NOTE: This article contains corrected information as of April 11, 2018. Propane cylinders will NOT be accepted at these events. 

WEST CHESTER – April 5, 2018 – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in the coming days and weeks.

“With warmer weather on the horizon, I know that many of us are taking on home projects, preparing for garage sales, or just doing some spring cleaning,” Dinniman said. “If you come across dangerous chemicals in your basement, shed, or garage, you can safely and properly dispose of them at any of these events.”

Chester County’s 2018 upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule is as follows:

 

 

 

 

  • Saturday, September 8
    Oxford School District Administrative Building
    125 Bell Tower Lane
    Oxford, PA 19363

 

  • Saturday, October 13
    Government Services Center
    601 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19380

Important Notes:

  • All events run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. sharp.
  • These collections are for household hazardous waste only.Businesses and contractors will be turned away.
  • Proof of residency may be required.
  • No electronics will be accepted.
  • No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous waste per household will be accepted.
  • No metal drums.
  • Materials must be in original containers with labels. Items must be identifiable.

Hazardous waste items that will be accepted include: paint thinners, turpentine, oil-based paints, stains and varnish, swimming pool chemicals, weed killers, pesticides, rodent poison, joint and caulking compounds, asphalt sealers, septic tank degreasers, fuel additives, transmission/brake fluid, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, car batteries, drain openers, adhesives and solvents, mothballs, household cleaners, rechargeable batteries, and mercury-bearing items.

Items that will not be accepted anywhere include: used motor oil, appliances, fire extinguishers, tires, asbestos, explosives and ammunition, gas cylinders and tanks, alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, radioactive waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, mercury thermostats, Freon and propane cylinders. 

Latex (water-based) paint will not be accepted. It needs to be dried out before being put in the trash for curbside collection. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable products click here, or visit www.chestercountyswa.org.

Residents should also call (610) 273-3771 for information on recycling automotive related materials.

“Remember, if improperly disposed of, these items do not just harm the environment, they can also pose serious health risks to you, your friends, family, and neighbors,” Dinniman said. “I want to thank the Chester County Solid Waste Authority for holding these events.”

 

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