The Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, announced the last Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Chester County residents on Saturday, October 12 at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380. The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.
This event is not for businesses and contractors.
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. Many items, such as fertilizer or cleaning products, should be used as they were designed to be used and do not need to be treated as hazardous waste.
Unacceptable materials are latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, ammunition and appliances containing Freon or liquids in 55 gallon drums.
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, rags or saw dust and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash. Oil-based paint should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
Attendees should be prepared to take back their corrugated boxes to be recycled at the curb and Styrofoam and/or trash to be put in their curbside trash containers.
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.