Providing Safe & Smart Disposal thru Special Collections

Several popular recycling collections will be available this year for Lake County residents. To meet the high demand for electronics and television recycling, the Solid Waste District has two dedicated collections and with extended hours.

The Lake County Department of Utilities, the Solid Waste District, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Lake County Ohio State University Extension sponsor these collections. All the collections will be held at the Fairgrounds in Painesville Township and are specifically for residential customers. Items will not be accepted from commercial, business, or industrial customers.

The electronics collection will be held on April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Most corded and rechargeable household electronics, including computers and computer-related devices, will be accepted. Residents can be assured all memory components on personal and computer-related devices will be professionally erased or destroyed prior to being processed and recycled.

The scrap tire collection will be held on May 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents are able to bring six car or light-truck tires without rims free of charge. There are fees for the disposal of additional tires—$2 per tire without rims, $4 per tire with rims, and $10 per oversized tire. Only cash or personal checks will be accepted.

The television and CRT monitor collections will be held on May 9 and August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Flat/LCD/Plasma TV or computer screens, any size, are free to residents. There are fees for tube televisions and CRT TV monitors based upon the screen size. Screens up to 21 inches will cost $5 and screens 22 inches and larger will cost $10—this will also apply to both projection and console televisions of any size. Only cash or personal checks will be accepted.

The household hazardous waste collections will be held on June 6 and September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to remove hazardous substances from their garages, sheds, basements, closets, bathrooms, and kitchen pantries, thereby reducing confusion, abuse and wrongful disposal of these unwanted substances down the drain or in the trash. All household hazardous waste collected during these events will be recycled or destroyed safely by neutralization or incineration. There are no fees associated with this collection.

For additional guidance on accepted and prohibited items, please visit or a detailed list, as well other important information regarding the collection days.