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Hazardous Waste or Electronic Collection Program

Regional Household Hazardous Waste or Electronic Collection Program

For immediate release                                                                      March 26, 2014

Contact: Art Feltes

215-345-3400

What do you do with household hazardous wastes in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? Your waste hauler does not want hazardous waste mixed in with your household trash nor does he want any liquids for that matter. Therefore, you may have begun to wonder what is the proper way to dispose of this material? If so, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program is for you.

The intent of the program is to provide an environmentally responsible way to dispose of hazardous materials and to provide residents with information on how to produce less hazardous waste in the future. For example: when purchasing products that may be hazardous, only buy enough material for the intended purpose, or be sure, as a DIY auto mechanic, that you regularly take your used motor oil to auto service centers that are willing to accept it.

The collection program consists of at least twenty-five collection days scheduled throughout southeastern Pennsylvania of which eight are scheduled in Bucks County.

The ELECTRONIC ONLY dates in Bucks County are:

ELECTRONICS ONLY

April 5, 2014

Harry S. Truman High School

3001 Green Lane, Levittown

Bristol Township

ELECTRONICS ONLY

June 28, 2014

Palisades Middle School

4710 Durham Road

Nockamixon Township

ELECTRONICS ONLY

July 26, 2014

Central Bucks South High School

1100 Folly Road

Warrington Township

At the ELECTRONICS ONLY events residents are encouraged to bring All Sizes and Types of TVs, Answering Machines, Blenders, Camcorders, Cell Phones, Copiers, CPUs, Electric Typewriters, Fax Machines, Gaming Consoles/Controllers, Keyboards, Laptop Computers

(All makes, models, and peripherals), Mice, Microwaves, Monitors, Peripherals (Including cords, power supplies and cables),  Printers, Radios, Rechargeable Batteries, Remote Controls, Scanners, Stereo/Tape/CD Players, Telephones, Toasters, Vacuums, and VCR/DVD Players. If you are unsure of an item please call (215) 345- 3400.

 The HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY dates in Bucks County are:

HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY

July 19, 2014

Central Bucks South High School

1100 Folly Road

Warrington Township

HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY

May 10, 2014

Lower Makefield Corporate Center

770 Township Line Road

Lower Makefield Township

HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY

June 21, 2014

Upper Bucks County Area Vo-Tech School

3115 Ridge Road

Bedminster Township

 At the HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY events we will accept Household Batteries- All Button Types, Lithium and Re-chargeables; 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 gal 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). If you are unsure of an item please call (215) 345- 3400.

 The COMBINATION events will accept any item from either list above, and are:

Hazardous Waste and Electronics

August 16, 2014

Quakertown Community High School

600 Park Avenue (Rear Lot)

Quakertown Borough

Hazardous Waste and Electronics

August 23, 2014

Bucks County Technical High School

610 Wistar Road

Bristol Township

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, or tires.

Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection sites include:

§   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.

 If you have LATEX PAINT avoid the lines at the collection and dry it solid and place in your regular trash. LATEX PAINT is not hazardous and can be disposed of normally once dried.

 The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.

This is a regional program as the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia are working together to make the program more convenient to the residents in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result, the residents of Bucks County are welcome to take their household hazardous waste or electronics to one of the neighboring county collection events if that date or location is more convenient. Please verify the details of the Non-Bucks events; some will also only be taking paints or only be taking TVs and electronics. All collections are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise, rain or shine.

 





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