Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste

For a list of the Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Schedule please visit the Chester County Solid Waste website and view the drop off schedules for hazardous waste items. For more information, contact the Chester County Hazardous Waste Hotline at 610-273-3771.

Accepted Materials

Paint Products

Outdoor Products

Automotive Products

Household Products


Oil-based paints Asphalt sealers Antifreeze Adhesives / solvents Acids / caustics / solvents
Paint thinners Caulking compounds Batteries - Car (lead-acid), truck, motorcycle, and marine Drain openers Flammables
Shellac Joint compound Carburetor cleaners Dry cleaning fluid Lead
Solvent-based paint products Rodent poison Fuel additives Kerosene Mercury bearing items -  Thermometer 
Stains / Varnishes Roof cements Gas / oil mixtures Mothballs / flakes
Organic peroxide
Strippers / removers Septic tank degreasers Gasoline Rechargeable batteries - Lithium, Ni-Cad, and button Oxidizers
Turpentine Swimming pool chemicals Grease / rust solvents Rug cleaners Pesticides
Wallpaper cement Weed killers Transmission / brake fluids Spot removers
Fluorescent tubes - CFL Bulbs

Toilet bowl cleaners Reactive materials

Wood / metal cleaners Reactives

Items Not Accepted at HHW Collection Sites

The following materials will not be accepted at any of the collection sites:
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Freon appliances
  • Gas cylinders / Propane tanks 
  • Infectious / medical waste
  • Latex paint (water-based)
  • PCBs
  • Pressurized CFCs and HCFCs
  • Radioactive waste
  • Tires
  • Unidentified waste
  • Used motor oil
  • White goods
  • 50 gallon drums
  • Mercury thermostats

Alkaline Household Batteries and Smoke Detectors

It is not necessary to bring alkaline household batteries or smoke detectors to a HHW collection site. They may be thrown in the trash.

Electronic Waste

Since January 1, 2013, no person may dispose of any electronic waste in their regular household trash. Electronic waste is anything that can be plugged into a wall socket. Examples are televisions, VCRs, computers, printers and microwaves. If left curbside, the hauler will not take it.

New limit on TVs brought for recycling at Lanchester Landfill:

  • Limit of (1) TV per household
  • You must show ID that you are a resident in our service area.

This change is necessary, until further notice, due to serious capacity limitations.

It is still a free service.

For more information on the Chester County Solid Waste Authority Landfill Electronics Drop off, please visit here.