Accepted and Not Accepted Items for the Annual HHW Collection Event
Flammable Materials (Fuels, Lacquers, Solvents, Wood Stains etc.)
Fluorescent Bulbs, Tube Lights and Lighting Ballasts
Garden Chemicals (Fertilizers, Herbicides, Insecticides, etc.) Household Cleaners (Chemical Strippers, Disinfectants, Stain Removers, etc.)
Mercury Containing Devices and Liquid Mercury
Rechargeable Batteries (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium Ion)
Vehicle Fluids (Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Motor Oil, etc.)
Items Not Accepted (Alternative Disposal Methods Listed Below):
COVID-19 Infected Materials
Hazardous Waste from Businesses and Organizations
Auto (Lead Acid) Batteries
Ammunition and Explosives
Asbestos Containing Products
Incandescent and LED Light Bulbs
Medical Waste and Medications
Pressurized Gas Tanks (Propane, Helium, Oxygen, etc.)
Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Alternative Disposal Methods for Items Not Accepted
COVID-19 Infected Materials – Contact the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or your physician.
Hazardous Waste from Businesses and Organizations – Contact Veolia Services, Cycle Chem or another hazardous waste disposal company directly.
Alkaline Batteries – Dispose of in regular garbage. If leaking, bag tightly.
Auto (Lead Acid) Batteries – Return to business that sells vehicle batteries.
Ammunition and Explosives – Contact your local police department to dispose of ammunition. Contact your local fire department to dispose of fireworks or flares.
Asbestos Containing Products – Contact Modern Landfill at 717-246-2686.
Electronics – Donate if in good working condition, or recycle at a York County Solid Waste Authority’s Electronics Recycling Program location in Manchester Township, Fairview Township or Penn Township (go to www.ycswa.com and type “electronics” in search tool for addresses).
Fire Extinguishers – Contact your local fire department or BFPE International (717-741-9980).
Incandescent and LED Light Bulbs – Dispose of in regular garbage.
Medical Waste and Medications –Dispose of needles and lancets in a designated household medical waste disposal return system, or a rigid, lidded container with lid taped shut and labelled “SHARPS – DO NOT RECYCLE” and place in regular garbage. Dispose of radioactive medical waste using the instructions provided by your medical practitioner. Dispose of medications at secure free medication return boxes located in many York County police department lobbies (go to www.ycswa.com and type “medication” in search tool for locations).
Paint – Donate if still usable, or mix with kitty litter or shredded paper to absorb liquid, secure lid tightly, bag tightly and dispose of in regular garbage.
Pressurized Gas Tanks – Take to local collection site for reuse (go to www.ycswa.com and type “gas tank” in search tool for list of locations), or remove valve and recycle at metal salvage yard.
Radioactive Materials – Contact PA Department of Environmental Protection at 717-787-3720.
Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Contact manufacturer on smoke detector’s label for take-back program or, if no label, dispose of in regular garbage. If device is strictly for detecting carbon monoxide, dispose of in regular garbage.
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