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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rechargeable Batteries Are A Fire Hazard

Penn Waste would like to advise all of our customers not to throw rechargeable batteries in their trash and recycling bins. Rechargeable batteries are a fire hazard and are prone to exploding. In just the last week, Penn Waste has experienced several small fires in the trash collected due to rechargeable batteries. Once these batteries are damaged or incorrectly charged, they’re a fire hazard.

Rechargeable batteries are found in laptops, cell phones, wireless security cameras, digital cameras, and rechargeable tools, just to name a few.

Rechargeable batteries are considered hazardous material and should be disposed of properly, otherwise they create a safety hazard for our team members.

Please check with your local solid waste authority (listed below) for hazardous waste resources, drop-off locations and times. In addition, you can check with local retailers such as Best Buy, Lowe’s and Home Depot. Many of them offer battery recycling at their stores.

We appreciate your help in keeping our team members safe!

York County Solid Waste Authority – Click here

Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority – Click here

Dauphin County Solid Waste Authority – Click here 

Cumberland County Solid Waste Authority – Click here

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Collection Update – Extreme Heat on 7/19/18

Friday, July 19th, 2019 – Due to the anticipated extreme heat, Penn Waste MAY be starting earlier than usual this Friday, July 19th. Friday customers, please place your trash and recycling out Thursday night to ensure it gets collected. We appreciate your help and understanding in this extreme heat.

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