Household Hazerdous Waste Disposal

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Not long ago, I wrote about National Take Back Day when medication was being collected at local businesses and locations to be disposed of properly.  

 

On June 21st, 2013, Chester County Solid Waste Authority is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Coatesville 9th and 10th grade center.

 

What will be collected?

Paint Products:  

  • Outdoor Products
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
  • Septic Tank Degreasers
  • Asphalt Sealers
  • Caulking Compounds
  • Joint Compound
  • Roof Cements
  • Rodent Poison

 

Automotive Products:

    • Grease and Rust Solvents
    • Fuel Additives
    • Carburetor Cleaners
    • Transmission/Brake Fluid
    • Antifreeze
    • Gasoline
    • Car (lead-acid), Truck, Motorcycle and Marine Batteries
    • Gas/Oil Mixture

 

Household Products:

    • Drain Openers
    • Rug Cleaners
    • Wood and Metal Cleaners
    • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
    • Adhesives/Solvents
    • Mothballs/Flakes
    • Spot Removers
    • Dry Cleaning Fluid
    • Kerosene
    • Rechargeable, Lithium, Ni-Cad and Button Batteries

 

Other:

  • Acids, Caustics, Solvents
  • Flammables
  • Oxidizers
  • Reactives
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Reactive Metals
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Mercury Bearing Items, Thermometer Switches
  • Propane Cylinders (20 Ibs or less)

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What is the Benefit of Disposing of These Products Carefully?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency “Properly disposing of household hazardous wastes ensures that contamination through leaks and spills does not occur. If toxic wastes are disposed of with regular garbage, they could destroy landfill liners and compromise other disposal areas.”

We just did some spring cleaning at our house I know that I have a pile of things that need to be disposed of. I try very hard to avoid having things in the house that need special disposal methods, but I guess they are necessary at times.  We will definitely be making a trip out to Coatesville or one of the following events.  It you have some things sitting around that need to go, I hope to see you there!

 

Jen is a “Mom Blogger” in the sense that she writes about her life which largely revolves around being a mother. You can expect to hear about family life and raising young kids, recipes and menu planning, home organization, crafts, products that she loves and local, family friendly events and locations. You can hear more from Jen on her personal blog, WorthingtonLower.com

 

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