New Opening Day, NO Latex Paint!
The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center’s (HHWRC) NEW opening day is Tuesday, July 3, 2012 (closed Wednesday, July 4for the holiday). The HHWRC season will run through September 26, 2012. Summit County residents can recycle household hazardous waste (HHW) on Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm and Wednesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:30 pm. “This new schedule will allow residents to recycle unwanted oil-based paint, solvents, and other household chemicals while saving in operational expenses,” states Yolanda Walker, SASWMA’s Executive Director.
“The HHWRC will no longer accept latex paint, because it is mostly water based and once dried or solidified is acceptable for curbside trash,” states Walker. Mixing an absorbent material such as Cobzorb, an all natural absorbent or other materials like, cat litter or shredded newspaper into the paint will solidify the latex paint and prepare it for a proper disposal.
SASWMA provided 50 1lb pouch samples of Cobzorb Paint Solidifier to each Summit County community for residents to try. You can also purchase Cobzorb at your local Hoffman’s Ace Hardware. Visit www.saswma.org for a printable Cobzorb coupon and additional information on proper latex paint disposal.
For more information call SASWMA at 330.374.0484 or visit saswma.org.