Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Solid Waste

Managing Lake County’s Solid Waste

The Health District serves as an Ohio EPA approved enforcement authority charged with regulating solid waste activities in Lake County.  Our regulation includes the oversight of the collection, storage, transportation and final disposal of all solid waste.  

What is solid waste?

Solid waste consists of the unwanted materials such as household garbage, metal, wood, paper, plastic, yard wastes, scrap tires and other miscellaneous waste generated in a home or business that is not regulated as another specific type of waste.  Yard wastes are solid wastes consisting of grass clippings, leaves, brush, garden wastes and cuttings from trees and shrubs.  Most landfills are not permitted to accept an entire truck load of yard waste because it takes up valuable disposal space and can be properly composted to produce mulch that can be reused in landscaping and flower beds.

Scrap Tires

Scrap tires are another component of solid waste however they are not landfilled at the Lake County Solid Waste Facility. Residents can bring up to 10 car or truck tires (for a fee) to the landfill where they are stored and hauled to a scrap tire disposal facility.  Tire retailers, automotive repair operations and facilities generating large amounts of scrap tires must utilize an approved scrap tire transporter and disposal facility.  For more information on scrap tires visit the following link:  Ohio EPA