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The Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department has four (4) separate Divisions: (1) Administration;(2) Sewerage; (3) Water Supply and Distribution; and (4) Solid Waste. The Sanitary Engineering Department has always functioned as a self-supporting department with the funds necessary to provide services, personnel, and debt retirement obtained through user charges to those residences or firms which utilize the services provided.

The Medina County Sanitary Engineers Office currently provides, maintains, and manages water and wastewater systems for approximately 50,000 customers. The primary goal is to provide safe, reliable, efficient services that are in compliance with Local, State and Federal Regulations.

Our Mission: To provide effective and sustainable water, water reclamation, and solid waste management services while preserving and protecting the natural resources of Medina County.

Our Vision: To make decisions that are fiscally responsible and regulatory compliant, and to deliver the best value and service to our customers and the community.

Due to the health risks associated with broken mercury thermometers, and the high costs of clean-up associated with household mercury spills, the Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office is conducting an on-going Mercury Collection Program.

Residents of Medina County can bring mercury-containing items, including medical thermometers, mercury switches, and liquid mercury for free collection.

Mercury is a silvery liquid, most commonly found inside glass thermometers and thermostat switches. ALL unbroken mercury thermometers, and mercury containing devices MUST be sealed inside TWO zip-lock bags, or a rigid, sealed container, such as a glass jar or plastic bottle prior to leaving your home.

If you are unable to transport the mercury containing devices, please contact the Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office direct at 330-723-9589 to arrange to have the mercury picked up at your home.

Please e-mail questions regarding this program to Amy Lyon-Galvin. You can also find more information on the Solid Waste website at www.recyclemedinacounty.com.

Additional Information

Pamphlet: “Mercury in your household”

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