For the eighth time since the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program began in 1998, all seventy-three Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Chester County residents on a FRIDAY. The Friday, June 24 event will be held at the Coatesville Learning Center, 1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320-2459 (Entrance across from the Dairy Queen). The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.
This collection is not for businesses or contractors. NO ELECTRONICS, TV’S OR APPLIANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO ITEMS CONTAINING FREON WILL BE ACCEPTED.
No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous products per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous. Businesses and contractors will be turned away.
Unacceptable materials are latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas cylinders, alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial, explosives, ammunition and appliances containing Freon.
LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash. Oil-based paint should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Alkaline batteries may be put in the trash.
Be prepared to take back your clean corrugated boxes to recycle at your curb and dispose of Styrofoam in the trash.
Interested residents can visit www.chestercountyswa.org or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 ext. *228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled. Make www.chestercountyswa.org a “favorite” to answer all your disposal questions.