Household Hazardous Waste

York County Solid Waste Authority’s FREE Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program:

The Authority’s annual HHW Waste Collection Program is conducted yearly on the first Saturday of May from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  There is no fee for York County residents to participate.  Businesses and government entities are not eligible to participate.

Residents can safely manage HHW by bringing it to this free household hazardous waste collection program.  The Authority provides this service as part of our integrated waste management system and through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  After collection, HHW is transported to hazardous waste facilities that safely recycle the materials collected.

Accepted items include:  thermometers containing mercury; liquid mercury; auto fluids such as transmission fluid, brake fluids and antifreeze; car batteries; rechargeable batteries such as Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead (Pb); driveway sealant; compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent lamps; gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel and butane; herbicides and pesticides; household cleaners; chemistry kits; photographic chemicals and pool chemicals.

Unacceptable items:  explosives; propane tanks; ammunition; radioactive waste; smoke detectors, alkaline batteries (may be disposed of in your regular garbage) and latex or oil-based paint (may be disposed of in your regular garbage, click here for preparation instructions)

“At Your Door Special Collection” For HHW:

Anytime of year, York County residents can properly manage their HHW using the “At Your Door Special Collection”, a service offered by Waste Management Curbside, LLC.  The Authority entered into an agreement with WM Curbside, LLC to offer this program to York County residents.  The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center, a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the $15 co-pay required of participants.

Residents may register online at or call 1-800-449-7587 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM to schedule a pick-up.  Plastic kit bags are mailed to the customer prior to the scheduled pick-up date.  Residents may schedule two pick-ups per home, per calendar year and can request up to two kit bags per pick-up.  The “At Your Door Special Collection” pick-up service requires a $15 co-pay for each service call.

For more information and a list of acceptable materials, please go to: