County offering safe disposal of hazards

Toxic waste, computer collection event to be held Saturday

baAll seventy-three Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event for county residents on Saturday at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, 19380, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a county news release said.

 Residents – the event is not open to businesses or contractors – may bring old TVs and computers and peripherals and no more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous products per household. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous, the release said.

Unacceptable materials are latex paint (which is not hazardous and can be dried and discarded), used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial, explosives, ammunition and appliances containing Freon or liquids in 55 gallon drums, according to the release.

Interested residents can visit or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 ext. 228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled.

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