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How to Recycle House Waste in West Chester

Dispose of hazardous household waste in a way that is safe for Wes Chester.

Patch users across the Philadelphia area have shown increasing interest in how to recycle or safely dispose of any number of household items. So we've put together a series of resources for you and your neighbors, including locations in West Chester Patch and nearby. If we miss any item you want to know how to properly dispose of or recycle, please let us know in the comments.

What is Hazardous Household Waste?

Hazardous household waste (HHW) is any common item that contains toxic chemicals and might include more things that one would expect. The following items are consiered hazardouse household waste:

Paint Products

  • Oil-based Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • Turpentine
  • Shellac
  • Stains and Varnish
  • Furniture Stripper and Finisher
  • Wallpaper Cement

Outdoor Products

  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
  • Septic Tank Degreasers
  • Asphalt Sealers
  • Caulking Compounds
  • Joint Compound
  • Roof Cements
  • Rodent Poison

Automotive Products

  • Grease and Rust Solvents
  • Fuel Additives
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Carburetor Cleaners
  • Transmission/Brake Fluid
  • Lead Acid Batteries

Household Products

  • Drain/Oven Cleaners
  • Rug Cleaners
  • Kerosene
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Adhesives/Solvents
  • Mothballs/Flakes
  • Spot Removers
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid
  • Wood and Metal Cleaners

Electronic Equipment

  • CRT Monitors
  • CPU's
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners/Printers
  • TV (30" and smaller)
  • Computer Peripherals

Miscellaneous

  • Acids, Caustics, Solvents
  • Flammables
  • Oxidizers
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Reactives
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Mercury Bearing Items
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Propane Cylinders (20lb or less)
  • Rechargeable Batteries

How to Recycle HHW


Beege Marshall April 20, 2012 at 07:47 PM
How about old, outdated prescription drugs ? What do we do with them ? We're told water testing has discovered them in our drinking and well water so don't want to flush them down the toilet.
S.Francis February 09, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Where can I recycle/dispose of a few boxes of roofing shingles in West Chester or surrounding areas?

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