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No, you do not need to prepare your old paint prior to it to be recycled at the collection center.
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The Lorain County Solid Waste Management District is not responsible for your waste, recycling or bulk pick up. For questions or concerns, you will need to contact your waste hauler.
The Lorain County Collection Center is open on:
Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.(Hours of operation may change due to weather or holidays.)
Only transport 10 or less per load.
In the state of Ohio, it is illegal to transport more than 10 scrap tires at time anywhere in the state without first being registered with or obtaining a registration certificate from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
If your community doesn’t allow for appliance disposal or the freon must be removed first - you can also take it to a company that has a certified freon recovery program and they will remove the freon and usually keep the appliance for recycling. (Freon containing appliances include: Refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers.)
Make sure you know how to Recycle Right in Lorain County!
When non-recyclable items go into your recycling bin this is considered contamination. When the load of recyclables arrives at the material recovery facility (MRF) to be sorted, those pieces of contamination have to be sorted out. This is costly and takes a lot of extra time. When truck of recyclables arrive at the MRF it is checked and depending on the level of contamination – could result in a fine on the city from where it came or, if heavily contaminated, could be diverted to the landfill.