Live in Bucks County, PA and don’t know how to dispose of your hazardous waste? Well, here is your solution. Bucks County Hazardous Waste Collection is scheduled for 2015. Take this opportunity to purge your home of these unwanted hazards. Check out the dates and locations below. Help keep your home safe and our community green and beautiful.
THE HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY DATES IN BUCKS COUNTY ARE:
May 9, 2015
Harry S. Truman High School
3001 Green Lane, Levittown
June 27, 2015
Pennridge High School
1228 N. Fifth Street
East Rockhill Township<
July 25, 2015
Central Bucks South High School
1100 Folly Road
August 15, 2015
Quakertown Community High School
600 Park Avenue (Rear Lot)
August 22, 2015
Bucks County Technical High School
610 Wistar Road
At the HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY events we will accept Household Batteries- All Button Types, Lithium and Rechargeables; Lead-Acid Batteries from Car, Marine, Motorcycle, and Truck; Caustics like Ammonia-Based Cleaners, Household Lye, Oven Cleaner, Drain Cleaner, and Metal Cleaner; Flammables such as Oil-based Paint, Spot Removers, Gasoline, Kerosene, Gas/Oil mixture, and Heating Oil (in nothing larger than a 5 gal container and not more than 220 lbs.); Pesticides such as Chlordane, DDT, Malathion, Sevin, and Rodent Poison; Common Household Toxics like Photographic Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Weed Killer, Antifreeze, Rust/Paint Remover, Mercury, and CFLs (fluorescent lamps). If you are unsure of an item please call (215) 345-3400.
Residents may bring a maximum of 25 gallons or 225 pounds of material to the appropriate collection event accepting that specific item.
Do not bring: large appliances, biological waste, explosives, radioactive waste, or tires.
Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection sites include:
- Place all materials securely in a box, to prevent spilling.
- Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact.
- Keep all caps and lids on tight.
- Wrap leaking containers innewspaper and place in a plastic container for transport.
- Do not mix materials.
- Do not leave loaded vehicle in a hot unventilated area for prolonged periods.
- Do not smoke near the chemicals.
If you have LATEX PAINT avoid the lines at the collection and dry it solid and place in your regular trash. LATEX PAINT is not hazardous and can be disposed of normally once dried.
The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.
This is a regional program as the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia are working together to make the program more convenient to the residents in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result, the residents of Bucks County are welcome to take their household hazardous waste to one of the neighboring county collection events if that date or location is more convenient. Please verify the details of the Non-Bucks events. All collections are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise, rain or shine.