2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
Posted: 4/11/2017 4:04 PM
2017 COUNTY OF BUCKS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Many household products contain chemicals that cause contamination to the environment if disposed of improperly. The Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted hazardous chemicals, such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, caustic cleaners, pool chemicals, mercury, and automotive and rechargeable batteries, by offering a safe and easy disposal solution.
Residents can drive to any of the collection sites listed, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, rain or shine, and their household hazardous waste will be removed from their vehicles and sorted for safe disposal.
No electronics (TVs, computers, or other electronic devices) will be collected this year, due to the effects of a Pennsylvania law, the Covered Devices Recycling Act.
May 27, 2017
Harry S. Truman High School
3001 Green Lane, Levittown
June 17, 2017
Upper Bucks Area Vocational–Technical School
3115 Ridge Road
July 22, 2017
Central Bucks South High School
1100 Folly Road
August 5, 2017
Strayer Middle School
1200 Ronald Reagan Drive
August 26, 2017
Bucks County Technical High School
610 Wistar Road
The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.
More information on the collections or on recycling in general is available by calling theBucks County Planning Commission at 345-3400 or checking the County of Bucks website (www.BucksCounty.org).
What will be collected at Household Hazardous Waste Collections;
- Household Batteries – All button types, lithium and rechargeables.
- Lead-Acid Batteries from car, marine, motorcycle, and truck.
- Caustics like ammonia-based cleaners, household lye, oven cleaner, drain cleaner, and metal cleaner.
- Flammables such as oil-based paint, spot removers, gasoline, kerosene, gas/oil mixture, and heating oil (in nothing larger than a 5-gallon container and not more than 220 lbs.)
- Pesticides such as chlordane, DDT, Malathion, Sevin, and rodent poison.
- Common household toxics like photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, weed killer, antifreeze, rust/paint remover, mercury, and CFLs (fluorescent lamps).
Residents may bring a maximum of 25 gallons or 225 pounds of material to the appropriate collection event accepting that specific item.
Do not bring: large appliances, biological waste, explosives, radioactive waste, tires, or electronics.
Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection sites:
- Place all materials securely in a box, to prevent spilling.
- Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact.
- Keep all caps and lids on tight.
- Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic container for transport.
- Do not mix materials.
- Do not leave loaded vehicle in a hot unventilated area for prolonged periods.
- Do not smoke near the chemicals.
What to do with items not included in the Household Hazardous Waste Collections:
Latex Paint - If you have latex paint, avoid the lines at the collection by disposing of it safely at home. Dry it solid and place in your regular trash. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be disposed of normally once dried.
Electronics - Because there will be no collection of electronics at any of the five Bucks County or 25 regional collections, we are offering some suggestions for Bucks County residents.
- Best Buy and Staples run free year-round recycling programs for computers and accessories. They do not accept any TVs or monitors. Check their websites under recycling for details.
- 611 Metals will accept TVs and CRT monitors for a fee: 6776 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (267-221-6924) or 2509 Wyandotte Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090 (215-659-4200).
- E-Waste Experts will accept TVs and CRT monitors for a fee. Please call for current program details: 416 Green Lane, Unit #5, Bristol, Pa 19007 (1-877-328-2927).
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