There are all sorts of products that shouldn’t be thrown away these days; from electronics to pesticides to antifreeze.  What are we supposed to do with all of it?  It winds up in the closet or shed until there’s so much we have to figure out what to do with it.  That day is here.  On May 16th, Summit County is collecting items that need proper hazardous waste disposal.

In conjunction with the county’s cleanup day, crews will be collecting a variety of hazardous, household products at the Summit Stage Bus Barn, 0222 County Shops Rd., Frisco, next to the County Commons from 8am to 1pm.

Accepted household hazardous waste items

  • Paints
  • Stains
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Cleansers
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Mercury thermometers and switches.

Materials must be in their original containers and/or clearly labeled.

Electronics items accepted

  • Old TVsComputers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Phones
  • Audio equipment
  • TVs
  • Tablets and electronics accessories.

Accepted pharmaceutical items

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Vitamins
  • Prescribed narcotics
  • Medicated lotions and ointments
  • Inhalers
  • Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
  • Unopened transdermal skin patches

Accepted at SCRAP

Household hazardous waste items not accepted at this event, but here are a few items accepted onsite at the SCRAP (Summit County Resource Allocation Park).

  • Antifreeze
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Batteries
  • Motor oil

SCRAP is requiring proof of residency or property ownership for drop off.

Items not accepted at the SCRAP or the event

  • Proper disposal of hazardous waste is importantExplosives
  • Ammunition
  • Infectious waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Needles
  • Lancets
  • Thermometers
  • Personal care products
  • Medical marijuana
  • Business waste
  • Aerosol cans

Hazardous waste disposal is crucially important to our environment.  Improperly disposed of waste can contaminate our waterways and water supply.  Summit County gives us all an easy solution to dispose of these items with very little extra effort on our part.  Take advantage of the collection event on Saturday, May 16th or swing by the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP). SCRAP is located at the Summit County landfill drop off is available from 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday.  Beginning June 6, 2015, those hours are extending to include Saturdays from 7am to 12pm.

Additional information on the Summit County Household Hazardous Waste Collection policies can be found on Summit County’s website.