Real Estate News & Notes
By Stephanie Kist
SASWMA encourages ‘green’
disposal of energy-efficient
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit/Akron
Solid Waste Management Authority (SASWMA) recommends
the use of energy-efficient light bulbs because they
reduce the electricity needed from power plants. However,
a safe and proper disposal of these light bulbs is crucial,
according to SASWMA officials. These
bulbs contain mercury, lead and cadmium, which can containment
air, soil, surface water and ground water, according
to the Ohio EPA.
SASWMA has a free, safe and “green” solution to properly dispose of lamps and bulbs at its Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) in Stow. All Summit County residents can bring the following types of lamps/bulbs to be recycled:
mercury vapor lamps; and
energy-efficient light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps).
“Using energy efficient light bulbs reduces harmful power plant emissions such as mercury and carbon dioxide,” said Yolanda Walker, executive director of SASWMA. “Utilizing the Household Hazardous Waste Center provides Summit County residents with the ability to dispose of these lamps and bulbs in a safe manner.”
The HHWRC’s hours of operation are Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For more information about other materials that can be recycled, visit www.saswma.org or call (330) 374-0383.