Household Hazardous Wastes are those wastes produced in households that are hazardous in nature, but can be disposed of as normal household waste because they are not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of HHW per year. This program gives homeowners an opportunity to have their household hazard wastes managed as hazardous waste versus disposing of them in the regular trash. Treatment and disposal methods include fuels blending, incineration, waste-water treatment, and recycling.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS that may be dropped off on August 22nd include Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, and Fertilizers; Oil-Based Paints, Stains, Varnishes, and Sealers; Oil-Based Paint Cleaners, Thinners, and Removers; Adhesives, Glues, Epoxies, Caulking, and Sealants; Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and Kerosene; Antifreeze; Car Care Products; Lubricating Sprays; Pool Chemicals; Drain Cleaners, Degreasers, and Oven Cleaners; Fire Extinguishers; Propane Cylinders (up to 20 pounds); Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, and Other Acids; Mercury and Mercury Containing Devices; Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs; and Automotive Batteries.
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS include Motor Oil; Latex (Water-Based) Paint and Paint-Related Products; Smoke Detectors; Household Alkaline Batteries; Chemically Treated Lumber; Biological Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris; Bags of Cement/Mortar; Medications; Ammunition; Explosives; Electronics; Asbestos; Tires; Used Absorbent Material (i.e. Oil-Dri); and Cold Patch.
This event is made possible by financial support from Advanced Disposal Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
If you need further information or have questions regarding acceptable or unacceptable materials, please call 717.240.6489 or visit www.ccpa.net.