Category Archives: Announcement

Household Hazardous Waste Event: Aug 29

DEP for another HHW event:

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS AS PER DEP DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS IN THE “GREEN PHASE”

Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Oxford School District Administration Building

125 Bell Tower Road, Oxford

DEP REQUIRES  PRE-REGISTRATION TO LIMIT CAPACITY AT EVENTS (in green phase). Everyone needs to secure a time slot THROUGH REGISTRATION. Information with direct registration links are on the attached document and also on our website page:  https://www.chestercountyswa.org/117/Household-Hazardous-Waste

 

NEW HHW OXFORD EVENT PROCEDURES

2020 Virtual Town Tours and Village Walks: “Live at Five” on Thursday Evenings

Explore architecture, artistry, and personal expression in the exciting 26th annual Town Tours and Village Walks Program. This new Virtual Summer Series for 2020 has been designed to highlight our rich cultural heritage in Chester County while protecting your health and safety. Starting on July 16th, six favorite historic sites will present virtual “Live at Five” programs on Thursdays throughout July and August. Join the summer fun and sign up today, as we creatively continue our tradition of excellence with our free 2020 Virtual Town Tours and Village Walks Programs.

For more information visit the Chester County Planning page.

Household Hazardous Waste Events

DEP approved two HHW events in the near future: Both at CCIU Learning Center in Coatesville/Caln.

Aug. 1
Aug. 2

Along with the public health precautions:

Please see the NEW HHW EVENT PROCEDURES pamphlet.

CANCELED: Household Hazardous Waste Event for June 19

Chester County’s Household Hazardous Waste event, scheduled for June 19 in Coatesville at the CCIU Learning Center, has been cancelled due to the Governor’s orders regarding Covid-19 restrictions.  Residents should keep their unwanted household hazardous waste (such as oil paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries and other substances) until another event is announced.  Check the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website https://www.chestercountyswa.org/  for updates and information.

During this time of changing behaviors, it can also be an opportune time to examine behaviors that help us reduce hazardous waste.  There is a wealth of information on the Internet. For example:

  • Is there a less harmful substitute I can use? (Cinnamon, garlic, hot peppers may work as pesticides)
  • Can I purchase a smaller quantity? (Maybe 8 oz. will do for the area I am covering. Maybe the product comes in a concentrated form so I use less.)
  • Can I use it up or give it to someone who can? (“Like new” cleaning products may be accepted by local animal shelters or non-profit agencies.)
  • Can I collaborate with neighbors or family members to use it up? (Co-purchasing is sharing.)