Bucks County Hazardous Waste Collection Events

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2015 Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Why bring your household hazardous wastes to a scheduled event?

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.

 

2015 Schedule

Each Event will take place rain or shine from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

May 9, 2015 Lower Bucks Harry S. Truman High School

3001 Green Lane, Levittown—Bristol Township

June 27, 2015 Upper Bucks Pennridge High School

1228 N. Fifth Street—East Rockhill Township

July 25, 2015 Central Bucks Central Bucks South High School 1100 Folly Road—Warrington Township
August 15, 2015 Upper Bucks Quakertown Community High School

600 Park Avenue (Rear Lot)—Quakertown Borough

August 22, 2015 Lower Bucks Bucks County Technical High School 610 Wistar Road—Bristol Township

 

Electronics are not accepted at these events.

This includes TVs, computers, cell phones and other corded devices.

For more information visit the Bucks County website at: www.buckscounty.org/recycling

 

What can you bring?

Up to 25  gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous prod- ucts. Keep  in mind hazardous products will have cautionary words on the label, for example: Danger, Warning, or Cau- tion. Other words or phrases that can signal haz- ardous products include: poison- ous, hazardous, combustible, flam- mable, corrosive, volatile, caustic, irritant, explosive, toxic, use with ad- equate ventilation, or avoid inhaling.

Bring

Pesticides                    Toxics

–   Chlordane                  – Photographic

–  DDT                                Chemicals

–  Malathion                  – Pool Chemicals

–  Sevin                         – Rust / Paint

–  Rodent Poison                 Remover

Weed Killer

Flammables                  – Antifreeze

–  Oil-based Paint          – Mercury

–  Paint Thinner             – CFLs (fluorescent

–  Spot Removers                       lamps)

–  Gasoline                   Household Batteries

–  Kerosene                    – All Button Types

–  Gas/Oil mixture         – Lithium

–  Heating Oil                – Re-chargeables

Caustics                      Lead-Acid Batteries

–   Ammonia-Based         – Car Cleaners                    – Marine

–  Household Lye           – Motorcycle

–  Oven Cleaner             – Truck

–  Drain Cleaner

–  Metal Cleaner             Propane Tanks

– 20 lbs. or less only

 

Do Not Bring

LATEX PAINT

(it is not toxic – it is water based)*

  • Appliances (with or without Freon)
  • Asbestos
  • Biological Waste
  • Explosives
  • Gas Cylinders (Greater than 20 )
  • Household Batteries (regular alkaline)
  • PCBs
  • Pressurized CFCs (greater than 1 )
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Tires

*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.

 

For additional information on disposal options, contact:

 

 

 

 

This program is a community service of the

Bucks County Board of Commissioners and participating municipalities and is not open to business, industry, or institutions.

 

Bucks County Board of Commissioners

Robert G. Loughery, Chairman Charles H. Martin, Vice Chairman Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW

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