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Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled in Wooster

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WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Oct. 2, 2020 — The Wayne County Health Department, Wayne County Commissioners, and the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District will be hosting two household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events on October 14 and November 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster.

Residents must make an appointment to drop off materials and not be permitted to enter the fairgrounds without a confirmed appointment.

Appointments can be made at www.timetorecycle.org/hhw-appointments/ or by calling the Wayne County Health Department on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 330-264-2426 ext. 215.

Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles for their safety and must provide their driver’s license. A signed affidavit certifying that the waste was generated in a single or multi-family household and was used for residential purposes will also be required.

The hazardous waste cannot be from a commercial or industrial entity, generated in a government facility, medical office, non-profit organization, school, church, or farm. Waste from industrial and commercial entities is regulated differently from household waste.

For more information about HHW, please visit https://www.timetorecycle.org/recycling-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/.

Residential hazardous waste accepted: 

  • Aerosols
  • Automotive fluids (oil, antifreeze, fuel injector fluid, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies and other household chemicals
  • Diesel, kerosene, gasoline (Limit 10 gallons per car. Containers will not be returned. All containers must be closed tightly.)
  • Mercury-containing devices (ex. thermometers)
  • Oil-based paint (No latex)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Fluorescent bulbs with tubes up to 8 ft. and all sizes of CFL

To identify oil-based paint, look on the back for the cleanup section. Oil-based paint requires paint thinner or mineral spirits. Latex paint will say to use water and soap for the cleanup. Latex Paint will use phrases like “water-based” and usually housed in a plastic container.

Rules for the hazardous waste collection:

  • Residents must have an appointment to drop off materials
  • Upon entering the facility, please drive slowly
  • Please provide your driver's license
  • Confirm your appointment with an attendant
  • Complete EPA waiver form on iPad
  • Pull forward only when asked to drop off your materials

For questions about the Wayne County HHW Collection Events, please call Wayne County Health Department on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 330-264-2426 ext. 215.

 

By Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County government.