Mayor's Corner

Sep 07

[ARCHIVED] Residents Invited to Dispose of Hazardous Household Materials Next Week

The original item was published from September 7, 2017 3:11 PM to September 18, 2017 12:05 AM

hazardouswaste14-e1441244415910We all have materials in our home that we know we probably should not throw in the trash.  Oil-based paint, automotive fluids and fluorescent bulbs are among the most common of a longer list. Next week, let the Beachwood Service Department help you safely dispose of these materials and continue our efforts in being an environmentally-responsible community.

Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 16, residents are invited to dispose of unwanted hazardous household materials during Beachwood’s Hazardous Waste Round-Up.  You may drop your materials at Beachwood Service Department, 23355 Mercantile Road, daily between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

When collecting your materials, please consider these guidelines:

Materials Accepted

• Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers, or coatings (aerosols or liquids)

• Varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs

• Paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine

• Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides

• Caustic household cleaners

• Automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries

• Adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer

• Kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid

• Mercury, fluorescent bulbs

Materials NOT Accepted

• Latex paint

• Explosives, gun powder, ammunition, flares

• Medical waste, pharmaceuticals, sharps

• Radioactive waste (i.e. smoke detectors)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact 216.292.1922. Thank you for contributing to a better, greener Beachwood.