York County residents can take advantage of a service for proper management of their household hazardous waste that’s as easy as stepping out the front door. The service, called “At Your Door Special Collection”, enables residents to call a toll-free number to schedule a home pick-up of household hazardous waste, or register online at: www.wmatyourdoor.com/public-access/lookup-collection-availability-in-your-area.aspx
Residents may schedule two pick-ups per home, per calendar year and can request up to two “kit bags” per pick-up to fill with accepted household hazardous products. Bags measure 30” wide x 40” high. The “At Your Door Special Collection” pick-up service requires a $15 co-pay for each service call.
In addition to this service, the Authority will continue to conduct its free annual household hazardous waste collection program the first Saturday in May from 9AM to 1PM. Call the Authority for the location. All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to participate in these programs. Due to state regulatory requirements, commercial entities are not eligible to participate.
Residents who wish to participate in “At Your Door Special Collection” pick-ups, may call 800-449-7587 Monday-Friday from 8AM to 8PM to schedule a pick-up. Plastic kit bags, an instruction sheet, cable ties, a survey card, labels for unlabeled containers and a payment envelope (payment may be made by check or money order) will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service prior to the scheduled pick-up date. The maximum quantity of waste to be collected is limited to what will fit in the bag(s). In addition to the bag(s), residents may place up to eight fluorescent tubes per bag out for pick-up. Fluorescent tubes should be placed outside and next to the bag(s).
Household hazardous waste includes any products from the home that are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (chemistry kits) or toxic (pesticides). The Authority’s household hazardous waste programs benefit York County by identifying hazardous wastes found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in an environmentally friendly manner. Here is a link to the list of materials that are and are not accepted in “At Your Door Special Collection”. Please note: PAINT is NOT accepted. Tightly bag and place paint out with your regular trash.
“At Your Door Special Collection” is a special collection service offered by WM Curbside, LLC. The Authority entered into an agreement with WM Curbside, LLC to offer this program to York County residents. This new program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center, grant funding available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the $15 co-pay required of participants.