The third of four household hazardous waste collections to help Delaware County residents remove toxic products from their homes will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Rose Tree Park, Route 252, Upper Providence. Computers, TVs and small electronics will be accepted at this collection in addition to other household hazardous materials.
Labels that contain the words “danger,” “toxic” or “hazardous” are items that are considered hazardous and should be taken to one of the household hazardous waste collections. Latex paint is not hazardous and will not be accepted at any event. However, the recycling website provides instructions on drying out paint so it can be safely disposed of with curbside trash pickup.
Single use batteries are also not hazardous and should be placed with a household’s curbside trash. Batteries accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste event include rechargeable, Ni-Cad lithium, button and lead acid batteries from cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The fourth and final collection for 2013 will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Upper Chichester Township Municipal Building. Both hazardous and e-waste will be accepted. E-waste includes computer equipment, fax machines, toasters, hair dryers, stereos and televisions but excludes items which contain Freon.
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