WHAT: Geauga Collection Facility Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
WHERE: 12685 Merritt Rd., Chardon, OH 44024
WHEN: Friday, June 10 – 10:00 am
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) is pleased to officially announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Geauga Collection Facility in Chardon. The new facility will allow residents of Geauga and Trumbull Counties to responsibly dispose of electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste year-round.
There are many household items that should not be disposed of in landfills. Electronics can contain hazardous substances like lead, mercury and other chemicals. Appliances with Freon, typically found in air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. are regulated by the EPA and cannot be disposed of in landfills. Household hazardous waste, such as oils, gasoline, household cleaners, chemicals, etc. are not accepted by curbside waste haulers and must be disposed of separately. “This new facility accepts all of these items on a weekly basis throughout the entire year. Residents no longer have to wait for a one-day event in Geauga County or drive to Warren to dispose of these items properly”, said Jennifer Jones, Director.
The facility will open June 2nd, with preregistrations required to control traffic and reduce wait times. Residents can visit www.tinyurl.com/Geauga-Facility or call the District to preregister.
The $1.4 million project was awarded to Cavanaugh Building Corporation. Funding for the building was provided from fees already collected through waste disposal contracts with landfills and transfer stations.
About Geauga-Trumbull SWMD
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District, created in 1993, is responsible for implementing the Ohio EPA’s solid waste goals for waste reduction, recycling, and reducing reliance on landfills. Funding for the District is received through contract fees with landfills and transfer stations receiving waste from Geauga and Trumbull County residents and businesses. The District provides programs and services that include drop-off recycling locations, litter cleanups, special collections for household hazardous waste, electronics, scrap tires, and appliances, and other environmental programs. Visit our website at www.GottaGoGreen.org or follow us on Facebook.
Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District Board of Directors:
Geauga County Commissioners: James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon and Ralph Spidalieri Trumbull County Commissioners: Mauro Cantalamessa, Niki Frenchko, and Frank S. Fuda