Chester County Solid Waste Authority to Host Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Chester County Solid Waste Authority to Host Hazardous Waste Collection Events

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Chester County Solid Waste Authority will be holding hazardous waste collection events on August 1 and 2 at the Coatesville Learning Center.

Pre-registration is required. Additional information for the events from the Chester County Solid Waste Authority Website can be found below or found by visiting: www.chestercountyswa.org/117/Household-Hazardous-Waste.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates:

You must show your registration ticket and wear a face mask.  Materials are to be placed in the trunk of your vehicle. Staff will remove the materials.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

  • No commercial waste – The county will not accept any commercial or industrial generated hazardous waste.
  • No illegal materials – The county will not accept any materials that cannot be legally disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.
  • No mixing – Do not mix materials.
  • Tighten all lids – If containers are leaking, pack in a larger container with newspaper to soak up the leaks.
  • Items must be identifiable – Bring all substances in original containers with labels.
  • 25 gallon/220 pound limit – The maximum amount accepted is 25 gallons or 220 pounds. No 25 or 50-gallon drums.
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These words identify household hazardous waste (HHW). Items marked as such should be disposed of accordingly:

  • Caution
  • Combustible
  • Corrosive
  • Danger
  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Hazardous
  • Poisonous
  • Reactive
  • Toxic
  • Warning

Businesses and contractors will be turned away.

To view the Chester County Solid Waste Authority’s Accepted and Not Accepted Material list, click here.

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