Lorain County Collection Center
Lorain County Solid Waste Management District
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540 S. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Toll Free: 1 (800) 449-5463
Fx: (440) 329-5777
Open Center Hours:
12 pm - 6 pm (Mon., Wed.)
9 am - 6 pm (Sat.)
SHRED DAYS: On Sat., Apr. 20, 2013 and Sat, Oct. 19, 2013 from 9 am - 12 pm, residents will be able to bring their documents to the Collection Center's parking lot and have them shredded for free on-site. For details, please see the Shred Days Event Flyer.
HOLIDAYS: The Collection Cntr. will be CLOSED on...
Regular business hours will resume after each of these holidays.
- Mon., Dec. 24, 2012 for Christmas Eve,
- Mon., Dec. 31, 2012 for New Years Eve,
- Tues., Jan. 1, 2013 for New Years Day,
- Mon., Jan. 21, 2013 for MLK Jr. Day,
- Mon., Feb. 18, 2013 for President's Day,
- Mon., May 27, 2013 for Memorial Day,
- Mon., Sept. 2, 2013 for Labor Day,
- Mon., Oct. 14, 2013 for Columbus Day,
- Mon., Nov. 11, 2013 for Veterans Day,
- Mon., Dec. 25, 2013 for Christmas Day and
- Mon., Jan. 1, 2014 for New Year's Day.
About the Collection Center
The Lorain County Collection Center will be set up to accept all the materials previously collected at one-day type events, and more, as it develops. More importantly, it will be open on a set schedule, all through the year. So there will no longer be a need to mark the calendar with a specific date, and then wait in a long line to dispose of your materials.
For more information, please feel free to call our Information Line (1-800-449-5463) or Contact the District if you would like the latest news.
The list below of Collection Center Acceptable Materials is also available in a printable PDF format.
RESIDENTS of Lorain County may drop off any qualifying material - Household Hazardous Waste, E-Scrap, Fluorescent Lamps & Ballasts and Scrap Tires.
BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS with facilities in Lorain County should review the following larger load instructions. Participation is restricted to only these three programs. For more information, please see the Guidelines for Businesses and Hazardous Waste Disposal Options for Businesses.
Fluorescent Lamp & Ballast Program
"End of Life" Papeback/Hardcover Book Program
Acceptable Types of Household Hazardous Waste
Corrosives: Acids, Caustics, Rechargeable Batteries, Button Batteries, Hydraulic Brake Fluid
Flammables: Latex-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Oil-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Aerosol Cans, Turpentine, Paint Thinner, Adhesives, Solvents, Oven Cleaners, Lighter Fluid, Butane Lighter Fluid, Oil Filters, Propane Tanks (Up to 33-Pound Only), Oxygen and MAPP Gas Cylinders
Reactives: Fertilizers, Pool Chlorine, Oxidizers
Toxics: Household Bleach, Antifreeze, Herbicides, Pesticides, Mercury & Mercury Devices, Roofing Tar, Concrete Sealers, Fire Extinguishers
E-Scrap: (Computers, TV's, & Other Electronics) Personal Computers (CPU), Video Monitors (CRT), Flat-Screen Monitors, Mice, Keyboards & Joysticks, Printers, Plotters & Scanners, Hard Drives & Tape Drives, Computer Speakers, Diskette Drives & CD Drives, Data Terminals & Modems, Servers & Network Hardware, UPS Systems, Cables & Circuit Boards, Software, Tapes, Diskettes & CD’s, Desktop Office Equipment (Typewriters, Calculators, Fax Machines, etc.), Household Televisions (Up to 27" Only; No Large Console TV's), Home Audio Equipment, Microwave Ovens, Smoke Detectors, Reference Manuals & Books, All Refillable Printer Cartridges, All Cell Phones (with battery, charger and other accessories preferred)
Scrap Tires: (Limited to 10 Tires): On-The-Rim / Off-The-Rim, Tires up to 20” Rim Diameter, All Bicycle & Motorcycle Tires
Fluorescent Lamp & Ballast: Straight Fluorescent Tubes, All Lengths (including green-tipped tubes), All U-Shaped, Circular and Odd-Shaped Lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Neon Lights and Signs (Tubing Only), High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs, HPS, MH & MV Ballasts & Transformers from All Fluorescent Light Fixtures
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED
Ammunition, Explosives, Road Flares
Biomedical / Infectious Waste (Prescription Medications, Home Health Care "Sharps", etc.): Got drugs? The United States' Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) annually schedules a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, (for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs), to safely dispose of these medications for free.
All Appliances (Except Microwaves)
Automotive-Type (Wet Cell) Lead-Acid Batteries
Used Motor Oil / Transmission Fluid
Non-Fluorescent Lamps (Household Bulbs, Spotlights, Headlights, etc.)
Tires (with a Rim Diameter Greater than 20")
Radioactive Materials (Except Smoke Detectors)
Curbside Recyclables (Plastic, Metal, Glass, Paper, Cardboard)
Asbestos in Any Form (Loose or Encapsulated)
Construction Debris (Shingles, Treated Lumber, Railroad Ties, Carpeting, etc.)
Televisions (with a Width Greater than 27")
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