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June 23, 2023
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Coatesville Learning Center

1635 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
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Household Hazardous Waste Event

Friday, June 23, 2023

Sponsored by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Residential Only - Businesses and Contractors will be turned away.

  • The county will NOT accept any commercial/industrial generated hazardous waste.
  • The county will NOT accept any material which cannot be legally disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.
  • Do NOT mix materials.
  • Recycle your cardboard boxes at the curb or local drop-off.
  • Bring all substances in original containers with labels.  Items must be identifiable.
  • Tighten lids on all containers.  If containers are leaking, pack in larger containerw ith newspaper to soak up leaks.
  • Alkaline household batteries may be thrown in the trash.

Hazardous Household Waste materials that WILL be accepted at any of the Southastern Pennsylvania location sites:


TurpentineSwimming pool chemicalsGrease & rust solventsDrain openersAcids, caustics, solvents
Wallpaper cementWeed killers, pesticidesFuel additivesRug cleanersFlammables
Paint thinnersSeptic tank degreasersCarburetor cleanersWood & metal cleanersOxidizers
Strippers & removersAsphalt sealersTransmission/brake fluidAdhesives/solventsReactives
Oil-based paintsCaulking compoundsAntifreezeMothbolls/flakesAerosols
Stains, varnish, shellacJoint compoundGasolineSpot removersLead
Spray paintRoof cementsCar, truck motorcycle, marine batteriesDry cleaning fluidPesticides
Other solvent-based paint productsRodent poisonGas/oil mixturesKeroseneFluorescent tubes, CFLs

Chemical fertilizersAutomotive flaresRechargeable betteries - lithium, Ni-Cad, buttonFire extinguishers

MINI propane tanks


Materials that will NOT be accepted at ANY of the collection sites: 

Latex paint*
Explosives & ammunitionInfectious or medical wastePressurized CFCs & HCFCsPropane tanks
ElectronicsPrescription drugsAppliancesGas cylindersMarine flares
Propane tanksUsed motor oil**AsbestosRadioactive wastePCBs
TiresFreon appliances55 gallon drumsSmoke detectorsAlkaline batteries
TrashUnidentified waste

*Take off lid, dry out paint, discard can without lid; or pour paint into a plastic bag with absorbent material (clay based kitty litter, saw dust, rags). Place bag and can without lid in the trash.  Paint hardener can also be purchased at hardware stores.

**Contact your local automotive service center.

For more information, please visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority's website:

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