Household Hazard Waste Collection Events
for Chester County
Recycling at the Lanchester Landfill
|2020 CHESTER COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTSRESIDENTIAL ONLY|
|BUSINESSES AND CONTRACTORS WILL BE TURNED AWAYNO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED|
|ALL EVENTS START AT 9:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 3:00 PM SHARP|
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020
Pre-registration is required!
Saturday, October 10, 2020 in West Chester
To register for an appointment time, visit our website page:
or register here:
Our plans were revised for PA DEP approval while Chester County is in the “green phase.”
Stay in your vehicle. Masks must be worn.
This will be a “contact-less” event!
|Maximum Amount Accepted – 25 Gallons or 220 Lbs. / No Metal DrumsNo Freon AppliancesPLEASE TAKE YOUR CARDBOARD BOXES HOME TO RECYCLE AT THE CURB OR LOCAL DROP OFF|
At the Lanchester Landfill, the following are acceptable drop-off items in small quantities from residents at no-charge:
Items Requiring a Disposal Fee See the Video on Recycling at Lanchester
The following items have a disposal fee:
Residential Electronic Waste Disposal
Click to view a list of drop-off sites: Residential E-Waste Recycling
3 R’s for Leftover Paint
- Reduce - Buy only what you need and return unopened cans. If you are at the end of a job and realize you only need a small amount to finish, exchange the unopened can for a quart.
- Reuse - Use leftovers for second coats, touch-ups, and painting fences, birdhouses, and basements. Give it to a friend, neighbor, or small business owner. Or, donate leftovers to community groups, schools, local theater groups, recreation departments, sign painters, farmers for fences, etc.
- Recycle - Old latex paints can be blended together to produce beige and gray. Oil-based paints may also be mixed together. Do not mix oil-based paint with latex paint. Mixed latex paints can be used for fences, basements, sheds, etc.
Safe Disposal of Paint
If no other alternative exists, what cannot be reused can be solidified by following these instructions.
Latex paint is not hazardous waste! Latex paints are water-based and are a safer substitute for oil-based paints. They may be solidified (allowed to harden), absorbed, and then placed in the trash. Take the top off the pain can and place it outside, away from pets and children. Allow it to harden. If the can is very full, absorb the material by mixing it with sawdust, clay-based cat litter, or rags. Stir with a stick until all the paint is absorbed. When the paint is solidified, it can be placed in the trash leaving the lid off.
Save oil-based paint for a household hazardous waste collection day. If none are scheduled, you can mix it with an absorbent material like sawdust, clay-based cat litter, or rags. Small quantities can be mixed in the can. Larger quantities can be mixed in a box with a plastic bag lining. Stir with a stick until all the paint is absorbed. Mix outside away from pets and children and be sure to wear gloves. Avoid this procedure if you have chronic respiratory problems. Once the paint is completely dry, put it in your trash.