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2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

The 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events have concluded.

Please check back for the 2021 schedule. 

Event registration can be found at: https://buckshhw.eventbrite.com and more information about the events can be found at www.buckscounty.org/recycle

Please visit www.buckscounty.org/recycling to register.

Please visit https://recycling-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/ for all recycling related questions.

Why dispose of household hazardous waste?

Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil.

BRING

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES

  • All Button Types
  • Lithium
  • Re-chargeables

LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

  • Car
  • Marine
  • Motorcycle
  • Truck

CAUSTICS

  • Ammonia-Based Cleaners
  • Household Lye
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Metal Cleaner

FLAMMABLES

  • Oil-based Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • Spot Removers
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Gas/Oil mixture
  • Heating Oil

PESTICIDES

  • Chlordane
  • DDT
  • Malathion
  • Sevin
  • Rodent Poison

PROPANE TANKS

  • 20 lbs. or less only

TOXICS

  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killer
  • Antifreeze
  • Rust/Paint Remover
  • Mercury
  • CFLs (fluorescent lamps)

DO NOT BRING

  • LATEX PAINT is not toxic and is water based Remove lid to allow to air dry or mix with absorbent (e.g. kitty litter) until no longer a liquid and discard in plastic trash bag.
  • Appliances (with or without Freon)
  • Asbestos
  • Biological Waste
  • Explosives
  • Gas Cylinders (Greater than 20 lbs.)
  • Household Batteries (regular alkaline)
  • PCBs
  • Pressurized CFCs (greater than 1 lb.)
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Tires

If you are unsure whether you can bring an item please call first.

For additional information on disposal options, please contact:

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Recycling Hotline: 1-800-346-4242

Bucks County Planning Commission
www.buckscounty.org/recycling 
215-345-3400