Sierra Club of Chester County

Hazardous Waste Disposal Chester County PA

Township residents will have the opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste at no charge. (Commercial and industrial entities are excluded from this program.)

Materials will only be accepted if in original container with label. A maximum of 25 gallons and/or 220 lbs of materials per household will be permitted.

Costs for this collection will be paid for by the Township, the State, and Lanchester and SECCRA Landfills. Questions may be answered by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771.

Collections are only for residents of Chester County - no businesses. Proof of residency may be required at the dropoff. A maximum of three items per vehicle will be accepted. All Household Hazardous Waste Disposal events begin at 9:00 AM and end promptly at 3:00 PM.

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
Saturday, April 8th Center for Arts and Technology Pickering Campus
1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Saturday, April 22nd Octorara High School
226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310
Saturday, May 20th Owen J. Roberts Middle School
881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
Friday, June 23rd Coatesville Learning Center
1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
Saturday, September 9th Oxford School District Administrative Building
125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363
Saturday, October 14th Chester County Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380

Words identifying hazardous materials


Accepted Materials

Paint Products Outdoor Household
  • Oil-Based Paints
  • Paint Thinners/Stains/
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish/Shellac
  • Strippers/Removers
  • Adhesives
  • Wallpaper Cement
  • Other Solvent-Based
    Paint Products
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
  • Septic Tank Degreasers
  • Asphalt Sealers
  • Caulking Compounds
  • Joint Compound
  • Roof Cements
  • Rodent Poison
  • Drain Openers
  • Rug/Wood/Metal Cleaners
  • Mothballs/Flakes
  • Spot Remover
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid
  • Kerosene
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Rechargable Batteries - Lithium, Ni-Cad, Button
Automotive Other
  • Grease/Rust Solvents
  • Fuel Additives
  • Carburator Cleaners
  • Transmission/ Brake Fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline/Gas & Oil Mixtures
  • Car (lead-acid), Truck,
    Motorcycle, Marine Batteries
  • Acids/Caustics /Solvents
  • Flammables/
  • Lead/Mercury
  • Pesticides/Poisons
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Reactive Metals
  • Propane Cylinders (under 20 lbs.)

Unaccepted Materials

  • Latex Paint (Water-Based)*
  • Used Motor Oil*
  • Infectious/Medical Waste
  • Unidentified Waste
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives/Ammunitions
  • Tires*
  • Pressurized CFAs & HCFs
  • Radioactive Waste
  • PCB's
  • Freon
  • White Goods
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Alkaline Batteries

* Latex (water based) paint needs to be dried out before being put in the trash. Take off lid and place in the sun and periodically stir until all that is left is a thick material, then place open can with regular trash. Or put paint into plastic bag with absorbent material. (e.g., kitty litter) and place bag and open can in regular trash.

* Call 610-273-3771 for the recycling location for automotive related materials.

Household Electronic Waste

Chester County will not accept household electronic waste at the Household Hazardous Waste collections. Chester County will accept electronic waste at the Lanchester Landfill free of charge until December 2017. A maximum of three electronic items will be accepted per vehicle. A complete computer system is considered one item. All items must be intact and no disassembled items will be accepted. Residents must be able to unload their own items.

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