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Modern recreational chemistry sets fall under current regulations that restrict them from including chemicals that are considered hazardous. The components of these sets can be disposed of in your regular trash. However, toy chemistry sets that pre-date 1980 may contain toxic, corrosive or flammable materials. Click here to view options to manage Household Hazardous Waste […]
Automotive batteries contain the hazardous materials lead and sulfuric acid and should be taken to businesses that sell vehicle batteries for proper management. Rechargeable batteries contain toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, lithium and nickel. In addition, if mishandled, lithium batteries can explode and/or cause fire. Rechargeable batteries should be managed using the recycling options […]
Mercury barometers contain the toxic metal mercury and should be managed using the options here for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in York County. Aneroid barometers contain no mercury and may be disposed of in your regular garbage. Regardless of the type, if your barometer still works, look for a place to donate it first.
Residential vehicle fluids such as antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, hydraulic fluid, motor oil (and used oil filters that contain motor oil), transmission fluid and windshield washer fluid contain toxic, and in some cases, flammable chemicals. Never dump automotive fluids down a household or storm drain or into the ground. Click here to view options to […]
Aerosol cans can contain a variety of materials. Aerosol cans that contain household hazardous waste (HHW) such as household cleaners or insecticides, should be disposed of using the guidelines provided here. Aerosol cans that contain non-hazardous materials such as latex paint or cooking spray, should be bagged tightly to prevent leakage and placed in your […]
Some adhesives, epoxies and glues contain solvents, plastics and preservatives which could pose a health hazard. Read the label on the container to determine if the adhesive you want to dispose of has these qualities. If it does not, place it in the regular garbage. If it does, click here to view options to manage […]
The Authority holds a public meeting the third Wednesday of every month at the York County Solid Waste Authority Management Center located at 2700 Blackbridge Road in York. Meetings start at 6:30 pm in Conference Room A. Visitors are welcome.
Review the Final York County Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan approved by the PADEP on 2/20/14 with revisions finalized on 4/2/14.
About the Final Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan The York County Solid Waste Authority began the process of updating the countywide Municipal Waste Management Plan (Plan) in 2010. A Municipal Waste Advisory Committee (MWAC) was appointed in 2011 and consists of individuals from all classes of municipalities, citizen organizations, private industry, solid waste businesses, and […]