Borough of Beaver, PA • Established 1802

Household & Chemical Collection

When:
October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2020-10-10T09:00:00-04:00
2020-10-10T13:00:00-04:00
Household & Chemical Collection

2020 Household & Chemical Collection Flyer

Brady’s Run Park – Recycling Center

  • Per Vehicle Charge:  $20 – New for this event
    • Place all items in car truck/truck bed
    • Bring exact change or check
    • Wear a face mask and stay in vehicle at all times
    • Confirm details before attending.  Visit www.prc.org for up-to-date information.  Due to COVID-19 outbreak, event dates, times, etc. are subject to change.

Household Chemical Wastes are waste products produced in our homes that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. They are typically left over products that are no longer usable, leftover, or unwanted. You can identify a product as hazardous by words such as CAUTION, WARNING, POISON, or FLAMMABLE on the label.

Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of chemical waste each year for a total of about 25,000 tons/yr. statewide. If carelessly managed, these consumer waste products can create environmental and public health hazards.

What is Household Chemical Waste

Household Chemical Waste generally falls into six categories:

Cleaning Products: aerosols, bathroom cleaners, drain cleaners, chlorine bleach, solvents, spot removers, toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, rug and floor cleaners, furniture polish.

Auto Maintenance: car waxes, starting fluids, solvent cleaners, antifreeze, repair products, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil, and gasoline.

Home Environment and Improvement Supplies: oil based stains and paints, caulking, varnish, paint thinners, chemical strippers, fire extinguishers, flea collars and sprays, insect repellents, insecticides, kerosene, lighter fluid, lye, mothballs, and pool chemicals.

Hobby Products: glues, paints, stains, finishes, contact cement, and photographic chemicals.

Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals: nail polish and remover, hair color, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and mercury thermometers.

Lawn and Garden Care: weed and pest killers, herbicides, fungicides, and other lawn chemicals.