Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste each year. That’s about 25,000 tons/yr statewide.
But what is Household Hazardous Waste you ask? The DEP defines household hazardous waste as “those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws.”
Improper and unlawful disposal of household hazardous waste can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. The improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
For more information regarding household hazardous waste, visit the PADEP website.
At ECS&R, we provide several household hazardous waste recycling options, listed below:
Recycling Collection Events: In partnership with 90+ municipalities across Pennsylvania, ECS&R organizes and manages recycling collection events for both residents and businesses. Register now for an event near you!!
Point, Pack and Pick Up Service: We will come to your home and collect your old household hazardous waste for a small fee (calculated based on distance from our recycling centers).
Household Hazardous Waste Includes:
- Oil Based/Latex Paint
- Flammable Liquids
- Water Sealers
- Wood/Metal Cleaning and Finishing Products
- Glues, Adhesives
- Pool Chemicals
- Antifreeze/Oil Putties
- Household cleaning agents
- Paint Stripper
- Propane Tanks/Compressed Gas Cylinders
- Waste Oil/Motor Oil
- Fuel Additives
- Transmission/Brake/Starter Fluid
- Car Wax and Polishes
- Indoor Pesticides
- Flea Repellents/Shampoo
- Bug Sprays
- Mouse/Rat Poison
- Driveway Sealer