The Lake County Solid Waste District is the leading resource in Lake County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Our work empower residents, communities and organizations to manage their waste responsibly by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting. The Solid Waste Management District also oversees the disposal of solid waste products. It supports youth educational programs, recycling initiatives and county wide special collections of computers, scrap tires, and household hazardous waste events during the year. District’s Goals for Waste Reduction
District’s Goals for Waste Reduction
- Promote Awareness
- Provide Assistance
- Achieve Results
Disposing of Pharmaceuticals
The Lake County General Health District and Solid Waste District administer the Pharmaceutical Drug Collection & Disposal Program. This program allows residents to remove controlled substances from medicine cabinets in a swift time frame, thereby reducing confusion, abuse, and the disposal of unwanted drugs down the toilet or in the trash. All pharmaceutical drugs collected in these bins will be destroyed safely by incineration.
WARNING, DO NOT BRING: Mail Orders, Needles, or Syringes
NOTE: Remove or black-out personal information on the pharmacy label, otherwise leave in the original package/container.
Drop Off Pharmaceutical Drugs Only
- Unused Medications
- Expired Medications
- Prescription Pills
- Non-Prescriptions Pills
- Pain Relievers
- Cold/Flu Medicine
- Pet Medications
Sunday: 1:00PM-5:00PM *
*Except Lakeland C.C location
For additional assistance, contact the Health District at 440-350-2543 or lcghd.org
Business Waste Reduction Committee
The Business Waste Reduction Committee focuses its work on implementing the district’s waste reduction plan for commercial business and industries by:
- Identifying and promoting methods by which commercial, industrial, governmental and non-profit establishments can recycle or reduce waste.
- Facilitate the proactive sharing of information, resources and expertise in support of waste minimization efforts across the county.
- Document the results of those activities.
Business Waste Reduction Committee Members
This committee is comprised of several members draft policies regarding the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
Clerk, Lake County Commissioners
City of Wickliffe
The Ohio State Extension
CT Consultants, Inc.
The City of Mentor
Lake County’s Ohio State University Extension and the Solid Waste District work collaboratively in conjunction to support education programs that teach elementary students how they can help the earth. Through monthly activities, these students learn about litter prevention, reduction, re-using and recycling. Beth Bollas, OSU Program Assistant, leads programs like Fantastic Plastic which educates students on how plastics are not all equal. During this activity, students color plastic pieces, that when heated shrink. As a bonus reminder they keep their unique “I Love Recycling” key chains to put on their back packs. These types of programs ignite family discussions on recycling and enhance students’ understanding of preserving landfill space.
If you are interested in scheduling your class or group to participate in these programs,
please contact Beth Bollas from The Ohio State Extension.
Standard Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Tel: (440) 350-2208