Category Archives: EAC

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.)

EAC Meeting April 13, 2020

The EAC will hold its regular meeting virtually on April 13, 2020, at 7:30; please see the instructions below.

When it’s time for the meeting, click the link below and use the ID and Password provided.
James Pierson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: East Nantmeal EAC
Time: Apr 13, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 237 131 558
Password: 093010

April 4 Hazardous Waste Event Canceled

COUNTY’S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT CANCELLED

Contact: Patti Lynn
Chester County Recycling Coordinator
484-796-4039

March 19, 2020-The first Chester County Household Hazardous Waste event, scheduled for April 4 in Phoenixville, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions and Governor Wolf’s Declaration of Emergency Disaster. The public is encouraged to 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 chestercountyswa.org for more information.

Events in Philadelphia and Bucks County were also canceled for April 4.

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events

2020  CHESTER COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTS

www.chestercountyswa.org

RESIDENTIAL ONLY  BUSINESSES AND CONTRACTORS WILL BE TURNED AWAY

                                                     NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED

ALL EVENTS START AT 9:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 3:00 PM SHARP

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020    CENTER for ARTS & TECHNOLOGY Pickering Campus (Technical College High School) 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

SATURDAY,   APRIL 18, 2020       OCTORARA HIGH SCHOOL (Proof of Residency May Be Required)  226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020      OWEN J. ROBERTS MIDDLE SCHOOL 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020          COATESVILLE LEARNING CENTER 1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320 (Stone wall entrance-Veteran’s Drive-Same entrance as CAT Brandywine – Route 30 across from Dairy Queen)

SATURDAY, August 29, 2020      OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE BLDG.  (Proof of Residency May Be Required) 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020        GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380

Maximum Amount Accepted – 25 Gallons or 220 Lbs. / No Metal Drums                                                                                                                                                                                                             No Freon Appliances

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CARDBOARD BOXES HOME TO RECYCLE AT THE CURB OR LOCAL DROP OFF

FREE CERTIFIED MASTER COMPOSTING CLASSES March 2020

The Chester County Board of Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, offers FREE Certified Master Composting Classes. Participants must attend all three classes and complete (6) hours of volunteer service to be certified. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Exton Library –6:30 PM Sharp – 8:30 PM

Second Floor – Struble Room
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Thursday, March 12th
Thursday, March 26th

 Trainees will learn how to compost, how to construct various compost bins, how to grasscycle, and how to reduce food waste by vermicomposting. The Chester County Solid Waste Authority will provide training, materials, volunteer opportunities and support.  To register or for more information, call 484-796-4041

Chester County Seed Swap

Back for its fourth year! West Vincent Township Sustainability Committee and The Chester County Environmental Agricultural Coalition host a FREE event in celebration of National Seed Swap Day. It’s where gardeners of all ages and experiences can come together and share their favorite seeds.

In celebration of preserving the sustainable gift of growing and National Seed Swap Day, the West Vincent Township Sustainability Committee and the Chester County Environmental Agricultural Coalition are hosting the fourth annual seed swap event Saturday, January 25th 2020 at the West Vincent Township Building, 729 St. Matthews Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425. The event is from 10am-1pm and is FREE to anyone interested in sustainable growing, farming and gardening.

Bring seeds, take seeds, catalogs, share stories & build community. All budding gardeners and experienced growers are invited to join friends for the Chester County Seed Swap and giveaway.

If you have seeds to swap, great! If not, that’s ok too! It doesn’t matter what types they are or whether they’re in packets or jars or even retail varieties. Tell others about your favorites and learn about new and interesting varieties. Find some heirlooms and rare finds too.

The seed swap provides a chance to grow food that’s not typically sold in supermarkets and fosters crop diversity. Although people have been swapping seeds since time began, nowadays people usually buy seeds and the old skill of saving and swapping seeds is disappearing from our culture.

Admission is FREE and refreshments are provided.

Seed Swap 2020 flyer

Next Two Weekend Holiday Treats

The next two weekends offer an opportunity to enjoy winter at two spectacular locations in East Nantmeal.

On Saturday, December 7, from 1 pm to 4 pm, join Green Valleys Watershed Association for their Holiday Open House at Welkinweir.

Then on Sunday, December 14, from 3:30 pm to dusk, enjoy the Winter Tree Decoration at the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve, presented by French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Come out and enjoy the holiday settings on two of the significant tracts of conserved open land in our township.