Food and Beverage Glass Bottles & Jars (with lids)
Plastic Food & Beverage Containers Numbers 1 through 7
Businesses, Non-Profits, Government Units, Schools and other Organizations are prohibited by the Ohio EPA from dropping off any hazardous waste material (except electronics, fluorescent bulbs and general recyclables).
Materials Not Accepted
Alkaline household batteries
Ammunition, Explosives and Fireworks (contact local law enforcement)
Appliances of all types (except microwaves)
Asbestos in any form (loose or encapsulated) (call Republic Services)
Carbon dioxide cylinders/unknown cyclinders/pesticide or insecticide cylinders, scuba tanks, larger than 16oz freon cylinders
Construction & Demolition Debris - Shingles, Lumber, Railroad Ties, Carpeting, Floor Tiles, Drywall, Metal and Vinyl Siding, etc.
You may think of it as simply a convenient place to drop off hazardous materials or paint cans, but the Lorain County Collection Center has a growing reputation for excellence.
“It’s the best in the state of Ohio,” says Michael Greenberg, who serves as a consultant to the center, and as president of GT Environmental Inc. “It’s very easy for residents to come and drop off their materials. The Center manages lots of different household waste materials.”
Even better, the Collection Center has a number of vendors it ships materials to for recycling or reuse. It recently won an award from the Solid Waste Association of North America for being one of the best-run centers in the country.
“We really appreciate residents bringing these materials to the center so they don’t end up in the landfill,” says County Commissioner Matt Lundy. “Just pack them in a box in your trunk and bring them over. We’ll take it from there.”
The Collection Center is located at 540 S. Abbe Road in Elyria. It is open Wednesday 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lorain County also has two sites for tire collection. Visit LorainCounty.us for more information.