Bucks County Community College is inviting residents throughout the county to a hazardous waste drop-off event this weekend. This Saturday, May 11, people can stop by Main Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.
This event is open to residents only, and each person can up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous products. There are specific guidelines for what counts as hazardous waste, and no electronics are allowed.
Most hazardous waste will have a warning label. “Danger,” “Warning,” or “Caution” are all fairly good indicators. There are plenty of other types, including “Poisonous,” “Toxic,” and “Caustic.”
The next event convenient for Lower Bucks residents is not until Aug. 24 at Bucks County Technical High School.
Anyone looking for more information can visit the Bucks County Planning Commission website here or call 215-345-3400.
Types of hazardous waste not allowed:
- ELECTRONICS – TVs, Computers, Cell Phones, Any Corded Devices
- LATEX PAINT – Non-Hazardous Waste/Water-based*
- Appliances-with or without Freon
- Gas Cylinders
- Household Batteries-Regular Alkaline
- Medical Waste/Prescription Drugs
- Non-Hazardous Waste
- Pressurized CFCs/Freon
- Propane Tanks-Greater than 16 oz.
- Smoke Detectors
- Radioactive Waste
- Unidentified Waste