Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Most households have hazardous waste materials that cannot legally be disposed with regular trash because they can cause injury or are harmful if not used, stored, or disposed properly. Items such as paint, lighter fluid, gasoline, paint thinner, kerosene, polishes, adhesives, pool chemicals, acids, drain cleaner, paint stripper, antifreeze, insecticides, rat poison, mercury/Ni-cad and lithium batteries should be disposed of at a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) sponsors neighborhood collections. For alternative ways to dispose of latex paint and a complete list of collection dates and locations, visit www.swaco.org.
SWACO also operates a permanent collection site at 1249 Essex Avenue (corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue). The hours vary with the season.
|November - March||Wednesday||2pm - 6pm|
|Thursday||9am - 4pm|
|April - October||Wednesday||2pm - 7pm|
|Thursday||9am - 5pm|
SWACO collects HHW from households only. Materials from businesses are not accepted. If your business has hazardous waste materials to dispose, please call the Ohio EPA (614) 728-3778.