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March 16, 1998

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Hazardous Household Waste Disposal

Charlestown Township is a Participant in the Regional Southeastern Pa Hazardous Household Waste Program. There are four drop off dates at various facilities in the County as listed below.

Schedule of 2009 Drop-off Dates & Locations:
(All 9 AM - 3 PM)
Sat, April 4, 2009 Center for Arts and Technology
1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
(Computer recycling at this event)
Sat, May 16, 2009 Owen J. Roberts High School
981 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
Sat, June 19, 2009 CAT Brandywine Campus
1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
Sat, Sept 19, 2009 New Garden Township Building
8934 Gap Newport Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
Sat, Oct 10, 2009 Government Services Center
601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
(Computer recycling at this event)

General Instructions:
  1. Do not mix materials.

  2. Tighten lids on all containers. If containers are leaking, pack in larger container with newspaper to soak up leaks.

  3. Bring all substances in original containers with labels. Items must be identifiable.

What is Acceptable:
  • Paint Products: Turpentine, Wallpaper Cement, Paint Thinners, Strippers & Removers, Oil-Based Paints, Stains, Varnish, Shellac, Other Solvent Based Paint Products

  • Outdoor Products: Swimming Pool Chemicals, Weed Killers, Septic Tank Degreasers, Asphalt Sealers, Caulking Compounds, Joint Compound, Roof Cements

  • Automotive Products: Grease & Rust Solvents, Fuel Additives, Carburetor Cleaners, Transmission/Brake Fluid, Antifreeze, Gasoline

  • Household Products: Drain Openers, Rug Cleaners, Wood & Metal Cleaners, Toil Bowl Cleaners, Adhesives/Solvents, Mothballs/Flakes, Spot Removers, Dry Cleaning Fluid, Household Batteries, Kerosene, Smoke Alarms

  • Other: Acids, Caustics, Solvents, Flammables, Oxidizers, Reactives, Organic Peroxide, Reactive Metals, Lead, Pesticides, Mercury Bearing Items, Gas Cylinders 20 lbs or less, Asbestos

The following materials will NOT BE ACCEPTED:
Appliances, Latex (Water Based) Paint, Used Motor Oil, Explosives & Ammunition, Infectious or Medical Waste, Radioactive Waste, Unidentified Waste, Pressurized CFC's & HCFS's, Tires.
Disposing other items:
Latex Paint is NOT Toxic. To dispose of Latex Paint, air dry or absorb latex paint with kitty litter or other absorbent, then dispose of in your regular trash.
Recycle motor oil, tires and anti-freeze at your local service station.

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