Summit ReWorks Re-Opens

Summer's here and once again Summit County's ReWorks household hazardous waste center opens its doors. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, 20016 from 2pm - 7pm, you can take your household hazardous waste to their drop off center. They make it easy. You stay in your car while they unload your car! They will be open during the summer between 2-7 pm every Thursday thru September 29.

 

 Swensons Drive-In

Swensons Drive-In

We leave you now at....Swensons. After you've recycled your household hazardous waste and washed your hands real well, head over to Cuyahoga Falls and treat yourself to Swensons. You can stay in your car there, too!

We love the Galley Boy, fries, chocolate milkshake and the Californian! Then its time to walk- or cycle-off those extra calories at Summit Metroparks Hike and Bike Trails.

Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling wastes you have stored at home like your used oil, antifreeze, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, oil-based paint and more keeps your home and Summit County tidy and healthy. (Yes, even burned out, green-tipped fluorescent bulbs contain mercury).

Recycling these Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) also conserves resources and energy that would be expended in the production of more products. Proper disposal prevents pollution that could endanger human health and the environment.

Think about the hazardous waste or obsolete cleaning chemicals and pesticides gathering dust in your garage, hidden in the corner of your basement or lurking under the sink. They can't go in your curbside trash container so what can you responsibly do with them to get them out of your home?

ReWorks provides Summit County residents with a safe and convenient option. They re-open for summertime service Thursday, June 2, 2016. Check out their website for the specific day and time they are open the rest of the summer to accept and recycle your household hazardous waste. Here's a list of waste they accept.

Unfortunately, ReWorks is only open to homeowners and renters who are residents of Summit County. If you're a business, commercial enterprise or non-profit, ReWorks will not be able to accept your waste; however, you can contact Rice Oil & Environmental and we can help.

 

We leave you now at...Russo's. After you've recycled your household hazardous waste and washed your hands real well, head on over to Russo's and treat yourself to some delicious Creole and Italian soul food. We love their fresh shucked, raw oysters, fresh fish specials or Creole Chicken Étouffée. Great dining experience at the front bar watching the action in the kitchen!

Green-Tips Contain Mercury, Too

While they contain less mercury than regular fluorescent light bulbs, green-tipped fluorescent light bulbs still contain mercury. Waste containing mercury should not be thrown in the trash and end up in a landfill. Summit Reworks will accept and recycle your green-tipped and regular fluorescent light bulbs as well as other household hazardous waste. Summit ReWorks will re-open June 2, 2016.


We leave you know at...Fishers Island Oyster Farm. If you've never had a fresh shucked raw oyster, you don't know what you are missing. The suspension-culture oyster farm is owned by a married couple of entrepreneurs who "...built Fishers Island Oyster Farm [so] our lives and livelihood [would] be about working with nature, preserving family values, and giving back to others", Fishers Island Oyster Farm is a terrific and tasty example of sustainable farming at its best. 

Being one of the first off-bottom oyster farms on the East Coast, Fishers Island Oyster Farm has accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience that they enjoy passing on to the next generation of aquaculturists. Whether it is showing their young, energetic farm crew the ropes or teaching high school students at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, building a better future is just as important as providing for the present. 

Did you know that one small oyster can filter/clean 50 gallons of water each day?

Oyster farming is one of the most sustainable methods of aquaculture today, and the family-farmers at Fishers Island Oyster Farm actively ensure that their farming and business practices are environmentally-sound. For this reason, they see ourselves not only as oyster farmers, but also as "ecosystem facilitators" in practice and promotion. 

Their website describes best their briny treat: 

"Fishers Island Oysters can be reliably described as a brilliantly bold, Atlantic oyster that is punctuated by focused savoriness and a strikingly clean finish.  Depending on seasonal conditions you'll experience subtle fluctuations in every oyster that you taste, which means that the "merroir" is unique to the moment.  Throughout the year, Fishers Island Oysters will oscillate between having slightly rocky and earthy undertones to more poignant berry and mossy notes. The texture is pleasantly firm and springy, and the size and shape are designed for half shell consumption." 

If you live in Ohio like us, do fret. You can order Fishers island Oysters over the phone and they ship fresh from the ocean and you are shucking them 36 hours later. from September through April/May.

Properly Dispose Latex Paint

Chances are your basement or garage has some old cans of latex paint. Chances are they've been sitting there for years taking up space and gathering dust. You want to get rid of them but you can't throw them in your curbside trash or recycle bins and Summit ReWorks won't accept latex paint. So what's a homeowner to do?

Check out this video for the solution.


 Boulevard Tavern - Cuyahoga Falls

Boulevard Tavern - Cuyahoga Falls

We leave you now at....The Boulevard Tavern. After all your hard work properly disposing of your latex paint, wash your hands real well and head over to Cuyahoga Falls and treat yourself to The Boulevard Tavern. We love their Moroccan Cigars for an app and the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 5-piece fresh Lake Perch dinner! Great bar, too!

Tidy Home. Healthy Home

Recycling wastes you have stored at home like your used oil, antifreeze, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, oil-based paint and more keeps your home and Summit County tidy and healthy.

Recycling these Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) also conserves resources and energy that would be expended in the production of more products. Proper disposal prevents pollution that could endanger human health and the environment.

Think about the hazardous waste or obsolete cleaning chemicals and pesticides gathering dust in your garage, hidden in the corner of your basement or lurking under the sink. They can't go in your curbside trash container so what can you responsibly do with them to get them out of your home?

ReWorks provides Summit County residents with a safe and convenient option. They re-open for summertime service Thursday, June 2, 2016. Check out their website for the specific day and time they are open the rest of the summer to accept and recycle your household hazardous waste. Here's a list of waste they accept.

Unfortunately, ReWorks is only open to homeowners and renters who are residents of Summit County. If you're a business, commercial enterprise or non-profit, ReWorks will not be able to accept your waste; however, you can contact Rice Oil & Environmental and we can help.

 

 Taco Tontos in Kent

Taco Tontos in Kent

We leave you now at another great northeast Ohio destination....Taco Tontos. After you recycle your household hazardous waste and wash your hands real well, head over to Kent and treat yourself to Taco Tontos. This place is a locally owned and operated, one-of-a-kind eatery offering fresh, hand-made, Mexican cuisine that is unlike any other. We love their huge, baked burritos!