York County Solid Waste Authority Will Hold A Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Upcoming event announcement

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held behind the Authority’s Recycle Drop-Off Area located at 2685 Blackthorne Court, York. 

Registration is required. Online registration is available for residents at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/york-county-solid-waste-authoritys-household-hazardous-waste-collection-tickets-288044929137 until May 6th. Participants who bring a device containing mercury, such as a thermometer or thermostat, will receive a $5 Lowe’s gift card (one per household while supplies last).

While attending the event, all participants must remain in their vehicles and contain all collection materials in the trunk or bed of vehicle (not the back seat). Materials will be removed from vehicle trunk/bed by event staff. No smoking is permitted at any time during the event.

Household hazardous waste includes products from the home that are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (chemistry kits) or toxic (pesticides). The HHW Collection Event benefits York County by identifying hazardous wastes found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in a safe and efficient manner. Visit https://www.ycswa.com/accepted-not-accepted-hhw-event/ for a list of products that are and are not accepted at this event.

All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to take advantage of this event. There is no fee to participate. Business and government entities are not eligible to participate. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. After collection, a licensed hazardous waste commercial hauler hired by the Authority will transport the material to permitted hazardous waste sites. These facilities will recycle the materials collected.          

The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, the now closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex and an Education Center. Click here to visit the YCSWA website.

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