Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Is June 14 In Parma Hts.
Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. has been chosen for the city’s third Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up event. According to Michelle Teresi, Building, Housing & Recycling Coordinator, the event will be held at the Parma Heights Service Garage located at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons. 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,” Teresi explained. “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 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.
Residents with questions are encouraged to go to the Service Department page of the city’s website at www.parmaheightsoh.gov for detailed information and complete schedule of Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up and other Special Waste Collection Events or they can contact the Service Department at 440 884-9607.