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Image_LandfillAs an EPA-approved health district, Summit County Public Health makes inspections of solid waste landfills, demolition landfills, composting facilities, scrap tire facilities and generators of infectious waste.



Environmental Health Code Chapter 1030 - Solid and Infectious Wastes

Sharps Disposal Program

SCPH has established a Sharps Disposal Program for residents in Summit County to safely collect and dispose of used and unwanted sharps.  Sharps by definition are used medical needles and other sharp medical instruments, such as IV catheters or needle/syringe units.

Summit County residents can participate in this program by bringing in full sharps containers for disposal to Summit County Public Health at our Fairway location (Building C, 1867 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313 - behind Acme #1).  Residents can also purchase new empty sharps containers at this location. There is a cost of $5.00 to dispose of full sharps containers and an additional charge of $5.00 to purchase a new 5-quart sharps container.

Summit County Public Health is open from 8:00am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

For more information about this program, please contact Brooke Semonin at (330) 926-5659.



ReWorks: Summit County's Resource for Recycling

Did you know that more than 60% of what is thrown away could be recycled? The majority of trash may be considered to be a “resource” that can be used and not wasted or buried in a landfill. Recycling allows our resources (trash) to be used to their full potential.

Click here to see the many programs offered by ReWorks.

U.S. EPA Region 3 Municipal Solid Waste Program



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