Hazardous Waste Collection

Township residents will have the opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste at no charge. (Commercial and industrial entities are excluded from this program.)

Materials will only be accepted if in original container with label. A maximum of 25 gallons and/or 220 lbs of materials per household will be permitted.

Costs for this collection will be paid for by the Township, the State, and Lanchester and SECCRA Landfills. Questions may be answered by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Dates

Collections are only for residents of Chester County – no businesses. Proof of residency may be required at the dropoff. A maximum of three items per vehicle will be accepted.  All Household Hazardous Waste Disposal events begin at 9:00 AM and end promptly at 3:00 PM.

Words identifying hazardous materials



Accepted Materials

Paint Products Outdoor Household
  • Oil-Based Paints
  • Paint Thinners/Stains/
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish/Shellac
  • Strippers/Removers
  • Adhesives
  • Wallpaper Cement
  • Other Solvent-Based
    Paint Products
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
  • Septic Tank Degreasers
  • Asphalt Sealers
  • Caulking Compounds
  • Joint Compound
  • Roof Cements
  • Rodent Poison
  • Drain Openers
  • Rug/Wood/Metal Cleaners
  • Mothballs/Flakes
  • Spot Remover
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid
  • Kerosene
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Rechargable Batteries – Lithium, Ni-Cad, Button


Automotive Other
  • Grease/Rust Solvents
  • Fuel Additives
  • Carburator Cleaners
  • Transmission/ Brake Fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline/Gas & Oil Mixtures
  • Car (lead-acid),Truck,
    Motorcycle, Marine Batteries
  • Acids/Caustics /Solvents
  •  Flammables/
  • Lead/Mercury
  • Pesticides/Poisons
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Reactive Metals
  • Propane Cylinders (under 20 lbs.)


Unaccepted Materials

  • Latex Paint (Water-Based)*
  • Used Motor Oil*
  • Infectious/Medical Waste
  • Unidentified Waste
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives/Ammunitions
  • Tires**
  • Pressurized CFAs & HCFs
  • Radioactive Waste
  • PCB’s
  • Freon
  • White Goods
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Alkaline Batteries

* Latex (water based) paint needs to be dried out before being put in the trash. Take off lid and place in the sun and periodically stir until all that is left is a thick material, then place open can with regular trash. Or put paint into plastic bag with absorbent material. (e.g., kitty litter) and place bag and open can in regular trash.

** Call 610-273-3771 for the recycling location for automotive related materials.

Household Electronic Waste

Chester County will not accept household electronic waste at the Household Hazardous Waste collections. Chester County will accept electronic waste at the Lanchester Landfill free of charge.  A maximum of three electronic items will be accepted per vehicle.  A complete computer system is considered one item.  All items must be intact and no disassembled items will be accepted. Residents must be able to unload their own items.