County will collect hazardous waste, but can no longer accept electronics The second of four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events, offered by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Marple Newtown High School, 120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square. Electronic items WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED at this or any 2015 HHW Event.
This is the second of four HHW events for Delaware County residents to remove toxic products from their homes for disposal in a safe manner at the annual household hazardous waste collections.
Residents should take note that it is with regret that the Authority announces it can no longer accept electronic waste such as TVs or computers at these HHW Events due to a change in state law.
In the past, TV and computer monitors have constituted a large portion of the waste collected, but E-Waste (anything with a cord) can no longer be accepted at the county HHW Events.
Residents who have electronic or E-Waste to dispose of should contact their municipality to see if they are hosting an e-waste event, permanent drop-off, or curbside collection. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) also advises residents to check with local retailers, such as Best Buy, for recycling options.
All HHW Collection Events are held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the detailed locations. The third event will be Sunday, Sept. 20, at Penn State University Brandywine, Route 352, Middletown, and on Oct. 17, again at the Emergency Services Training Center, Calcon Hook Road and Tribbett Avenue in Darby Township.
“The four events offer an easy and convenient opportunity to dispose of hazardous items in a responsible manner,” said County Council Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., Council’s liaison to the Solid Waste Authority.
Items accepted include: Oil-based paints; sealers; thinners; turpentine; lawn & pool chemicals; 3 lb. (camp size) propane cylinders (20 lb. gas grill sizes can be taken to Hope Depot, Lowes or any propane supplier); or any item labeled DANGER – TOXIC – HAZARD.
Chairman Civera pointed out that county residents can take acceptable products to sites in the five- county area as part of a coordinated Southeastern Regional Household Hazardous Waste Education, Collection and Management Program. There is no charge to residents to drop off the acceptable materials. Businesses will be turned away.
Residents can obtain more information including driving directions and recycling options at www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle.
Household hazardous waste products that will be collected can be found in the home in the bathroom, kitchen, living areas, garage, basement and utility room.
Organizers recommend residents take their materials to the collection site nearest their home. The collections take place rain or shine.
For information, contact the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority at 610-892-9627.