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Bucks County schedules recycling events

Published On: Apr 15 2013 01:41:37 PM EDT
Allentown electronic recycling event

If you're planning some spring cleaning, there's a way to safely dispose of household hazardous waste and old electronics.

In partnership with the Southeastern PA Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program, Bucks County is hosting five collection events in the coming months:

April 20, 2013
Truman High School-Bristol School District
3001 Green Lane, Bristol Township


June 10, 2013
Upper Bucks County Area Vo-Tech School
3115 Ridge Road - Bedminster Township

July 27, 2013
Central Bucks School District â?"South High School Campus
1100 Folly Road -  Warrington Township

August 24, 2013
Bucks County Technical High School
610 Wistar Road - Bristol Township

September 14, 2013
Quakertown Area Community High School
600 Park Avenue - Quakertown Borough

All collection events are held rain, or shine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each site will accept old computer systems and any size televisions.

Officials say the intent of the program is to provide an environmentally responsible way to dispose of hazardous materials and to provide residents with information on how to produce less hazardous waste in the future.

Residents may bring up to 25 gallons or 225 pounds of material to the collection event. Acceptable materials include, in part:

Pesticides - Chlordane, DDT, Malathion, and Sevin;

Toxics - photographic chemicals, mercury, pool chemicals, weed killers, paint remover;

Flammables - kerosene, gasoline, oil-based paints, paint thinner;

Caustics - household lye, ammonia-based products, oven cleaner; Lead-acid batteries, household batteries (rechargeable, lithium or button-type only).

Do not bring: LATEX PAINT, appliances, biological waste, explosives, radioactive waste, or tires.

Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection sites include:
• Place all materials securely in a box, to prevent spilling.
• Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact.
• Keep all caps and lids on tight.
• Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic container for transport.
• Do not mix materials.
• Do not leave loaded vehicle in a hot unventilated area for prolonged periods.
• Do not smoke near the chemicals.
The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.

On September 28, there will be an electronics only event to help residents dispose of electronic items that are now banned from landfills and normal disposal:

Lower Makefield Corporate Center - South
770 Township Line Road - 2/10 mile south of Stony Hill Road
Lower Makefield Township

For more information, go to and click on the Recycle in Bucks link under How Do I.