Products used in the home with poisonous, flammable or corrosive properties are considered Household Hazardous Waste or HHWs. We’ve taken the term “HHWs” a step further by including a slew of toxins that are currently impacting our rivers. These emerging contaminants include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cleaning agents, and plastics. We must acknowledge the end life of these products and determine alternative recycling and disposal practices that support a healthy environment.
Monday – Saturday 7AM-3:30PM
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials should be safely disposed of at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP). The SCRAP is located at the landfill, on Landfill Rd. in Dillon. Please read below for fees and hours.
What is HHW?
Many products that are commonly found in homes contain hazardous ingredients. These can be found in products made for cleaning, painting, beautifying, healing, or disinfecting and may be used in the house, yard, or garage. All of these should be used, stored and disposed of responsibly.
Read the labels of the products in your home. Words such as: poison, toxic, corrosive, volatile, flammable, inflammable, combustible, explosive, danger, caution, warning and harmful are signs that the contents are hazardous. Such products should:
- Always be disposed of by trained personnel at a facility designated for HHW collection
- Never be flushed down the toilet, sink or drain where they will eventually make their way into our water systems impacting wildlife and potentially humans
- Never be thrown in the trash where they can injure or poison sanitation workers and leach into our soil, polluting our groundwater
- Never be poured on the ground or in the gutter or storm drain where it will be carried directly into nearby streams, harming our wildlife and waterways
A very special thanks to The Summit Foundation for the grant that made this collection program a reality.
For the safety of employees and HHW handlers, materials MUST be in original containers and/or clearly labeled.
We Accept the following HHW: We do NOT accept the following HHW: Aerosol Cans Batteries (accepted regularly at the Summit County recycling drop-off centers) Antifreeze Prescription Drugs (accepted through "Take Back" collection box at City Market Pharmacies) Chemicals & Cleaners Explosives of any kind Fertilizers Ammunition Fluorescent Bulbs & CFLs Infectious or Biologically Active Materials Gasoline Propane or Grill Gas Tanks (accepted at Ferrel Gas for a small fee) Glue & Adhesives Radioactive Materials Kerosene Shock Sensitive Materials Mercury Thermometers & Switches Motor Oil & Oil Filters Paints & Thinners Pesticides & Poisons
HHW Collection Fees (subject to change):
Please Note: Paid for by Safety First Fund
These guidelines are for residents and households only (see below for commercial).
With questions regarding the program, please call 970-468-9263 x 0.
Small Quantity Conditionally Exempt Generators (small businesses) are asked to call 468-9263 x 13 to inquire about potential fees and regulations.