 or www.strongsville.org
University Heights Drop-off March 8 and November 1, 2300 Warrensville Center Road, 9:00-1:00. Year-round drop-off by appointment. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 932-7800 or www.universityheights.com
Valley View Call for more information. Questions, call (216) 524-1087 or www.valleyview.net
Walton Hills Drop-off May 5-9 and September 8-12, 6800 Dunham Road, M-F 8:00-3:30. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 232-7800 or www.waltonhillsohio.gov
Warrensville Heights Call for more information. Questions, call (216) 587-6570 or www.cityofwarrensville.com
Westlake Drop-off April 21-26 and September 8-13, 741 Bassett Road, M-F 8:00-6:30 and Sat. 7:30-12:00. No latex paint. Questions, call (440) 835-6432 or www.cityofwestlake.org
Woodmere Curbside collection on Mondays and Fridays. No latex paint. Questions, call (216) 292-4101 or www.woodmerevillage.com

 

Acceptable and unacceptable items

Household hazardous wastes are materials that are marked dangerous, caustic or flammable.  The District can only accept materials that originated from a household and not a commercial source.  In accordance with Federal Law, our contractor is not allowed to accept or transport business waste with household waste due to EPA classifications.  Currently, household hazardous wastes are not regulated and are exempt from RCRA classification. 

"Household” sources are defined as single and multiple residences.  The law defines “non-household sources” to include schools, farms, universities, churches, doctor and dentist offices, government facilities, non-profit organizations, hospitals, commercial businesses (both small and large), and manufacturing facilities.  Non-household sources should call the District's Business Recycling Specialist for disposal recommendations at (216) 443-3732.

The following household items are accepted in this program:

Household materials accepted

Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)
Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs
Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
Caustic household cleaners
Pool chemicals
Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries
Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer
Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid
Mercury, fluorescent bulbs (6 ft. length max.)

Materials NOT accepted

Latex paint
Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares
Medical waste, pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps
Radioactive waste (smoke detectors)
Tires
Electronics, appliances
Business or commercial waste



Disposal of latex paint & other items

The District does not accept latex paint in this recycling program.  Latex paint is comprised mostly of water and is not a hazardous material.  To dispose of latex paint, solidify and place in your curbside trash.  For detailed instructions, see our page on disposal of latex paint.

Dried out paint and/or empty paint cans are not hazardous and should be placed in the regular rubbish.

Ace Hardware, Lowe's Home Improvement, The Home Depot, and TrueValue Hardware have national compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) recycling programs. Customers can simply bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulb, and place it in the store's proper recycling container for free. Fluorescent tube bulbs can be recycled through a handful of local recycling companies. 



Learn how the new and improved Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program works.

Program background

In April 2011, the Solid Waste District opened a facility to receive household hazardous waste collected by Cuyahoga County communities.   Household hazardous waste is collected from residents by the city service department and is delivered to the District’s year-round Special Waste Convenience Center.  Round-Ups are no longer held at the county fairgrounds. This new and improved program makes it more convenient to recycle unwanted household chemicals and protect the environment. 

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program is free to all Cuyahoga County households. The program provides for the environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household products that cannot be disposed in the regular trash.

Since this program began in 1996, more than 10.3 million pounds of hazardous household chemicals have been collected. When households improperly store or dispose of hazardous materials in the trash, storm drains, or the ground, they can pollute our environment and endanger the health and safety themselves, their family, pets, and sanitation workers.

HHW collection events in other counties

Our recycling programs are for Cuyahoga County residents. Other local Solid Waste Districts hold free collection events for their residents the same way we provide this service for ours. If you don't live in Cuyahoga, contact your resident county for information about events going on throughout the year.

 

Geauga/Trumbull County  (330) 675-2673
Lake County  (440) 350-2582
Lorain County (440) 329-5440
Medina County  (330) 769-1273
Portage County  (330) 678-8808
Summit County (330) 374-0383







Calendar of Events


Ongoing
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

October 27, 2014
District Board Meeting
Cuyahoga County Headquarters, Cleveland

November 4, 2014
Election Day

November 4-14, 2014
Elect to Recycle: Campaign sign recycling program

November 11, 2014
Holiday - County offices closed

November 15, 2014
America Recycles Day

November 27-28, 2014
Holiday - County offices closed

  

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