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Hazardous Waste and How To Dispose Of It Properly

Over the past few months, Penn Waste employees have seen an increased volume of household hazardous waste in our waste and recycling collections. Household hazardous waste can encompass many different materials that you may have sitting in your garage, your kitchen or anywhere else in your house. In this post, we are going to focus on three different materials, and give you some tips for proper disposal of these materials.

We will be focusing on Batteries, more specifically rechargeable batteries, Pool Chemicals, Live Ammunition and Hot Ashes. All of these materials should be handled with discretion and not disposed of in your regular trash (unless noted below) or recyclable collections.

Material Recyclable How To Dispose
 Batteries  Not Through Curbside Collection
 Pool Chemicals  Not Through Curbside Collection

 Household Hazardous Waste Events and Drop Offs

 Live Ammunition  Not Through Curbside Collection
  • Household Hazardous Waste Events and Drop Offs
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Indoor Shooting Ranges
 Hot Ashes  Not Recyclable – Toss Cooled Ashes in Trash
  • Dispose of cooled ashes with trash.
  • Test to see if ashes are cool by placing them on cardboard.
  • For more tips, read out blog post.

Have questions about other materials and how to dispose of them? Feel free to browse our FAQs section or give our customer service department a call at 717-767-4456.


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