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Dinniman Announces Dates for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
WEST CHESTER (April 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged residents to take advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled throughout Chester County in 2015.
“With warmer weather on the horizon, I know that many of us are taking on home repair projects, working on cars, getting boats ready for the summer or just doing some house cleaning,” Dinniman said. “If you come across dangerous chemicals in your basement or garage, you can safely and properly dispose of them at any of these events.”
Chester County’s 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 11
(Technical College High School)
1580 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Saturday, April 25
226 Highland Road
Atglen, PA 19310
Saturday, May 16
881 Ridge Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
Friday, June 26
(Same as CAT Brandywine Entrance/Veteran’s Drive)
1425 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
Saturday, September 12
125 Bell Tower Lane
Oxford, PA 19363
Saturday, October 10
601 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19380
All events run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proof of residency may be required at the Octorara High School and Oxford sites.
These collections are for household hazardous waste only. Businesses and contractors will be turned away. No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous waste per household will be accepted.
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, mercury-bearing items and propane cylinders (under 20 lbs).
No electronics will be accepted. Other items that will not be accepted anywhere include: latex paint, fire extinguishers, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas tanks, alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, ammunition, 50 gallon drums, and appliances containing Freon.
“Remember, if improperly disposed, 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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