County-wide hazardous waste collection, Oct. 11

RecycingLogoWESTTOWN — All 73 Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event for Chester County residents on Saturday, October 11 at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

The collection site will be open at 9:00AM and will close at 3:00PM sharp. This event is not for businesses and contractors.

Residents may bring old TV’s 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. Only intact and whole TV’s will be accepted.

Unacceptable materials are latex paint, 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.

Latex paint is not hazardous waste! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, claybased kitty litter, rags or saw dust and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash.

Oil-based paint should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Attendees should be prepared to take back their corrugated boxes to be recycled at the curb and Styrofoam and/or trash to be put in their curbside trash containers.

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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