A Household Chemical Collection event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the North Park Swimming Pool from 9 am to 1 pm. Materials will be accepted for $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply).
Held by the Pennsylvania Resources Council, accepted items are waste products produced in our homes that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. They are typically leftover products that are no longer usable, leftover, or wanted. You can identify a product as hazardous by words such as CAUTION, WARNING, POISON, or FLAMMABLE on the label.
What Is Household Chemical Waste
Household Chemical Waste generally falls into six categories:
- Cleaning Products: aerosols, bathroom cleaners, drain cleaners, chlorine bleach, solvents, spot removers, toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, rug and floor cleaners, furniture polish.
- Auto Maintenance: car waxes, starting fluids, solvent cleaners, antifreeze, repair products, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil, and gasoline.
- Home Environment and Improvement Supplies: oil based stains and paints, caulking, varnish, paint thinners, chemical strippers, fire extinguishers, flea collars and sprays, insect repellents, insecticides, kerosene, lighter fluid, lye, mothballs, and pool chemicals.
- Hobby Products: glues, paints, stains, finishes, contact cement, and photographic chemicals.
- Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals: nail polish and remover, hair color, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and mercury thermometers.
- Lawn and Garden Care: weed and pest killers, herbicides, fungicides, and other lawn chemicals.