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Berks County Solid Waste Authority Household Hazardous Waste Collection The Spring and Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs are FREE to ALL Berks County Residents ( identification is required) April 4, 2009 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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berks county solid waste authority

Berks County Solid Waste Authority

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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The Spring and Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs are FREE to ALL Berks County Residents

( identification is required)

april 4 2009
April 4, 2009
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Exeter Township Municipal Building

957 Household Participated in the 6 hour Event

  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Rain or Shine
what is household hazardous waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste
  • Any household product which is labeled: Caution, Flammable, Toxic, Corrosive, Poison, Danger, Explosive, Warning or Volatile
why are these materials collected
Why are these materials collected
  • To provide Berks County residents with a responsible way to dispose of unwanted hazardous products.
  • Putting them in the trash or down the drain contributes to the pollution of our air and drinking water
how should i bring materials to the collection site
How should I bring materials to the collection site:
  • Do not mix the materials
  • Tighten lids on all containers
  • Bring all materials in original containers if possible
the following materials were collected at the spring 2009 event
Oil Paint & Stains

Paint Thinners & Solvents

Weed Killers

Pesticides

Asphalt Driveway Sealants

Herbicides & Fungicides

Anti Freeze

Gasoline

Transmission & Motor Oil

Solvents

Disinfectants

Rug, Oven & Drain Cleaners

NiCad & Lithium Batteries

Photographic Chemicals

Liquid & Solid Poisons

Acids

Caustics

Aerosols

The following materials were collected at the spring 2009 event.
the following materials are not accepted
The following materials are not accepted
  • Latex Paint
  • Joint & Caulking Compound
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Water based sealants
  • Car Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Explosives & Ammunition
  • Radioactive, infectious or Medical Waste
latex paint is not hazardous and is not collected at our events
Latex Paint is NOT Hazardous and is NOT collected at our events.

Latex paint should be hardened and placed out with your regular trash with the lid removed.

Information on the proper disposal options was distributed at the collection event.

collection locations for materials n ot accepted
Collection locations for materials not accepted

PROPANE TANKS

  • Fehl’s Home & Garden
    • 5369 Allentown Pike, Temple
  • Suburban Propane
    • 1543 Old Rt. 22, Lenhartsville

CAR BATTERIES

East Penn Manufacturing

    • Deka Rd., Lyon Station
  • Exide Corp
    • Spring Valley Rd., Reading
  • Birdsboro NAPA
    • 702 S. Centre Rd., Birdsboro
the following items are not hazardous and should be disposed of with your regular trash
The following items are not hazardous and should be disposed of with your regular trash

Joint & Caulking Compound

Organic Peroxide

Water Based Sealants

  • Please make sure the materials are not in a liquid form when disposing of them.
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Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles so our contractor can safely remove materials for collection.
957 residents participated in our spring collection event dropping off 67 442 pounds of material
957 residents participated in our spring Collection event dropping off 67,442 pounds of material.
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The Berks County Solid Waste Authority would like to thank each of the residents who participated and made our spring collection event, such a success.
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Mark your calendars with our Fall Collection Date:

October 3, 2009

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

FirstEnergy Stadium