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Our solid waste team directs educational recycling programs, special collection events, and safely manages the disposal of roughly 800 tons of solid waste per day.

Standard Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 3:30PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Tel: (440) 350-2644
 Fax: (440) 350-2910

(*Some restrictions apply see “IMPORTANT” below*)

Year-around RECYCLING BINS at the landfill

The year’s SPECIAL COLLETION EVENT calendar:

Lake County Solid Waste Facility

2039 Blase Nemeth Road

Painesville, OH 44077

Important:

  • All vehicles must be tarped.
  • Saturdays are reserved for lake county residents only with cars and pickups. 
  • No commercial trucks, dump trucks, dump trailers, stake body trucks or box vans are permitted on Saturday.

*See Landfill Holiday Hours for closures and commercial alternate hours.

Solid Waste Disposal Fees

Car Load – up to 185 lbs. (minimum charge) $3.00
Pickup Truck Load – up to 310 lbs. (minimum charge)$5.00
Appliances – White Metal (each)$5.00
Car and Pick Up Tires – no rims, 6 max., up to 20” (each) $3.00
 Semi Truck Tires – no rims, 6 max., over 20″ (each)$5.00
Tractor and Agricultural Tires – no rims, 6 max.$15.00
Vehicle Weight Only$5.00
Weighed Waste Charge, Deposited in Building
Waste Generated Inside Lake County (Includes Host, State, District, and Generation Fees)
Waste Generated Outside Lake County, Inside Ohio (Includes Host, State, District, and Generation Fees)
$32.00/Ton
Weighed Waste Charge, Deposited on Landfill Face
Waste Generated Inside Lake County (Includes Host, State, District, and Generation Fees)
Waste Generated Outside Lake County, Inside Ohio (Includes Host, State, District, and Generation Fees)
$30.00/Ton
Clean Excavated Soil$5.00/Load

Note 1

All Weighed Waste Charges are subject to a Basic Fee, plus a Host Fee, plus a State Fee, plus an Out-of-District Fee, a Local In-district Fee, and a Generation Fee. The total fee charge will vary Depending on the county that the waste is generated in.  Contact LCDU regarding fees for waste generated outside of Lake County.

Note 2

The Lake County Solid Waste District Employees will determine whether a load is to be dumped in the drop-off building or directly in the landfill. The decision will depend on, among other things, the weather, the condition of the landfill roadways, and the condition of the vehicle carrying the load.

Note 3

All fees, excepting those portions of fees designated as “Labor” costs will be increased when the Metered Service Changes are increased by the Board of Commissioners by resolution. The increase for these fees will be by the same percent as the increase in the Metered Service Changes. The labor portion of the fees will be increased automatically as labor costs to the County increase.

Refuse: Lake County Solid Waste will not accept the following:

  • Demolition
  • Hazardous Waste:  paints, paint products, chemicals, sprays, pesticides, batteries,
    automotive fluids, household cleaners, used motor oil
  • Liquid Waste:  paints, chemicals, solvents, automotive fluids, used motor oil
  • Yard Waste:  brush, tree branches, stumps, grass, leaves, firewood, weeds, & bushes