Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste consists of materials that pose potential threats to people and the environment. These materials require special handling and should never be mixed with your regular trash or recycling. Hazardous waste items include paint thinners, pesticides, chlorine Bleach, pool chemicals and more.

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District makes arrangements for collection of many items not accepted such as car tires off the rims, paint, etc. If you need to dispose of these materials, please contact Lorain County Collection Center at 440-329-5440. The facility is located at 540 South Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Open Center hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Saturdays. Lorain County Collection Center website.

Since Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) contain a very small amount of mercury, they should not be disposed of in your usual refuse bin. The following stores will properly dispose of CFLs:

Avon Lowe's, 1445 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-3500

Avon Home Depot, 35930 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-2240

For more information, please visit Avon Lake's Environmental Affairs Advisory Board page, by clicking HERE.


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