Household Hazardous Waste

Bring your household hazardous wastes to one of the following scheduled events.

What can you bring?

Up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of Hazardous Products. Read the label! Hazardous Products will have cautionary words on the label.

For example: Danger, Warning, or Caution. Other words or phrases that can signal hazardous products include: poisonous, hazardous, combustible, flammable, corrosive, volatile, caustic, irritant, explosive, toxic, use with adequate ventilation, or avoid inhaling.

If there are no words indicating it is a hazardous product, it likely isn’t.

Dispose of it in your regular trash!

Follow these links for the dates and sites for the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection :
2017 HHW Flyer
Television Disposal Flyer
2017
Leftover Paint Flyer 2017
Freon Flyer 2017

Click here for a map of all regional locations.

For more information on the program, visit the Bucks County Planning Commission’s Recycling Pages.

Why?

Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil.

Do Not Bring – LATEX PAINT (it is not toxic – it is water based)*

– Appliances (with or without Freon)
– Asbestos
– Biological Waste
– Explosives
– Gas Cylinders (Greater than 20 lbs.)
– Household Batteries (regular alkaline)
– PCBs
– Pressurized CFCs (greater than 1 lb.)
– Radioactive Waste
– Tires

Remove lid to allow to air dry or mix with absorbent (e.g. kitty litter) until no longer a liquid and discard in plastic trash bag.

To dispose of latex paint, let it air dry to a solid. Be sure to keep it away from children and pets. It may be placed out with bulk trash once thoroughly dry. To speed the process, kitty litter, vermiculite, shredded newspaper or oil-dry may be added to absorb the liquid.

Try to purchase only what you need. Return any un-opened cans. Use leftover paint from one project for the base coat of another project. You can also use the paint for birdhouses, fences or basements. See if friends or neighbor have a need for your leftover paint. Or check with local schools, community groups or a sign painter to see if they could use it.

For additional information, contact:

The PADEP Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242

Bucks County Planning Commission for disposal suggestions | 215-345-3400

Bring:

CFL light bulbs are accepted at this event – check with your local Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores as many accept these bulbs all year long.

Pesticides
− Chlordane
− DDT
− Malathion
− Sevin
− Rodent Poison
Flammables
− Oil-based Paint
− Paint Thinner
− Spot Removers
− Gasoline
− Kerosene
− Gas/Oil Mixture
− Heating Oil
Caustics
− Ammonia-Based
Cleaners
− Household Lye
− Oven Cleaner
− Drain Cleaner
− Metal Cleaner
Toxics
− Photographic
Chemicals
− Pool Chemicals
− Rust / Paint
Remover
− Weed Killer
− Antifreeze
− Mercury
Household Batteries
− All Button Types
− Lithium
− Re-chargeable
Lead-Acid Batteries
− Car
− Marine
− Motorcycle
− Truck
Propane Tanks
− 20 lbs. or less only

Electronics

− All Sizes & Types of TV’s
− Answering Machines
− Blenders
− Camcorders
− Cell Phones
− Copiers
− CPU’s
− Electric Typewriters
− Fax Machines
− Gaming Consoles/ Controllers
− Keyboards
− Laptop Computers (all makes, models, & peripherals)
− Computer Mice
− Microwaves
− Monitors
− Peripherals (including cords, power supplies & cables)
− Printer Cartridges
− Printers
− Radios
− Rechargeable Batteries
− Remote Controls
− Scanners
− Stereo/ Tape/ CD Players
− Telephones
− Toasters
− Vacuums
− VCR/ DVD Players

This program is a community service of the Bucks County Board of Commissioners and participating municipalities and is not open to business, industry or institutions.