Household Hazardous Waste

Words of Warning

These words identify household hazardous waste (HHW), and items marked as such should be disposed of accordingly:

  • Caution
  • Danger
  • Hazardous
  • Toxic
  • Combustible
  • Explosive
  • Poisonous
  • Warning
  • Corrosive
  • Flammable
  • Reactive

Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

  • No commercial waste - The county will not accept any commercial or industrial generated hazardous waste.
  • No illegal materials - The county will not accept any materials that cannot be legally disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.
  • No mixing - Do not mix materials.
  • Tighten all lids - If containers are leaking, pack in a larger container with newspaper to soak up the leaks.
  • Items must be identifiable - Bring all substances in original containers with labels.
  • 25 gallon/220 pound limit - The maximum amount accepted is 25 gallons or 220 pounds.

View the Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program Schedule for dates and locations of the collection of HHW.