County collects hazardous waste, old electronics

Chester County Solid Waste Authority sees large turnout for disposal event By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – The Chester County Solid Waste Authority collected hazardous waste and old computers in the parking lot of the Coatesville Area 9/10 Center on Friday. Around 770 cars showed up to get rid of electronics, solvents, oil based paint, and chemicals. “It needs to be disposed of...

Time to discard toxins, unwanted electronics safely

County’s municipalities hosting joint collection event on April 12 All 73 Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event for residents on Saturday, April 12, at the CAT Pickering campus, 1580 Charlestown Rd., Phoenixville, 19460. The collection site will open at 9 a.m. and close promptly at 3 p.m.  Residents may bring computers and computer...

County offering free master composting classes

Participation in all three, two-hour sessions will result in certification The Chester County Board of Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, is hoping residents will dig this offering: free certified master composting classes. The classes – attendance is required all three weeks to become certified – will be held at the Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway,...

County to schoolchildren: Yes, you can

Elementary students invited to win prizes for collecting aluminum cans The county is calling all school-age can collectors for a competition with cash prizes. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade throughout Chester County are invited to collect as many aluminum cans as possible in an attempt to win first-, second- and third-level cash prizes as well as promotional items, a county news release...

County offering safe disposal of hazards

Toxic waste, computer collection event to be held Saturday All 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...

Time to ditch unwanted electronics safely

Countywide collection being hosted on Saturday in New Garden Seventy-three Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event for county residents on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Garden Township Maintenance Garage on Rt. 41 near Newark Road. For the first time, electronics will be collected at this event, said a news release from the...

County seeking green-business nominees

Firms involved in eco-friendly practices invited to apply for recognition Know a business deserving of recognition for its environmentally-friendly practices? The county wants to hear from you. Retail, manufacturing, small business, corporations and institutions are invited to participate in the “Green Business” award program.  The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Chester...

Get the dirt on composting techniques

 Free county class even offers certification opportunity Dishing the dirt in an environmentally responsible way is one positive offshoot of a new free class. The Chester County Board of Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, is offering a  Certified Master Composting Class at two county locations. Attendance is required for one class a week for all three weeks to receive...

Dumping ground for caustic, toxic materials

Regional collection event scheduled for computers, hazardous waste    It’s time to recycle that outdated computer safely. Seventy-two  municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event for county residents on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The collection will occur  at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., county officials...