Household Hazardous Waste

Materials Accepted from Residents Only:

  • Acids & Caustics Household Cleaners, Oven Cleaners, Vinegar

  • Adhesives, Alcohol

  • Aerosol Cans

  • All Vegetable-Based Oils

  • Antifreeze

  • Automotive Freon (16oz or smaller)

  • Barbeque Propane Tanks (< 33 lbs)

  • Brake Fluid

  • Diesel Fuel

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Gasoline

  • Glues

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Helium Tanks (Residential Style)

  • Herbicides, Pesticides Insecticides & Lawn Fertilizers

  • Hydraulic Fluid

  • Kerosene

  • Latex and Water Based Paints

  • Lead Acid Automotive Style Batteries 

  • Lighter Fluid

  • MAPP Gas Cylinders

  • Medical Oxygen Cylinders

  • Mercury & Mercury Containing Devices 
    (Thermostats, Thermometers, etc.)

  • Oil and Solvent Based Paints, Stains, Shellacs and Varnishes

  • Paint Thinner

  • Pool Chemicals & Oxidizer and Bleach

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Rechargeable Household Style Batteries and Button Batteries

  • Road Flares

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Solvents and Sealers

  • Transmission Fluid

  • Used Oil and Filters 


AA, AAA, C and D alkaline batteries can be safely disposed in the regular trash when the power is depleted.

Do not place lithium ion or any rechargeable battery in the trash or curbside recycling! 

Rechargeable batteries can be taken to the Collection Center for recycling.

Used Motor Oil and Filters Recycling Options

Throughout Lorain County auto parts and auto service companies accept motor oil for free. This includes all AutoZone Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Conrad’s Total Car Care, and other companies. In addition, O’Reilly Auto Parts accepts oil filters for recycling. 

The following organizations, located near the Collection Center, will accept motor oil in quantities less than five (5) gallons and/or oil filters:

Motor Oil Only:                                      Motor Oil and Filters:

Advance Auto Parts                             O’Reilly Auto Parts
1030 E. Broad Street                                574 S. Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio                                                Elyria, Ohio
440-365-8335                                            440-353-0530

NAPA Auto Parts                                  Walmart
1020 E. Broad Street                               Chestnut Commons Dr.
Elyria, Ohio                                               Elyria, Ohio
440-363-6464                                          440-365-0135           


The Collection Center still accepts the following automotive type fluids and lubricants: 

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Gear oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid