The York County Solid Waste Authority’s May Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Removed 34,932 Pounds of Material

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s free residential household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program held on Saturday, May 1, removed 34,932 pounds of household hazardous waste and was delivered by 303 people.

Residents who were unable to make it to the May 1 event may dispose of their HHW in their regular garbage.  Under state regulation, residential households are exempt from state hazardous waste regulations and may dispose of household hazardous waste in their regular garbage.   For transportation safety reasons, we recommend you contact your waste hauler to confirm what materials they will accept in trash collected at the curb. If residents have a household hazardous waste their hauler will not collect at the curb, residents may deliver it themselves to the York County Resource Recovery Center.  A disposal fee will apply.  Because York County uses waste-to-energy technology to manage municipal solid waste, waste is combusted at a high temperature in enclosed, environmentally controlled combustion units and emissions are managed via advanced emissions technology. 

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 York County Solid Waste Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery.  The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, an Ash Recycling and Processing Facility and owns and operates a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, a Residential Electronics Recycling Program, a Yard Waste Transfer Facility and an Education Center.