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Household Hazardous Waste

Disposal (HHW)

Erie County Solid Waste

Management District

www.ErieCountyRecycles.org


What is HHW?

• Listed Wastes

• Characteristic Wastes

• Universal Wastes

• Mixed Wastes


Listed Wastes

Wastes that EPA has determined are

hazardous. The lists include the F-list

(wastes from common manufacturing and

industrial processes), K-list (wastes from

specific industries), and P- and U-lists

(wastes from commercial chemical

products).


Examples of Listed Wastes

• F-Listed Wastes

– Solvents used for

degreasing

– Metal treatment

– WWTP

• K-Listed Wastes

– Wood preservation

– Iron and steel

production

• P-Listed Wastes

– Aldrin

– Calcium

– Cyanide

• U-Listed Wastes

– Acetone

– Benzene

– Lead acetate


Characteristic Wastes

Wastes that do not meet any of the listed

wastes criteria, but that exhibit ignitability,

corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

• Examples:

• Laquer thiner

• Mineral spirits

• Oil based paint


Universal Wastes

• Batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing

equipment (e.g., thermostats) and lamps

(e.g., fluorescent bulbs).


Mixed Wastes

Waste that contains both radioactive and

hazardous waste components.

• Examples:

– Organic compounds

– Mercury contaminated with radioactive

materials


Mixed Waste Contacts

Ohio EPA, Division of Hazardous Waste

Management

Jeremy Carroll

Phone: (614) 644-2917

Emergency Hotline: (800) 282-9378

Email: jeremy.carroll@epa.state.oh.us


Erie County SWMD

• Limited Services

• Some Free Outlets

• Please Remember – that a lot of our

programs are designed for residential use

not commercial or industrial use.


Free Outlets

• Antifreeze

– Kasper Buick Pontiac, Sandusky

– Bob’s Auto Wrecking, Milan

– Precision Paving, Milan

• Batteries, Lead Acid Batteries

– Sandusky Steel

• Electronics

– Staples

– Best Buy

– Goodwill


Free Outlets

• Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

– Lowes

– Home Depot

• Mercury

– Huron Basin WWTP

• Motor Oil

– Kasper Buick Pontiac, Sandusky

– Bob’s Auto Wrecking, Milan

– Precision Paving, Milan


Free Outlets

• Styrofoam

– Buckeye Industries-large pieces

– UPS-packing peanuts


Events

• Document Shredding Event

– Last Friday in March of every year

• Appliance & Electronics Round-Up

– July of every year

Household Hazardous Waste

– October of every year when funds allow

– Do not bring radioactive waste or explosives to this

collection


Other Outlets

• Tire Recycling Program

– Erie County Sanitary Landfill

– $0.10 per pound

• Latex Paint

– Can be hardened with kitty litter, sawdust, or

concrete and disposed of in trash.


Quick Links

Yellow Card


Erie County SWMD

Webpage


Ohio EPA Recyclers

• Material Specific

• Certified Household Hazardous Waste

Recyclers

• Certified Universal Waste Recyclers

• Ewaste Materials


Ohio Materials Exchange

(OMEx)

www.myomex.com


Association of Ohio Recyclers

(AOR)

www.aor-omex.org


Questions?


Thank You!

Erie County Solid Waste Management District

Lisa Beursken, Coordinator

LBeursken@eriecounty.oh.gov

Work: (419) 433-7303

Cell: (440) 653-0178

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