September 7th Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Thursday, August 15, 2019
For more information, call 610-322-0331
Nancy Fromnick, Chester County Recycling Coordinator


The Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, announced the fifth Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for 2019. Residents from Chester County municipalities may participate on Saturday, September 7 at the Oxford School District Administration Building, 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Proof of residency may be required. This event is for Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia residents only. The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.


Designed for residents not businesses, no more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous product per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous. Many items, such as fertilizer or cleaning products, should just be used as they were designed to be used and do not need to be treated as hazardous waste.

The following items WILL NOT be accepted: latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, propane, Helium or gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCB’s, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, ammunition, computers, TVs, electrical appliances and appliances containing refrigerants.

LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash after the paint is solidified. Paint hardener may also be purchased at hardware stores. Oil-based paint only should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Interested residents can visit or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 *228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled throughout the year.


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Recycling – Here’s How



    Clear, brown and green jars, and bottles
    NO window and plate glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics, headlights and mirrors
    Rinse glass clean, remove metal or plastic rings and lids
    Curbside on scheduled pick-up day in recycling container


    Aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans
    No restriction on type of cans
    Rinse cans clean; not necessary to remove labels
    Curbside on scheduled pick-up day in recycling container


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Plastic which is numbered on bottom with arrows around number
    NO other plastics or oil, anti-freeze or other such plastic containers
    Remove lids, rinse container clean, flatten container
    Curbside on scheduled pick-up day in recycling container

Paper (curbside)

    Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail & telephone books
    NO other paper products
    Stack neatly and place in brown paper bags or tie with string
    Curbside on scheduled pick-up day in brown paper bags or tied with string

Paper (drop-off)

    Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, scrap paper, cardboard, office paper, gift wrap, food boxes (e.g. cereal boxes with liners removed, spaghetti boxes, pizza boxes emptied and wiped clean, etc.). All papers must be either bound or in a paper bag.
    NO boxes with wax such as frozen food packages.
    No separating necessary; all allowable items may be mixed together and put in brown paper bags or cardboard boxes.
    Drop-off location on scheduled drop-off day and time in brown paper bags or cardboard boxes.

Questions Regarding Trash & Recycling? Borough Secretary (610) 286-6420.


The next street sweeping is scheduled for May 14th and May 15th.
You should sweep any sidewalk and/or driveway cinders into the street the day before.

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