Category Archives: General Interest

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

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.

Fire Company Volunteers Needed

With the county COVID-19 lockdown soon coming to any end, our organization is working with your local fire company and the county on a campaign aimed at recruiting residents to become new volunteer firefighters via our website HelpFightFire.com.

We suspect that when the county leaves the Red Zone, people will be eager to volunteer in their communities. Therefore we have created both a short video and an ad (as both a jpeg and a PDF). We are you can share them with your residents in the ways we are suggesting below:

To help with this effort, we’ve attached to this email the following items that we would like you to share to help raise awareness of the need for volunteers:

All volunteer inquiries coming from your municipality will be provided directly to your local fire chief through HelpFightFire.com.

We hope you will share this information with the members of your community and encourage them to volunteer their time. Also, please let us know if there are other opportunities through your municipality to get our message out.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime at nicole@comsolutionsgroup.com or call 215-884-6499.

Thank you for your time. Stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

Nicole Modrell
Chester County Fire Chiefs Association
Recruitment Campaign Coordinator

COVID-19 Cases

As of this posting there is one case of COVID-19 reported in East Nantmeal Township.

The Chester County Health Department publishes information about COVID-19, including this interactive map. Visit the map and the Health Department website for up to date information.

Please do not ask Township officials for any additional information regarding infected individuals, as that would violate HIPPA Rules. Furthermore, the Chester County Health department has only disclosed counts of COVID-19 cases.

Free Shredding Event: March 28, 2020

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a FREE SHREDDING EVENT on Saturday, March 28, 2020 starting at 8:30 AM (NOT Before) and ending at 11:30 AM or when the truck gets filled (whichever comes first).  The event will be held at the Chester County Solid Waste Authority Lanchester Landfill, located on Route 322 West just 2 miles past the intersection of Routes 10 and 322 in Honey Brook. This is an opportunity to safely destroy and recycle documents that contain personal legal information, account statements, medical information and documents containing personal information.  Empty boxes will not be shredded. Please take them home to be put out with your curbside recycling. Protect yourself from identity theft and come to the Shredding Event on March 28th. Shredding service is provided by Rapid Recycling, Inc. Please visit www.chestercountyswa.org for information on other waste reduction and recycling opportunities in Chester County.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 12

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.

Mysteries of Medicare:  What are the different parts of Medicare?

APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s statewide program of Medicare counseling under the auspices of the Chester County Department of Aging in Chester County.  This newsletter from the APPRISE program will help you understand what each of the parts of Medicare provides.

The four parts of Medicare are:

Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for medically necessary inpatient hospital care, inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility, home health care and hospice care. The Part A premium is free if you have worked ten years (40 quarters) and paid your FICA (Medicare) taxes.

Part B (medical insurance) helps pay for medically necessary doctors’ services, outpatient services and other medical services and supplies that are not covered by Part A.  There is a monthly premium for Part B.

Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, covers all Medicare Part A and Part B services and may offer other services such as vison and dental assistance. Most Part C plans include prescription drugs.  Premiums for Part C vary and most plans have co-pays when you receive medical services.

Medicare Part D offers prescription drug coverage for those not enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan.  There is a monthly premium for Part D.

Trained APPRISE counselors meet with Medicare beneficiaries to help explain Medicare programs and enrollment.  You can contact APPRISE to schedule a free, confidential meeting with a counselor with any Medicare questions by calling any of the county senior centers or the APPRISE Helpline 610-344-5004 to leave a message.  You can also email us at apprisechesco@outlook.com.   Visit our website at http://www.chesco.org/477/Apprise-Health-Insurance-Counseling.