Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Set For May13 In Parma Heights

The City will host its sixth Household Hazardous Waste Round-up event from 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Parma Heights Service Garage, located at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons complex. Proof of residency is required.

Residents may drop off their unwanted household oil-based paints and products, pesticides, fertilizers, caustic household cleaners, and pool chemicals. Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries, kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, and fluorescent bulbs will also be accepted, along with adhesives such as roof tar and driveway sealer.  Mercury, which is found in old thermometers, will also be accepted.

Materials not accepted include latex paint, explosives, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, medicine, sharps, radioactive waste as found in smoke detectors, electronics, appliances and tires. “Although it surprises many people, latex paint is not accepted at this event because it is a biodegradable product,” explained Michelle Teresi, the City’s Building, Housing and Recycling Coordinator. “We offer other Special Events throughout the year like our ‘Recycle Your Computer’ and ‘Scrap Tire Collection’, along with bulk collection days for many of these items that are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.” As the Parma Heights Police Department acts as an official drop off location for the Cuyahoga County Prescription Drug Drop Box Program, residents also can deposit their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications year-round in the secure drop box located in the Police Department lobby at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons.

Rick Haase

Rick Haase handles Public Relations and Special Projects in the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne

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